Posts by Scott Magdalein

Your Last Minute Checklist for a Great VBS This Summer

Vacation Bible School is coming. (As I wrote this post, I prayed for you. I prayed that God would give your ministry fruit from this massive labor of love and give you peace in the midst of anxiety and long task lists.) In my experience, the weeks before VBS each year are hectic and stressful.…

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The One Thing Most Church Staffs Are Missing

The phrase “one another” is used 100 times in the New Testament. You may have heard or preached a sermon on the “one anothers” of the Bible. You may even fully understand that the “one anothers” apply to the whole body of the church. Good! But I want to challenge you to apply the “one…

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Effective Kids Ministry Communication: Keeping Volunteers in the Loop

Leading a children’s ministry is a unique experience. One might say that you live in three totally different worlds. In one space, you’re communicating timeless truths to children who have limited life experience. For example, how do you explain sin in real terms without scaring, scarring, or shaming young hearts. In the second space, you’re…

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Introducing the ServeHQ Brand and Our New Product, HuddleUp

TL;DR – We’re changing our company name and rolling out a completely new and innovative communications tool for ministry leaders. Read on for details… From the day I started building TrainedUp in 2015, my focus has been equipping ministry leaders who lead volunteer teams to serve well. Serving has been and will always be the…

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