I hear it all the time from so many Kids Ministry leaders. It’s the six words that should NEVER come out of your mouth…“I’m just not a creative person.”
Sometimes it comes in more subtle ways such as, “How do you guys at …Continue
I received a tough email from a ministry friend this week. It said, “I found out Sunday night that an 11 year old girl from my children’s church is addicted to porn. I am totally shocked because she seemed so quiet and shy, I would like to know how to approach her and minister to her.”
Unfortunately, this is a situation that happens more often than we would like to admit. With the literal explosion of technology (including hand-held mobile devices) in the…Continue
“I can’t get my team to come to meetings, so I just don’t schedule them.” ”I wish my team were more committed.” ”I want to raise the level of my team, but I am afraid of losing good people.”
I hear statements like these from Kidmin Leaders all the time. They want to take their team to the next level of commitment so they can accomplish more for the Kingdom, but they…Continue
Last year I wrote a post that caused a lot of discussion. I thought I would revisit the subject since this blog has grown by over 1,000 readers since then, and many of you were not able to be a part of the discussion.
For my first twenty years in Children’s Ministry, I planned and hosted a “Fall Festival” (a.k.a. “Harvest Party”, “Hallelujah Night”, “Fall Fest”, “Family Fun Fest”, “Trunk or Treat”, etc.) at the church where I was serving. These events generally were seen as a fun…Continue
Hollywood is known for sending the WRONG messages to our kids. They promote a false sense of success, what it takes to get there, and what the definition of “sexy” is. I was completely surprised when I saw this speech given by Ashton Kutcher at the Teen Choice Awards 2013.
Now, let me first say this - I am in NO WAY endorsing Ashton Kutcher, his lifestyle, or his ability…Continue