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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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How to Recruit and Keep Volunteers

How to Recruit and Keep Volunteers

Keith Tusing September 11, 2012 0

Having great volunteers makes running an organization much easier. But how do you get people to give you their time for free? And then how do you keep them motivated? Micaela Connery, who founded

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Back-to-School – It’s Prime Time for Kidmin!

Back-to-School – It’s Prime Time for Kidmin!

Keith Tusing August 1, 2012 0

It almost time…time for our kids to head back to school. I spent the day yesterday at three different schools making sure everything was ready to go for three of my own children. That

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Habits that Build Good Relationships

Habits that Build Good Relationships

Keith Tusing July 24, 2012 0

It’s amazing to me how so often it can be the little things that make the difference.  Relationships are both built upon and destroyed by “little things.”  This is a short list of some

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Kids, Parents, Football & Kidmin

Kids, Parents, Football & Kidmin

Keith Tusing May 15, 2012 0

Wow! That’s a list of 4 of my favorite things.  This morning I picked up the Tampa newspaper and was greeted with a story that saddens my heart.  I’m a competitive guy – Julie

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Family Night Idea for Your Church: “Family Connect”

Family Night Idea for Your Church: “Family Connect”

Jesse Joyner May 14, 2012 1

On a Sunday morning when I was the Children’s Pastor at our church, two dads of kids in our children’s ministry bumped into each other in the foyer.  Now, before I go on, let

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Kidmin Basics – Safety & Security Part 4

Kidmin Basics – Safety & Security Part 4

Keith Tusing January 31, 2012 0

In today’s world it is absolutely necessary to establish boundaries for how we interact with children.  Again, our number one goal is the safety and security of the children we teach. We are also

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Building a Sturdy Foundation

Building a Sturdy Foundation

Greg Ferguson December 31, 2011 1

2012 is about to be a reality and with the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. I know a lot of people cringe when they hear that because sometimes the meaning of a resolution

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Train Up a Child

Train Up a Child

Tim Shiels November 10, 2011 0

Sunday is an incredibly busy day in the Shiels house.  Depending on the time of year we may have multiple church services, a dinner date with my parents and on top of that we

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Creating the Annual Ministry Calendar

Creating the Annual Ministry Calendar

Keith Tusing October 27, 2011 5

We are coming to the end of our first three months of ministry here at Gulf to Lake Church.  It has been a whirlwind of transition and new beginnings.  Today I am putting together

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