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5 Steps to Mentoring Volunteers

"One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received when it comes to raising up volunteers is to 'train someone to take your job.' That’s exactly what the Apostle Paul did across the Mediterranean world. He duplicated himself in others so they could lead and he could move on to the next person to raise up." That's the advice Josh Dryer has followed. Look at these five basic steps that will help you mentor and recruit volunteers.


A Church Planters Perspective on Tru Fire

Perhaps you’ve been hearing a lot about Tru Fire lately, and you’ve been wondering about its value for your church. You may have heard the curriculum is distinctly Pentecostal, is delivered in a customizable digital format, and that it empowers the home and offers results you can see in kids. Recently we heard from Cara Railey about her take on Tru Fire from a church planter's perspective.


3 Considerations for Structuring Kids Services

Different churches have different structures and models that are used each weekend during kids’ services. The way we structure our service can say a lot to parents, kids, and volunteers about your priorities for kids’ ministry. Throughout my time in ministering to kids, I have found some universal truths about a service structure that will continue to help your ministry be healthy. Here are three suggestions.


Getting Ready for Camp

It can be hard to think about camp this time of year, especially coming out of the busy holiday season. It seems so far away, but you know it will be here before you can even blink your eyes. That means now is the best time to start putting your plan into place. This article lists five ways to help your 2017 camp preparation as seamless as possible.


Mary Chose Better

Is it always that easy to find leaders? No. But is it always that easy to stop and ask the Holy Spirit, the Father in Heaven, and Jesus to step in and lead us? Yes. Jesus said Mary is doing the right thing. Spending time with Jesus. Doing a few less things. Planning a few less activities. Putting Jesus first. Walking in His way. Following His Leading. And letting Him build His Church.