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

5 NEW Volunteers in 5 Days!

What could you do if you had 5 more volunteers by Sunday? Are you having a hard time crossing the finish line in your fall ministry preparations? Is your team short 1, 5, or even 10 volunteers? Then we invite you to join us for a free webinar tomorrow at 12:00 pm CST! In it, we will discuss the ways you … Read More

5 Signs You Might Need CPC18

Welcome to the last day of August! We’re cheering for you as you have launched your fall ministry season! (Imagine confetti and noise makers!) Perhaps everything is humming along perfectly, or maybe you’re beginning to realize you didn’t know what you didn’t know…but now you know! 🙂 So, if you’re feeling like a you’re in the middle of a triathlon, … Read More

5 Surprising Questions Great Leaders Ask

If you have influence over others, and you’re in a position where you can maximize the talents and passions of others in order to reach an envisioned outcome, then you’re a leader. Some of the greatest children’s ministry leaders I’ve met are changing the world because they’ve asked themselves these five questions: Where should I be looking to anticipate change? … Read More

3 Ways to Connect with Millennial Parents

It is projected that 80 percent of Millennials will have families by 2023. Did you know that over half of this generation already has kids? As a children’s and family ministry leader, you likely wrestle often with 1) “How do I effectively serve the young families in my church community?” and 2) “How do I reach new families… and keep … Read More

In it for the Distance

There is a common sight that begins every August in Michigan. Flock after flock of large birds, flying overhead in the distinct and intentional shape of a “V”. Being one of the first signs that summer is coming to a close, I normally choose to ignore it! But this year I happen to find myself reading through the book of … Read More

CPC+ Is Next Week!

If you could take a peek inside the INCM office this week, you’d see that we’re in full-on pre-event mode- buzzing with excitement, getting our confetti ready, and counting down the days until CPC+! Not only are you going to get to experience the General Sessions messages of Albert Tate, Melissa J. MacDonald, Eugene Cho, and Beth Guckenberger, but you’re … Read More