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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…

christian life · church life · family ministry · kidmin · my journey · youth ministry

God Knows What We Need

Last Sunday, we talked about how God knows what we need... and how God provides for our needs! Well, I got a first hand experience in God providing for my needs on Sunday, the very day I taught this lesson! To start, our projector hasn't been working and we had to do without! Since our… Continue reading God Knows What We Need

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Kid & Youth Ministries… More than Bible Lessons…

It's a general assumption that Kid & Youth Ministries is all about teaching Bible stories, lessons, and planning activities to the kids that come to church on Sundays! Yes, we do a lot of that... However, that's not all we do! In fact, that's not probably not the most significant part of what we do...… Continue reading Kid & Youth Ministries… More than Bible Lessons…

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A Tale of Three Boundaries…

This past weekend, I had the privilege of leading a workshop on teaching preteens and teens about helping them to say YES to God's plan for dating, marriage, and sex!  I know, God's crazy sense of humor in that...  🙂 As we're discussing setting rules for teens, we shared a lot of stories from our… Continue reading A Tale of Three Boundaries…