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I was giving a tour of our children’s area to a local children’s pastor recently, and he asked me a question. A question I’ve been asked hundreds of times by children’s leaders. He asked, “How often do you do trainings for your volunteers?” My answer in the past has... read more
There’s a big about when you should promote. I’m convinced that there isn’t a right or wrong answer. Every church is different and needs to pick the right time for their unique situation. However, we recently changed when we promote and I believe... read more
Promotion provides unique opportunities to engage kids, particularly when moving from one environment or phase to the next. It’s our hope to capture their imagination for this next stage of their life and engage them on a completely different level. We know that... read more
Anytime I think about Promotion Sunday, I get a song stuck in my head. Growing up, I’d watch “The Jefferson’s” with my dad every day before the 5 o’clock news. That sweet memory paired with the catchy lyrics of the theme song is the... read more
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Larry Osborne, author of Sticky Church and Sticky Teams. Larry is a brilliant thinker and innovator when it comes to how to make people stick in your ministry. Larry asked the group early into our trip, “What if... read more
The Sunday where kids promote to the next grade is a BIG deal. Of course it is. Isn’t that obvious? Why would I even make such a statement? Because every year I see too many churches that botch this critical transition. Every. Single. Year. Think about how... read more
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