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Taking Initiative

I would say this is a little problem that I have. I have these Ideas, but nothing comes out of it. I have gotten in trouble at times because I don't get something done fast enough. When I take initiative and do things I feel like I am not being trusted at what is going on. I have the plan where I want to put everything and I communicate it as clearly as I can, but that seems to not help.

I need to have the complete confidence to speak up and just ask what is the expectation of me. I… Continue

Added by Greg Ferguson on July 2, 2008 at 11:44pm — No Comments

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Added by Carla Cisneros on July 2, 2008 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Jesus and I iChatting

Yes it is true, today I learned how even Jesus (or um, a puppet that looks like Him) enjoys using technology like the Mac.

There in the picture above is myself on my MacBook Pro and Jesus on His Mac as well. I am not sure which version He was using though.

Added by Todd McKeever on July 2, 2008 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

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If by any chance you're not receiving a regular email from me and would like to, simply visit my website,, and sign up at the top of my home page. Simple! And fashionable! And free. I hope you take the brave risk of being part of my virtual informational family.

Added by Alan Root on July 2, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments


How do you keep the excitement alive that was created at VBS?

Connecting children and families to Jesus week by week...

Connecting volunteers to help in the children's department...

There is so much...

Added by Shirley Allen on July 2, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

What Happened?

So here is my story ... for anyone interested in Reading it ... I grew up in upstate NY, I am Italian, I love to cook. After finishing high school I attended a two year school and then a four year school studying Mechanical Engineering. I went to work for a GM supplier and then I decided I wanted to be in Sales. For the first 23 years of my career I was a sales person selling high tech software and robots. In 1997 I went to PK and the LORD rocked my world. I have been teaching in children's… Continue

Added by Mark Cianciosa on July 2, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments

Stepping out of the box

I have been a full-time children's pastor for about three years. I have been finishing the book "In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day" I feel that God is telling me to step out of the box in ministry. I talked to the children about putting God in a box and trusting that he can do some things, but not other things. I have felt that in the children's ministry I need to fully step out of the box and just let it loose. Don't put any limits on the children or even any limits on God. It's a very weird… Continue

Added by Greg Ferguson on July 1, 2008 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

Gearing up for fall 2008

Is anyone in the same boat as me? Sometimes I ask myself, why am I doing this? This is to much for me! I cannot keep up with it all! You see, after 2 years of children's ministry, I am finally figuring out that I cannot do EVERYTHING by myself. I have a hard time asking people to help me. I feel like this is MY job and members of the church have their own full time jobs to worry about, so I feel guilty asking for help. Plus, like we all know, it is just easier to do it myself. It takes more… Continue

Added by Kelly on July 1, 2008 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

Rethinking my CM

My church is going through some growth right now so I am rethinking the way we are approaching our CM. We have had a difficult time identifying who we are as a ministry in the past. I hope to move forward with clarifying our mission, vision, and values. We are planning on a whole new format for this fall. We do not currently have a paid Director for CM, so I have my primary job which eats up a tremendous amount of my time during the week. Thank God, I have a great core team that helps shoulder… Continue

Added by Mike Palmer on July 1, 2008 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Joliet Church plant

I am 3 months into being the children's minister and I just got over the hump of being nervous about it everyday. This has been an eye opener and a scary journey that turned into a really amazing job. Our church is a new church plant in Joliet. We have about 300 attenders on a very good day and a lot of visitors. My husband is the worship minister and he is doing amazing and loves it there. Our preaching minister is a great person and we trust in him as a leader of our church! I pray that the… Continue

Added by Christine Murray on July 1, 2008 at 12:12am — 1 Comment

Children's Church

We just started children's church in a gym. Every thing has to be portible. There is a lot of light in the gym so projection is very dim. And how do we decorate. Would love some ideals. Thanks Da Buz

Added by Da Buz on June 30, 2008 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments onto Brain Blast

Wahoo, all done and straight into my summer Brain Blast. Best VBS ever at my church, highest attendance, 16 salvation decisions. YIppee--really united our youth, parent support was good they could see their kids involved in serving in significant ways. Brain Blast was well attended for our first time doing this. Hoping to keep the momentum up through the summer.

Had an issue with disabled kid...trying to work through how to help ensure this does not repeat.


All… Continue

Added by Joni Lum on June 30, 2008 at 5:08pm — No Comments

My Job

Many people ask, so what do you do? Well I write, I edit, I speak, I travel a bit, I encourage, I brainstorm, I envision, and I try to stay organized!

Every Generation Ministries exists to transform children in Christ through the church. We have partners in eight countries. Currently we are in the midst of a HUGE endeavor to help assist our ministries in developing their own curriculum. This isn't about being the super american and saving the day. This is about helping them to create their… Continue

Added by Melissa Kirscher on June 30, 2008 at 2:44pm — No Comments


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Added by Jason Douglass on June 29, 2008 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

Rough Day

It seems like when you have great days and weeks in children's ministry there is bound to be a day where nothing goes right. All of our youth went to Honduras for a missions trip which is very exciting for them, but today was just a rough day in the children's ministries. My sound man was in a whole new world and had a tough time finding anything on the DVD.

I've never thought of myself as a perfectionist, but when it comes down to CM I become one. I need to have everything right so… Continue

Added by Greg Ferguson on June 29, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A great day

Today we took several junior high students on a 12 mile bike hike. Half way through the hike there was a cloud burst and there was nothing we could do except enjoy the showers God had sent. I couldn't help laughing when I saw the expression on one of the kid's face when she asked me what we were going to do and I said "Enjoy it! We just said we were hot!" Everyone began to laugh, dance around and look up to the sky with open mouths to receive the rain. Isn't it great when we get to be kids and… Continue

Added by Sharon Sayre on June 29, 2008 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Firefox 3 vs. iWeb

As you may know if you read this blog, I had chosen to finally download the new version of Firefox 3 after waiting for a while to see if there would be any huge kinks to have to work out.

Well after weeks I never heard of any major ones so I went and upgraded my current Firefox 2 to the new Firefox 3. I have now found a kink in… Continue

Added by Todd McKeever on June 29, 2008 at 6:41am — No Comments

Everything is lacking

I have been reading the book "In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day" and since I have been reading it I believe that the Lord has put a whole lot of things in perspective in my life. I have struggled for the past two weeks I haven't really been on top of things and my vision has been lacking for my ministry. I have never faced anything like this. I have been here in Louisiana for about nine months and it seems like ever since I have been here it's been hard to really speak into the lives of my… Continue

Added by Greg Ferguson on June 28, 2008 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Leadership mindset vs. Management

I think that typically, managers are so intent on solving problems that their energy is almost totally placed on "fixing things". Were as a leadership perspective probes the situation and asks unusual questions that may help uncover root causes or the true problems. They may ask such questions as; "Why did this occur?" "What is the missing piece?" And other questions than that.

What type of are you? We need both types, but it is good to know where you may personally stand, so you can… Continue

Added by Todd McKeever on June 28, 2008 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

First Time Blogger...

My friends and cousins have been trying to convince me for years to join xanga, myspace, facebook... they keep telling me that i need to start blogging my thoughts since i have something to say about pretty much everything... i think it was their way of telling me that i'm super opinionated, and that instead of telling them what i think, i should just write it down (hehe!). Well, i refused to join those networks because:

1. i jumped on friendster bandwagon when it first launched, and while… Continue

Added by Gloria Lee on June 28, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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