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

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

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

Incredible Islands Ministry Matters: When Children Miss Church

May 11, 2015 8:54 pm

By: Jason Tilley When a child misses church, he doesn’t have to miss out. It is not uncommon these days for people to miss a service or two. In fact, some people who consider themselves active participants in the church may only attend twice a month. I know, this may ring true for you and you may have found yourself... View Article

VBS Webinar Recap

May 5, 2015 9:36 am

  By: Jason Tilley When it comes to VBS, or any ministry you do, knowing why you do it is more important than anything else. It was great to see all of you last week for our webinar on VBS. I thought I would follow up with some highlights of the conversation. Below is the transcript of the conversation I... View Article

The Six Major Rhythms Of Children’s Ministry—Part 4

April 1, 2015 5:56 pm

By Jason Tilley   As a children’s pastor, there were many days when I felt like I was spinning a lot of plates. It felt that way because I was spinning a lot of plates. But finding and flowing with the rhythms of ministry helped me feel less chaotic and you can too! Part 1 dealt with establishing synergy between... View Article

When Parents Fear Kids’ Online Worlds

March 31, 2015 9:33 am

By Jason Tilley   Are your ministry parents uncomfortable with their child being online? While more and more families are becoming familiar and trusting of the online world, many still have reservations, especially when it comes to their children spending time there. That’s not at all surprising, nor is it unhealthy. After all, we wouldn’t let our children roam around... View Article

Five Tips to Make Your Easter Weekend Incredible

March 26, 2015 6:30 am

By Jason Tilley For a Christ-follower, or someone who has a Judeo-Christian background, Easter is one of the most important days of the year. People show up to your church who may not come back until Christmas. Still, it’s an amazing time for you to see what church would be like if everyone came who called your church home. I... View Article