How to Engage Parents in Your Student Ministry: (Video)

Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, talked with Brad Deetscreek, lead pastor of family ministry at Grace Church, Bath Campus, Akron, Ohio, about how to engage with parents in your student ministry.

C​OVID: The Most Difficult Time to Pastor–Pastorpedia 

I am not trying to be dramatic, but I have been at this thing called church leadership for 55 years and I don’t think there’s ever been a more difficult time to lead a church than now. It’s not just the virus thing, but the mood of the nation, the challenges and problems and prejudices that have risen to the …

Connecting Youth Ministry and Children's Ministry

Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, talks with Erin O’Hara, Angie Dallavalle, and Fletcher Abbott about how to connect your children’s ministry with your youth ministry. Erin, Angie, and Fletcher are on staff at Grace Community Church in Frederick, Maryland. Erin is children’s director, Angie is middle school director, and Fletcher is high school director for the …

The Pastor & Youth Pastor Relationship Part 2

Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, talks with Dan Gregory and Greg Foote, pastors on staff at Grace Church of Greater Akron, Ohio. The goal for this discussion was to help pastors and youth pastors develop healthy, working relationships. Statistics show that the average tenure of a youth pastor is anywhere between 18 months and 3 years. …

The Pastor/Youth Pastor Relationship

How can a senior pastor invest in his youth pastor? How can a youth pastor partner with the senior pastor? Join Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, as he talks with Tim Boal and Steve Martinez. Tim is lead pastor and Steve is director of student ministries at Grace Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Related Articles https://onmissioninsights.com/pastorpedia-developing-leadership-in-the-church/ https://onmissioninsights.com/5-ways-appreciate-your-pastor-all-year-long/

Staff and Lead Volunteers in a Church: Pastorpedia

Joys and sorrows from the same source  Most senior pastors will tell you that some of their greatest joys come from working together with staff as friends, and also with lead volunteers. And they will probably say the same about the saddest experiences of their careers. Same source. How can that be? A number of reasons go into this: We …

How to Impact Your Community: (Video)

Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, talks with Andy Michael and Tim Lansing, directors of Urban Hope Training Centers. This Digital Lab will equip you to assess the needs of your community, put a plan together that would leverage the strengths of your church to meet those needs, and to share the gospel. Related Articles https://onmissioninsights.com/helping-without-hurting/ https://onmissioninsights.com/your-sport-your-ministry/

UNCENSORED Handling Difficult Topics in Youth Group

Tim Lansing, director of Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles and Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, discuss how to help parents and students talk with each other about difficult topics. While Eric was a youth pastor in Frederick, Maryland, a couple of times a year he had youth group meetings to discuss difficult topics like pornography, …

How to Set Missional Goals in a Ministry Context: A Digital Lab

Setting goals can sound like something only people in business need to do. But pastors and church leaders can benefit from knowing how to set ministry goals and reach them in a God-honoring way. Join Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, as he talks with Ed Short, pastor and CE National church consultant, about how to set …

When the Worst Case Scenario Hits: A Digital Lab

Eric Miller talks with Vinnie Fisher and Esther Pacheco about mandatory reporting, trauma, and crisis. Esther is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist. She has been working with kids in Delaware, Ohio, in private practice for the last 10 years. She has a passion to to help kids and families figure out life together. Vinnie has been married …