Help! I Need Somebody!

A Part of Multisite Monday

Have you ever looked at your ministry and been completely stumped? Have you ever had an insane urgency to sing an ode to the Beatles and break out with, “Help! I Need Somebody!” You’re not alone. We’ve all found ourselves at that crucial crossroads.

For the past 17 years, I’ve had the privilege to minister to children and families. At the age of 19, I took my first children’s director position. I was wide-eyed and passionate with big dreams. I can honestly say God has guided my path and allowed me to pursue greater opportunities than I could have possibly imagined. The past six years saw me leading the children’s ministry of one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America. It was an incredible journey.

About six months ago, my husband and I made a major transition in our life. We went on staff with Orange and began helping churches all over the globe better minister to kids, students and families. I also began consulting and coaching with leaders and ministries from around the country.

Whether you need a one time comprehensive evaluation or are interested in establishing on ongoing coaching relationship, I believe I can HELP.

My areas of expertise extend to children’s ministry multisite and launching, volunteer recruitment, coaching and appreciation, preschool and elementary age programming, systems, standards, atmosphere, staff culture, and time management and personal health.

Despite the demand of writing, speaking and managing the craziness of a six-person household, I have elected to open three additional consulting slots as we head into fall.

As summer quickly comes to a close and your church begins preparing for a SGS (strategic growth season), it’s always nice to have a new set of eyes and fresh ideas. I would love to partner with you and your team as we set the stage for God to move in miraculous ways!

If you’re interested in learning more, leave a comment below. 

Jessica Bealer

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Can You Really Balance Life and Ministry?

 

by | Jul 14, 2017 | Ministry Leaders, Orange Leaders

I married my high school sweetheart. Frank was the lead guitarist in a local band, two years older than I, a rebel with a cause, and he was hopelessly in love with me. The good news…I felt the same. I was smitten, and at the age of nineteen I stood before God, friends, and family and promised to love him forever. I always have and I always will, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t experienced bumps along the way. As I mentioned, we were practically kids when we recited our vows. We literally grew up together. In the sixteen years we’ve been married, we’ve traveled the world, changed jobs a half dozen times, lived in four states, flipped eight houses, had three children, adopted a fourth, fought off a debilitating disease, and clearly heard the call to fulltime ministry, which required a 70 percent pay decrease.

Of all that we’ve experienced, the call to ministry was by far the most challenging, and it wasn’t because of the reduction in our finances. Read more. Click HERE.

Overheard at #OC17

For Our Neighbors

Opening Session

“The next generation needs someone who has gone before them to be for them.” – Gerald Fadayomi

“Do you want to see my face? Was it what you were expecting?” – Danielle Strickland

“Jesus liked parties because Jesus loved people.” – Reggie Joiner

“We’ve got to stop acting like discipleship is about information and realize discipleship is about relationship.” – Reggie Joiner

“Some of your neighbors feel like you don’t love them becaue you act like you don’t like them.” – Reggie Joiner

Main Session 2

“The hardest thing in ministry with children is you don’t always get to see the results.” – Jon Acuff

“Freedom is not just an outside job, it’s an inside job.” – Danielle Strickland

“God is really in love with people, and you can’t dismiss people and be right with God.” – Andy Stanley

“If we’re not careful – intentional – we’ll orient children and students toward obeying invisible God rather than loving visible people.” – Andy Stanley

“What does love require of me?” – Andy Stanley

“Horizontal morality is less complicated but more demanding.” – Andy Stanley

“My generosity is because of what God has already given to me.” – Andy Stanley

Main Session 3

It was SERIOUSLY night….so seriously, I don’t have anything constructive to post…except that, “As Christians we should laugh more!”

Main Session 4

“God wants to show us radical grace. When we get to be a part of that, it changes us.” – Mike Foster

“We’re going to celebrate the misfits and the marginalized.” – Mike Foster

“If I’m going to reach outsiders, I’m going to have to go outside.” – Ryan Leak

Main Session 5

“Social media posts from churches are 99% about the church. What if our social media highlighted the community?” – Jeff Henderson

“A Neighbor minded church allows people to BELONG before they BELIEVE!” – Jeff Henderson

“A Neighbor minded church creates common ground instead of dividing lines.

Main Session 6

“We need to love schools without an agenda.” – Nicole Fulgham

“Sometimes I’m reluctant to get out of my comfort zone to meet my neighbors.” – Kara Powell

“The Gospel champions cause, not comfort.” – Kara Powell

“Love everybody always.” – Bob Goff

“I’m not trying to be RIGHT anymore. I’m trying to be JESUS.” – Bob Goff

“Don’t JESUS at them, just love them.” – Bob Goff

“God doesn’t want your help. He wants your heart.” – Bob Goff

Main Session 7

“We cannot afford to be in the conversations and dialogues at the level the world is. We have to raise the standard.” – Bernice King

“We have to be willing to lead the community and connect with someone who doesn’t look like us.” – Bernice King

“We’ll never all agree, but at the end of the day, we can find win-win solutions.” – Bernice King

“What killed my father was indifference and apathy and the absense of the people of God and the spirit of God.” – Bernice King

“If you hold a grudge long enough, that grudge will start holding you.” – Jud Wilhite

“The devil wants to take your bitterness and hurt and make it a foothold that he can make a stronghold.” – Jud Wilhite

“You’re free, but you’ve got to walk in it.” – Jud Wilhite

Main Session 8

“If you’ll live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” – Lecrae

“I may not condone everything you do, but I’m not there to condemn you.” – Lecrae

“When we are for our neighbors, we do more than just talk about it.” – Doug Fields

“There’s one Savior, and you’re not it.” – Doug Fields

“I’m suggesting a life that is less activity and more love.” – Doug Fields

“Busy is the enemy of neighborly.” – Doug Fields

“Go with confident expectation that God’s power is going to show up!” – Doug Fields

 

 

I’ll see you on tour #OT16

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The next few months are going to be insane at Elevation Church. We are opening a new broadcast location, a week long event to serve our city with over 70,000 volunteer hours, Student Takeover, a huge small groups season as we focus our whole church on relationships, opening two new portable campuses and a ten night revival – and that’s just between July and September.

Even in the midst of all of this, we are determined to grow and develop as leaders, which is why many of our staff and volunteers are making it a priority to attend Orange Tour. With 19 stops this year, there’s bound to be a stop near you. Join us to discover how to make what you do on Sunday matter more during the rest of the week.

Frank

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Internet. Reimagined for families. (Keep Your Kids Safe Like Never Before)

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The internet has opened our families up to a world of possibilities but it’s also created many concerns. Circle can help set every families mind at ease!

HOW DOES CIRCLE WORK?

 

Circle pairs wirelessly with your home Wi-Fi and allows you to manage every device on the network—tablet, TV, or laptop. Using an iOS app, families create unique profiles for each member of the home and from there help shape each person’s online experience.

 

WHAT DOES CIRCLE DO?

  • Set Time Limits
  • Filter Content
  • BedTime for Devices
  • Pause The Internet
  • See how kids spend time online
  • Personalized dashboard

IT’s EASY!

Circle pairs wirelessly with your home Wi-Fi and allows you to manage every device on your network, whether it be a tablet, TV, or laptop. Using the Circle app, families can create unique profiles for each family member. From here, kids will have a connected experience that is designed just for them.

  • APP

With the Circle Home app (iOS only) you can manage your Circle and all of your home’s devices.

  • PAIR

Circle wirelessly pairs with your home Wi-Fi in minutes, instantly recognizing every device.

  • FAMILY

Create unique profiles for every family member so their connected experience is unique for them.

  • ENJOY (:

Sit back and relax, knowing Circle has your family and all of your devices covered.

 

I encourage everyone to get this device for their family!

Order yours by clicking here!

 

Book Review: Talk Now And Later

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As parents, we long to have meaningful conversations with our kids. Sometimes, it’s really easy. The words seem to flow and our kids are really engaged (like they are listening to their real-life heroes) but most of the time, we struggle. Either we get one word answers from our kids like “yes” or “no” which can make it very difficult to have any lengthy, purposeful chats or we find ourselves talking to our kids about completely unexpected challenges that we wish we could give one word answers to.

In his new book “Talk Now and Later”, Brian Dollar steers us toward healthy conversations with our kids while equipping us with insight for life’s toughest issues such as Sex, Self-Image, Death, Divorce, Bullying, and more.

As parents, we have a choice: prepare in advance for the challenges that lie ahead or take them as they come. We don’t know about you but we have found life seems to go a whole lot smoother when we are prepared.

 

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We recommend you purchase this book for your family. Read a chapter a week and begin having powerful conversations with your child, now and later.

Purchase the book here. #TalkNowAndLater

 

Frank & Jessica Bealer