In an effort to provide you with resources to help you do ministry better, we wanted to let you know what’s coming soon on Stuff Leaders Want!
Stuff For This Week
We are constantly writing, recording and researching to provide you with new resources every week. Each week, we will upload stuff for you, stuff for your volunteers and stuff for the parents in your church.
|For You||For Your Volunteers||For Your Parents|
|Week 13||“How to Navigate Small Group Time with Preschoolers” by Autumn Ward||Social Plan:
|“Afraid of the Dark” by Sarah Anderson|
|Week 14||“How to Make 252 Basics Large Group Work in Any Environment” by Dan Scott and Cara Martens||Social Plan:
|“Marking Moments” by Carey Nieuwhof|
|Week 15||“How to Find and Equip Middle School Small Group Leaders” by Jenn Cooke McMillian||Social Plan:
Special Needs 01
|“Are You Available” by Kendra Fleming|
|Week 16||“How to Train and Retain Special Needs Volunteers” by Linda Martin||Social Plan:
|Ages and Stages “Personal Ads”|
Stuff For Volunteers – Messages and images that inspire volunteers. Stuff for Volunteers gives you tools to connect weekly with your volunteers through social media and email. We have created messages and images that will help your volunteers learn, live, lead and laugh. Plus, these pieces will help you stay connected and cast vision!
Social Plan: Teams 02
Social Plan: Family 03
Social Plan: Environment 02
Social Plan: Special Needs 01
Stuff For Parents – Messages and images that inspire parents. Stuff for Parents gives you tools to cue parents in your church. We have created messages and images that will help you strategically connect with parents on a weekly basis.
Ages and Stages “Personal Ads”
“Are You Available” by Kendra Fleming
“Marking Moments” by Carey Nieuwhof
“Afraid of the Dark” by Sarah Anderson
Stuff to Watch:
Video, Jim Wideman: “Aligning Your Children and Youth Departments”
It’s time that the children’s and youth ministries realize they are on the same team and work together. This video will give you practical steps to build a bridge and work together to reach the family. If you heard the podcast, then you know this video is worth watching with your team!
Stuff to Hear:
“How to Navigate Small Group Time with Preschoolers” by Autumn Ward
Everyone benefits from a Small Group of familiar faces, even preschoolers. Come and join in on a discussion about what Small Groups can look like in a preschool setting and why you should spend the time making them happen.
“How to Make 252 Basics Large Group Work in Any Environment” by Dan Scott and Cara Martens
When you open the new curriculum scripts each month, it’s perfectly normal to feel both excited and overwhelmed. We’ve been in your shoes, so we want to show you some specific ways to create a dynamic Large Group kids don’t want to miss, without stressing you out. In this podcast, we’ll help you discover which Large Group elements make the Bible come most alive to kids, so they’re definitely worth the extra effort, but also which ones we include and recommend to try and make your job easier! By the end, we hope you’ll realize that no matter what resources you have to work with, your Large Group environment really can engage kids week after week.
“How to Find and Equip Middle School Small Group Leaders” by Jenn Cooke
Regardless of the size of your church, your model of ministry or your budget, every student ministry has one thing in common—we need more qualified, passionate, Christ-following volunteers! This podcast will focus on recruiting strategies that will help you find volunteers that buy into your ministry strategy as well as ideas on how to equip them to serve for the long haul in student ministry.
“How to Train and Retain Special Needs Volunteers” by Linda Martin
Special needs ministry offers a unique opportunity to create a sense of community and purpose among volunteers. In this podcast, we’ll offer new ideas for finding, fulfilling and keeping volunteers in your ministry. We’ll discuss the key points to ensure effective volunteer training as well as walk through the basics of making teens an integral part of your church’s special needs volunteer team.
Developed by Orange, Stuff Leaders Want is a library of digital resources to improve what you do. These resources help to develop leadership skills for yourself, your team and your volunteers. The materials in SLW aim to answer three basic questions: What can I do to continue learning as a leader? How can I be intentional about connecting with my volunteers consistently? What can we do to stay on the same page as a team? These materials can be digested in 20 easy minutes—or less. Click here to learn more about a subscription to Stuff Leaders Want.