Category: Tips and Tools

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Know Your "Why"

I partner with churches across the country for all sorts of events. One critical factor for creating a successful event is defining what success looks like. It sounds obvious, but I've discovered that...

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What's Your Reason for Believing That?

One of the things that really bugs me about social media is the number of people who believe and pass on obviously false information. I'm not talking about opinions I disagree with. I'm referring to...

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Making Jesus Relevant

I hear and read a lot about the need to "make Jesus relevant." While I understand what people generally mean when they say that, I really hate that phrase. First, Jesus is who he is,...

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Creating a Moment for Ministry Using Balloons

A few weeks ago, I shared a video about learning very basic ballooning for use in ministry. (That video is embedded at the end of this post.) I wanted to share a few tips about taking advantage of a...

Brad demonstrating an Easter object lesson.

Easy Easter Object Lesson

Here's a simple magical object lesson you can do for Easter. It's designed to use Easter eggs as a reminder of the important aspects of Easter. It can be a quick introduction to the resurrection, a...