You have a huge heart for the little ones. You know creating a safe, nurturing environment for them is the first step to setting them on the path for a meaningful relationship with Christ.

 

10 practical ways to protect your vision for ministry

No pastor intentionally sets out to destroy their vision for ministry. However, we all know that every church is susceptible to potential risks that could impact their ability to influence their communities and reach people for the Kingdom.

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Sharpening our saws, serving you better!

A good friend of mine has a rustic cabin about an hour outside of Colorado Springs. Every so often, I will spend a weekend up there helping him cut ridiculous amounts of wood into pieces small enough for the fireplace. It’s hard work … especially for the chainsaws! If we don’t sharpen the chains before we start cutting, the work takes longer and our bodies are much sorer at the end of the day. If we are going to get the job done right, we have to sharpen the saws first.

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Partner Spotlight: Church rallies an entire community around a special need

Today we want to shine a spotlight on Elevation Christian Church, one of the churches that we get the privilege of serving. The leadership at Elevation saw a need in a family that serves at another church and proactively used Church Community Builder to rally financial support within the Elevation church family for this family. Check out the video below.

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The value of coaching in ministry

How do you know that a garden or a yard has been handled with great care? You see it in its appearance and the fruit that is produced. If it’s left to fend for itself, it will become overgrown or withered. The same is true for our personal lives and the organizations we lead. If we fail to manage them with ongoing care and cultivation, like a garden they will wither or become overcrowded with the chaos of unnecessary activity. Why is it that we so often ignore this truth?

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