Episode 045: Engaging Kids in Worship With Corinne Noble

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In this episode, I interview with Children’s Pastor Corinne Noble. Corinne and I have a great conversation about creating remarkable worship experiences for kids. She talks about what this looks like practically from building teams, training leaders, setting up the environment, to the nuts and bolts of choosing music and scheduling. Corinne also shares a unique idea that her team has pioneered in order to engage kids in worship, and the impact that has had on kids’ worship at Desert Springs Church.

Corinne Noble

Connect with Corinne on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Desert Springs Church

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Elevate Kidmin

Check out our website to see what Elevate Kidmin is all about and search #elevatekidmin to hear stories of different leaders’ experiences at the conference. Consider gathering leaders in your area for encouragement and development. I’d love to have a conversation with you about how to launch something like this in your area. Click here to listen to my interview with Andy Needham where we talk more in depth about what this looks like practically.

Notes From This Episode

Tips for Creating a Remarkable Worship Experience

  1. Expect all leaders, not just worship leaders, to set the example for worship
  2. Encourage leaders to worship with kids, not behind kids
  3. Cast vision to male leaders especially that in order for their boys to participate, they need to participate
  4. Encourage worship leaders to lead verbally and set up the worship experience by explaining what it is
  5. Bring down the lights and bring the sound level up
  6. Invite kids out of their seats
  7. Choose music intentionally and repeat songs

Kids’ Worship Nights at Desert Springs

  • Teach kids about worship–what it is, why we do it, how we can do it
  • Time for small groups to talk about worship and worship in different ways
  • Host 2-4 times a year, with the goal of once a quarter
  • Click here for Corinne’s tips on how to plan a worship night

Action Items

  1. Evaluate your current kids’ worship experience with other leaders in your ministry
  2. Discuss the idea of having kids’ worship nights
  3. Consider building a team of student worship leaders and develop a plan to recruit and train them

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Next Episode: Aaron Jack Bauer

In the next episode, I talk with Aaron Jack Bauer about self leadership. Aaron shares how he leads himself and what it has looked like for all his Next Gen staff to align as one team.

Episode 044: Core Values for Family Ministry Leadership With John Huber

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In this episode, I interview John Huber. We talk about the values that he and his family ministry team utilize, and how they these values help them create a great culture.

John Huber

Connect with John on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: jhuber@westsidefamilychurch.com

Westside Family Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Good to Great (book) – Jim Collins explores why some companies make the leap from good to great while others don’t

If (book)- Mark Batterson encourages followers of Christ to overcome their doubts and fears and live accordingly to the reality that if God is for them, no one can stand against them

The Advantage (book) – Patrick Lencioni dives into the roots of organizational dysfunction and gives practical advice on how to achieve a healthy staff culture

West Side Church Family Ministry Leadership Values

  1. Leadership: We choose to love first and lead second, but always do both
  2. Risk: We have a big God, so we take big risks and trust Him for big results
  3. Effort: We work hard, give our best, and put family first
  4. Team: We want to take the hill, and we want to take it together
  5. Attitude: We live on the solution side of every issue
  6. Sober-minded: We know who we are and who we’re not and we do what is best for the whole
  7. Outsiders: We exist for those who are not here yet
  8. Model: Follow me as I follow Jesus

Making Values a Part of Your Culture

  1. Review one value in each weekly or biweekly leadership meetings
  2. Write them into the leadership training manual
  3. Host quarterly trainings with leaders where you can repeat and emphasize the values
  4. Provide videos and other quick forms of review

Action Items

  1. Create a list of values for your family ministry team
  2. Develop a plan for regularly incorporating these values into conversations and meetings

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Next Episode: Corinne Noble

In the next episode, I talk with Children’s Pastor Corinne Noble. Corinne and I have a great conversation about creating remarkable worship experiences for kids. She shares a unique idea that her team has pioneered in order to engage kids in worship, and what that looks like practically at Desert Springs Church.

Episode 043: Empowering Leaders and Giving Up Control With Lenny Moore

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In this episode, I interview NextGen Pastor, Lenny Moore. Lenny and I have a great conversation about being intentional when it comes to raising up new leaders. We talk about how to empower others to lead according to their gifts, not ours, and Lenny shares his journey of discovering the importance of investing in leaders over programs.

Lenny Moore

Connect with Lenny on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: Lenny@fbcjax.net

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First Baptist Church Jacksonville, NC

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Links Mentioned in This Episode

Family Ministry Values – The core values that determine the way Lenny and his team lead

G90 Goals – A resource to help you set and track goals every 90 days

Developing Leaders, Not Doers

  1. Allow producing great leaders to take precedence over program excellence
  2. Accept the fact that some things will be done differently if they are not done by you
  3. Lead with clear vision, not just clear orders
  4. Regularly repeat the mission, vision, and values of your ministry
  5. Spend less time making decisions and talking about “how”
  6. Spend more time allowing others to make decisions and talking about “why”

FBC Jacksonville Staff Values

  1. Integrity
  2. Collaboration
  3. Servant before leader
  4. Hustle
  5. Leader of leaders
  6. Accessible

Action Items

  1. Create a list of values for your ministry
  2. Develop a plan to share these values regularly
  3. Hand off leadership and control of one thing to someone else in your ministry

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Next Episode: John Huber

In the next episode, I interview John Huber. We talk about the family ministry values that he and his team utilize, and how they are intentional about creating a great culture. It is a really helpful follow-up to this interview with Lenny–you won’t want to miss it!

Episode 042: Leadership Pipelines With Todd Adkins

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In this episode, I interview Todd Adkins of LifeWay LeadershipLifeWay Leadership hosts an annual conference and has put out a free ebook on leadership pipelines to help churches be intentional about great leadership. Todd and I talk specifically about what a leadership pipeline is, how it is used, and the steps it takes to develop one in your ministry.

Todd Adkins

Connect with Todd on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

LifeWay Leadership

FREE Webinar: How to Use a Summer Team to Recruit Volunteers

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Ministry Grid – 4000+ sessions on developing the specific ministry roles in your leadership pipeline

5 Leadership Questions Podcast – Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper interview leaders from a variety of professions and ask each guest five questions about leadership

New Churches Podcast – A podcast designed specifically for leaders involved in planting churches or launching multi-site campuses

Developing Your Ministry Pipeline (ebook) – LifeWay Leadership’s resource that outlines what a leadership pipeline is, the structures and content that are vital to it, and the elements of the competency-based training that helps the pipeline thrive

Leadership Pipeline (book) – Ram Charan talks about how to grow leaders from inside your organization

Leadership Engine (book) – Noel Tichy argues for making leadership development an integral part of your organization’s culture

MyLeadershipPipeline.com – Register for the LifeWay’s leadership conferences or seek out regional coaching

Implementing a Leadership Pipeline

  1. Determine when you moved from being a doer to a developer
  2. Look at your organizational chart with your team and define levels of leadership
  3. Hone your church’s application and onboarding systems
  4. Unify language across the board
  5. Develop the competencies required at each level

The Six Competencies

  1. Vision
  2. Strategy
  3. People Development
  4. Collaboration
  5. Stewardship
  6. Discipleship

Vision, Huddle, Skills

  1. Agree on cadence of meetings for your church’s leadership
  2. Gather all leaders in a large environment 1-2 times a year and focus on one value
  3. Have quarterly skills-based meetings with individual teams
  4. Have regular huddles with 1-3 members of your team to work on personal development

Action Items

  1. Walk through the steps we talked about to implement a leadership pipeline in your church
  2. Define levels and competencies for your pipeline, and determine how each level will get the information essential to developing the required competency
  3. Check out Ministry Grid for ministry-specific development sessions

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Next Episode: Lenny Moore

In the next episode, I interview NextGen Pastor, Lenny Moore. Lenny and I have a great conversation about being intentional when it comes to raising up new leaders. We talk about how to empower others to lead according to their gifts, not ours, and Lenny shares his journey of discovering the importance of investing in leaders over programs.

Episode 041: Leadership Development at Life.Church With Allyson Evans

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In this episode, I interview NextGen Pastor, Allyson Evans, of Life.Church. Allyson and I dive into the specifics of leadership development and what it looks like to apprentice, train, and invest in the next generation of leaders.

Allyson Evans

Connect with Ally on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: Allyson@life.church

Life.Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Craig Groeschel’s Leadership Podcast – Life.Church’s lead pastor, Craig Groeschel talks weekly about the principles and practices involved in great leadership

Open.Life.Church – Check out the resources that Life.Church uses to develop leaders

Life.Church AxiomsLife.Church Mission, Purpose, and ValuesLife.Church Vision and Values

Releasing Leaders – A PowerPoint presentation on how to help your leaders inspire, invest in, and develop volunteers

Volunteer Development Guide – This helps your leaders answer the question, “What’s my role in volunteer development?” and outlines the four principles that guide leadership development at Life.Church

Leadership XP – Life.Church’s internship program for developing young leaders

NextGen Volunteer Onboarding Process

  1. Cast vision of yo to potential volunteer
  2. Process background check
  3. Potential volunteer attends NextGen orientation
  4. Cast deeper vision about level of volunteer commitment
  5. Send them into the environment of their choice to shadow for 2-3 weeks
  6. Coach follows up after shadowing experience
  7. Placement

Children’s Ministry & Youth Ministry Staff & Volunteer Ratios Survey – Take the survey and get the full results of this study on the staff and volunteer ratios it takes to do ministry effectively

Action Items

  1. Create a list of axioms for leadership development at your church
  2. Be intentional about one-on-one meetings and conversations
  3. Implement a leadership structure or pipeline. Listen to next week’s episode to hear practical steps you can take to do this.

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Next Episode: Todd Adkins

In the next episode, I interview Todd Adkins of LifeWay Leadership. LifeWay Leadership hosts an annual conference and has put out a free ebook about leadership pipelines to help churches be intentional about great leadership. We talk specifically about what a leadership pipeline is, how it is used, and what it takes to practically develop one in your ministry.