Covid-19

Covid-19 | Leadership

Why You Need Input from Your Children’s Ministry Leaders to Relaunch Church

If you’re a pastor, you’ve likely faced an onslaught of questions as you consider how and when to reopen your church during this pandemic. How many people can gather? Will… Read More

Covid-19 | Events

Neighbors Around the World

It may be the first of September, but that hasn’t stopped your favorite retailer from decking the halls with boughs of (plastic) holly! This year, it feels as though we’re… Read More

Covid-19 | Elementary | Preschool | Volunteers

Virtual Small Groups Guide

Digital small groups can be tough. Whether you are continuing to see activity and interaction online or you’re experiencing a drop off in engagement, here's a guide with 7 tips to increase engagement with your digital small groups. Read More

Covid-19 | Volunteers

5 Ways to Recruit Kids Ministry Volunteers (and one way not to)

While the easiest thing to do is say that we need more stage time, or wish the senior leader would talk about the needs of kid and student ministry every week, the reality is that mass cattle calls don’t yield the best… Read More

Covid-19 | Elementary | How To | Leadership | Parents | Volunteers

What’s Next: Health and Safety for Your Church’s Kids Ministry

Now or very soon, most churches will be able to worship again in person. When that time comes, it’s so important that you have a clear plan outlined to help ensure that every family remains safe and healthy. Hear how you can… Read More

Covid-19 | How To | Orange Strategy

What Does Church Look Like Now? 3 Ways to Re-Open In The Midst of Covid-19

As you reopen your church doors, try to open as many doors as you can to your families. Keep the open doors open, open the predictable ones, but also try to open some new ones. Read More

Covid-19 | Orange Strategy | Preschool | Preteen | Volunteers

What’s Next: How to Plan Your Year In Children’s Ministry

Creating a strategy energizes an entire ministry. It gives purpose to every event, every gathering. It centers your ministry around an approach that makes the things that matter most, matter most. We define strategy as a “plan of action with an end… Read More

Covid-19 | Parents | Special Needs

Partnering with Parents of Special Needs Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We recently asked some ministry leaders to share what they’re currently doing to support and partner with families with children with special needs during this time. Here are some main takeaways and practical ideas from that conversation. Read More

Child Development | Covid-19

Helping Parents Create Rhythm in Crisis

Now, all over the world, families are finding themselves in a situation where all the hours are happening at home. What happens at home isn’t just more important. It’s all there is. So, how can you, as the church, still influence and… Read More

Covid-19 | Volunteers

How to Equip Your Team to Lead Small in a Crisis

For me, figuring out how to bring the fun, creativity, and community of our Sundays-at-church event to a Sundays-at-home experience underscores the benefits of a Lead Small culture. Connecting with all of your families as a ministry leader can be daunting.  Read More