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October 7, 2015 11:41 am

  The team at OneHope is partnering with churches across the globe to pursue a clear vision for future generations: “God’s Word. Every Child.” This phrase reflects our desire to present the Living Word of God in an engaging way to children and youth. We have a plan to reach every young person, in every nation, with a relevant Gospel... View Article

Dinnertime Conversation Starters

September 16, 2015 8:58 am

  by Crys Gorman One of the best ways to improve your children’s ministry is to facilitate the communication between parents and their kids. Here’s a fun and easy game you can give to parents to help start conversations and open up communication. You can also use this game during your own ministry time to get to know your kids... View Article

Go Ahead and Quit.

September 9, 2015 1:52 pm

    by Crys Gorman   When it comes to working in ministry, it’s not uncommon to get to the end of our rope, to feel like giving up, or to come home on a Sunday afternoon and say, “That’s it, I’m done!” We’ve all been there. And if we did quit, God would still accomplish His work. His will... View Article

Back to School: Balance vs. Rhythm

September 2, 2015 12:33 pm

  by Crys Gorman   It’s September, which can only mean one thing…back to school! A time of year when we all look forward to getting back into a routine. And as our routines get busier, we often find ourselves craving “balance” in our lives. It’s not uncommon to hear, “I need more work/home balance in my life.”   Unfortunately,... View Article

What if we got what we asked for?

August 26, 2015 9:25 am

  by Crys Gorman   A common question in the Christian walk is to ask “God, what is your will for my life?” But what if He actually showed us the answer?   In Genesis 6:17 (NIV), God tells Noah, “I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has... View Article

How to Increase Giving in Your Children’s Ministry

August 19, 2015 9:19 am

  It’s Sunday morning…kids are coming into your classroom and as mom drops them off, she gives them a dollar to put in the offering. The child sticks the dollar in their pocket or Bible. Class begins and in many children’s ministries, the offering plate is passed. The child pulls out the dollar and puts it in the plate as... View Article

Why Church Attendance is Declining (and what you can do about it)

August 5, 2015 10:02 am

by Crys Gorman Gallup Research shows us that in the 1950s, 49% of Americans went to church on a regular basis. That number remains relatively unchanged all the way until the 2000s, when it dropped to 36%. But suddenly, there’s a significant drop in the percentage of millennials who attend church; 25%. Unfortunately, this number only continues to decline.  ... View Article

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