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How to Establish an Effective First-Time Guest Strategy
by Jessica Bealer
Practical steps to creating a positive first impression on visitors and ideas for bringing them back.
(An ebook you can read in one sitting)
Staff Your Culture: Building a Team that Lives Out Your Values
by Gina McClain
A framework to build a team of champions, help you establish a clear game plan, and then call the plays to create a clear line of communication in your ministry.
(An ebook you can read in one sitting)
Leader Resources Collection
from Jessica Bealer & Gina McClain
Editable resources to make some of your weekly tasks easier, including an Attendance Tracker Form, Quick Check Observations (physical environment check list), Weekend Update (get valuable info from volunteers every week), and Coach Resources (job description and responsibilities, tips on developing volunteers).
(Downloadable PDF documents)
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by Jessica Bealer and Gina McClain
Making it in ministry isn’t as easy as some might think. After all, it’s not like you’re a superhero. With every unsuccessful outcome, dropped ball, or negative interaction, you hear the same question in your mind, “Am I still ‘called’ to be doing what I’m doing?”
But don’t hang up your cape just yet. The best journey is one in which you have the confidence of calling and an intentional strategy that gives you practical hope through the difficult times. Staying with it takes tenacity, vision, purpose, and a plan to make every day and every person count.
In Don’t Quit, Gina McClain and Jessica Bealer draw on their own extended experiences in some of the nation’s most well-known family ministries to encourage every leader to stay superhero strong.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“‘Don’t quit’… it’s the sentiment every ministry leader needs to be frequently reminded of. There’s no question that the demands of ministry leadership stretch us in unexpected ways. In their fantastic book, Jessica Bealer and Gina McClain tackle the tough realities of ministry with personal stories and practical insight. Their humor and honesty will inspire you and their ideas and specific actions will help you not only survive but thrive in ministry for the long haul!”
Jenni Catron, Founder of The 4Sight Group and author of The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership
“Smart, young leaders ask, ‘What do you wish you’d known when you started in ministry?’ And veteran leaders ask, ‘How can I continue to develop personally so that I can see ongoing growth in my ministry?’ Well, Gina McClain and Jessica Bealer answer those questions and more. This is a handbook of wisdom nuggets that address personal development, communication strategies, team development, volunteer leadership, and practical how-tos for some of ministry’s most challenging situations. You’ll want to get a copy for your whole team. Expect to dog-ear, highlight, and take notes in this book.”
Allyson Evans, nextgen pastor, Life.Church
“Don’t Quit is a game-changer. As I read through this book it was even more rich than I imagined. Each chapter made me want to see what they had to say next…. I know it will help you, whether you’re just starting out in ministry or have been in the trenches for years.”
Jim Wideman, nextgen pioneer, author, and ministry coach,
“I once heard it said that ‘greatness in ministry is not measured in years, but in decades.’ In Don’t Quit, Jessica and Gina share how to go the distance in ministry. It’s a must read for leaders who want to finish strong.”
Dale Hudson, ministry coach and founder and director of BuildingChildrensMinistry.com.
“I’m grieved by those who burn out in ministry too soon and for the wrong reasons. Don’t Quit gives you the roadmap you need to serve God, your family and close friends, and young people you care about-—and enjoy the grand journey of it all!”
Kara Powell, executive director of Fuller Youth Institute
“Don’t Quit is much more than a book: it’s a children’s and family ministry handbook. If you are a leader of a staff or volunteer team, this book should not be on your shelf; it should be on the corner of your desk! You will use components of each chapter daily as you lead in your church or organization.”
Josh Whitehead, executive pastor, Faith Promise Church
“When advising leaders on whether they should stay at their current church or look for a new one, I now have a resource to give them. Don’t Quit is a must-read for any leader that is feeling overwhelmed and under-resourced. Thanks for the reminder that our communities will be better when we see the bigger picture.”
Matt McKee, co-founder of NextGen Staff Solutions
“Every ministry leader walks into a job with expectations, but some people are smart enough to recognize those expectations and convert them into fuel for the long haul. I cannot think of two better people to deliver such practical and potent truth about ministry life…. This book is a resource that I wish I had when I first got into ministry, but I have been deeply encouraged by it after 22 years of ministry.
Kevin Monahan, nextgen pastor, 12Stone Church
Jessica and Gina share a wealth of life experience in ministry and leadership. Nearly anyone who leads in ministry will resonate with Don’t Quit. Whether you’re a year in or a decade in, there’s a reason you started. This book may be exactly what you need to keep going again and again.
Carey Nieuwhof, founding pastor, Connexus Church
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jessica Bealer has been leading children’s ministry for 17 years, including five years overseeing standards, systems, staffing, and atmosphere for the children’s programs of Elevation Church. She has overseen the launch of nearly 20 locations, and is considered a specialist in kidmin multisite. Jessica is the mother of four and married to Frank Bealer, the CEO of Phase Family Centers and executive director of Leadership Development at Orange. Together they are the founders of FamilyMinistry.Church.
Gina McClain has led in children’s ministry for 17 years, including 10 years at Life.Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Since 2010, she’s led Global Children’s Ministry at Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she continues to develop leaders and equip volunteer teams to do the works of the ministry.
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This offer is good through November 24, 2017, at OrangeStore.org only.
Please allow up to eight business days for delivery within the continental US.
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You have permission from The reThink Group, Inc., to use “How to Establish an Effective First-Time Guest Strategy,” “Staff Your Culture,” and the Leader Resources Collection for your own use. You may add your own church’s children’s or youth ministry logo to items in the Leader Resources Collection and print them to use within your church’s ministry programs. Please do not share, sell, post, email, or otherwise distribute the pages, images, or other materials. Purchase and use of this special offer indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
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