I have had the privilege of being a wife and mom for over 2o years now. One of the (many) things I’ve learned during that time is how important it is for me to ask great questions when I communicate with my family. Stress and strain can result in my relationships if I don’t communicate […]
Recently, I was asked to review a bedtime book for preschool-aged children and it brought back many precious memories. When my children were younger, either my husband or I read to them…every night. It was woven into our nightly bedtime ritual and it was one of my favorite times of the day to snuggle with […]
“Partner with parents” is a phrase used quite a bit in the kidmin, student ministry and family ministry world. There are different ways to define what ‘partnering’ with parents means, but I define it simply as being a parent’s biggest cheerleader. I want to cheer them on as they lead their families. I want to […]
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*Note: My first draft of this post was written before news broke that five Dallas police officers were killed in an ambush attack during a protest rally. My final draft reflects this tragedy. There are no words, friends. No words. For me, there’s been more tears than words. If you have followed national news in […]
For the past several months, our Family Ministry staff team has met to brainstorm and process what Family Ministry could look like at our church. Two key elements that remain at the center of our discussions are (1) we believe that parents should be the primary influence in their children's lives and (2) our role as a church is to come alongside families and equip them to be that primary spiritual influence through intentional programming and resources.…Continue
Over time, things can become very routine. We wake up at the same time everyday, brush our teeth (and if you're like me, you only buy one brand of toothpaste), drink coffee from the same cup, take the same route to work everyday...you get my drift. We don't even have to think about it - we just do it, sometimes so well, we could do it with our eyes…Continue
One of the things that makes our Children's Ministry unique is that we offer a missions-emphasis program for our preschoolers, elementary-age children and preteens. Second Sunday for the World, offered on the second Sunday of each month October - June, exposes children to other cultures, introduces them to church-supported missionaries, and allows them to pray for people around the world. They learn to have God’s heart for the world by serving others locally and globally.
Happy 2015, friends! I pray that your new year is off to a great start!
The start of a new year usually ushers in a reflective mood that often leads to us setting goals for various areas of our lives. I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. A new year is a great time to reevaluate life and make adjustments to live more in the calling that God has for you.
Training and equipping our kidmin leaders is of utmost importance if we want them to lead well in their ministry area and to have longevity in serving with us.
There are many challenges when it comes to volunteer training, however.
How can we make it beneficial to rookies and…Continue