Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers | Worship
Summer Trips and the One Thing We Forget About Them
05 July 2013
They’re trusting you with the lives of their kids. It’s great that you spent the past month on the phone with the camp director, the point person for your mission trip, or the customer service rep at the water park. You’ve done a great job..
Culture | Families | Leadership | Small Groups | Volunteers
Marriage & Family: 10 Fun Summertime Ideas
02 July 2013
We love summer. Summer means camp, VBS, pool parties, service projects, and our favorite rhythm—staying up late and sleeping in. Our schedules couldn’t be more full, and if we’re not careful, our busyness will leave us feeling empty as a couple and as a family...
How to Lose: A Response
20 June 2013
It’s kind of funny how God works, sometimes. I was using wifi to check email on my youth group’s missions trip, when I noticed I was asked to write a response to this week’s articles. The truly funny thing is that I’m reading an article..
How to Lose Support of Parents in 10 Days
19 June 2013
Actually, you can lose the support of parents in 10 MINUTES, but we wanted this week’s theme to be consistent. Uninformed youth workers often criticize parents as standing in the way of youth ministry. This makes us laugh…and then cry. We hope you get this:..
How to Lose a Team in 10 Days
18 June 2013
You’ve worked for a full year building the amazing team of volunteers in your ministry. Everyone is screened and interviewed and things are rolling along. Then, someone drops out. Someone asks for a leave of absence. One of them burns out. Suddenly your team is..