Kidmin | Celebrating Diversity

When we prepared to bring Taye into our lives, the adoption agency had us go through diversity-training. The idea class being that our once very vanilla family (minus a hip-hop record or twelve) was going to bring a very chocolate child our home. While this was an eye opener to the fact that our lives […]

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2011 in Review | Top 10 Posts

This year was full of transition for the Scott family. Life was busy and blogging was something that did only in my spare time or when the Spirit moved. However, I did manage to get enough posts out to warrant a top 10 list of sorts. Thanks so much for reading my thoughts. I’m always […]

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Leadership | Orange Revolution | 4: The Feedback Loop

“They also implemented a customer business review process to regularly sit in front of more customers than ever before. Ironically, this not only facilitated stronger relationship, but it gave someone else the opportunity to keep score – the customer. and when customer impressions are measured, it can lead to important insights.” When was the last […]

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Leadership | Orange Revolution | 3: Retaining Your Team

Five response areas are more likely to indicate an employee is feeling engaged on his or her team: 1. Overall employee satisfaction 2. Likelihood of employee to recommend employment to a friend 3. Likelihood of employee to recommend the complany’s products and services 4. Likelihood of employee to remain employed at least two more years […]

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Leadership | Orange Revolution | 2: The Team

“…If you get a group of people together who are like-minded, who know they can take a risk and you have their back, you can pretty much make anything happen.”   The authors said this best. I hardly feel like I need to comment. But this is my blog, so I will say something. Know Yourself […]

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Leadership | Orange Revolution | 1: The Dream

This summer as I was transitioning in my role at Orange, I was also reading The Orange Revolution by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. Yes, the book has nothing to do with family ministry, but I like people who “Think Orange” and want to learn from people who want to create forward momentum and positive change.  […]

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Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 5 | Creating Synergy

We’ve talked about content, delivery, and relationships in an engaging children’s ministry environment. They are each important, but they can’t stand alone. The best environments seek synergy among these efforts. This starts with a set list. When a band performs, they write a set list. They know what songs they’re singing, in what order, and […]

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Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 3 | Delivery

Once you know the story you want to tell, you need to gather a team of people to help craft how you will tell your story. At first glance, when we look at the word “delivery” we think in terms of the person communicating on stage, but, like environment, delivery encompasses much much more. Delivery […]

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Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 2 | The Story You Tell

Yesterday, we defined environment as the some total of a person’s experience with the content, delivery, and relationships within your space. When you find synergy among those aspects, you begin to create a children’s ministry that is dynamic and engaging. Synergy begins with aligning your content throughout your church. Don’t hear me wrong. This does […]

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