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Performing Arts Volunteer Orientation Packet (free download)

Performing Arts Volunteer Orientation Packet (free download)

This is a packet given to those who are interested in volunteering in Performing Arts. Topics covered include what to expect with practice schedules, dress, lifestyle commitment expectations, and vocal skills for interested band or vocal volunteers. Download All Files: PDF & Word Documents (0.3mb) License: #4 Remixable without Attribution Resource Preview License

Guest Services Manual (free download)

Guest Services Manual (free download)

This manual helps develop first impressions teams through roles and responsibilities, scheduling, volunteer training, emergency response, usher assignments and more. Download All Files: PDF & Word Documents (2.5mb) License: #4 Remixable without Attribution Resource Preview License

Church Communications Manual (free download)

Church Communications Manual (free download)

This communications manual, revised in 2009, helps churches have consistent, professional, and effective communications. It includes a style guide, development steps, and graphic standards for punctuation, spelling, grammar, writing for the web, proofreading, editing, promotions, PowerPoint, media relations, message transcripts, web use, enewsletters, and logos. Also included is a sample response library that the church’s customer service team [...]

Top 10 Keys to Longevity in Youth Ministry

Top 10 Keys to Longevity in Youth Ministry

I received this question from a youth worker in December: I am speaking at a youth ministry event on Longevity in Ministry. I would love to hear back from you on what your top 10 secrets of longevity in ministry are? Here’s what I wrote in response (in no particular order): Embrace humility. Ask people [...]

6 Ways Your Church Can Be Interactive

6 Ways Your Church Can Be Interactive

Our world is quickly becoming an interactive world because of social media. One-way broadcasting is being replaced with multi-way conversations. People no longer passively consume media. They interact with it. They talk back through Twitter, Facebook, text messages, and more. Your church needs to become more interactive if you want to connect with people and stay relevant. [...]

Boys can sing? Boys can sing!

Boys can sing? Boys can sing!

One of the most frequently asked questions to me is “how do I get the boys to participate in worship?” It seems it’s an area that way too many churches struggle with. It can be for a variety of reasons which we’ll discuss. Last month I was leading worship at a church in St. Louis. I looked [...]

6 Ways to Integrate Teens into Your Church

6 Ways to Integrate Teens into Your Church

I love it that more and more churches are valuing students enough to be intentional about integrating them into the larger church body, realizing that a youth ministry in isolation can have some very detrimental effects. Here’s a few ideas I have for integrating teenagers into the church body and some thoughts on each. 1. [...]

3 Innovations Youth Ministry Must Make

3 Innovations Youth Ministry Must Make

Here are a handful of innovative movements I long to see in youth ministry and am committing myself to. Go organic. Buy local. Youth ministry simply must become more organic and local. Of course, your practice of youth ministry is local, but I’m addressing the whole engorged body of thinking and resourcing and modeling in [...]

Top 10 Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry

Top 10 Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry

My friend Mike asked me, “What are the top ten characteristics of a healthy youth ministry?” There are a million lists like that floating around, but it did make me stop and commit to a “top 10″ list for myself.  So here’s my list, subject to revision. 10.  Safe space. We live in what sociologist [...]

Those Who Have Ears Let Them Hear

Those Who Have Ears Let Them Hear

We now live in a day when everyone has access to share their message on the Internet, and millions of people are doing just that. One estimate noted that every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. All that content is being scattered everywhere online, and it [...]

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