Your favorite blog posts from January 2019

Jan 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Sparkhouse


It felt like we were just celebrating a new year and just like that, we are already looking forward to month two of 2019! We have some fun things up our sleeve for February – the month of love – so make sure to check back next week for some FREE resources! Yes, we said free. 

Until then, we’re celebrating your favorite blog posts from January 2019. Here’s what made it to the top of your list.


Four digital tools to encourage people-centered ministry

From social media to smart phones, the digital transformation has taken over our lives – and that includes how we do ministry, too! In this blog post, we highlight four key tools to consider as you focus on people first in your ministry. Read here.

Reconnecting with lost youth: Staying connected

Sparkhouse’s Erik Ullestad took us on a journey this month as he shared what you can do to reconnect with lost youth… you know, the ones who used to come to youth group or youth Sunday school and have seemingly disappeared. His third and final blog post in the series about how you can stay connected with this youth topped your lists in January. Read here.

VBS 2019: Planning tips for vacation Bible school

While we’re still shoveling out our driveways here in Minnesota, we know that vacation Bible school will be here before we know it – so it’s never too early to start planning for VBS 2019! In this blog post, we highlight some key tips to start thinking about as you get ready for this favorite summer event. Read here

Three reasons to try rotation Sunday school

Looking for a new model of Sunday school? Want to create a workshop-based experience for your kids? Rotation Sunday school may be the choice for you! For many children’s ministry leaders, this feels like an overwhelming model. How will you find the volunteers? Do you have enough kids? What about resources? Check out this blog post where we highlight everything you need to know about rotation Sunday school (and why you need to give it a shot!). Read here.

Engaging preschool families: Incorporating developmentally appropriate practices

Director of Children’s Ministry Linda Tibbitts contributed to a new series on the Sparkhouse blog about how you can engage preschool families and started with what it means to incorporate developmentally appropriate practices. Trust us, it’s not as scary as it sounds! Read here.


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