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3 Keys to Building Strong Relationships with Parents

Our purpose with kids goes far beyond the weekend. If we focus solely on the kids and miss relationship with the family, we are losing out on what could be the most fruitful of our efforts. In order to make the most of our time, we must get the parents involved in the spiritual formation of their children by taking these three steps: Communicate, Trust, and Encourage.


Communicating with Your Team

Communication—good or bad—affects the atmosphere and environment of your ministry. It can determine your ability to keep a great team together. In church work, where a leader is more dependent on volunteers than in most organizations, the need for great communication is even more critical.


Making Prayer a Conversation

As leaders, we strive to encourage our students to have deep, meaningful relationships with the Holy Spirit. In this encouragement, we must emphasize the importance of spiritual communication. This communication can easily be limited to how often we pray, but the Holy Spirit wants to speak to our hearts even more than we desire to speak to Him.


A Follow Up Plan That Works

If you’re like me when I first started out in ministry, I didn’t think about follow up. All I focused on was doing a great event or service, and then move on to the next. But just like following through when you swing a bat is key, follow up is as well. It doesn’t feel necessary but is essential to pulling off a great event.​ Here are 7 steps to a great follow up plan for any event.


Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Lead Pastor

The relationship we have with our lead pastor is one of the most vital ones we will have in ministry. If the relationship with your lead pastor is unhealthy, it will have a significate impact on your ministry. So, what does it take to develop and maintain a healthy relationship with your lead pastor? Well, at least four things.


Tips for Presenting with Excellence

If you’ve ever been leading your service for children and found yourself struggling to capture the attention of your tech team to cue the next media piece without saying, “Hey! Play the video!” then this post may be for you.