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Can You Influence Someone You Don’t Know?

Kids know more about you than you know about them. People are wired to pay closer attention to someone who has power over their world. Think about it. You probably know more about the President than he knows about you. As kids and teenagers grow up, they depend on the adults in their world to […]

3 Things to Remember When Talking About Freedom to Middle and High Schoolers

If you have spent any time with middle or high school students you know one thing is true. Freedom matters to them. Often, they want more freedom or become overwhelmed with the freedom they do have. The truth is that many middle and high school students can be motivated by freedom. That’s why we believe […]

5 Ways to Reactivate Parents Every Year

Reactivate Parents

The start of a new school year usually means the start of new small groups, the start of soccer games, the start of PTA meetings, and the start of a busy season for parents. This is a perfect time to reactivate parents, so kids at every phase will stay connected to them. Regardless of how […]

Parent and Small Group Leader: Kids Need Both

Parents and Small Group Leaders

Last Friday, you put on some tunes and busted a move in front of your totally-mortified middle school sons. Then tonight they came home from the dance doing the sprinkler, just like you taught ’em—only they gave credit to Jeff, their small group leader and not you, the parent. What gives? And it’s not just […]

6 Ways to Embrace Physical Needs of Toddlers

Physical Needs of Toddlers

Toddlers get a bad rap. Sure they whine and throw tantrums. But can you blame them? There’s a lot going on in those pint-sized bodies. By age two little ones grow to half their adult height—something they’ll spend the next two decades reaching. And their shape will morph from one designed for doing a whole […]

How to Practice a Generosity of Spirit

Generosity of Spirit

What do you do when the things you long for this holiday season can’t be found in a catalog? We think it starts with being generous—not just with money or time—but a generous spirit.

Read more on how you can cultivate a generous spirit this Thanksgiving below.

Kids and Cyber Bullying

Cyberbullying has become a rising problem for kids in this day and age. What are some things the church can do about it? Read to learn more.

What is FX and Why Should My Church Plan Them?

Before we start, I’d like to ask a couple of questions. Do you . . . believe that families with elementary aged kids are important to the church community? think that the major moral influence in a kid’s life is from parents? believe that a local church should do all they can to encourage and […]

Engage Parents To Have Positive Spiritual Influence

Engage Parents

On average, a ministry leader has 40 hours in a given year to impact the life of a kid or teenager. In other words, there are many different things working against a kid showing up to your church. To name a few . . . vacation days, holidays, sick days, and blended family calendars. But […]

Creating an Excellent Preschool Environment

Creating an Excellent Preschool Environment

Our hope is that when you reimagine what your preschoolers’ experiences could look like, you’d draw families back with the right people and a fun environment.