A leader only has a few opportunities to put on events that impact their external community. You may only get 2-3 chances a year to do an outward-facing family-friendly event, inviting people from your town or region. Hopefully, these considerations will help improve the impact of your events.
Advance your understanding and strategic approach to reaching your community.
This article was written by INCM Partner Samaritan’s Purse. My name is Edouard Ndecky. In my country in West Africa, over 95% of the population is not Christian. It is a very difficult place to follow Jesus. But I am blessed because I was raised in a Christian family, and God chose my dad to
This is a guest post by Jen Edwards, a kid’s ministry coach and consultant. The families in your church matter, and so do the families outside your church. God has positioned you and the church you are in to uniquely serve the families around you and help them grow spiritually, meet their physical needs, and
VBS is typically an action-packed, week-long experience where kids encounter the love of God through stories, worship, games, crafts, and activities. Maybe you’re starting your own church VBS for the first time, or you’re looking to refresh the experience after many years of learning. As you go into the VBS planning conversations, knowing these 5 things can help prepare you and your team to begin planning for VBS, with no prior experience needed.
My 5-year-old insists that crayons are an essential purchase this season, and I can only agree. She has a deep joy for giving to kids she may never meet, a joy she shares with her little brother as they intentionally pray over every colorful shoebox gift we pack as a family. I love getting to model generosity for my children and teach them about Jesus. God nurtured these desires in my heart and continues to reveal His perfect timing in fulfilling the deep desires of my heart. And it all started with a box of crayons.
This guest post was written by Leslie Littrell from Sadie Shares. I sat mesmerized as I listened to a speaker at my son’s Christian school tell the students about an Indian lady who taught school to children living in a slum in New Delhi. Over 25,000 people shared a plot of 5 acres where generation
This guest post was written by Eddie Becker from Upward Sports. On March 27, over 16 million people tuned in to watch the Academy Awards. Impressive numbers until you look back to March 1 to see that over 34 million people watched President Biden’s first State of the Union address. But those numbers pale in
This post was written by Jeremy O’Neill, a member of the INCM Blog team. Over the years, I have heard lots of reasons why NOT to do a Vacation Bible School (VBS). It costs too much. It’s old school. It only reaches church kids. It won’t work for large churches. The list goes on. VBS
This post was written by Cera Talamantes, a member of the INCM Blog team. The determination on her face was intense as this second grader was working on a handmade church invitation for her best friend. With the tip of her tongue sticking out the corner of her mouth and her brows furrowed in concentration,
This post was written by Marta Cortez, a member of the INCM Blog team. Child development experts tell us that a child’s worldview is formed early in their development. In order to help kids understand that God loves the world, it is vital to provide various ways for them to experience missions as early in