Gone but not forgotten.

Most leaders if they are honest will tell you one of their biggest fears is they would give their life and energy to someone or something only to be forgotten once they move on. I have thought about this a lot lately what will people take away from your contribution to your church, family, field.

Here are a few random thoughts I have been thinking and praying over.

1. When I leave a conversation do people think I am important or did I make them feel important

2. The people you poured into will always outlast anything you build.

YouTube Friday: Why Men Don't Help In Kids Church

I am doing a big push over the next couple of weeks to get men to help out in Uptown over the summer. Even as a man myself I find it difficult to get men to want to help, most of the kids pastors I talk to experience the same thing. Who do I blame? The devil? Absolutely not. I blame this guy because every guy thinks this is who you have to be to help in kids ministry.

 

Be Attitudes Revisited: Be Courteous

raterq4As someone from New York I never would have used courteous to describe it. But hey I found this clipping on the internet and we all know that if it is on the internet it HAS to be true. But since New York is the most courteous place on the planet that leads me to our second value in Uptown.

In Uptown our Be Attitudes are:
1. BE SAFE
2. BE COURTEOUS
3. BE ENGAGING
4. BE CONSISTENT

Being courteous. The reason this is our second value. Why courteous? Because like safety, being courteous deals with initial impressions given to new guests and longtime guests alike.

We believe that being courteous will go a long way to battle the presuppositions about church and God. We want every kid to know that God loves them and has a plan for them.

How can we practically “Be Courteous”

1. Smile all the time!

2. Greet each guest by name and try to greet each parent by name.

3. If any guest needs anything we show not tell

4. We are committed to go the extra mile to create an environment where lifechange is possible.

 

What are some ways you have found to demonstrate courteousness in your life and/or ministry?

Be Attitudes Revisited: Be Courteous

raterq4As someone from New York I never would have used courteous to describe it. But hey I found this clipping on the internet and we all know that if it is on the internet it HAS to be true. But since New York is the most courteous place on the planet that leads me to our second value in Uptown.

In Uptown our Be Attitudes are:
1. BE SAFE
2. BE COURTEOUS
3. BE ENGAGING
4. BE CONSISTENT

Being courteous. The reason this is our second value. Why courteous? Because like safety, being courteous deals with initial impressions given to new guests and longtime guests alike.

We believe that being courteous will go a long way to battle the presuppositions about church and God. We want every kid to know that God loves them and has a plan for them.

How can we practically “Be Courteous”

1. Smile all the time!

2. Greet each guest by name and try to greet each parent by name.

3. If any guest needs anything we show not tell

4. We are committed to go the extra mile to create an environment where lifechange is possible.

 

What are some ways you have found to demonstrate courteousness in your life and/or ministry?

What is a Facebook Evangelist?


Well to be honest I am still hashing it out myself. Here is what I have so far. It really is to big a job for one person so there will be three layers.

1. Personal Access
2. Fan Page Access
3. Relay Team

1. Personal Access – This person will have access to my personal Facebook account to send messages to new families to the church, send messages to people who haven’t come in a while. Initial contact and specific contact via Facebook should be done from a person and not an organization page. I will only have one person do this

2. Fan page Access – This could be more than one person. This will include the uploading of take home papers, creation and promotion of events. The decimation of information to parents about up coming events and issues they need to be aware of. This person will also help run the Facebook family nights as well as the Saturday night lives.

3. Relay team – This is simply people who are fans of Uptown who would be willing to forward information to their friends. They help spread the info about a game or event so more people can here the message of Uptown.

I would love hear from you all. What specific jobs and duties should a Facebook evangelist have?