Leading Ministry Teams: Part 2

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Leading Ministry Teams: Part 2

By Kevin E. Lawson and Orbelina Equizabal, Biola University

Continuing from Part 1 in this series, Lawson and Eguizabal evaluate current research on team ministries and present practical implications for churches and organizations.

Summary

This article reviews the recent research efforts exploring what makes teams effective, and how to determine when to work as a team and when other approaches might be better. It examines the results of several case studies of church ministry teams and closes with 13 implications for those in ministry leadership roles who are considering a team approach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leading Ministry Teams, Part 1

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Leadership, Teaching Tips

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Leading Ministry Teams, Part 1

By Kevin E. Lawson and Orbelina Equizabal, Biola University

In this article, Lawson and Eguizabal look at Old Testament and New Testament models of leading teams. What do the Scriptures have to say about working in teams? How do the biblical models communicate unity, love, servanthood, and shared leadership? Read the rest of this entry »

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7 “BE’s” of Effective Leadership

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Leadership, Parenting, Teaching Tips

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Ron Edmondson provides the following seven principles that will help you make the most of your ministry.
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One of the chief goals of this blog is to encourage better leadership. In this post, I’m including the term management. I believe the two are different functions, but both are vital to a healthy organization. Whether you lead or manage a large or small organization — or church — there are principles for being effective. Read the rest of this entry »

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7 Keys for Investing in the Next Generation

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Leadership, Raising Godly Children

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By Skip Gray, Navigators Marketplace Ministry

We generally do one of two things with our money: We spend it or we invest it. Money we spend, we never see again. Money we invest wisely multiplies and comes back to us.

We do the same thing with our lives. We spend them or we invest them. A life that is spent selfishly is gone. But a life invested in others will bear fruit for eternity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Motivating Your Kids

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Leadership, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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“For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12, NIV).

How Kids Think

Children wonder, “What difference does obeying God make?” Some kids are discouraged about trying to please God. They have lost interest in spiritual matters and are not motivated to be involved. Instead, they focus on their own interests and let the world guide them. Without encouragement, reminders, and continual opportunities that help focus their hearts towards God, children live for themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Make Your Ministry Sticky

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Leadership, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips, What Kids Need

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In this article, John Roberto of Lifelong Faith Associates writes about the rediscovery of intergenerational ministry and how it affects faith that sticks for a lifetime.

Summary

Christian congregations across the United States are rediscovering the importance of intergenerational faith formation and relationship building and making it a defining characteristic of their community life. This rediscovery comes at a time when research is finding the enduring importance of intergenerational relationships in the church community upon the faith life and church involvement of young adults. It also comes at a time when churches are questioning their over reliance on age-specific programming to the detriment of intergenerational relationships and experiences in the faith community. This article focuses on the blessings and benefits of being intentionally intergenerational and provides strategies and examples for strengthening intergenerational practices in faith formation. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Help a Grieving Child

by DiscipleLand Staff Family, Leadership, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips

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In this article, Dr. Kim Pond studies grief in children 6 to 12 and makes suggestions for the church’s response to a child’s loss of a significant loved one. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Find Rest in a Busy World

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Leadership, Parenting

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Transformational Rest For Educators

By Marla Campbell

In this article, Marla Campbell from the Cook School of Intercultural Studies of Biola University looks at the impact of Sabbath and rest on ministers and parents—urging ministers to model this vital spiritual intimacy with God. Read the rest of this entry »

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Discipline is NOT Optional

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Leadership, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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“The rod and reproof give wisdom, 
but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. When the wicked increase, transgression increases, 
but the righteous will look upon their downfall. Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart” (Proverbs 29:15-17 ESV).

How Kids Think

Kids protest, “Why are you punishing me?“ Children can see only that correction results in a rebuke, spanking, or loss of privileges. They cannot yet appreciate the long-term value of learning an important lesson that molds, strengthens, and perfects their character. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Teaching Tips

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Leadership, Parenting, Teaching Tips

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You love God. You love kids. You’re devoted to helping children grow in Christ-likeness. But are there ways you can become even more effective? Here are ten teaching tips that can help you become more efficient and effective.

1. Teach the Bible.

God’s Word matters most, so make sure that the Scriptures remain your lesson centerpiece. As you instruct the kids, keep your Bible open and refer to it during the lesson. Show your children how to glean insights from their own Bibles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Teaching Children Honesty

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Family, Leadership, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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We all want our children to exhibit godly character and become men and women of integrity. In this practical article by Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, you’ll discover three character qualities foundational for honesty. Read the rest of this entry »

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10 Reasons Why Children’s Ministry Matters

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Leadership

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Can you believe it? The new year is just around the corner! That means starting January 1, lots of new opportunities, adventures, and discoveries abound! The following letter by Dale Hudson is a great reminder of the importance of children’s ministry. Share “An Open Letter To Pastors About Children’s Ministry” with your volunteers and pastor. Read the rest of this entry »

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