I have learned through various meetings and workshops, there are two types of people, those who hate change and those who strongly dislike it. I used to think that some people really enjoyed change, but then I found that they were just miserable in their current circumstance and just wanted an escape. This does not really mean that they were embracing change. For myself to change, I go through a process:
1. I am excited, ready to jump in.
2. I begin the mourning process of the…Continue
I have been a part of churches that celebrate church seasons and a part of those that treat every Sunday as the same. I get it, you have a set curriculum, you don’t want to break from it. I see a vital need for each church to celebrate seasons of the church calendar. What drives this belief?
To understand, I have been a public school teacher for ten years. I have seen the most tradition in the holidays we celebrate (usually from a secular distance). Yesterday was St.…Continue
I grew up attending church services with my grandparents going any time we visited them. My Mom and Dad would take us on the major Christian holidays. I remember what it was like to be a part of a kid’s church and part of Sunday School class, even though I did not attend as much as other people I now know. I know that my Methodist church in my hometown of Haysville, KS occasionally had a kid’s church with our own little chapel. I am not sure why we had a smaller chapel in the church, but I…Continue
I took a year off from ministering to kids in a church setting, some people thought I had given up on working in kids ministry. At times, I was one of those people.
I needed a break from the busyness of work life, church life, and real life. I took a year to really find what I am supposed to be. At the end of the year, I found out more than I could have ever imagined.
Here are a few things:
1. I missed working with kids in a church setting.