Don't put a question mark where God has put a period.” Today, as an adult, I think about that. How convicting is that? How many times in my life do I put a question mark where God has put a period?Read More
Hey, take a look inside your heart. Maybe you just need to hit pause right now and examine your heart. Look at your calendar. Look at your schedule. Read this article and dig deep today!Read More
Start recruiting everybody else one at a time. When should you start recruiting all of your volunteers for VBS? You need to already be starting. You need to be doing this now. Here are a few secrets on recruiting one-on-one.Read More
It's so easy to get your eyes on people and on problems and on all the negative things that happen in our lives and if you're not careful, all of that negativity will get the best of you. You'll find yourself beating yourself up, telling yourself I can't make it, I don't have what it takes. I want to encourage you with today, friends, and that is God has brought you to this point where you are not so that you can quit. He has brought you where you are because he has great things in store for you.
What's the hottest curriculum right now? Should I be writing my own curriculum? What should we look for in a curriculum? These are all questions that you may wonder about. Learn what Ryan’s answers are to all of these important questions!
When it comes to money, how do we teach our kids? Why is it important to teach kids about money? How can churches partner with parents on this topic? When is a good time to talk to kids about money? What are some tips for how to have this conversation? Learn the answers to all of these questions here!
We talk a lot about recruiting volunteers in children's ministry, and the need to recruit. We talk about the 10 tips to recruit, and seven best kept secrets for recruiting. But there's not a whole lot of attention given to retention. There are a lot of churches that don't have a recruiting problem; they have a retention problem.Read More
It is so easy to go through life and put on what I would like to call a game face. Depending on where you are, you play the part. You put on a game face at church; you put on a game face with your spouse. You put on a game face with your kids; you put on a game face at work. You put on a game face when you're with your friends. Here’s the truth; game faces are worth very little.Read More
Starting up a VBS can be so difficult. I don’t want you to miss something that could be a gamechanger to your ministry. Read more about some tips and suggestions I have for you as you start up your VBS jumpstart!Read More
People don't sign up to help you at your church. Here's the thing, they're not going to sign up to help you at your church. They are not. They need you to go out and get them. However, you can only get volunteers one at a time.Read More
I want you to right now commit to start praying for VBS. If you feel like you don't have enough support for your VBS (I hear this all the time), or you don't have enough support from your church, let me give you a secret. You need to start building a prayer team right now.Read More
Do you ever wish more people would listen? If only your voice could be louder. One of the best secrets for getting more volume is to get more voices.Read More
What is causing young people to leave the church? I think there could be several things that contribute to this but, the first two things that came to my mind were hypocrisy and disillusion.Read More
One of your most valuable assets as a ministry leader or a non-profit leader are your volunteers. You've heard me say it a million times that volunteers are the lifeblood of your ministry or your nonprofit organization. They are indeed your most valuable asset, and while we all recognize that (at least I hope we do) we really, really, really, really need volunteers. How much time are you spending recognizing your volunteers?Read More
If you do not have a presence consistently on their devices, you are going to grow more and more culturally irrelevant. I will share four areas that I think if you study the general population that you really need to consider.Read More
A lack of good momentum will cause you sleepless nights. Do any of you deal with sleepless nights? Isn't it something how problems always seem worse at night? Or I can be fine during the day and all the sudden I wake up in the middle of the night, and then I lay there and my problems grow ten times worse. Get rid of sleepless nights with the right momentum.Read More
How have I applied Mark Twain’s quote of “eating the frog first”? What does water, coffee, and frogs have to do with each other? One thing I want to do is I want to help you think, create, and work better. This is one thing I can do to help you. Read more to find out the connection of all of these things.Read More
I want to encourage you to be acutely self-aware of who you are and how God has wired you because you are amazingly unique. You bring a special gift to your church; you bring a special gift to those kids and to those families that no one else can bring because of who you are and how God has wired you. A lot of times, we overthink how we need to do ministry.Read More
Are relational skills really that important? Jesus spent three years on earth teaching his disciples and really teaching them how to love people and how to relate to people. As a children's pastor or a youth pastor, you can teach a great lesson, you can lead killer games, and you can plan great events. But, if you lack people skills, you aren’t going to be effective.Read More
Big projects can seem a little overwhelming. The bigger the project, the more unfamiliar it is to you, the more intimidating it can be. I want to help you break that project down into a few steps that can really be game-changers for you.Read More