The 3 Things that Guarantee Your Message CONNECTS with Your Audience

Every person in your audience has a personal narrative. Your life is basically a “Choose your own adventure book.” And while there are parts of our lives we didn’t choose, we did get to decide how we responded to life’s challenging moments that played a major role in...
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Editing on the Fly

You know that moment. You’re backstage waiting to go onstage when you look at the clock and realize that large group should have been done by now. Everything is running behind, and you haven’t even told the Bible story yet! We’ve all had that...
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How to Visualize Your Creativity with Storyboards

Creativity. Ideation. Brainstorming. Design Thinking. You can hardly go anywhere around the internet and not be hit with these buzzwords and ideas. And to make each of them effective, it comes down to process. Any creative endeavor needs a process, a method by which...
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Children’s Ministry: Sunday School Teacher vs Large Group Storyteller

Many of us who grew up going to church spent our mornings in Sunday school with Sunday school teachers who prepared lessons to teach us about the Bible. The idea of Sunday school started in the 1780’s. School on Sunday came out of the Industrial Revolution and began...
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Four Phrases to Stop Saying in Salvation Messages

I recently wrote an article about Five Principles for a Salvation Message, so when I spoke recently at junior high week at camp and talks about salvation, I was acutely aware of the words and phrases I was using. When talking to kids about how they can put their faith...
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