A More Strategic Summer Camp

Today, Kenny and I had the chance to hang out with Eric Woods from Spring Hill Camps (home of The Middle School Ministry Campference!) to talk a little bit about summer camps. Here’s the question he asked us to think about as we prepped for our Google hangout:

“How do you tie a summer camp experience into the rest of your school year?”

The short version of our answer? Leverage summer camp to support small groups.

And if you want to know how well your summer camp experiences really do support small groups, we’ve got a checklist to help you find out.

Here’s the whole interview.

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A Few Words for Women in Ministry

In the circles that I run in, it seems like there has been a lot of talk lately about women in ministry. And there’s good reason for that.

So there is a lot of positive conversation happening about the need for women to stand up, to lead, and to be strong. But, as is often the case when this topic comes up, there has been a bit of negative conversation happening, too.

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ORANGE TOUR | Recruiting Better Small Group Leaders

Kenny and I are loving being a part of Orange Tour this year! We’ve been teaching a couple of breakouts here and there, so I thought I’d share a bit of our outlines. Lots of the content from today’s breakout comes from our book Creating a Lead Small Culture, so grab a copy if you’d like to dive deeper into any of the ideas we mention here.

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ORANGE TOUR | Creating a Safe Place for Students

Yesterday, Kenny and I got to teach a couple of breakouts at Orange Tour in Seattle! If you couldn’t make it (or maybe you could make it, but taking notes at breakout sessions just isn’t your spiritual gift), don’t worry. We’ve got some notes for you.

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