Two Questions that change how you see everything

This past week I was at CPC a conference for Kids Pastors put on by INCM. One of the speakers was Charles Lee found of theideation.com In the breakout I attended he was talking about clarifying your brand. Towards the end of his breakout he said that in our brand management and in our lives we have to ask ourselves two questions.

  1. What matters most?
  2. What is enough?

Great training and free resources

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INCM has a rich 35 year history of training Children’s Pastors through encouraging Main sessions, engaging breakouts and an expansive resource center. What I love about INCM and CPC is they are a non-profit ministry that exists to serve those who serve others. They don’t say this is how you should do it but rather see many ways it’s done and do whats best for you and your church.

Why you need volunteers, why they need you. CPC 2013 Breakout #2

Many of you may have come with questions 

What do I need to do to get more volunteers?

What are some sure fire tried and true methods for keeping volunteers for the long term

How do I get volunteers to come to my training meetings

 

We all start in the wrong place sunday comes every week so we need to get things done so we are consumed by what and how that we neglect the most important question that is found deep within the minds of our volunteers. Why?

“People don’t by what you do they buy why you do it” Simon Sinek”

Most people start with what how then why amazing companies start with why then how than what.

 

Why are you doing what you are doing? 

If you can’t answer that for yourself you won’t be able to communicate that to your team.

Why do you need Volunteers?

  • To release gifts
  • To grow the church
  • To Trust Christ more than yourself.

Why they need you?

– We need to not just grow our volunteers wide we must grow them deep. 

  • To grow them spiritually
  • To pour into them relationally
  • To thank them incessantly

When you go home this week – 

How to focus on the why.

1. Be a better story finder and story teller –

2. Repeat the good – fix the bad (bad stories are funnier and travel faster but they KILL the why)

3. Say it, write it, chant it mime it

4. Pray and seek God for your why moment – don’t make up a why

5. Talk to your pastor find out his why.

6. The why should evoke emotions, in you and in them –  we avoid emotionalism but we need emotions because emotions are the containers that hold truth in a way that it can accessed in the future.

*VIDEO – “The best Job is the hardest job” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NScs_qX2Okk

Whatever your why is. It MUST be found in the WHO and the who is Christ. Whatever you do never forget to bring what you do back to Jesus because if you leave this conference thinking you are going to try harder to be a better leader you will fail. Whatever your why is it will not be accomplished by you trying harder but by you trusting deeper.

Something you know that the Mayans didn’t

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The Mayan’s know when the world is going to end. 12.21.12 this date is not to be confused. With the last date for you to register for CPC 2013 and be registered to win some amazing prizes that date is tomorrow 12.12.12. Not only will you be registered for one of the premier children‘s ministry conferences but you will also be registered to win some serious prizes. So stop what you are doing head down to the admin office of your church and use whatever means necessary to get the church credit card and charge your registration. When the administrator balks or starts talking about budgets, gently remend him the world is ending on the 21st of December so he won’t see the credit card statement anyway.

Register fast, register now, thank me later. 

Why you need to come back to – CPC Orlando

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I went CPC last year for the first time it was amazing the conversations that where had the quality of the teaching that was available in each breakout and main session. Most people I talked to said there was “something different” about CPC. Michael Chanley and his team have done an amazing job to create value all year round focused on the five values INCM refers to as initives.

Here they are:

  • Impart God’s truth to this generation
  • Provide a safe and relevant environment
  • Communicate with families
  • Network with a community of leaders
  • Pray for the international children’s ministry community

When a conference is built around simple values it rather than just getting people to attend it creates sustainable value to you and your team all year long.

If you want to connect with me I’ll be at the Orlando location, doing two breakouts.

How to Communicate to Kids – Creative Teaching
Sam Luce
How to communicate to kids from large groups, small groups to one on one. Practical ways to hold their attention and bring application.

Volunteers want to know WHY – Volunteers
Sam Luce
Talk about the why behind the what of ministry. How volunteers want to know why we need them and why they need us. How our why must be found in the correct who.

Bottom line CPC is a great conference that has been around for over 30 years and is only getting better. If you have never come to CPC come this year. If it’s been a while come see what so different. Hope to see you there.

If you haven’t registered make sure you do it NOW and you will be registered to win a ton of prizes like Kindle Fires, Nexus 7, and free airfare and lodging to CPC. So do it now get registered.