FREE & EASY last minute way to share the gospel at Halloween

Halloween Outreach Card, Side ONE

Many churches are putting the finishing touches on Trunk or Treat and fall outreach celebrations. The goodwill  and caring you share with your communities is very important, but you have an opportunity to share something even more important–the good news of Jesus, the only One who conquered death. Here is a simple outreach card you…

Firefighter or Assistant—Be Happy in Your Work

Fire Fighter or Secretary

The conversation was a lively one as some fifty ministry assistants discussed both the frustrations and joys of their particular calling. One expressed the feelings of many when she said with a wry smile, “What we need to know is how to be happy in our work even when we feel more like firefighters than…

Resources to mentally prepare you for fall celebrations

Holidays give you a natural way to invite unchurched people to church.

When the kids have returned to school and summer is over, one group of responsibilities are over, but looming ahead is the huge amount of work for the fall holiday season. Here are some resources that will help you prepare mentally and practically for what is coming up: A great article to help you stay sane…

Church Office Advice: What Color is Your Time?

Giving time a color helps us use it better.

One of the most important lessons we can learn in life is to value our time. All our time. Once we grasp that time is the essential resource, every minute takes on new meaning. Unlike other resources—money, talent, things both tangible and intangible—time is a commodity everyone already owns in its entirety; no one has any more time than…

Church Office Advice: First Aid for Anger

How to deal with anger in the church office

Ed. note: Christian communicators not only communicate the gospel in the materials they produce, but by their lives. As this extremely helpful article by Gayle Hilligoss shows, responding positively and constructively to anger in others and in yourself is an important communication skill to learn. An assistant new to the church office was pondering if this…