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At FOUR12 Canada, we're equipping the Church for greater influence through serving!

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At FOUR12 Canada, we're equipping the Church for greater influence through serving!

    Episode 0005 - Jeremy Best on the Anatomy of a Wave, Using Your Gifts and Passions to Meet Kids Where They're At, and How Thinking Long-Term Maximizes Your Impact

    Episode 0005 - Jeremy Best on the Anatomy of a Wave, Using Your Gifts and Passions to Meet Kids Where They're At, and How Thinking Long-Term Maximizes Your Impact

    Welcome to Episode 5 of the FOUR12 Canada PodcastListen to and access the show notes here or search for the FOUR12 Canada Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.Jeremy Best is Pastor of Student Ministries at Faith St. Thomas. He is also the FEB Central Youth Director. We're excited to have him on this episode to kick off the New Year. Jeremy chats with us about the anatomy of a wave, using your gifts and passions to meet kids where they're at and how thinking long-term maximizes your impact. Connect with JeremyEMAIL | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER Links from the PodcastYouth Ministry Summit Recommended ReadingGood To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins Surprise the World! The Five Habits of Highly Missional People by Michael FrostKeep Christianity Weird: Embracing the Discipline of Being Different by Michael Frost PODCAST HIGHLIGHTSAnatomy of a WaveThe strength of each wave depends on the wave before itIf churches are going to thrive, each generation has to get behind the next generation and launch them forward 3 Practical Ways to Help the Next Generation1. Invest:Pour money and resources into kids and youth ministriesLong-term investments pay off generation after generation2. Invite:Actively invite young people into leadership rolesTake some risks when you see potential, then develop them and try to activate it3. Entrust (or Intrust as Jeremy likes to write it for 3 I's):Let go and pass on your responsibilities (see Numbers 8:23-26)Bring someone alongside you while you're still running at full steamProvide opportunities for people to use their gifts and share the load of the ministry Connect with CommunityCoach local teams to make connections with the community and build real, honest relationships with studentsDiscover what you're good at and passionate about and look for ways to use that in a school or community organizationFind a way to connect with kids who wouldn't usually come to church Remember...Stick it out for the long-term to see the best resultsYou're making a far bigger impact than you think you are! Thanks for listening! We hope this episode has equipped you for greater influence through serving. We don’t want you to miss a single one, so if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast today. Please help us reach more people by writing a review! The FOUR12 Canada podcast is a ministry of Faith Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ontario. Explore everything FOUR12 Canada at four12.ca. Thanks for spending some time with us. See you next time! Up Next Season 1 Episode 6: Misty Phillipson Family Ministry and Why Strategy Matters,How to Partner With Parents and Fun Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Volunteers

    • 25 min
    Episode 0004 - Chris Vacher on Leading with Heart and Hand, His Role at Sanctus, and Celebrating Character

    Episode 0004 - Chris Vacher on Leading with Heart and Hand, His Role at Sanctus, and Celebrating Character

    Welcome to Episode 4 of the FOUR12 Canada PodcastListen to and access the show notes here or search for FOUR12 Canada Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.Chris is the Executive Pastor of Sites and Services at Sanctus Church.  On staff for 5 years and in his role now spends his time overseeing everything multisite strategy and philosophy and how that plays out in a day to day reality.In this episode, we chat about how to lead with heart and hand, the uniqueness of his role at Sanctus and how to celebrate the character on your team. Connect with Chris WEBSITE | EMAIL | INSTAGRAMLinks from the Podcast Worship Team Bible StudySanctus ChurchQuote on Character "There is no cramming for a test of character. It always comes as a pop quiz." - Andy Stanley  PODCAST HIGHLIGHTSWhat do I bring on a Sunday?How has God wired me?Know that the best thing I bring is who I am, not my abilities Celebrate who people are, not what they doLet them know you care about them as a personRole is not just as a musician, but as a personBuild a foundation by having a character conversation right at the audition Ask how do they use their spiritual gifts?  PrayColossians 3 churchJohn 4 worshipPsalm 78 leaders vs 72; upright heart and skillful hand Ways to celebrate characterHeartsy Awards are a fun way to celebrate good character Just start!If you’re thinking about writing songs, just get started and commit to itIt may take 100 songs before you get a good one but don’t give up! Shared ownershipBe clear in where you are headed and what a win looks likeServe your team so they have everything they need to succeedWork at catching people winningRemember to have fun Thanks for listening! We hope this episode has equipped you for greater influence through serving. We don’t want you to miss a single episode so if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Help us reach more people by writing a review for the podcast! The FOUR12 Canada podcast is a ministry of Faith Baptist Church in Huntsville Ontario. Explore everything FOUR12 Canada at four12.ca. Thanks for spending some time with us. See you next time!  Up Next Season 1 Episode 5: Jeremy Best on the Anatomyof a Wave, Using Your Gifts and Passions to Meet Kids Where They Are at, and Thinking Long-Term Maximizes Your Impact 

    • 45 min
    Episode 0003 - Rich Birch on Great Ideas to Encourage Volunteers and How to Set Up Your Team to Succeed

    Episode 0003 - Rich Birch on Great Ideas to Encourage Volunteers and How to Set Up Your Team to Succeed

    Welcome to Episode 3 of the FOUR12 Canada PodcastListen and access the show notes here or search for FOUR12 Canada Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.Rich Birch is the founder of unSeminary and we are excited to have him on this episode. Rich has a wealth of knowledge and we can't wait for you to hear him chat about setting up volunteers to succeed, the importance of communication and great ideas for thanking volunteers!Connect with Rich UNSEMINARY | EMAIL | INSTAGRAM Links from the Podcast unSeminary Podcast Recommended ReadingThe Volunteer Project: Stop Recruiting Start Retaining by Darren Kizer, Christine Kreisher and Steph Whitacre Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church by Rich Birch PODCAST HIGHLIGHTSChanging the Way You Do MinistryAsk questions and find out what other churches and leaders doConsider how you could reach more people so they come to know Jesus Moving People ForwardEmbrace change; leaders should be moving people to somewhere newVolunteers push a ministry forwardLook at how this experience will benefit the people we lead and explain why it’s so importantBe aware that we underestimate the time it takes to get things done; stick to it because change takes more than one seasonConsistent effort in the same direction over time yields amazing resultsGetting Volunteers to Stick and StayRemember to communicate and encourageCreate a volunteer care team run by volunteersProvide coffee, breakfast and/or lunchSurprise and delight peopleOffer food or drinks on occasions when they’ll be serving for a long timeThank volunteers regularlyUnderstand their love language; not everyone feels appreciated by a thank-you card, so consider what works best for them Be creative: think outside the box and create a story or memoryFinding New OpportunitiesRecognize that volunteers can serve not just on Sundays but throughout the weekFind ways that people who aren’t available on Sundays can serve at other timesLook at new opportunities to serve (e.g., digital media that drives people to the church’s website or database management that keeps people from slipping through the cracks)Creating a Healthy Team AtmosphereFind out what volunteers are looking for (e.g., building or strengthening relationships)Make serving experiences more relationalProvide information and structure that sets people up to succeed (e.g., what to wear, where to park, time to arrive, basic training)Have co-leaders: one to be relational and one to be structuralThanks for listening! We hope this episode has equipped you for greater influence through serving. We don’t want you to miss a single episode so if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Help us reach more people by writing a review for the podcast! The FOUR12 Canada podcast is a ministry of Faith Baptist Church in Huntsville Ontario. Explore everything FOUR12 Canada at four12.ca. Thanks for spending some time with us. See you next time! Up Next Season 1 Episode 4: Chris VacherLeading with Heart and Hand, the Uniqueness of His Role at Sanctus and How to Celebrate Character on Your Team

    • 45 min
    Episode 002 - Shawna Lester on Serving Weekly, Staying Healthy and Crazy Fun Ideas

    Episode 002 - Shawna Lester on Serving Weekly, Staying Healthy and Crazy Fun Ideas

    Welcome to Episode 2 of the FOUR12 Canada Podcast.Listen and access the show notes here or search for FOUR12 Canada Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for freeWe are excited to have Shawna Lester. Shawna is the Director of Family Ministry/Interim Midland Campus Pastor at Connexus.  She is going to share with us some amazing tips on serving weekly, keeping healthy and crazy fun things to try. Connect with ShawnaFACEBOOK | EMAIL | INSTAGRAM PODCAST HIGHLIGHTSStart with Small Steps to change the cultureGather a few to get on board and have them help others to catch the visionDevelop weekly roles and roles for those that can’t,Help them find the best role that fits themTry 8 to 10 weeks to start for Elementary and younger, middle school and highschool is a longer commitmentAttend one and serve one Coaches - build up some coaches that will build up your team and check to see how everyone is doing. How much is too much, ways to stay healthyWatch for disengagement, passion and enjoyment lacking or dwindledArriving lateAs the leader make sure you check inNotice how often people are serving and where How to implement crazy fun ideas1st Filter through the mission of your church and ministryIn Children’s ministry:Does this help small group leaders win?Does this help families win?Does this help new people attending?Adults or whole church:Make sure it’s reasonable and executablePractical for the spaceThink outside the boxConsider the barriers and ways to work around them Ways to Encourage VolunteersCelebrate major holidaysSend thank you cardsCandyBreakfast?! Or treatsGood coffeeMake sure you remove barriers to servingProvide a space for the kids of those that are servingInvest in them as people Connecting with familiesRealize you can’t meet them all at once every week, plan to meet one family a weekSend out Birthday cardsCalling and talking to parentsAsk about up coming events Share the wins!!Share with others that are servingShare with the familiesCelebrate the wins! One Thing to Remember! Every person has a Place!Thanks for listening!  We hope this episode has equipped you for greater influence through serving and we don’t want you to miss a single episode so if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. And you can help us reach more people by writing a review for the podcast on the Apple podcast app and other podcast apps that you use. The FOUR12 Canada podcast is a ministry of Faith Baptist Church in Huntsville Ontario. Explore everything FOUR12 Canada at four12.ca. Thanks for spending some time with us. See you next time! Up Next Season 1 Episode 3: Rich Birch Importance of Communication, Great Ideas to Encourage Volunteers and How to Set Up Your Team to Succeed

    • 48 min
    Episode 001 - Dave Lane and Practical Ways to Reach Youth

    Episode 001 - Dave Lane and Practical Ways to Reach Youth

    Welcome to Episode 1 of the FOUR12 Canada Podcast.Listen and access the show notes here or search for FOUR12 Canada Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.We are excited to have Dave Lane as our first guest.  Dave is Pastor of Youth and Family at Temple Baptist Church in Sarnia. In this episode, he shares some valuable and practical ways to reach young people, based on his 30 years of youth ministry experience. Connect with DaveFACEBOOK | EMAIL | INSTAGRAMLinks from the PodcastSonlife's disciple-making training takes you back to the model - Jesus Himself - so you can do what He didRemix Conference is a week-long interactive and hands-on urban mission experience designed to equip, train and inspire young leaders to 'center their lives within the mission and message of Jesus'. Student Leadership University teaches each student practical and relational life skills to change the way they think, dream and lead at the feet of Jesus. Recommended Readingan Unhurried Leader: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence by Alan Fadling PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS 3 Basic NeedsGod made us with 3 basic needs:Secure loveSignificant purposeStrong hope Listen MoreJames 1:19 urges us to “be quick to listen”. We should listen twice as much as we speak! Show Teens They’re WorthwhileSpend time with students to show them they’re significantTell them we believe in them because they need to hear itBe real and authentic with themEarn the right to speak truth to themProvide strong hope and make sure they’re anchored to something strong Help Youth Recognize God-Given Abilities and Experience GodEncourage them to serve in their church and communityGo on family missions tripsLead by example; push them by leading them  5 Step Process to Lead Young PeopleI do, you watchI do, you helpYou do, I helpYou do, I watchYou do it yourself Use Your InfluenceWhat we do has more of an impact than what we say“Be prepared to give an answer” (1 Peter 3:15) Connect with “Checked Out” YouthHave a non-judgemental conversation with someone who’s walking awayLead by your own exampleLove themPRAY! One Thing to Remember!Prioritize people over programs: programs are designed as a way to reach peopleThanks for listening!  We hope this episode has equipped you for greater influence through serving and we don’t want you to miss a single episode so if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. And you can help us reach more people by writing a review for the podcast on the Apple podcast app and other podcast apps that you use. The FOUR12 Canada podcast is a ministry of Faith Baptist Church in Huntsville Ontario. Explore everything FOUR12 Canada at four12.ca. Thanks for spending some time with us. See you next time! Up Next Season 1 Episode 2: Shawna LesterServing Weekly, Staying Healthy and Crazy Fun Ideas

    • 38 min
    Episode 000 - We're Launching Something New at FOUR12 Canada

    Episode 000 - We're Launching Something New at FOUR12 Canada

    This is episode 0 of the brand new FOUR12 Canada Podcast. We're excited to build on the momentum of the FOUR12 Canada Conference as we bring you helpful content that will equip you and your church for greater influence through serving. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode. We'll be launching soon with the release of episodes 1 and 2 at the same time!

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