today marks the start of christmas week, and with it brings a whole heap of busyness, excitement, anxiety, and of course, last minute kidmin service preparations. if you’re leading a children’s ministry christmas service this week, a pep talk just for you:
relax. breathe. enjoy. you’ve done all you can to prepare for this moment. the supplies are ready. the volunteers are in place. the classroom looks great. the time to worry is over. it’s time to lead…Continue
i’m a big fan of TOMS shoes. my husband bought me these dreamy wedges last year for my birthday, and since then i’ve been fascinated with the TOMS story, their marketing strategies, and their commitment to doing good business while helping children. so, when the opportunity presented itself to read,…Continue
the scene following a sunday morning at church between parent and child is all too familiar. parent says to child in car on way home, “how was church today?” child replies, “fine.” parent says, “did you have fun?” child says, “yes. i played a game and it was fun.” parent says, “great! i love our church.” end of conversation.
if you wish to extend this conversation for the parents in your ministry, consider giving them as many clues as possible so that they’ll have a context for their…Continue
last week i received a super nice note from a kidmin pastor who i had recently completed consulting work for. the words were so encouraging and generous that i re-read the note at least a million times. the words meant the absolute world to me. i replied to the note, thanking the pastor repeatedly for the kind gesture. and then, i took action!
because i’ve noticed that simply thanking …Continue
with only two months until christmas, and the holiday toy-shopping-frenzy right around the corner, i thought today's topic would be highly relevant. also, my mother-in-law asked for my christmas list today. yipppee!! (i love christmas gifts, and i love making lists!)
a few weeks ago i attended a workshop led by scottie may on the topic of children's spiritual…Continue