Mega-Con Online is a virtual experience put on my Kidmin Nation! Many of you have asked for notes so I wanted to make these available. If you really want to dive into applying what you learn you should get the Rise Up Workbook. The Tools to Help You Rise Up chapter in the workbook is 16 pages, here’s a preview if you want to take a look.
Tools For Your Time
Apps: Rescue Time, Forest, Hours,
Beat the Clock Book – Successful Strategies for Effective Time Management.
Wearing a watch
Turn off notifications
Reminders – location-based.
Create a weekly plan – Benjamin Franklin — ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!’
Ryan Frank – Productivity PlayBook
Jim’s Evaluation Toolbox – CM Weekly Staff Report
Michael Hyatt -Full Focus Planner®
Use a Calendar
Appointment Keeper, Reminder, To Do (To Stop Doing List)
Set Appointments with God
Set Appointments with your spouse
Set Appointments with your kids
Set Appointments where you rest.
Tools for your Soul:
YouVersion App Reading Plan
Blue Letter Bible (App and Website)
Scripture Memory – Fighter Verses App
Scripture Memory Tool – “TIMC BSAC DNBAOD FTLYGIWYWYG.” “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” If you want to Rise Up with a solid foundation, fill your toolbox with Scripture.
First 5 App
The Chosen App
Tools for your Team:
Build A Team – Ephesians 4:12 “Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” Don’t try to build up the church on your own. Equip God’s people to do the work of ministry!
LeadSmall – everything small group leaders need to make a big impact
Delegation responsibility and authority
Duplication yourself in others
Tools for your Kids
Circle or Bark for parental controls.
InterLand – beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com a game to teach kids how to be smart on the internet.
Gabbwireless.com the perfect first phone for your kids
YouTube – connect where your kids are. Post videos. Consider making a channel for you kids ministry. Connect with your kids Monday through Saturday with YouTube.
Church Database – Run and print a report of birthdays. Or run weekly reports of the kids who are missing. Follow up with your folk and steward what you’ve been given.
Become the best teacher you can – record the room and see the kids posture and reactions as you teach. Build a team – solicit feedback and grow as a speaker.
I love kidmin Facebook group – Ask questions, look at pictures of environments, find resources. Stop trying to re-invent the wheel and just use the search function in the group to find the help you need.
Tools for your Physical and Mental Health:
Do you know how many steps you take? Argus, Health Kit
Are you honoring the sabbath?
MyfitnessPal for calories
Map my ride, run keeper.
Discipleship Group – https://replicate.org
Soul Care or Counselor – Ministry is hard, you need someone to talk to. Don’t burn out. Don’t give up. Get help.
Maybe right now you need to pause and text someone you trust saying, “I’m not okay, let’s talk.”
John 10:10 “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
And The Random Tools:
For those of you who want some specialty tools in your toolbox
Amazon wish list for your ministry
Boomerang to schedule emails and follow up reminders if someone doesn’t respond.
Audible or library
Kidmin Nation library and 365 conference
Mint for finances
So, Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.