Planning it Out

Planning it Out

Life can be busy beyond imagination. We can get stuck in the mode of just making it from one day to the next. There may be moments we are able to come up for air. Moments we feel everything is caught up and then we get bogged down again. I have had many of those...
Archipelagos, not islands

Archipelagos, not islands

Each Sunday morning several preschool and young elementary aged students (and occasionally an adult) gather near the piano in worship to lead the congregation in song. The young musicians play the xylophone as the people sing, “Listen to the Word that God has spoken.”...
Playgrounds for the church

Playgrounds for the church

What is a playground? The dictionary tells us a playground is “a piece of land designed and often equipped for recreation, especially for children.” Okay, it’s a place to play. Its purpose is fun. But the purpose of a playground is so much more than a place for...
Strengthening partnerships with congregations

Strengthening partnerships with congregations

Hi friends, It’s almost May! Your to do list is long before the summer staff arrive. One of the things on your list is probably asking something of pastors or youth ministers. But wait, don’t rush in – read these tips first. This relationships are best when they are...
Staff Training Insights from Peer Ministry

Staff Training Insights from Peer Ministry

by Kelsey Blinn, Sacred Playgrounds Research Coordinator How do you plan events? Training? Workshops? Staff continuing education? Does it get overwhelming and bog you down? It is a process that takes a lot of time and energy to organize and initiate. It is amazing...
How We Create Holy Ground

How We Create Holy Ground

The Origin Story In case you missed it, here’s how Holy Ground: A Guide for Summer Camp Staff was born. #Throwback. It’s spring 2022. Most camp leaders are in the throes of things like staff recruiting, summer program prep, and area church visits. The...

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