21 Tips For Recruiting Volunteer Leaders

Recruiting volunteer leaders is a never-ending responsibility. And after these past two years, the challenge may seem like an uphill battle depending on how many volunteers you are down. Don’t despair. Take the opportunity to review recruitment techniques that have worked for you in the past and get creative with some new ideas. Here are […]

How to Talk to Kids About the Conflict in Ukraine

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is causing anxiety and fear for many kids. Sometimes we as parents avoid talking about current events such as this because we don’t want to scare our kids. Perhaps we feel it doesn’t directly affect them, and we don’t want to weigh them down with hard things. Often, we […]

Thank You Leaders

You have risen to every challenge. Long before Coronavirus, shelter-in-place, and social distancing became part of our everyday language, we planned to write you at the end of spring and say, “Hey! You made it! You did it! These months were hard, but you rose to the challenge. Our kids and communities are better because […]

My Mother’s Prayers Saved Me

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”2 Corinthians 12:9 The overused, yet useful, moniker, “no one is perfect” is something we remind our children but often forget to remind ourselves. Mother’s have been afforded a difficult – severe understatement of the year – job. Training children in the […]

Awards Season is Upon us – Creative Ways and Things to Consider

Celebrating Accomplishments This Season. When I was a child I wasn’t the most well behaved. I had many visits to the principal’s office, had numerous detentions, I was separated from other students and so on. I even had a special seat in class assigned for the specific purpose of decreasing the distraction I caused for […]

Letting Go of Busy

Now that our hyper-busy lives have been put on hold… There is no doubt that our lives have changed in some significant ways. One of the most notable in my mind is the change to our schedules. Just one month ago I was living by a well-defined schedule including busy nights and slow nights and […]

What do Kids Gather?

What kids learn about scripture from you. One of my experiences in life has been as an interviewer. Because interviewing was part of my job for many years, I believe I have learned to do it well. Although due diligence at times requires evaluation tools and job specific questions, my experience is that the best […]

Head to Heart Discipleship

Be a follower in a world of leaders “And the tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But he answered, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’ […]

Prepare to Share: Gospel Opportunities Abound

Sharing the Gospel Often While we cannot predict or plan how the Gospel will be received, we can plan and anticipate opportunities to share the Gospel. Maybe you have encountered some challenges when it comes to sharing. I can think of an endless number of things that might come between you and a clear presentation […]

Share the Gospel Today

“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit.” Isaiah 55:11 (NLT) When I was young, I remember attending church and listening to my Sunday school teacher walk us through a felt board presentation about why Jesus needed to die on the cross. Our teacher was an incredibly […]