Training Your Volunteers Well
25 August 2016
Out of all of the rich theological debates going on in the American church, one rises to the top as a source of much disagreement and chagrin. “How often do you meet with your volunteers?” Right now your deeply-held convictions are rising within you with..
Seven Sins of Communicating With Teenagers
24 August 2016
Chances are about 1/3 of your weekly youth group gathering is dedicated to some sort of lesson, Bible study, or sermon. And whether you use published curriculum or create your own lessons, you have certainly felt the thrill of victory when a lesson goes well..
How To Avoid Placing the Volunteer Round Peg in the Ministry Square Hole
22 August 2016
Do you make it a habit of sitting down with a potential volunteer and asking them questions…even uncomfortable ones? I once had a “volunteer from hell.” Our ministry was growing exponentially and I was desperate for help (sound familiar?). I asked my existing volunteers if..
FREEBIE: “Gabby Douglas Deals With Social Media Criticism” Discussion Starter
19 August 2016
In the News Rio de Janeiro—In addition to a disappointing showing at the Summer Olympics, U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas also faced harsh words online. People criticized her appearance, her stance during the national anthem, and even her level of support for her teammates. They started..