Looking for a great tool to help you develop those you lead. Develop.me looks like just the thing for you. I was really excited when I realized that the development strategy was goal based and not numbers driven. Helping your team meet their goals both professional and personal will go a long way in creating trust and building a stronger team.
Here is the best part its free. I love the passion and the vision the people at Lifechurch have. Their passion to for excellence within their church but also beyond their church is tangible. I have met a few lifechurch staff and am always blown away by their continued passion to learn and grow.
If you lead a team or are part of a team you definitely need to check out Develop.me
Here is a short video explaining what it’s all about.
If you have a iPhone or Android and you consider yourself a Christian more than likely you have the YouVersion Bible app on your device. For me it’s the primary way I now read my bible. The people over at Lifechurch.tv do a fantastic job updating it and making it more functional than ever.
Yesterday I talked about what some of the problems I see when it comes curriculum. I never want my blog to be about negativity and because of that I have never really blogged about my frustrations with curriculum in general. About 6 months ago I had this idea. What if a group of kidmin leaders came together and collaborated to make a product that could be available to the kidmin community. We talked it over and thought that Easter would be the perfect time to try our little experiment.
I don’t think that we are trying to replace the curriculum out there but more trying to fill in the holes we see. There are a lot of great ones out there, I have used 252basics, Group, Elevate, Hillsong Big, Church on the move, Lifechurch.tv, and Gospel House, all of which have their own set of strengths and weakness.
Here is what we wanted to accomplish with what we did –
1. Everyone take a small part so we could each do a small part but we could all benefit from the whole.
2. Purposefully elevate Christ and present the message of the gospel in a clear, fun, compelling way.
3. Make it free so the kidmin community could use it if they would want to.
It worked out better than we expected. Will everyone like probably not. Will some people like it, I think so. Tomorrow I’ll link to everyones blog who work on this. It truly was a team effort. I don’t know what I enjoyed more the end product or the process.
We just did a whole month teaching our kids about the importance of the bible. I am not sure how I heard about it but right before we started doing our lessons on the bible I found the seeds site by the people over at Church on the move. They do the best books of the bible song I have ever heard. The best part is that it is free. They have a ton of other stuff on their site. You need to check it out.
The guys that started the open revolution is Lifechurch.tv love their passion for the church as a whole. I really believe they opened the door for other churches to start posting the stuff they are doing for free. Thanks so much lifechurch for thinking about “The church” and not just your church. You need to check out their stuff for kids it just keeps getting better and better.
A relative newcomer to the open movement is Southeast Christian church from Louisville KY, (the home church of Michael Chanley) Although most of their stuff isn’t for kids ministry you can definitely adapt it. Stop by and check out Stuff I can use.