Thought Factory Podcast #410 || How to Approach a Donor for Money

How do we approach ministry when it comes to donors’ money? How do we cultivate donors and make the ask?  What are the people with greater financial means thinking and expecting when they are approached to give money, especially when people ask them al the time to give to various causes?  Hosts Jeff Eckart and Jayson Brewer […]

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Thought Factory Podcast #409 || Making More Money for Ministry

How do we approach ministry when it comes to money?  Money is a tool that allows us to do the ministry we desire with students.  But, do we have an abundance mentality or a scarcity mentality?  Whether the youth ministry we work with has a $500, $5000, $50,000 budget, it appears to never be enough. […]

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The Absolute Most Effective Way to Meet Your Goal

Would you like to achieve something great in this season of your life? I’m assuming you said “Yes” to this question. Maybe you want to be a better leader, parent, or see something change or improve in your life. If this is you…read on. I’d like to share with you the #1 most effective way […]

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Rising From the Ashes – A Response to Burglary and Arson

Destruction happens so fast; building takes a long time. In our work with students across America, I’m reminded of this truth. In just a few minutes, our office building for Never The Same was burned and destroyed by arson. This building took much, much longer to build than it did when it was destroyed through […]

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Growing Up Too Fast…or Not Growing Up? Part 2

Part 2: Parents If you haven’t read Part 1 which introduces this idea, take a minute if you can to do so and get the background before reading on. It’s one of the trends of our time…kids are growing up too fast and then they’re not growing up. We began exploring why in part 1. […]

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4 Topics Students Need To Hear About Money

I remember when I was in elementary school, I tagged along with my dad on a trip to Florida.  He took multiple vans full of high school students for spring break.  This was not your typical high school spring break in Florida, it was a missions trip, called “Project Serve.”  If you are planning on a weeklong […]

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