Monuments: Reflect, Respond, Re-Envision

We’re hours away from 2018. As I write this, I wonder about you… I wonder what 2017 held for you. Several of you have shared your stories with me, so I know you’ve navigated the tough and terrific stuff of life and leadership this year. I know you’ve welcomed new babies, or watched your babies walk across a stage in … Read More

The Children’s Pastor Who Can Do It All

Remember that part in the Bible where it says “You have every strength and talent and gift to do it all. Don’t feel like you have to rely on anyone. You got this!”? No? Good. Cause it’s not in there. In fact, a quick read through 1 Corinthians 12, and we’re reminded that no one posses all the strengths, and … Read More

Gathering the Family Around God’s Word – Meet SRT!

Are you looking for ways to encourage families to dig into God’s Word together? With Advent around the corner, are you wondering what is out there for you and the families you serve? Are you looking for something for your own personal discipleship that encourages YOUR time in Scripture? We could not be MORE excited to introduce you to our … Read More

The Best Flavor of Leadership

Great coffee. Fresh watermelon on a hot summer day. Roasted vegetables that were brushed with balsamic. Cherry pie from my favorite pie shop in Chicago. My mom’s famous stuffing and cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving… I love the flavors of all of these things. They’re all different. They’re all satisfying. They should not all go in a blender together. That would … Read More

3 Odd Habits of Effective Leaders

What makes leaders and teams so effective that living out their mission and achieving their vision is inevitable? And what are the habits that we can cultivate which end up nurturing our effectiveness for the long run? These questions have been following me around for years. As I look in on the lives of healthy, effective leaders who lead passionate … Read More

They’re filling up!

Breakout registration for CPC18 is underway, and it has been exciting to see leaders saving their spots ahead of time in the breakouts of their choice! Here is a quick highlight of 5 of the 130+ breakouts at CPC18 that are on their way to filling up! Marriage as a Deep Breath – Beth Guckenberger HATCH! Brainstorming Secrets of a Disney … Read More

Are you ready?

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for 9/25! Why? That is the day that Breakout Registration for CPC18 opens! This means that everyone who is registered for CPC18 will be able to save their spot in the breakouts of their choice before the event! This is going to take your CPC experience to the next level! SAVE MY SPOT!  Here … Read More

A Practical Way to Incorporate Missions into Your Kidmin!

What if there was a practical, but powerful way to incorporate missions into your Sunday or Midweek programming? What if something as simple as a shoebox could open up doors for discipleship around the world? Join Halle Pilkington, Children’s Ministry Director at Alliance Bible Fellowship, as she shares practical ways your church can incorporate Operation Christmas Child into your children’s … Read More

THEY’VE ARRIVED! [CPC18 Breakouts]

::CONFETTI TOSS:: YES! This is one of our favorite days around the INCM office. It’s when the ball drops and the confetti cannons go off because CPC18 Breakouts have officially been unveiled! VIEW CPC18 BREAKOUTS Please note! Everyone who registers for CPC will register for the breakouts of their choice BEFORE the event- this means that you get to save … Read More

The Breakouts are Coming!

You know when you are on the hunt for a gift for someone you love… the perfect gift that will make them smile in that way where you know you just nailed it? Can you feel what that anticipation is like as you wrap it, write the note on the card, and the excitement that bubbles up when you set … Read More