Here are a few posts that I have ‘starred’ in Google reader.
They either caught my eye, or my massive nerdy tendencies.
From various blogs all over this earth:
Creating a Healthy Volunteer Environment -Part 2
Yesterday we talked about what an unhealthy volunteer looks like. It’s not as easy as just firing all those who bring a spirit of unhealthiness to our ministries or arena’s; but I can begin to change the environment that all my volunteer exist within.
I present my Top 6 things to Never do or say to a Volunteer
The Elephant Song
If you have young children, or if you’re young at heart, this is the song for you: The Elephant Song by Eric Herman (video created by Eric’s wife Roseann with the help of their 3-year-old daughter Becca. The little girl in the song is Meghan, who was 6 at the time).
Special Needs Ministry for Autistic Children
By its very nature, children’s ministry is challenging, but special needs ministry takes the challenge to a whole new level. Any children’s pastor familiar with teaching special needs children understands the importance of developing a unique approach and relationship with each child. It takes a great deal of effort, but it is well worth it when you can effectively connect and minister to a special needs child.
- In what area of life have I lost my passion? (What can I do to get it back?)
- If the enemy were going to ‘take me out’, what are my three most vulnerable points?
- What new burden has God given me in the last year?
- What have I unlearned that has made me closer to God?
- What new discipline is God calling me to do?
- What has God asked me to do that I haven’t yet done?
- Is there something that I think about more than I think about pleasing God? (Money, possessions, ministry, family, recreation, something else.)
- Do I have an increasing joy in serving Christ?
- Am I handling the pain of ministry with integrity?
- Am I still being persecuted for my faith in Christ?
Putting Strength To Work
As always with these meetings, we learned about the child’s performance that has both good and bad. We ended up discussing about the poor results, carelessness, concerns and how to fix them. What Marcus Buckingham shares in this video resonate with us