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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...

Starting a Special Needs Ministry for Children in Your Church: Planning for it and Training Your People

While I can definitely relate to wanting to run out of kid’s classrooms at times, Judah’s particular situation was different. He dealt with Sensory Processing Disorder and select developmental delays, which is a complex way of saying that he was still working on his communication skills and had a hard time with things that overwhelmed…

3 Big Lessons that Pastors Should Learn from Casey Neistat About Influence

Casey had been on YouTube long before I found him. In fact, I think I found him right after he hit 5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He now has over 10,000,000 subscribers (and likely thousands more by the time you read this). With that many followers, you could say that Casey has some…

3 Key Takeaways From My First Time Guest Experience At A Local Church

I’ve been involved in ministry since I was in high school and have always served in some capacity in my local church. It’s a rare occurrence for me to truly be able to experience church as a first-time guest. This weekend was different. In addition to attending our home church, my wife and I decided…

Where to Start with Church Security Training

In reality, every church needs a security plan that every volunteer is aware of and ready to execute in the case of an emergency. In this post we’re going to answer the who, what, when, and how of training your volunteers for security scenarios like active shooter events and suspicious activity on campus. Who should…

Church Organizational Charts: Benefits, Types, and How to Build One Yourself

How You Can Benefit from Having an Organizational Chart Org charts are useful tools for both leaders and employees. For leaders, an organizational chart can help them visualize reporting routes, size of each department, holes in department structures, and areas where streamlining can help efficiency. For employees and other team members, an org chart can…

How This Growing Multi-Site Church In New York City Uses TrainedUp To Scale Their Impact

Liberty found that getting people in the same room for training was an almost impossible task. Their volunteers were just too busy with other activities to be able to drop everything they were doing to attend a meeting. Training is one of the areas that has traditionally been tough in a church with multiple locations…

How Summit Church Benefited From Online Training In A Rural Community

As the church has grown, there has naturally been a larger need for volunteers to serve across all of their ministry areas. Kim says that every time they attempted to do in-person training, they always had a difficult time getting volunteers together for their meetings. After hearing about TrainedUp on a podcast, she was instantly…

An Inside Look Into How Volunteers At Substance Church Reacted To Online Training

Does this sound familiar? For all too many churches, a consistent, sustainable training system seems like a pipe dream. That was the case for Kaylee Elrick from Substance Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a multi-site church of 3700. They had attempted to do live training to provide a consistent experience, but the majority of people could…

How Foothills Church Streamlined Their Training Process And Increased Volunteers By 30%

This ability to get everyone trained from the comfort of their own home enabled Foothills to recruit 100 small group leaders with a 30% overall increase in their volunteer base. With the larger number of volunteers, who were also better trained, Foothills saw their largest Wednesday night attendance ever at 551 students — a 77%…