Category: Productivity

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What to Do With Your Staff Team Right Away

Annual Planning

If you lead a staff, one of the most valuable things you can do is to have each person on your team create an annual plan. An annual plan is foundational for everything else that your staff team will do over the next year. In fact, drop everything else that you are doing with your staff team and do this. This planning process is designed for those who lead a major ministry area such as children’s, groups, worship ministries, youth ministries, connect, etc. October is prime time to begin this because your staff can roll into 2016 knowing exactly where they are headed.

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How to Stop Forgetting and Follow Through

An old Proverb says, “The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.” You know that moment when a thought crashes into your mind? Perhaps it is something you need to do. Maybe it is something you need to

A New (Improved) Allowance System for Kids

We have a new system for our kids allowance. I am convinced that it is a great new system, as I’ve personally seen the response from my kids and rewards it has brought them. Since our four kids were small,

How to Rest When You’re On the Run

Last week on a hot, sunny, dry day, I took a four-mile trail run with my 12-year-old son. Jackson is a cross-country runner and runs sub 7-minute miles. Because of the heat we were both more tired than normal during

How to Create a Family Plan

Earlier this week, Barry Rager shared with us about How a Family Plan Could Change Everything. Today Barry is going to share how to create a family plan, using five easy steps that can be customized to your family needs. The entire

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