Do You Have People?

My husband and I are in the greatest small group ever.  But just a few weeks ago, I was lamenting how busy Sundays were and would be getting worse.  I even asked my pastor if he would be upset if we dropped out for awhile (small groups are of super high value at our church).  But God has really shown me big time that we need our people. 1. Are you...

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Feedback and a Little Bribery

I love surveys and evaluation.  Without knowing what people are really thinking/feeling, we are doing ministry with blinders on, seeing only what we want to see.  Sadly, though, people do not get as excited about filling out surveys as I get about sending them.  We have learned that a little bit of bribery goes a long way in getting the feedback...

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Halloween Wrap-Up

I wrote here about what our Halloween plans were and how we were doing things differently this year.  Here’s the wrap-up of what we experienced: –  Neighborhood parties:  We got great feedback from our small groups who ran neighborhood parties.  They felt like they connected with tons of families.  Kids enjoyed it and parents appreciated...

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What We Do on Sundays: The Why

As Roger Fields said to me, I am  “one of those children’s ministers”.  We write our own curriculum for Sunday mornings.  That doesn’t work for everyone, but we do it for a couple of reasons: –  I like having curriculum that is specifically tailored to Westwood and our kids and our culture. –  I am probably too...

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