Are you putting your church at risk?


Risk.  It’s probably not the most fun topic to discuss – no one likes to think about the bad things that could happen to your church.  However, we’ve all heard of churches who’ve had horrible things occur within their congregations.  Natural disasters, financial mismanagement, abuse, or a PR fiasco can derail the ministry God has entrusted […]

New last name

Things have been pretty quiet around the VMM website lately…and for a happy reason.  I got married on 12/13/14 to an amazing man and was very busy with wedding details and such.  I’ve taken on my husband’s last name of “Ike”, so you’ll see a few changes to my social media profiles and around the site.

I’m still working with incredible clients and enjoy helping church leaders, so that certainly won’t change.  For now, I wanted to share this exciting event with you and let you know why you’ll start to see a new last name around here.  :)

Equipping the Saints for Ministry


As a writer for the Worship Facilities website, I was invited to attend the WFX conference in Dallas recently to cover the event. It was a great opportunity to meet church leaders from around the country and hear from insightful presenters. While I attended a variety of sessions with topics ranging from staff development to […]

3 Tips for Getting Solutions Instead of Problems

solution to the puzzle

“Hey, do you have a few minutes?” – There’s a phrase leaders tend to dread. Great, what issue are we going to deal with today? Those “few minutes” turn into 30 or more hearing about how another department isn’t cooperating or why that big ministry launch is in trouble. No one leaves those discussions with warm […]

Ready is a Myth


When was the last time you felt completely prepared, fully equipped and totally supplied with everything you needed for a big endeavor? When was the last time you really felt ready? Maybe I should rephrase that: Have you ever felt completely, unequivocally ready? No? Well, then what’s wrong with you?! Everyone launching out into the […]

Preparing the Management Side of Ministry for Growth

building plans

Have you ever visited a construction site before the walls are finished and the dry wall is put into place?  If so, you’ve probably noticed the myriad of wires and pipes woven into the hidden recesses of the building.  These items provide ventilation, internet connectivity, plumbing, security system monitoring, and much more. We don’t think […]

5 Questions for a Church Tech Check-up

church tech

Whether you’d consider yourself tech savvy or not, technology is a key component of running your church that you can’t afford to ignore. Thankfully, you don’t have to get an IT degree to ensure you have a solid system in-place. Here are five questions to ask your team for a church tech check-up: #1: Are […]

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with the folks at the Tulsa chapter of The Church Network (formerly NACBA) before and look forward to bringing this topic to them in August.

Date: August 21, 2014
Time: 11:30-1:00pm
Event: The Church Network - Tulsa
Topic: How to Prepare the Management Side of Ministry for Growth
Sponsor: The Church Network - Tulsa
Location: Tulsa, OK
Public: Public

I’m looking forward to speaking at The Church Network – Dallas (formerly NACBA) chapter meeting this Fall.  If you’re in church administration in the Dallas area, come join us!

Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 11:30-1:00pm
Event: The Church Network - Dallas
Topic: How to Communicate Administrative Concepts to Non-Administrative Types
Sponsor: NACBA Dallas
Public: Public