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  • Helpful Tips For Sunday School Directors

    The most common e-mail I receive in response to this web page goes something like this: Glad to find your web page. It is an answer to prayer. I just signed on as Sunday School director for my church and am looking for ideas as to how to carry out my task...
  • Enhance Your Sunday School Lesson By Asking Good Questions

    There is nothing worse than trying to engage Sunday School class members in discussion only to have them stare blankly at you in absolute silence.  This silence does not always communicate indifference, fear, or outright unwillingness to participate.  I...
  • How to Keep Your Integrity in Ministry

    Being a leader in the ministry comes with a great responsibility and a high call from God to lead His people with integrity. Arrogance, Aloneness, Adventure, Adultery are four pitfalls of integrity leaders face everyday. So how do we overcome these pitfal...
  • How To Involve Parents in Youth Ministry

    Despite all the discussions about the effects of peer pressure, numerous studies reveal that a key source of guidance and influence for young people has always been, and continues to be, parents. In Scripture, parents have the primary responsibility for t...
  • How to Prepare for Evangelistic Events That Reach Youth

    There is nothing more exciting than seeing students make Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of their life.  There is a generation of students in Arkansas that is waiting to meet Jesus. In order for this to happen, the mobilization of youth ministries and t...
  • How to Create a Pivotal Women’s Ministry

    How would you like to have a Spirit-led, service-oriented, scriptural women’s ministry that will make a difference in the lives of women in your church? Take a look at the following 8 steps to create a pivotal women’s ministry. ...
  • Seven Ideas for Staying Creative in Planning

    As a teenager, when I would hear my pastor preach a great sermon, I remember thinking that if I had the amount of time each week that he had to prepare my sermon, I could preach great sermons, too.  After all, he didn’t have a real job.  He just sat a...
  • How to Host a Fishing Tournament

    Your men's group can take Christ's command to literally be fishers of men by hosting a fishing tournament. With thorough planning and well-cast execution, such an event can draw in men who would otherwise not visit church. While these men will bring their...
  • Arkansans Needed in New Orleans

    In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, some 5,015 Arkansans served over 1.8 million meals through Arkansas Baptist State Convention disaster relief kitchens.  2,624 volunteers serving on chainsaw teams cleared trees and debris from almost 1,500 yard...
  • The Four Keys to Small Groups

    The ROOF is a very important element of any structure. The roof provides shelter from the sun and shelter from any form of precipitation. Most important, it brings the structure together. The same can be said about the ROOF of small groups. Many of our s...
  • A Call to Prayer: Responding to the Tragedy at Virginia Tech

    Well, I wonder if you are as riveted to the screen and reeling as I am about the tragedy in Blacksburg, Virginia.  I cannot seem to get it off my mind. Darrell Cook is the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) campus minister at Virginia Tech.  Darrell an...
  • New Required Training for DR Volunteers

    During the last few months we haven't had any major disasters to respond to, but you never know what's on the horizon.  We are still in the hurricane season and I heard on the weather channel that it looks like we're on the down hill side of the hurrican...
  • How to Serve in a Small Church

    Have you ever considered serving in a small church as a mission project?   When I began to contemplate this topic I was reminded of two quotes that have impacted my life through the years.  The first was made by President John F. Kennedy in his inaugur...
  • How to Implement New Members

    My wife and I are the proud parents of four children. With the arrival of the second, third and fourth children, we wondered how the siblings would take to the new arrival. We had an idea of how we wanted it to go...but...well...you know the rest. Would t...
  • How to Maximize Church Membership

    Driving down the interstate, I occasionally pass an eighteen wheeler that has a sign posted on the back of the trailer. The sign says, "IF YOU CAN’T SEE MY MIRRORS, I CAN’T SEE YOU." Is it possible that this sign could relate to our ministry within th...
  • How to Use the Five Senses for Sunday School

    Sunday School is one of the best ministries at incorporating new members into the life of the Church.   However, incorporating these new members into any Sunday School class can be very difficult.   Have you ever wondered what makes businesses success...
  • How to Multiply Your Sunday School Class

    What does it take for a Sunday School Class to multiply? Some of our Sunday School classes offer so much growth potential. There is a drive and strong determination within the class to see it grow and multiply. However, some of are classes are lacking fo...
  • How to Involve Children and Youth In Your Sunday Service

    Part of the Reaching Generation Now campaign is to “create a climate of awareness” that will allow children and youth to participate significantly in the life of the church. In most churches, children and youth are present every Sunday. They go ...
  • Back to School Outreach Ideas

    Many churches have finished up an incredible summer filled with camps, retreats, and a multitude of other events. Through these events some students accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and other students answered the call to ministry. On the horizon is...
  • Tips for Reducing Conflict in Your Church

    Do you have conflict in your church? There is no faster way to prevent growth than conflict. Conflict is reduced and often prevented when church leaders (the pastor, deacons, staff, & teachers) meet four essential needs of the congregation. ...

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