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The Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast is where you can hear from top leaders in children’s ministry, student ministry and family ministry. You’ll learn the principles and practices they use to lead families with the goal of helping you maximize the potential in your ministry. For more content and notes, head to nickblevins.com.

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The Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast is where you can hear from top leaders in children’s ministry, student ministry and family ministry. You’ll learn the principles and practices they use to lead families with the goal of helping you maximize the potential in your ministry. For more content and notes, head to nickblevins.com.

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One of the Best Podcasts I have listened to!

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Really enjoyed listening to Episode 145 with Dan Doerksen on Structure in ministry. It was one of the best podcast I have heard in a while. I have forwarded it to our lead pastor. Thanks for putting this together!

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One of the Best Podcasts I have listened to!

By Frank7384 - May 09 2019
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Really enjoyed listening to Episode 145 with Dan Doerksen on Structure in ministry. It was one of the best podcast I have heard in a while. I have forwarded it to our lead pastor. Thanks for putting this together!

Try hard

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Trying to hard.
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The Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast is where you can hear from top leaders in children’s ministry, student ministry and family ministry. You’ll learn the principles and practices they use to lead families with the goal of helping you maximize the potential in your ministry. For more content and notes, head to nickblevins.com.

Rank #1: Episode 079: Coaching and Leading Not Normal Volunteers With Adam Duckworth

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In this episode, I talk with Adam Duckworth about volunteers. Adam has co-authored two books with Sue Miller, Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers and Leading Not Normal Volunteers. He shares key principles and practices from these, and what it takes to build a culture for not normal volunteers. Adam then dives into what he’s learning from coaching and networking with other ministry leaders, and how what he’s learning can help you as you lead.

Adam Duckworth

Connect with Adam on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

NotNormalBook.com

Downtown Harbor Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Orange

Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, Episode 092: Start-Up Church…Lessons from the Trenches of Church Planting With Adam Duckworth and John Garippa

Carey Niewhof Leadership Podcast, Episode 160: Dr. Henry Cloud on What All High Performing Leaders Have in Common, Investing in Yourself and Overcoming Dysfunction in Your Church

Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible VolunteersHelping volunteers lead in a not normal way that will help them grow in their faith and reach more people for Jesus

Leading Not Normal VolunteersA resource with five practical steps for leaders to help them lead their volunteers to implement the seven quirks

Leading Volunteers Coaching – Apply to be a part of Adam and Sue’s next coaching group (Starts Wednesday,  January 17). Check out the schedule of topics below:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Vision casting
  3. Coaching structure
  4. Maintaining volunteers
  5. Making volunteering fun
  6. Wrong fits & what to do
  7. Organization & structure
  8. Owners & renters
  9. Training for volunteers
  10. Volunteer stories

Barriers to Volunteering

  1. One-service model
  2. Lack of vision–leading out of desperation
  3. Not asking for what you really need
  4. Fear of addressing wrong fits

NextGen Staff Solutions – Work with Jim Wideman to start asking key questions about whether or not you should stay or go, and to help you determine the role and church that would be the best fit for you

Developing Leaders and Building a Coaching Structure (Blog Posts)

How to Structure for Growth in Ministry

How a Volunteer Leadership Pipeline Can Grow Your Team & Church

Our Plan for Developing Leaders of Leaders in Ministry

The 6 Things We Value in Our Family Ministry Coaches

Developing Leaders and Building a Coaching Structure (Podcast Episodes)

NBFMP002: Frank Bealer on Volunteers Who Lead Like Staff

NBFMP023: Carey Nieuwhof on Conversations That Will Help Grow Your Church

NBFMP027: Tom Shefchunas on Volunteer Coaches and Metrics in Ministry

NBFMP032: Jeff Cochran on Leadership Development

NBFMP041: Leadership Development at Life.Church With Allyson Evans

NBFMP043: Empowering Leaders and Giving Up Control With Lenny Moore

NBFMP053: Q & A With Your Questions From the Year

Action Items

  1. Check out Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers and Leading Not Normal Volunteers
  2. Consider joining Sue and Adam’s Leading Volunteers Coaching group in January
  3. Decide if you are in the right spot. Ask yourself: Is this where God is going to use me best?
  4. Lead with vision. Is there something you can do this week to lead with vision, instead of desperation?
  5. Begin developing a coaching structure. Check out the resources above to help you as you start thinking through that.

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Nov 14 2017
44 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 084: Alston Causey on Creating a Remarkable Volunteer Culture

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In this episode, I talk with Alston Causey, the UpStreet Director at Gwinnett Church, about what his church is doing to create a remarkable volunteer culture. Alston shares the huge role that vision plays in this, and why leading with the “why” is so important. He also walks through the practical things they do to be intentional about creating a great volunteer culture, and gives us an inside look at something new his team tried this year called the Remarkable Experiment.

Alston Causey

Connect with Alston on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Gwinnett UpStreet Facebook | Gwinnett UpStreet Instagram

Email: alston.causey@gwinnettchurch.org

Gwinnett Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

7 Practices of Effective Ministry (book) – Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, and Lane Jones walk through seven key things you can do to help your ministry win

Making Vision Stick (book) – Andy Stanley shares the three reasons why vision leaks, and the three things you can do to help vision stick

Volunteer Win Statements – Check out the win statements, or one-sentence job descriptions, for Gwinnett UpStreet production volunteers

Volunteer Survey – The volunteer survey the Gwinnett UpStreet team sent to all of their volunteer leaders to learn what would make serving in UpStreet a more remarkable experience

Creating an Irresistible Volunteer Culture

  1. Limit the span of care to a reasonable number
  2. Ask leaders to commit more to less things
  3. Hold very few meetings
  4. Pay their way to all camps and events
  5. Host a VIP room for them every Sunday
  6. Give them strategic Sundays off
  7. Shower them with free t-shirts and swag

Onboarding in UpStreet

Did you know that in the corporate world, 69% of people are more likely to stay for 3+ years if they have a good onboarding experience?
  1. Orientation—Vision and overview of Upstreet
  2. Interview–Get to know them on a personal level
  3. Training – Train them in the specific role, and have them shadow another leader
  4. Plug them in!

Action Items

  1. Examine your communication with volunteers and look at it through a “for vs. from” filter. Ask yourself: How much am I asking from them, and how much am I doing for them?
  2. Try doing the Remarkable Experiment for a month or a couple of months with your volunteers
  3. Send out a survey to your volunteers to help you learn what would make serving a remarkable experience for them
  4. Evaluate your win statements, or begin crafting a few for your different volunteer roles

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Next Episode: Bill Hegedus

In the next episode, I welcome my friend, Bill Hegedus, back to the podcast. Bill shared with us in Episode 018 about preteen ministry and partnering with parents.  This time, we have a great conversation about what he’s been up to this past since stepping into a new position, and how he’s changed how the church he now works for serves preteens and their families.

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Dec 19 2017
44 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 132: Christina Teevan on Serving Special Needs Families

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In this episode, I talk with Christina Teevan about special needs. Christina leads a special needs ministry in Ashland, Ohio, that is all about serving special needs families in the community and helping other churches and organizations serve them well. Christina consults, helps train volunteers, and has a lot of wisdom for parent partnerships. In this conversation, she breaks down what some of that looks like and gives tips for churches that are committed to serving special needs families.

Christina Teevan

Connect with Christina on Facebook and Ashland Special Needs Ministry Facebook Page

AshlandSpecialNeedsMinistry.org

Email: asnmteevan@gmail.com

FREE Ministry Boost Webinar on Volunteer Training- Sign up HERE 

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Joni and Friends Camp – Check out the family retreats offered by this great organization

Ashland Special Needs Ministry Areas of Expertise

  1. Rooms/Enivronment
  2. Curriculum
  3. Volunteers
  4. Training

Action Items

  1. Connect with some organizations in your community that serve special needs families
  2. Consider partnering with other churches to provide a respite night for special needs families
  3. Act on specific things that are barriers to special needs families in your church

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Dec 18 2018
37 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 033: Corey Ray Jones on Productivity and Effective Planning

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In this episode, I talk with Corey Ray Jones about productivity and effective planning. Corey is the Lead Children’s Pastor at Southern Hills Christian Church in Carrollton, Georgia. We walk through what a typical week looks like for him and he shares specific things he does to maximize his time and effectiveness.

Corey Ray Jones

Connect with Corey on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: coreyjonesbatman@gmail.com

CoreyRayJones.com

Southern Hills Christian Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Weekly Staff Report – One of the resources in Jim Wideman’s Evaluation Toolbox with principles for effective planning that help you identify key strategies, evaluate the previous week, and prioritize leadership development

High Impact Leader – Check out Carey Nieuwhof’s online course designed to help you get time, energy, and priorities working in your favor

KidMinNation.com – KidMin Nation is a year-round Children’s Ministry Conference that is all about helping you navigate your ministry into the future

Corey’s Week At a Glance

  1. Sunday: Serve at morning services and plan for the rest of the week
  2. Monday: Attend All Staff, lead Children’s Meeting, do lunch, start biggest priority/project for week, work on volunteer appreciation, and prep for Sunday
  3. Tuesday: Start another big project, have lunch with a volunteer, finish project, and look at running to-do list
  4. Wednesday: Hang out with staff team, finish 1 of the 3 big projects, plan events/curriculum, and serve at Wednesday night church
  5. Thursday: Evaluate Wednesday night, prep message for next Wednesday, have lunch with a volunteer or staff, spend time on vision and big picture ministry stuff, clean desk, and print out Weekly Staff Report for coming week
  6. Friday: Spend the morning at a coffee shop and do social media, write blogs, and connect with other ministry leaders. Eat lunch with my wife and have date night in the evening.

Corey’s Personal Development

  1. Spend time with God
  2. Spend time with spouse and/or family
  3. Take care of physical needs
  4. Listen to podcasts in the morning
  5. Read blogs during lunch and books in the evening
  6. Watch 1-2 webinars weekly
  7. Meet with coach or mentor on a monthly basis

Action Items

  1. Check out the Weekly Staff Report and identify how you will plan your week
  2. Commit to pursue effective planning and evaluate each week for 1 month
  3. Get Carey Nieuwhof’s High Impact Leader and start working through the course
  4. Check out KidMinNation.com for more resources

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Next Episode: Andy Needham

In the next episode, I talk with Andy Needham. Andy is part of an organization called Greenhouse that puts on one-day training events for Children’s and Student Ministry volunteers. We walk through what he and his team have learned and how we can take those lessons to better train and equip our own volunteers.

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Dec 27 2016
48 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 034: Andy Needham on Training and Equipping Volunteers

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In this episode, I talk with Andy Needham. Andy is part of an organization called Greenhouse that puts on one-day children’s ministry volunteers training and a one-day youth ministry volunteers training.We walk through what he and his team have learned in doing these events and how we can take those lessons to better train and equip our own volunteers.

Andy Needham

Connect with Andy on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: andy@berea.org

Berea.org

Greenhouse.Training

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Lead Kids – Children’s ministry volunteers training

Lead Youth – Youth ministry volunteers training

Simply Worship – A day of equipping and encouraging worship and tech leaders

Joni and Friends – A ministry dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus with those affected by disability all around the world

Ministry Books – List of over 100 books for ministry leaders

Action Items

  1. Provide opportunities for your leaders and volunteers to hear from other leaders
  2. Take your team to Lead Kids or Lead Youth, or go individually and bring back ideas for training and networking in your area
  3. Create a plan to invest in your volunteers this year. Maybe begin having one-on-ones or scheduling regular trainings and vision nights.

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Next Episode: Sam Luce

In the next episode, I interview Sam Luce. Sam and I talk about his journey leading children’s ministry and the tension between making it fun and entertaining for kids versus discipling them and growing their faith.

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Jan 03 2017
40 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 078: Creating Great Family Experiences for Kids and Parents With Dave Truitt

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In this episode, I talk with my friend, Dave Truitt, about creating great family experiences for parents and kids, where they can learn and talk about faith together. He breaks down what goes into each experience, how they prepare for it, and why it is key to their strategy for partnering with parents.

Dave Truitt

Connect with Dave on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: balloonpastor@gmail.com

Mechanicsburg BIC

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Orange

Family Experience

Family Experience Supplemental Resources – A list of all the supplemental resources Orange provides to help you create a great FX

Family Experience on the Orange Blog – Hear the heart and vision behind FX, how to make it work on a budget, and other thoughts from leaders who are doing FX

Jingle Jam Family Experience

Jingle Jam – Check out this year’s Jingle Jam website, complete with the theme, supplemental resources, and other great content designed to help you create an irresistible environment where families and kids can come together to hear the Christmas story

Jingle Jam Wrapped Up EP CD – Music produced specifically for Jingle Jam

Jingle Jam Store – Videos, graphics, scripts, and other Jingle Jam resources and downloads

Jingle Jam on the Orange Blog – Check out key practices for producing a great Jingle Jam and partnering with families during the Christmas season through this special FX

Elements of a Family Experience

  1. Worship song (kickoff)
  2. Welcome
  3. Worship songs
  4. Rapid response game
  5. Intro sketch (sets up the problem)
  6. Teaching
  7. Outro sketch (resolution of problem)
  8. Theme song
  9. Prayer
  10. Characters share what they learned
  11. Closing

Action Items

  1. If you do not currently do FX, ask some key questions to determine whether or not your church should try it
  2. If you already do FX,  determine one step you can take to make your FX better–whether that involves shifting the schedule, adding or taking away certain elements, or focusing more closely on partnering with parents

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Next Episode: Adam Duckworth

In the next episode, I talk with Adam Duckworth about volunteers. Adam has co-authored two books with Sue Miller, Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers and Leading Not Normal Volunteers. He shares key principles and practices from these, and what it takes to build a culture for not normal volunteers. Adam then dives into what he’s learning from coaching and networking with other ministry leaders, and how what he’s learning can help you as you lead volunteers, or other staff who lead volunteers.

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Nov 07 2017
40 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 157: Developing Staff and Volunteers in a Healthy Culture with Ally Evans

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In this episode, we welcome my friend and fellow NextGen Pastor, Ally Evans back to the podcast. Ally gives us an update on Life.Church and then dives right into what it looks like to develop leaders there, and hire staff internally and externally. She also shares what they do to create a healthy culture, highlights some of their key values, and talks about the importance of setting “norms” for your team. 

Ally Evans

Connect with Ally on Facebook and Instagram

Email: Allyson@life.church

Life.Church

FREE Resource: 15 Best Practices for Planning, Leading, and Promoting Events at Your Church

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Ministry Boost – Developing Ministry Leaders Course

Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

Episode 041: Leadership Development at Life.Church With Allyson Evans (Listen for more on leadership development)

Action Items

  1. Check out the Developing Leaders Course that Ally is leading with Ministry Boostsign up for the email exclusive here
  2. Create 5 learning options
  3. Have a conversation to define your team’s norms

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Jul 30 2019
54 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 145: Dan Doerksen on Structuring Your Team for Maximum Impact

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In this episode, I talk with Dan Doerksen about team structure and aligning your Next Gen and family ministry teams. Dan talks about the different approaches leaders take to their teams, and what has happened on his team since he started taking a structural approach. We also have a conversation about how most church ministries and teams are built on age groups, and he walks through how he has re-structured based on function and gift sets.

Dan Doerksen

Connect with Dan on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: dan@dandoerksen.me

DanDoerksen.me

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Episode 006: Cindy Fiala on the Family Ministry Model and Women in Leadership

4 Frames Leaders View Organizations Through

  1. Human Resource Frame
  2. Symbolic Frame
  3. Political Frame
  4. Structural Frame

TonyMorganLive.com

Strat Op

The Four Disciplines of Execution

7 Practices of Effective Ministry

Orange

Think Orange

Lead Small

5 Essentials of Orange

  1. Integrate strategy
  2. Refine the message
  3. Reactivate the family
  4. Elevate community
  5. Leverage influence

Sustainable Church pt. 1: Ministry Systems (blog post)

Action Items

  1. Evaluate your volunteer and staff structure. Are you based on department or age group? Or function and gift sets?
  2. Check out Dan’s blog
  3. Draw an org chart for what your ministry would need to look like to double in size

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Apr 23 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 150: Volunteer Directors & Coaches with Jon Birkmire

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In this episode, I talk with Jon Birkmire about volunteer directors and coaches. We talk about what it looks like to structure your volunteer team for growth, how you help volunteers lead like staff, and the specific roles each of these leaders can have in preschool, elementary and student ministry.

Jon Birkmire

Connect with Jon on Facebook and Instagram

Anthem Church

Ministry Boost – FREE Webinars

Ministry Boost is hosting 3 FREE webinars this month. You can sign up here.

  • Leading Ministry With the Four Disciplines of Execution Model – June 13 at 2PM EST
  • Innovative Solutions to Solving Your Greatest Staffing Problems – June 20 at 2PM EST
  • Empower Volunteers to Lead Like Staff – June 27 at 2PM EST

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Orange

Building a Leadership Team for the Future – NextGen job descriptions for coaches and other leaders, org charts and more

GroupMe – A great tool for team text communication

Action Items

  1. Sign up for the webinars at ministryboost.org/webinars
  2. Get the downloads
  3. Draw your new structure
  4. Recruit one person

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Jun 11 2019
57 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 009: Kevin Monahan on Volunteer and Staff Development

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In this episode, I talk with Kevin Monahan. Kevin is the NextGen Pastor at 12Stone Church in Atlanta, GA. 12Stone is a large, multisite church averaging 15,000+ in attendance across 9 campuses. In fact, they launched 5 campuses in one day just a couple years ago! We talk about the challenges of managing multiple teams, multiple ministries, and how that can translate to leading teams of volunteers.

Kevin Monahan

Connect with Kevin on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: Kevin.Monahan@12Stone.com

12Stone Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Resources.12Stone.com – Free, downloadable resources for church leaders including job descriptions, trainings, and leadership development

DanReiland.com – 12Stone Lead Pastor Dan Reiland’s website all about developing church leaders

7 Coaching Conversations

12Stone Kids Weekend Review

12Stone Campus Staff Review

NickBlevins.com/Resources

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Next Episode: Kristen Ivy

In the next episode, I talk with Kristen Ivy, the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange and the Director of the Phase Project. The Phase Project was created to help equip leaders and parents to best understand and lead kids at each phase of their life. We talk about the project, the research, the resources they’ve created and how church leaders can pass that on to their families.

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Jul 12 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #11: 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

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.

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Oct 18 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 101: Creating a Social Media Strategy for Your Ministry With Kevin Jennings

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In this episode, I talk with Kevin Jennings. Kevin is a marketing strategist who works with Orange and helps people communicate their message through social media and email marketing. He walks through a plan for how you can market well from scratch, highlighting mistakes we often make, what to focus on, and tools we can use.

Kevin Jennings

Connect with Kevin on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Call/Text: 615-455-3399

KBJ2.me

Orange

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Think Orange Podcast | ParentCue Podcast | Married People PodcastCarey Nieuwhof Podcast

Common Mistakes Churches Make in Their Social Media Strategy

  • Using social media to replace email, newsletters, bulletins, and handouts
  • “Screaming and yelling” (Look what we’re doing)
  • Providing boring content that is full of info
  • Promoting your ministry and events, but not the character or culture of the church and the people
  • Recruiting followers but not engaging them
  • Using bad designs and graphics

Tools for Your Digital Content and Social Media Strategy

Scheduling Tools for Your Social Media Strategy

Build or Re-create Your Social Media Strategy

  • Clarify your purpose and what the win is
  • Capture email addresses
  • Choose one primary platform and one secondary platform, and give each a purpose
  • Operate by the 60-20-20 rule (60% content is about others, 20% is get-to-know and behind-the scenes, 20% is to directly pitch or talk about what you are offering them)

The Five P’s of a Social Media Strategy

  1. Define the purpose
  2. Create a plan
  3. Build a process
  4. Choose people to be part of it
  5. Measure how it performs

Action Items

  1. Adpot the five P’s and use them to define your strategy
  2. Start collecting stories and begin telling them through your social media channels

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May 01 2018
51 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 025: Kenny Conley on NextGen and Family Ministry

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In the this episode, I interview Kenny Conley about the role of the NextGen/Family Pastor. Kenny clarifies what a NextGen/Family Pastor does and we talk about how he brought his children and student staff together as one, unified team.

Kenny Conley

Connect with Kenny on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

ChildrensMinistryOnline.com

MISSION Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Orange – Orange is an organization that believes maximum impact happens when the church and parents partner together to help the next generation know God

Lead Small (book) – Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas talk about the small group model and the five things every small group leader needs to know as they invest in kids or students

ReThink Your Staffing Strategy – Kenny Conley talks about what it looks like to staff based on leadership and vision instead of specific ministry experience

Action Items

If You Do Not Have a Next Gen Model:

  1. Have a conversation with your church leadership and the different family ministers in your church about what a unified strategy and team would look like
  2. Explore the option of having your ministries work together and how that would impact the vision and strategy of your church
  3. Meet with other family pastors and children or student pastors to learn from them

If You Do Have a Next Gen Model:

  1. Consider changing your staffing to make it more based on strengths and gifts instead of specific age groups
  2. Check out ChildrensMinistryOnline.com
  3. Have conversations about branding your church as a Next Gen church and branding your environments individually

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Next Episode: Heidi Hensley

In the next episode, I interview Heidi Hensley. Heidi is the Children’s Pastor at Bayside Church in California. We talk all about tough topics for leaders, and how to practically approach difficult conversations and situations all across family ministry.

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Nov 01 2016
43 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 067: Kenny Conley – 5 Keys to a Good Start

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In this episode, I welcome back NextGen Pastor, Kenny Conley, to the podcast (Check out Episode 25 when Kenny talks about the NextGen and Family Ministry Model). This time, Kenny shares the five things to focus on during your first year in a NextGen role. Kenny just finished his first year at a new church in this NextGen role, and coming out of that, he has some great wisdom to share. Whether you lead in NextGen, or specifically in Children’s or Youth Ministry, the principles and practical advice he shares are really helpful.

Kenny Conley

Connect with Kenny on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

IAmNextGen.com

ChildrensMinistryOnline.com

MISSION Church

Mastermind Groups

Mastermind groups for ministry leaders are launching this October! A mastermind group is a group of leaders, who serve in a similar context, and come together to: help each other grow, challenge each other, share resources, and offer accountability. Click here for more info and to apply!

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Orange – Through Orange, get connected with a great community of NextGen/Family Pastors

You Lead Coaching – An initiative dedicated to coaching leaders via themed teaching, discussion groups, and projects within their own churches and organizations

I am NextGen FB Group – Connect with other NextGen leaders and share resources

Jim Wideman’s Infuse Program – A 6-month mentoring experience available to Children’s Pastors

The First Year (blogpost) – Kenny unpacks what the first year in a NextGen role should look like

Ministry Makeover Resource – Sign up to get Kenny’s resource (coming soon), about how to turn your ministry around

5 Things to Do in Your First Year

  1. Take time to learn the culture of your church. Listen and ask lots of questions.
  2. Get to know your staff, their perspectives on the ministry, and build trust with them
  3. Learn the role and find your rhythm
  4. Dive into a role when necessary
  5. Know where you’re going, and chart your future

Action Items

  1. Take the five things Kenny talked about and evaluate where you are in those areas
  2. Create a simple 3-step action plan to help you get better this month
  3. Ask: Are you still operating like you are new to the role? If you have been in the role for a while, consider expanding what you do in your role and leading more through other people.

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Next Episode: Rich Birch

In the next episode, I talk with Rich Birch from the unSeminary Podcast. We unpack the differences that exist between Family Ministry in churches that are less than 1,000, and over 1,000. Rich also walks through the unique challenges facing those trying to break through the 1,000 barrier. The principles he shares are really helpful whether you are in that stage or not, as you may be facing similar things when you are striving to grow during a different phase.

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Aug 22 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 086: Chris Sasser on The Parent Network

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In this episode, I talk with Family Pastor Chris Sasser, of Port City Community Church. Chris shares how he and his team are partnering with parents in their church through The Parent Network. The Parent Network is a 4-part initiative they started two years ago. Chris walks us through how they launched The Parent Network, shares the four parts of their strategy, and gives the inside scoop on how their church shifted from a ministry-centric mindset to a parent-centric mindset for partnering with parents.

Chris Sasser

Connect with Chris on Facebook | TwitterInstagram

Follow The Parent Network on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: chris.sasser@portcitychurch.org

Port City Community Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Ministry Architects – A team of church leaders who want to help you develop a clear plan for your ministry (One of the ways they do this is by helping you facilitate focus groups in your church)

Orange – An organization dedicated to helping the next generation know Jesus by bringing the church and family together for maximum impact

The Phase Project – A project dedicated to helping parents understand and leverage each phase of their child’s life

The Parent Network – A hub for all the parents of Port City Community Church who have plugged into The Parent Network. This is the primary place where resources for parents are shared. Some content is original, and other content is pulled from sites like OrangeD6Family.com, and AllProDad.com.

Parent Network Podcast – A podcast that the Family Ministry of Port City Community Church started for the parents and families in their church

4 Components of The Parent Network

  1. Events for parents (2 big events/year and a few topical seminars)
  2. Events for parents and kids (4/year)
  3. Resources (Shared on the church’s website)
  4. Parent partners (Three 3-month cycles/year of mentors)

 5 Keys to Hosting Events for Parents

  1. Make the events free
  2. Schedule them in the evening
  3. Always offer free childcare
  4. Provide great content
  5. Provide contexts for parents to have conversations with one another

 Action Items

  1. Check out The Parent Network
  2. Evaluate your current strategy for partnering with parents
  3. Make a list of the different components of partnering with parents and prioritize them. Then determine: What is one thing you could do in the next year to better partner with parents?
  4. Invite 10 parents from your church to be part of a focus group and ask: How would you like the church to partner with you?

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Next Episode: Erin English

In the next episode, I talk with Erin English. Erin is the Early Childhood Pastor at Westside Family Church. Erin shares the principles and practical steps that went into growing her volunteer team from 250 to 400 in just two years. We then have a great conversation about goal setting and evaluations, digging into the importance of using these great tools to help you pursue what God has in store for you and your ministry this year.

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Jan 09 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #16: Episode 063: Strategy for Partnering with Parents With Sherry Surratt

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In this episode, I talk with Sherry Surratt, the Executive Director of Family Strategy at Orange, about a year long strategy for partnering with parents. Sherry shares what a 12-month plan looks like practically for your ministry, and previews some of the things Orange is working on to help church leaders partner with parents even more effectively.

Sherry Surratt

Connect with Sherry on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Email: ssurratt@rethinkgroup.org

Orange

Southeast Christian Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – An organization that seeks to celebrate motherhood, connect moms, and equip, encourage, and mentor them. Hosting a MOPS group is a great way for a church to reach young families.

GoWeekly – A resource that helps church leaders connect with their small group leaders and partner with parents every week

  • Leader–>Parent: Events, kits, and things to talk about at the dinner table, in the car, or during other naturally occurring moments
  • Church–>Parent: The ParentCue connects parents to what their kids learned that week, complete with questions and discussion starters
  • Directly–>Parent: Parent Cue Blog, Parent Cue Podcast, and the Parent Cue App

Orange’s Social Media Plan for Leaders – Orange‘s weekly social media plans that help leader partner with parents. Posts correspond to the weekly teaching and cue the parent during natural moments like morning time, meal time, drive time, and bedtime.

Just a Phase – A project dedicated to helping parents understand and leverage each phase of their child’s life

Phase Guides (books) – Individual books that each focus on a different year and phase of a child’s life. These guides are designed to help parents make the most of each phase.

Levels of Partnership With Parents (article) – The different levels of engagement and partnership the church has with parents

Orange Conference 2018 – Orange’s annual conference for children, student, and family ministry leaders. Registration opens October 12.

Annual Family Wheel

  1. FallStart: Families are thinking new rhythm. Introduce families to small group leaders, consider having an open house event, and/or bring in Just a Phase materials to let parents know you’re there to help them through each age and stage.
  2. WinterRestart: Families are thinking about developing healthy habits. Provide small group opportunities.
  3. SpringFocus: Families are thinking: How can we finish well? Send encouragement through a weekend message and/or a handwritten note.
  4. SummerRecharge: Families are thinking: How can we spend the summer well? Create opportunities and environments that the family can experience together like a movie night, date night kits, a family challenge, or a list of free ideas for a family to do in your community.

Action Items

  1. Download the Annual Family Wheel, print it, and plot what you currently do to partner with parents on that wheel by season
  2. Evaluate what fits and what doesn’t fit
  3. Trim your current plan down and focus on one thing each season, or design your wheel from scratch and start with one thing

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Next Episode: Ricardo Miller

In the next episode, I talk with Children’s Pastor and Evangelist, Ricardo Miller. We have a great conversation about the top mistakes that ministry leaders make. Ricardo shares from the perspective of a children’s pastor, but the list and principles he walks through apply across the board to leaders in all areas of ministry.

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Jul 25 2017
57 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 110: Ministry Hacks with Kenny Conley

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In this episode, I welcome back NextGen Pastor, Kenny Conley, to the podcast (Check out Episode 25 & Episode 67 for our previous conversations). Kenny and I talk about 3 key ministry hacks to help you accomplish more in less time and improve the quality of the ministry you offer. We also talk about his new course, 33 Ministry Hacks (details and registration can be found here).

Kenny Conley

Connect with Kenny on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

IAmNextGen.com

ChildrensMinistryOnline.com

MISSION Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

33 Ministry Hacks – A 6-week course designed to help ministry leaders leverage 21st-century tools. Registration closes Monday, July 16.

PreschoolMinistryLeader.com – A resource sight for preschool leaders

How to Camp Blog Post (blog post) – Hacks for developing a registration process that will help you have all registrations in a month before camp starts

CampBrain.com – Camp registration software

Ministry Hacks: How to Camp

  1. Go all digital
  2. Determine cost/kid
  3. Motivate parents to sign up early with artificial deadlines
  4. Begin with 1-day only sale, move to regular price, and have a late registration price
  5. Be prepared to give a firm “no”

Ministry Hacks: Volunteer Recruiting

  1. Have two monthly volunteer orientations
  2. Recruit to an orientation, not an application
  3. Email/text reminders to list of contacts
  4. Have an observation process in place that is run by coaches
  5. Train leaders in observation

Google Calendar – Invite people in your g-suite organization to choose appointment times

Calendly.com – An app for scheduling different types of appointments and inviting people to meetings

Action Items

  1. Check out 33 Ministry Hacks
  2. Evaluate your volunteer process–Consider adding a volunteer orientation or revamping your observation/training process
  3. Try Google or Calendly and see if one (or both) helps free up some of your time and keep your schedule straight

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Jul 03 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 116: Eric Bryant – Helping Kids & Students Belong Before They Believe

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In this episode, Eric Bryant, author of Not Like Me, talks about how we can help kids and students belong before they believe. He talks about his experience working at two churches known for reaching people far from God, Mosaic in LA with Erwin McManus and Gateway Church in Austin with John Burke.

Eric Bryant

Connect with Eric on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Gateway Church

Ministry Boost FREE Webinar

Ministry Boost recently launched – an organization led by myself, Kenny Conley, and Kevin Monahan dedicated to helping you fast forward growth in your ministry through training and consulting for ministry leaders. We’ll also be offering coaching in partnership with YouLead Coaching.

Register for our FREE Webinar, Thursday, August 23, from 1-4PM EST here.

Links Mentioned in This Episode

EricBryant.org

Not Like Me

Resources

The Church Growth Summit

Action Items

  1. Get the book
  2. Evaluate your ministry in light of the book
  3. Do something to help volunteers learn how to help kids/students belong before they believe

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Aug 21 2018
47 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 090: Equipping Parents to Lead Their Families in Faith With Dr. Michelle Anthony

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In this episode, I talk with the author of Spiritual Parenting, Dr. Michelle Anthony. We walk through some of the principles in her book, and then break down what family ministry looks like at her church. She shares the groups, events, resources, and other unique components of their plan for equipping parents to be the primary spiritual leaders in their kids’ lives.

Dr. Michelle Anthony

Connect with Dr. Anthony on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

MichelleAnthony.org

New Life Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family (book) – Dr. Michelle Anthony explores how to avoid the six dysfunctional parenting styles and lead your child into the abundant life Jesus has for them

Spiritual Parenting (book) – Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting

7 Family Ministry Essentials (book) – Dr. Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman explore the seven things that are essential for leaders who are equipping parents and coming alongside them as they lead their kids into a growing relationship with Jesus

RightNow Media – Equip your families with video content to help them grow. Check out the video series for Spiritual Parenting here.

HomeFrontMag.com – A resource for churches to share with parents to help them create fun, spiritually forming times in their homes

Episode 080: A Strategic Plan for Partnering With Parents With Phil Bell

Episode 086: Chris Sasser on The Parent Network

First Time Family Process

  1. A family registers with their basic information
  2. Families receive a card inviting them to the next parent orientation
  3. They receive a follow up email that introduces them to the ministry, welcomes them, and invites them to share about their family
  4. Parents complete the follow up intake form that asks them questions about the structure of their family and invites them to share any specialized needs

Elements of a Parent Orientation:

  1. Sit at small group tables based on the age of your kids
  2. Tables are led by a staff or key volunteer from that area of the family ministry
  3. Invite parents to answer: What is the most difficult thing about being the primary spiritual leader of your child? How can we as a church support you in this role?
  4. Transition to large group time where the vision of the ministry is shared
  5. Staff members are introduced
  6. Resources and programs are shared and explained

Equipping Parents Pathway

  1. Parent orientation
  2. Go through Spiritual Parenting study
  3. Engage with HomeFrontMag.com (A monthly plan for families)
  4. Receive take home resources each week that summarize that week and point to the next one
  5. Participate in quarterly family nights and other family events

Family Ministry Models

  1. Family friendly model where the church offers experiences and events the family can share in together
  2. Family centered model where families are together all the time and not separated by ages
  3. Family sensitive model where the church attempts to meet the needs of all families and champion social issues that families are facing
  4. Family empowered model where the main intent is to empower parents to be the spiritual leaders of their homes

Action Items

  1. Get Dr. Anthony’s books, check out her study on RightNow Media, and check out HomeFrontMag.com
  2. Ask: What is my pathway? How are we equipping parents? Then, have some conversations about what 4-5 steps you want to point new families to.
  3. Consider hosting a parent orientation to help parents understand the vision of your ministry and know that they are not alone

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Next Episode: Jana Magruder

In the next episode, I talk with Jana Magruder, author of Nothing Less. Nothing Less is a book based on research with Protestant parents, that asks the questions: What were the things that influenced your child’s faith the most? and What mattered most in helping them follow Jesus? Jana walks through the top indicators, and also shares a few surprising things that didn’t make the list and why.

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Feb 06 2018
48 mins
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Rank #20: 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.

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Oct 04 2016
45 mins
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