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13 Ideas for Connecting with the Parents in Your Children’s or Youth Ministry

You’re a children’s or youth pastor, but half your ministry is to the parents of those kiddos. You’re that unique type of ministry leader that has to be good at communicating and relating to kids of multiple ages and, at the same time, also be...

3 Big PROTIPS for Leading Growing Volunteer Church Teams from Mary Ann Sibley

I was blessed to meet and learn from Mary Ann Sibley and Rebecca Carlisle last year. We partnered on some new training for the TrainedUp Library in the area of Guest Services and Greeters. They did a killer job on that project. While filming the new training, almost 50 videos in total, I learned a…

4 Key Principles To Help Learn How To Grow Your Church

Every pastor that I talk to wants to grow their church. When looking for advice on how to grow your church, you’ll likely find a ton of people each telling you something different to focus on. It’s overwhelming and tends to discourage you rather than encourage you. In this post, I’m going to be as…

10 Conversations That Senior Leaders Need To Have With Church Staff This Year

I love the new year. There is a natural excitement that comes with the turning of the calendar. Everyone is reflecting on the previous year and setting goals for the new year. As a goal oriented person, I get excited reading about everyone’s goals. As I wrote in a post about self reflection at the…

8 Questions That Pastors Need To Answer Before The End Of 2018

There is always a big push at the beginning of the year to set goals in hope that we will end the new year better than we began it. I am a big believer in setting goals and working as hard as possible to hit those goals throughout the year. Unfortunately, it seems that while…

Church Mission Statements: 13 Diverse Examples and How to Write Your Own

Mission and vision are not the same. Mission is why you exist. Vision is where you’re going. Getting the two mixed up will lead to confusion for your decision-making and your people. Your vision should compel people to join and participate. The vision should paint a picture of the future you want to create. And…

How to Develop and Sustain a Volunteer Culture

This post is a contribution from Dale Sellers, the Executive Director of 95Network. Read more about him here. As I’ve worked with churches over the years, one topic that leaders consistently struggle with is the development of a strong volunteer culture. Churches depend on volunteers. But it often feels like there’s never enough to go…

TrainedUp Releases Free Security Training Videos For Churches

Jacksonville, FL – November 1, 2018 — TrainedUp, the leading church volunteer training platform, today announced that they have released 27 security training videos, free of charge, to help churches and places of worship prepare for tragedies including active shooter situations. After yet another tragic shooting that occurred in a place of worship over the…

Senior Citizen Hospitalized After Church Greeter Lets Door Hit Her

Destin, FL — A senior citizen at First Methodist Church got the surprise of her life last Sunday morning. The woman, who had attended the church for forty-seven years, took an unexpected trip to the hospital after a new greeter let the door hit her on her way into the sanctuary. Martha Dobbins is in…

Cafe Worker Burns Down Church In Slow Cooker Debacle

Los Angeles, CA — The historic Thirty-First Baptist Church burned down on Sunday afternoon after a cafe volunteer inadvertently turned a slow cooker into a highly pressurized death machine. No one was hurt in the fire, but sources say that this is not the first incident related to a volunteer worker mishap. As some members…