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A website written by small churches for small churches. Discover solutions for finding and working with volunteers, children’s ministry, youth, mentoring, women’s ministry, men’s, communications, media, worship, events, and more.


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We represent a growing list of Christian churches and denominations from all over the globe. For our statement of beliefs and to learn more, click here: What We Believe.

Nope! We have resources for volunteers, Sunday School teachers, deacons, nursery workers, pastors, office managers, and more. If you’re in a small church, whether occasional volunteer or paid staff, we’re here for you. 

No. We are a for-profit ministry. Our goal is to be a self-sustaining ministry. We have paid resources and programs along with the free stuff.

Of course. Our mission is to volunteers and those who lead them. You definitely fall under “those who lead them.” You’ll find lots of practical ministry skills that you didn’t get in seminary here!

Click here to check out our Guest Blogging Guidelines. We are always looking for great articles written by people in small churches for small churches.

Most of our speakers come through our community and referrals. If you’re interested in speaking or know someone who is, watch the Facebook community and weekly emails for our open calls for speakers. I highly encourage you to become part of our community if you’re interested in speaking. We give preference to people we know over people we don’t.

Yep! Our live conferences are totally free to attend, and we plan on keeping them that way! We sell conference replays and bonuses to help cover our ministry expenses, but the live conferences are absolutely, completely, 100% free.

It costs a lot more than most people think to run websites, conferences, course platforms, and more. We sell resources to pay our expenses and the people who keep it all running. Our goal is to sell enough amazing stuff so we can give even more away for free!