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22 years later in KidMin

My very first paid position in children's ministry was in August 1994. I was only 21, and I had no idea that I even wanted to go into ministry. However, my college pastor saw the potential in me, and hired me as an intern... to run preschool - elementary of about 80 children. Honestly, I… Continue reading 22 years later in KidMin

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I DON’T make parents volunteer in KidMin…

I have met many children's pastors and directors from around the country, and I have yet to meet anyone with a thriving ministry that says "I have a volunteer waitlist!" Whether it be a small church or a large church, everyone is looking for more volunteers in their children's ministry! Recruiting is a 12-month job...… Continue reading I DON’T make parents volunteer in KidMin…

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stop taking ownership!!!

I've been on staff at several churches for the past 20 years.  When you're in ministry, you spend a lot of time discussing ways to get people, especially volunteers, to own the ministry that they're serving in.  After all, we want people to take ministries seriously and care for them as they would care for… Continue reading stop taking ownership!!!

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REAL Leaders, Marines, & Moms

So in case you didn't know, I'm a huge fan of Simon Sinek!  I have a very short attention span, and I can barely sit through anything that takes longer than 10 minutes...  But I'll sit through 50 minutes of Simon Sinek's talks.  I find him amazing, fascinating, inspiring, and brilliant!  This morning, I came… Continue reading REAL Leaders, Marines, & Moms

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What I’ve Been Reading… And Been On My Mind…

I've been doing a lot of catching up on reading due to insomnia... The things I've been reading has me thinking even more.... I have a habit of reading 3-5 books at a time. Currently, I've been focusing on Dreaming of More by Michelle Anthony and ReWork by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier. I highly… Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading… And Been On My Mind…