This past Easter our church wanted to provide a family event that allowed families to talk about the gospel. We created an event prior to our churchwide Good Friday service. Families walked through at their own pace. They had 10-12 activity and prayer stations where they read scripture, did an activity, and talked about it. […]
Important disclaimer: This is not at all relating to my current situation. I have a great pastor who is not going anywhere. Let me just make that clear before rumors start flying. I have had a couple friends in kidmin world recently ask how they can lead well during the time of a pastoral transition. […]
I just got home from an awesome week at Children’s Pastor’s Conference. I am so grateful for the opportunity to go and connect with many other people who are passionate about ministry to children and families. I met many new people and got to spend some time with precious ministry friends. I also had the […]
If you have been in ministry longer than a minute, you know that it is not always sunshine and roses. There are days that are hard and things go the exact opposite of how you would hope they would go. Sometimes there are many of those days strung together and ministry is a season of […]
I read 56 books this year but I didn’t mean to. In 2017 I decided I was going to set an audacious reading goal. I had always loved reading but had gotten out of the habit while raising little people. So in 2017 I set the goal of 50 and surpassed it. I learned that […]
Who is this Christmas all about for your family? I know the Sunday School answer is “Jesus”. I also know that personally in our own family there have been years that December has been filled with school events, parties, decorations, buying gifts, concerts, final exams, etc…, that by the time we actually got to Christmas […]
I have so enjoyed my time at ETCH. This afternoon in my workshop, we discussed looking at behavior problems as discipleship opportunities, as well as practical do’s and don’ts for handling specific behaviors. You can find the powerpoint here.
I have asked people to do stuff for 20 years. Recruiting is not always the most favorite part of ministry, but it is part of our calling. How do we not hate it? Here is a link to my powerpoint for this workshop I presented today. I would love to hear your thoughts!
Ministry has a lot of pieces, right? Kidmin especially. There are so many moving parts to think about, so many volunteers to recruit and train, so many supplies and goldfish to stock, and so many games and crafts to prep. It is so easy to lose sight of the center of what we do. Several […]
If you are in leadership, there is a good chance that you have seasons where you feel isolated. Somewhere along the way someone decided that church leaders in particular must be separated from everyone else. Sometimes that is self-imposed. We need boundaries and sometimes we place them too tightly. Sometimes we are worn out with […]