2 minute read by Bryan Koch, Assistant Superintendent To thrive means to prosper, be fortunate or successful. It can also mean to grow or develop vigorously or to flourish. As ministry leaders, we all want our ministries to thrive. We also want the people who we lead...

[2 minute read] by Secretary-Treasurer & World Missions Director, Jeff Marshall The definition of the word ‘thrive’ according to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary is “To grow; to advance; to increase or advance in anything valuable.” The Bible tells us in Philippians 3:12 “Not that I have already obtained all...

[2 min read] by Don Immel, Network Superintendent One of my favorite songs currently being played on CCM stations is Casting Crown’s song “Thrive”. I just love the tempo, beat, and message: "Just to know You and to make You known We lift Your name on High Shine like the...

[2 min read] by Lee Rogers, District Youth Director A recent study conducted by Barna revealed fascinating information on how emerging generations view evangelism. Amazingly, 96% of millennial Christians (young adults) believe being a witness about Jesus is part of their faith; a number slightly higher than...

Students know how to reset all kinds of devices, but resetting a student ministry is not so simple. Everyone knows that most adults “don’t like change,” but some students in high school and even junior high can also get entrenched in patterns and expectations. Even volunteer leaders...

January comes around every year, and every year it’s considered a time to reset personal priorities and take time to figure out what we’re going to do in the new year. The same holds true for your church. Coming out of the busy time of...

As spiritual leaders, we regularly speak to others about issues in their lives. However, we often fail to examine some of these same issues as they relate to ourselves. Perhaps the most significant disconnect is in the area of emotional health. Being emotionally healthy means living...