Leadership Lessons Book review

Ralph Hawkins and Richard Parrott shine some light on the life of Saul, Israel’s first king and expose the tragic leadership failures of the man whom God chose to be the earthly leader of His people. Although King Saul is credited with some small successes, the authors term his overall …

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Get the LEAD out – Strategic Execution

When I was younger I would always hear from my parents, “Todd you better get the lead out!” I always wondered what that really meant. According to the Free Dictionary it means: “get the lead out and shake the lead out Inf. to hurry; to move faster. (This originally refers …

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Top 20 Improvements I’ve Made Due to Kidology Coaching

Every weekend our churches are filled with those who have the responsibility of ministering to our children, connecting with and resourcing the parents, equipping those who are also responsible to help reach children and the list of responsibilities just goes on and on. You may call these wonderful gifts to …

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Men will rock your children’s ministry

Walk the halls and peek in on your children’s ministry rooms and see how many boys are engaged. It will be easy to see lots of them in the younger grades, but look between your 3-5th grade and that involvement begins to drop. Unless, you have 1 thing! Men in …

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All systems are a go. Time to get out of your comfort zone.

It is the new year and change is in the air. Everyone is talking new goals, habits, routines and more. Today many walk around with grandiose ideas of the results they will be experiencing in no time. The truth that many do not want to really face is that the …

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Stages to take your children’s ministry to failure

The Economist recently summarized management guru Jim Collins’ new book, How the Mighty Fail. In his new book Mr Collins examines 11 of the 60 “great companies” studied in his two earlier books that have since deteriorated to “mediocrity or worse”. Mr Collins says that when he charted the factors …

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Having a Successful Children’s Ministry, is it really as hard as we make it?

I have enjoyed all the years (20+ full-time years) that God has allowed me to be a children’s pastor. In that time I have read numerous books, seeing that I read an average of 2-3 books a week, attended many conferences, attended more seminars than I could recount and the …

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Work Your P.L.A.N. for Ministry Success

I know there always feels like in ministry that there is so much to do and to get done. How do you tackle the things you need to do? Get rid of the things you should not be doing? Keep your teams focused and going all in the same direction? …

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