Episode 023: Carey Nieuwhof on Conversations That Will Help Grow Your Church

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In this episode, I interview Carey Nieuwhof. We talk about his new book, Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations to Help Your Church Grow, and unpack what every pastor wants from their family ministry staff.

Carey Nieuwhof

Connect with Carey on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

CareyNieuwhof.com

Connexus Church

Church StratOp

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (book) – Michael Hyatt explains why you need a platform to succeed in delivering a message or product

Leading Change Without Losing It (book) – Carey Nieuwhof unpacks five strategies that help church leaders engineer change

Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow (book) – Check out Carey’s new book and team edition videos that talk about how to have honest conversations that are essential for church growth

High Impact Leader Kit – In a workbook and series of videos, Carey shares practical, proven strategies that help leaders focus on and accomplish their priorities

How to Best Serve Your Pastor

  1. Don’t assume the senior leader has as much autonomy as you think he does
  2. Be competent
  3. Think cross-organizationally
  4. Lead up
  5. Build trust and earn respect

Action Items

  1. Get Carey’s book, 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow
  2. Set aside time go through the team edition videos and have some honest conversations
  3. Know the average attendance of individuals at your church–track kids’ and students’ attendance
  4. Develop a strategy for driving engagement (see Carey’s post here)
  5. Establish a clear path for people who want to serve
  6. Recruit high capacity leaders
  7. Work through the High Impact Leader Kit and grow your own capacity as a leader

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Next Episode: Terrace Crawford

In the next episode, I interview Terrace Crawford, a veteran of youth ministry with tons of wisdom to offer. We talk about the importance of helping students serve and what that can look like in our churches.

Episode 022: Brian Dollar on Equipping Parents for Tough Conversations

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In this episode, I interview Brian Dollar, Children’s Ministry Pastor and author, about his new book Talk Now and Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life’s Tough Topics. We talk about Brian’s role and explore how to equip parents to have tough conversations with their kids now, not just later.

Brian Dollar

Connect with Brian on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

BrianDollar.com

First Assembly NLR 

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Talk Now and Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life’s Tough Topics (book) – Brian gives practical advice on how to be proactive in conversations with your kids about everything from God to divorce, death, tragedy, sex, money, choosing good friends, and much more

Playing for Keeps (book) – Reggie Joiner talks about playing for keeps–knowing how much time you have with your kids so that you can make the most of that time

Legacy Countdown App – Encourage parents to use this to keep track of the time they have left with their kids

Divorce Care – A great para-church resource that sets up divorce groups with trained leaders to help adults, students, and kids walk through divorce

“I Blew It!” (book) – Brian shares the biggest mistakes he made while working in kids’ ministry and how you can avoid them

High Voltage Kids Ministry – Check out kids’ curriculum and resources created by Brian and his team

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Next Episode: Carey Nieuwhof

In the next episode, I interview Carey Nieuwhof. Carey and I talk about his new book Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations to Help Your Church Grow as well as what every pastor wants from their family ministry staff.

Episode 021: Ryan Frank on Recruiting Volunteers

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In this episode, I talk with Ryan Frank about how to effectively recruit and equip volunteers. He points to multiple resources that will help you lead volunteers and yourself well.

Ryan Frank

Connect with Ryan on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

RyanFrank.com

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Facebook Groups – I Love Kidmin | Stuff You Can Use | Download Youth Ministry

KidzMatter – Check out articles and downloadable resources on curriculum, activities, events, and more

KidzMatter Magazine – A publication of interviews, ideas, and features on everything from leadership to how to reach kids and make an impact in our world today

KidMin Academy Work through this 12-month program and earn a diploma in Children’s Ministry

Sam Chand Leadership Institute – An online environment that helps you grow your network and expand your leadership capacity

The Volunteer Code (book) – Be looking for Ryan’s new book that’s all about having a breakthrough with volunteer recruitment and retention. Get The Volunteer Code for free is you participate in Uncharted.

Uncharted – Sign up at KidMinNation.com for this free, online conference happening Oct. 13th-14th

Tips for Improving Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

  1. Work on your relational skills
  2. Don’t wait for people to volunteer–start directly recruiting
  3. Create a community where volunteers are resourced, appreciated, and cared for
  4. Understand basic human needs

Basic Human Needs

  1. People need to be needed
  2. People need to feel like they are part of something significant
  3. People need to feel appreciated
  4. People need to be resourced
  5. People need to know you’re there for them

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Next Episode: Brian Dollar

In the next episode, I interview Brian Dollar, Children’s Ministry Pastor and author, about his new book Talk Now and Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life’s Tough Topics. We talk about Brian’s role and explore how to equip parents to have tough conversations with their kids now, not just later.

Episode 020: Nina Schmidgall on Women in Church Leadership

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In this episode, I talk with Nina Schmidgall, Family Pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. We talk about how to overcome some barriers and issues that exist when it comes to empowering women to lead in our churches.

Nina Schmidgall

Connect with Nina on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: Nina@theaterchurch.com

National Community Church

Notes From This Episode

Managing Ministry and Family

  1. Embrace the idea of seasons
  2. Constantly evaluate your seasons
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Embrace your own story–don’t compare, avoid pride, and give yourself grace

Leading Women in Ministry

  1. Be intentional about calling out gift sets
  2. Create a collaborative work environment
  3. Offer opportunities for flexibility
  4. Make room for all kinds of people
  5. Develop the next generation of women

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Next Episode: Ryan Frank

In the next episode, I interview Ryan Frank, a children’s ministry leader and innovator. Ryan and I talk about recruiting volunteers along with a few of the things Ryan does to help serve the #kidmin community.

Episode 019: Josh Griffin on Teaching and Resourcing in Youth Ministry

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In this episode, I interview Josh Griffin, who served as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church before transitioning to work full time with Download Youth Ministry. We talk about tips for teaching students, DYM, and something new they’re doing at DYM to help youth workers.

Josh Griffin

Connect with Josh on Twitter and Instagram

DownloadYouthMinistry.com

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry (book) – Check out Doug Fields’ nine principles on how to grow your youth ministry

Speaking to Teenagers (book) – Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins offer practical advice on how to effectively communicate with teenagers

Made to Stick (book) – Learn how to craft messages that people will retain

Blink (book) – Understand how your brain works as you teach and interact with others

Dugout App – This app helps form prayer groups as students are “drafted” and have “coaches” that invest in and pray for them

Annual Teaching Plan for Students

  1. Relationships
  2. Parents
  3. Sex
  4. Cover an entire book of the Bible

Tips for Teaching by Topic

  1. Take breaks from series
  2. Never do a series that is longer than 4-5 weeks
  3. Know your basic teaching plan for the year so that you can collect ideas
  4. Invite students and volunteers into the conversation

Creating an Engaging Teaching Experience

  1. Know your audience and plan your message length accordingly
  2. If you can’t say it in thirty minutes, you didn’t plan well
  3. Every seven minutes, create a moment of pause, laughter, or relief
  4. Use students and volunteers as other voices
  5. Involve the different senses

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Next Episode: Nina Schmidgall

In the next episode, I interview Nina Schmidgall, Family Pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. We talk about how to overcome some barriers and issues that exist when it comes to empowering women to lead in our churches.