How to Avoid Burning Out Volunteers

July 22, 2015 8:55 am

  by Crys Gorman Sometimes the most painful things in ministry are when our most solid and reliable volunteers tell us they don’t want to serve anymore because they are burnt out. We feel guilty, we wish they had told us sooner, we ask what we can do to make them stay, but it’s too late. As ministry leaders who... View Article

4 Easy Steps to KEEP Your Volunteers

July 15, 2015 10:15 am

  by Crys Gorman We’ve all been there…you pour time and effort into recruiting more volunteers for your ministry, you train them and pray for them and build into them, and then out of nowhere they step down and you are back to square one.   One major key to keeping great volunteers is a balance of Relationship vs. Responsibility.... View Article

5 Easy Steps to Recruit More Volunteers

July 9, 2015 8:03 am

  by Crys Gorman   Step 1: Stop “using” volunteers. Make the mental shift from, “How can I use volunteers effectively?” to “How can I assist and encourage spiritual growth?” Believe in your heart that the main benefit of serving the church isn’t so you can get your job done better, but for increased spiritual growth in your volunteers! People... View Article

New Curriculum Series Just Released!

July 1, 2015 2:45 pm

  The latest Incredible Islands series is now live and available for use! In this new series, God Invites us to Join His Story, children will learn how God works through people and how they can take an active part in His story. Bible lessons will include The Burning Bush, Jonah, The Great Commission, and more.   This 6-week series... View Article

How to Avoid Burnout in Ministry

June 24, 2015 9:38 am

By: Crys Gorman Did you miss the ‘Avoiding Burnout’ Webinar? If you are a leader in ministry then you need this information; go ahead and give yourself permission to take a few minutes, read the notes, and watch the replay video below…you’ll thank yourself! Some Warning Signs of Burnout: You haven’t been to a “main” church service in months. You... View Article

Burning Out? You’re Not Alone

June 17, 2015 9:39 am

By: Jason Tilley You might feel like you have been rejected by the God who called you, you haven’t. Do you feel tired? Not the kind of tired from a day of children’s services or the kind of tired from staying up all night finishing your VBS decorations, but tired. Like, the idea of going into the church for anything... View Article

How Incredible Islands Is More Than Just Games

June 9, 2015 10:57 am

By: Jason Tilley We don’t want to just give you another curriculum, we want to make you a more effective ministry leader. When I first began working on Incredible Islands, one of the first challenges I saw us facing when we entered into the church market was communicating, “What is it?” Helping churches see how Incredible Islands helps them reach... View Article

How One Church in Kenya is Reaching Kids in the Digital Space

June 4, 2015 11:11 am

  By: Jason Tilley   We believe that as children all over the world participate in the digital space, it will become increasingly important for the church to have tools that reach children where they are.   Children in the US spend over 7.5 hours per day in front of digital content. They are using TVs, computers, tablets, and phones.... View Article

Children’s Church or “Big” Church?

June 2, 2015 6:32 am

  By: Jason Tilley Effectiveness, not location or tradition is what should be considered when deciding how children should spend their time at church. As a child, I grew up going to church with my parents. I remember playing with action figures in the folds of my father’s sport coat, drawing in the church bulletin, but also singing hymns, participating... View Article