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Children’s Ministry Leaders – Stop saying “I’m so busy!”

Children’s Ministry Leaders – Stop saying “I’m so busy!”

Keith Tusing June 18, 2013 3

I so often hear ministry leaders say “I am so busy.” Sometimes this is said with a voice of desperation and sometimes it is said with a sense of pride. I contend that just

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The Family Ministry Puzzle???

The Family Ministry Puzzle???

JMcGinnis May 2, 2013 1

So there they were, sitting around the conference table staring at the pile of little white pieces of plastic. To be honest, they weren’t even sure what it really was; not to mention what

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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Keith Tusing March 13, 2013 0

As leaders of children we all know that storytelling is one of the best ways to communicate, especially with children. Learning and practicing the art of story telling is a great skill to master.

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Creating a Strategic Plan – Part 3

Creating a Strategic Plan – Part 3

Keith Tusing January 8, 2013 0

This is the third in a series on the Why and How of Creating a Strategic Plan for our ministries. We began with the why and in our last post we shared the first

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Creating a Strategic Plan – Part 2

Creating a Strategic Plan – Part 2

Keith Tusing January 4, 2013 1

Setting Goals is a huge part of any strategic plan. Goals set priorities, goals help determine the allocation of resources, goals lead to healthy evaluation and goals get things done. This leads right into

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Strategic Planning – Why?

Strategic Planning – Why?

Keith Tusing January 3, 2013 0

As we begin the New Year it is usually a time of assessment and reflection.  With that in mind take a look a these two questions.Would you like to have everyone onboard with your

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Exclusively Preteen Student Leadership

Exclusively Preteen Student Leadership

Stephen Hibdon November 27, 2012 0

An Interview with Stephen Hibdon, J12 Creative Director  We have heard a lot about J12’s leadership program for preteens. There are few preteen resources on the subject. Talk to us about J12’s approach to

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7 Ways to Reach Ministry Goals

7 Ways to Reach Ministry Goals

Keith Tusing October 16, 2012 0

I have used the B.H.A.G. for years – it stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal. Too often in life we simply allow it to happen around us day-to-day. When we take the time to

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Training New Leaders

Training New Leaders

Steven Knight October 9, 2012 0

How do you train new leaders? There are many different methods for training new leaders for your ministry, but here are several steps that are each an essential part of every leadership training. The

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THE BIG THREE IN CHILDREN’S MINSITRY

THE BIG THREE IN CHILDREN’S MINSITRY

Keith Tusing October 1, 2012 1

We all spend a great deal of time debating and working these three elements in our ministries: purpose, vision, and mission statement. The funny thing is that as important as these three are I

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