Text Messaging Plans for Student Ministry

Over the past couple years at Community Christian Church we have worked to improve the quality, consistency and variety of our communication with students and their parents. We know everyone prefers different methods of communication, so we try to use all of them regularly for the best reach. Something we introduced recently, but wanted to […]

Need More Volunteers In Your Church?

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is one of the biggest challenges every ministry leader faces. Most of the ministry leaders I meet for the first time mention volunteering right away when we talk about barriers to growth in their church. Even churches with a good percentage of adults & students serving (north of 45%) would like […]

Orange Conference 2014 Registration Opens Today!

This week is Orange Blogger week, where bloggers from all around write posts about the Orange Strategy and Orange Conference as it relates to family ministry in church. This week I shared two Orange Strategies (one & two) that have helped us out at Community Christian Church. The Orange organization helps churches create the best, most effective children’s and student ministries […]

Orange Strategies that Helped Our Ministry: One Family Ministry Team

This week is Orange Blogger week, where bloggers from all around write posts about the Orange Strategy and Orange Conference as it relates to family ministry in church. During this week, I’ll share how some core Orange Strategies have helped us out at Community Christian Church. Monday, I shared how a Lead Small approach has helped our ministry. One Family Ministry […]

Orange Strategies that Helped Our Ministry: Lead Small

Today kicks off the fall Orange Blogger week, where bloggers from all around write posts about the Orange Strategy and Orange Conference as it relates to family ministry in church. During this week, I’ll share how some core Orange Strategies have helped us out at Community Christian Church. Lead Small One of the 5 Essentials […]

Facebook Pages for Children’s & Student Ministries – 1 of 2

Facebook Pages can be a great resource for churches and ministries. The vast majority of people use Facebook to some extent, and the potential for interaction is much greater than what exists on typical church websites or blogs. We have used Facebook pages for our children’s ministry and student ministry for a long time now, […]

Family Ministry Transition & Milestone Events – What We Do

In the previous post I mentioned why I love family ministry events designed to celebrate milestones and help with transitions. Here are the milestone and transition events we currently do at Community Christian Church. Milestone Events Parent & Child Dedication - An event for parents to dedicate their babies during our services. We hold an orientation […]

Family Ministry Transition & Milestone Events – Why I Love Them

Designing a complete strategy for family ministry in a church (birth through college) should include more than focused initiatives at each grade level. We need to help families move between those age-specific environments. We should also help families celebrate milestone moments in their child’s life. Milestones such as baptism, graduations, dedications, etc. Here’s what I love […]