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Fall Family Ministry Plans

Fall Family Ministry Plans

Keith Tusing July 9, 2013 1

As summer is quickly coming to a close…my daughter is already lamenting on how short summer break has been!  This summer to date we’ve packed in VBS, Universal, Wet-n-Wild, the Springs, and more. Right

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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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Top Ten Ideas for VBS

Top Ten Ideas for VBS

Keith Tusing January 14, 2013 3

Will you be hosting Vacation Bible School? Will you be the Director for VBS? This month we will be offering reviews of some of the top VBS Curriculum providers. As we prepare to release

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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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The Good Side of Social Media

The Good Side of Social Media

Robert Shepard December 21, 2012 0

It is now Wednesday morning on the 12th December 2012 and we are quickly approaching Christmas and the festive period. Given the worldly economic situation, some people can be forgiven for not being fully

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Make a Balloon Christmas Tree!

Make a Balloon Christmas Tree!

Keith Tusing December 7, 2012 1

At our house we have a lot of fun twisting balloons into many different things: animals, super heroes, cartoon characters, etc. This Sunday my daughter and I are going to have the opportunity to

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Calendar 2013 – Family Adventure

Calendar 2013 – Family Adventure

Keith Tusing October 26, 2012 1

I sat down with our Family Ministry Team this week and began finalizing the calendar for 2013. Our goal this year is to more clearly communicate the meaning of an “Orange Church” to the

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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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Encouraging Discussion with Pre-Teens

Encouraging Discussion with Pre-Teens

Keith Tusing October 2, 2012 0

Each time we meet with our kids one of the goals is to engage them in meaningful discussions.  Why? Because intelligent discussion will help each of us grow as we internally process the information

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