Advent Week 1: Stuck In The Middle With You

“Come quickly, Lord Jesus.” This phrase of longing is one I seem to be hearing a lot lately. The daily news reports feel more depressing than informative, tragic rather than triumphant, deterioration instead of progress. Isn’t there any good in the world to talk about? Revelation 22:12-13 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, … 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

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