Mother’s Day musings: how to care for your "kids" when you have kids

By Sparkhouse May 9, 2018

Youth group leaders, Sunday school teachers, nursery and playroom volunteers. If you’re like..

Let’s all be honest about Ascension Day, shall we?

By David Schoenknecht May 4, 2018

We used to have Thursday night Ascension Day services in my home congregation. I grew up..

Mother’s Day musings: Celebrating the women in your ministry

By Sparkhouse May 2, 2018

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Though it’s a popular secular holiday, its Sunday place..

Honesty Day reflections on truths and lies

By Sparkhouse April 30, 2018

April 30 is Honesty Day—a day that celebrates honest communication in all facets of life. The..

7 reasons to host a Community Book Fair

By Sparkhouse April 17, 2018

We know as a church leader you’re always looking for ways to engage young families and help them..

Shoestring budget? 5 affordable volunteer appreciation tips

By Sparkhouse April 5, 2018

This month marks National Volunteer Month, a month when we formally recognize the numerous hours..

Ideas to help you celebrate Eastertide

By Carla Barnhill April 1, 2018

I come from the land of the ice and snow. Aka Minnesota. When it gets to be mid-March or so, my..

Holy discomfort and Holy Week

By Joe Davis March 29, 2018

Have you ever been to a wild house party that turned into a prayer meeting revival? My friends..

How can you make Holy Week meaningful for your family?

By Erik Ullestad March 28, 2018

As a young boy my favorite week of the entire year was Holy Week. I wish I could say I had a..


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