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Inspirational articles to encourage you and strengthen your leadership.

Creating a Culture of Belonging
What does it mean to belong? In our culture today, we “belong” to a lot of things. But what does it mean to know you belong? That goes a little deeper. Knowing deep down you belong is more than a name on a roster or…
Let God Deal With Everything Else
When you hear the phrase “let it go” you almost instantly think of the hit song from Disney’s animated film “Frozen”. But while reading in the book of John this week, the phrase “let it go” served as a great reminder. We pick up the…
What Is the Value of Midweek Programming?
Midweek programs for kids are being cut in many churches. The reasons range from a lack of resources, volunteers, and interest. However, despite these obstacles, the value of midweek programming is substantial. This article aims to explore the significance of these programs and encourages churches…
An Anxious Generation — Now What?
“Erosion doesn’t excite people.” This is what I thought recently while reading a news story about an 1800s farmhouse in England that’s beginning to hang over the edge of a cliff due to seaside erosion. The historical home is about to be demolished to prevent it…
Volunteers: The Meaning of Discipleship
This post was written by Emily Hall, a guest writer for INCM. As a Kids Ministry leader, you’ve got a lot to do – and you know you can’t do it alone. Thank God for those people who show up week in and week out…
Leadership Fluency: Mastering the Language of Leadership
How would you define leadership? What analogies or metaphors would you use to describe it? For many, leadership conjures pictures of business gurus, sports coaches, and war heroes. Leaders are often associated with words like guidance, influence, direction, and ownership. But have you ever correlated…
6 Hallmarks That Shape The Gospel Project for Kids
This post was written by Aaron Wilson, a guest to INCM and writer for our Partner, Lifeway Christian Resources. This is a paid promotion by Lifeway Kids. Enter any address in your phone’s GPS, and you’ll be greeted with several route options. Each path will…
Letter from the New Executive Director
Hello INCM Community! I’m honored and stoked to serve you and the INCM team as the new Executive Director of INCM. It blows my mind when I think about the trajectory of my and Stephanie’s ministry and how God has brought us to this opportunity….
Healing Hurting Hearts – Teaching Empathy to Children in the Church
This post was guest-written by Kayla Smith from Reach Hurting Kids Institute. “Big feelings don’t last forever!” My nephew, Noah, spoke these words over and over again, holding my son’s hand as he cried about his scraped knee. We had been hiking for all of…
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