I read something from UpWords with Max Lucado. He said, "So, how often do you sin, hmm… in an hour? For the sake of discussion, let’s say ten times an hour. Ten sins an hour, times sixteen waking hours, times 365 days a year, times the average life span of 74…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on July 10, 2017 at 8:27am — No Comments
I'm all for striving for excellence in ministry. We want our children's and family ministries to be excellent, but as we strive for this "excellence" there is something we have to beware of. Something which can cause great damage. This "something" is our own ego.…
Added by Lynda Freeman on July 6, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments
I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July filled with children, grandchildren, cookouts and a reflection on the freedom we enjoy in this country and through Christ!
This is from the Legacy Coalition facebook page and I thought I'd share it with you today! Feel free to share it…
Added by Lynda Freeman on July 4, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments
I've been writing about church politics, how to spot it and how to eliminate it. We've looked at Colossians 3 to see how God's Word tells us to "stop it" and gives us the remedy for it, "love is more important than anything else." Today I want to take one more look at…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on July 2, 2017 at 5:52pm — No Comments
So, yesterday I wrote about church politics and the damage it causes in churches and to people; today I want to write about how to identify church politics. Look at Colossians 3:8. 9, " …Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on July 1, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments
The title of this post may have gotten your attention, and while I did want to get your attention, I also want you to stop and think about the following questions -…
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 29, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments
I've been writing about dreaming a little . . . encouraged you to think about what you'd do if you weren't limited by money, time, space and staffing, gave you some affordable . . . and in some cases free . . . ideas of ways to see some of your "dreams" come true…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 28, 2017 at 9:06am — No Comments
In my earlier post, Dream a Little!, I encouraged you to dream about what you'd like to do in and with your ministry if money, time, space and volunteers were not an issue. I'd like to take this thought a little farther and encourage you to dream, but when you do, let others in on the…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 26, 2017 at 7:39am — No Comments
It can be easy to get so involved with all we have to do with Children's Ministry . . . recruiting, training, teaching, etc . . . we find ourselves focusing on those things and don't ever take a moment to dream.
Certainly we want to be sure we are taking care of the things we need to do, but we also need to make time to think…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 23, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments
Okay - today I'm writing about something I care so very much about . . . Children's Ministry. Some of you who read this need to know, what I'm writing doesn't really apply to your Children's Ministry . . . but before you read a bit further and decide your ministry isn't the ministry I'm talking about, read…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 22, 2017 at 7:43am — No Comments
We may think we "treasure our volunteers", but our volunteers may not actually "feel" very treasured. Consider the following situations where a volunteer might not feel treasured . . .
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 20, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments
Do you treasure your volunteers? Volunteers are a gift from the hand of God . . . it is completely appropriate for us to appreciate these "gifts". As we finish the month of June, we'll look at a variety of topics related to how we treat our volunteers. Today I want to focus on some things we might…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 16, 2017 at 10:50am — No Comments
Is your children's ministry successful? Are you sure? Do you really know for sure how your children's ministry impacts the children and families in your church and community? How do you know?
If we want our ministries to be genuinely…
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 14, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments
When you are a Children's Ministry director or pastor, you practically "live and breathe" children's ministry. It is your focus, your passion. It is what you think about. While you may have designed a children's ministry which is very effective, because you are so…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on June 12, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments
What are you afraid of? Well, if you are like me the first thing you think of is spiders! I do not like those hideous creatures at all! In fact, I firmly believe the only good spider is a completely dead spider; so one of my rules when my kids were growing up was, "kill all spiders and then kill them…Continue
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The Legacy Grandparenting Summit is a national conference for today’s Christian grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass their faith on to their grandchildren.
Grandparents play a unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of grandchildren—second only…Continue
Added by Lynda Freeman on May 31, 2017 at 10:28am — No Comments
Typically a couple times a week (but nearly always at least once a week) a wonderful person who is part of the Legacy Coalition makes and posts a photo gif to the blog. I personally have several which are my favorites, but I especially love the one he posted today - so I have to share it with you!
Added by Lynda Freeman on May 30, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments