While I understand that ministry cannot be reduced to a formula, I have found that there is something that, when absent, utterly stops the church. Really, I am serious. This key ingredient must positively absolutely and undoubtedly be in your ministry, or you are doomed.
Over time I have been in various situations. I have had children's church of 12 kids, and thought that if I had more children I could play better games. If I had more kids I could draft more parents into helping with… Continue
Added by Daniel Geer on August 31, 2008 at 4:30pm —
I Wrote a Poem
But you have to go HERE
to read it. If there is more than one post when you arrive, look for the title, The Light of Christ...
(then scroll to comment number 6).
It's kinda like a treasure hunt, isn't it?
Added by COMPASSION dave on August 31, 2008 at 1:02pm —
I am excited to say that I have decided to return to children's ministry after taking the last year off. I have been in kids ministry for about 14 or 15 years but started to see signs of burn out. I would not say that I WAS burning out, but I saw the signs of it starting to creep in.
I just accepted a position at a church nearby (after turning down several other church offers). It will be a good fit for us.... and, thank you Lord, I dont have to move 3000 miles away into another country… Continue
Added by Mark Harris on August 31, 2008 at 1:58am —
The adorably breathtaking parade of flower girls sassed down the aisle in pyramid style. Through their enthusiastic efforts, the white runner blushed red with anticipation of the special appearance. The bride's mother rose and all eyes were directed to the back of the church to catch their first glimpse of the splendor of beauty about to descend. Everyone turned facing west, save for my eyes, which were fixed on the groom.
It's standard for me; I always watch the groom. I want to… Continue
Added by Joyce Oglesby on August 30, 2008 at 11:59pm —
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place…And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1 + 4
Today, I began a study in the book of Titus and I was reminded how Paul had left Titus in Crete (Greece) in order to maintain the Christian church there. Although no one knows for… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on August 30, 2008 at 4:46pm —
I have just become a member of this networking site and already i have had people want to be my friend so they can sell me their kids church products. It is amazing how many people are interested in flogging off their products. I wonder what would Jesus say if he saw this. Would this be classed as a marketplace and if so would he be looking at the irony. I understand people need to sell products but why so this is a networking place where kids leaders can connect but people sell their items. We… Continue
Added by Chris Judd on August 29, 2008 at 1:21am —
This post is about the power of 'just asking' has! There's been a lot of great feedback on it and I would love to hear what you have to say as well! :)
Check it out...
Added by Pudge on August 29, 2008 at 1:08am —
The Last Day
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come… 2 Timothy 3:1
Jesus is Coming Soon
Do you believe that? Paul did, and he lived his entire Christian life as if Jesus would be coming to get him at any time. As a result his faith-attitude served to make him spiritually healthier.
“Paul was wrong,”
you might say.
Paul would tell you that his actions were right, despite… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on August 28, 2008 at 4:42pm —
Did you know that's it's Fixin 2 Rain? No I'm not talking about Hurricane Gustav or Tropical Storm Fay. I'm talking about an amazing musical production "Fixin 2 Rain". It's a modern day Appalachian tale of a Noah character who encounters a fire and a flood in his home town of Bee Log Holler. Noah builds an ark and rescues a cast of friends and animals to save the day. All of this is to say that I am currently in Ft Lauderdale, FL directing the latest production of… Continue
Added by Steve Pennington on August 28, 2008 at 9:00am —
From July 27th through August 16th, I had the honor and privilege to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This was my second trip to Africa and one that I was looking forward to very much. There were a total of 36 team members involved in this trip with fourteen of us departing early on Sunday, July 27th to spent three days in London, England before heading to the DRC. This being my first time in England, I quickly learned the importance of Euro’s, pounds, and riding subways! London, a… Continue
Added by Jerry Storz on August 27, 2008 at 10:55am —
Most churches talk about having an "outreach" of some kind. At a previous church, an event was held that was called an ultimate outreach. A group of really big and really strong folks called the Power Team came in and, for one week, held daily assemblies at local schools and then did a show every night at the church. It was impressive. They brought in large blocks of ice which they broke into pieces using their heads, their hands, and their elbows. They ignited blocks of wood and bricks with… Continue
Added by Daniel Geer on August 26, 2008 at 11:44pm —
If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:12-13
What a Wonderful Promise
The entire verse reminds me of ‘Old Faithful’, the Wyoming geyser located in Yellowstone National Park. As most of us know, the conic fissure erupts ‘faithfully’ about every ninety minutes, but did you know that if you turned your back on the… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on August 26, 2008 at 5:01pm —
Dear Friends and Partners,
We had a great week ministering in 2 churches in South Dakota.
On August 17 - 20 we ministered In Rapid City, SD at First Assembly of God.
Then on August 22-24 we ministered in Yankton, SD at first assembly of God.
During our 4 day event in Rapid City, SD we saw around 35 children come forward to be born again.…
Added by Jerry Moyer "The Jubilee Gang" on August 25, 2008 at 2:14am —
Well I just got back from our One Way Street Summerfest in San Antonio, TX. Puppet festivals are always a lot of work, and a lot of fun too, but when you end up with a group that's just excited about puppet ministry, well it does something to ya. That's the sort of group we had in Texas this weekend.
These guys were just eating it all up. Anxious to learn and excited to head home and put things into action. And what a great mix of people. Some new teams, some experienced. Some teams… Continue
Added by Todd Liebenow on August 24, 2008 at 7:00pm —
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Added by Gene Bubba Wright on August 23, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Divide and Multiply
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
The whole idea behind rightly dividing the Word of God is not so that we become smarter sinners, but that others (other sinners) might know and accept the truth that is found in Christ Jesus and thus be saved. Only God can multiply by means of division.
How It’s Done
For the… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on August 22, 2008 at 2:34pm —
Someone let me in on how to change the settings on your personal page so that I can customize...thank you so much!
Added by Andy Robinson on August 21, 2008 at 7:34pm —
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 1 Timothy 6:6-8
Caught Lying Again
Ask me if I am content and I will likely tell you that I am. Now feel free to call me a liar. The truth is I want to be satisfied with the food in my cupboard and the clothes on my back, but my actions say… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on August 21, 2008 at 4:06pm —
Recently, I was at lunch with a friend who is the father of a 3 1/2 year old boy. He was sharing with me how amazed he was that his child could play a game on the computer that involved pointing, clicking and dragging, etc. I asked the dad a question that I already knew the answer to, "How did your child learn to do that?" The answer was "I taught him."
As well as "teaching" the child computer skills "on purpose," the dad owns a company that sets up and maintains computer networks.… Continue
Added by Ronnie Caldwell on August 21, 2008 at 12:42pm —
What kind of ice breakers do you do for Pre-K teacher meetings?
Added by Christine Murray on August 21, 2008 at 11:06am —