Gina McClain Articles

3 Ways You Can Champion Other People

Something that benefits me greatly in leadership is learning to be someone else's fan. By definition, I'm talking...
3 Ways to Respond to Weird Leadership

3 Ways to Respond to Weird Leadership

Have you ever found yourself in an unhealthy situation?My earliest season in ministry was both fun and a little frustrating at the same time. It didn't take long after joining the staff team at my church before I knew there was some dysfunction somewhere. Though it...

What Makes Your Kids Enjoy 1 Church Over Another?

What Makes Your Kids Enjoy 1 Church Over Another?

Recently my family and I went on a Disney Cruise.The cruise was a gift from my grandmother when she passed away 10 years ago. Cruises were one of her favorite ways to vacation and she wanted to make sure each of her grandkids experienced one, as well. At the time that...

What Does a Child See in Your Church?

What Does a Child See in Your Church?

Over the past four weeks I've visited four different churches. Each church dramatically different from the other in terms of environment, community, and worship style. And yet there were consistencies that were very helpful/impactful to my first-time attending...

Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Conflict

Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Conflict

In some ministry circles I've had the opportunity to lead teaching sessions on the topic of confrontation. Though it's the worst title you can imagine, I've always wanted to write a book titled...The Non-Confrontationalist's Guide to ConfrontationI thoroughly enjoy...

Why You Should Celebrate Every Victory

Why You Should Celebrate Every Victory

If you were to have a moment with any of the people I lead (staff or volunteers) you would learn far more about me than this blog reveals.Though I know that statement doesn't shock anyone, I think it's worth stating. Please don't be deceived by the "me" represented on...

3 Keys to Raising Up Leaders

3 Keys to Raising Up Leaders

As a ministry leader, everything I read tells me my greatest asset is my ability to duplicate myself in top-level leaders around me. Whether paid staff or high-capacity volunteers, my role in ministry is to help them increase their capacity to lead.When we increase...

Follow a Formula to Keep the Enemy Away?

Follow a Formula to Keep the Enemy Away?

I'm all about the formula. I want to know what steps to take to get the results I want. From the book I'm reading to ensure a high level of productivity in my job all the way down to the recipe I'm using tonight to cook dinner.  (Who's laughing? I cook ......

4 Keys for Managing Conflict

4 Keys for Managing Conflict

The past several days we've talked about conflict, why people avoid it and why it's better to lean into it.One thing I've learned about working with teams of people ...When two or more are gathered ... there will be conflict!Why? Because we all have our opinions about...

Why You Should Talk to Your Kids About Purity

Why You Should Talk to Your Kids About Purity

In my opinion, we don't talk to kids early enough or often enough about purity.I think most parents desire purity for their kids. They just don't consider how to lead their kids to desire purity.It's easy to confuse purity with abstinence.And yet there is a big...

Do You Give Your Child Enough Attention?

Do You Give Your Child Enough Attention?

How much attention to give to your kids is a challenge common to most parents. Wouldn't it be great if we had a dashboard for each kid? On the dashboard is an array of "dummy" indicators that tell you how full their "love tank" is, if their truth-indicator has a leak,...

How You Can Stifle Your Gift

How You Can Stifle Your Gift

Last week at the Kidmin Conference in Chicago we heard the story of a young woman named Mandy.Mandy is a gifted singer who had a dream of teaching at the collegiate level. In this video interview, she took us on the journey of being accepted into an...

What Is God’s Definition of a ‘Good Parent’?

What Is God’s Definition of a ‘Good Parent’?

A friend of mine sent me this question in a text last night..."...if u were asked "what does God define as success in parenting" backed by scripture, what would u say?"Here was my response..."My immediate fall back is Proverbs 22:6.  As parents our role is...

Why You Should Choose Not to be Offended

Why You Should Choose Not to be Offended

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me."Many of us grew up with this chant.I used to believe the person that coined the phrase was an idiot.Words can hurt.Sometimes worse than broken bones.But the longer I lead in ministry the more I...

Teaching Your Kids to Discern Holy Ghost Wisdom

Teaching Your Kids to Discern Holy Ghost Wisdom

It was another average weekday. Shortly after arriving home from work I'm routinely rifling through the pile of papers pulled from my 2nd grader's backpack. Amid the assortment of math worksheets, writing assignments and doodles I see one yellow slip of paper.One...

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