Our New Children’s Ministry Decor

Our New Children’s Ministry Decor

As we moved into a new building, we rebranded our children’s environments and came up with a whole new children’s ministry decor for both preschool and elementary. Here’s a look at those environments along with some notes. Preschool Children’s...
Orange Conference 2014 Breakouts

Orange Conference 2014 Breakouts

These are my notes from the Orange Conference 2014 Breakouts. Orange is a conference for family ministry teams and senior leadership in churches. You can see my notes from the Main Sessions here. Defining the Role of the NextGen Pastor Nina Schmidgall What is a Family...
Orange Conference 2014

Orange Conference 2014

Below, you’ll find my notes from Orange Conference 2014. Orange is a conference for family ministry teams and senior leadership in churches. You can see my notes from the breakouts I attended here. Session 1 Like always, the Orange Conference kicked off with...
How to Develop Your Team

How to Develop Your Team

As a leader, one of your primary jobs is to develop your team. Just like a coach in sports, we should consistently push, challenge and encourage those we lead to get better. We should help them improve in the skills they need for their role and in leadership in...

6 Church Communication Tips

I wrote an article for the January/February edition of KidzMatter Magazine entitled “6 Things I Wish I Had Known About Communicating.” It was part of a series that included more “things I wish I had known when I first started a ministry job”...
6 Benefits of the Family Ministry Model

6 Benefits of the Family Ministry Model

If you’re not sure what the family ministry model is (often referred to as NextGen), you can read my thoughts about it here. In short, it’s encompassing everything a church does for children and students under one umbrella, all while partnering with...
Orange Conference 2013 Main Sessions

Orange Conference 2013 Main Sessions

Below, you’ll find my notes from Orange Conference 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is Focus – clarify the essentials and eliminate distractions. Orange is a conference for family ministry teams and senior leadership in churches. You can see...