The Importance of Scripture Memory in Children’s Ministry

I heard a story about a young mother who skeptically examined a new educational toy. “Isn’t it rather complicated for a small boy?” she asked the sales clerk. “It’s designed to adjust the child to live in today’s world, ma’am,” … Continued

Getting Students Away Creates Powerful Moments

I’ve known for a long time the importance of getting students away for a retreat, camp or conference. As I listen to testimonies of mature Christian adults, their stories almost always include a place different from their home church (or … Continued

Five Tips For Leading Worship At Camp

It’s getting to be that season again. Christian summer camp directors all over the country are seeking folks to come and lead worship for a week here and there. I believe it’s good for every worship leader to use their … Continued

Confidence To Raise Money For Your Ministry

If the only thing standing between you and the vision is money, then go out and raise some. I heard this quote the same day I read the story of Jesus, the temple tax, and the fish.  It all came … Continued

How To Share A Vision For Your Ministry

I spent a week at Hanging Rock Camp in West Lebanon, IN. Awesome facilities and excellent hospitality. During the week, the executive director took the Harvest Team on a tour. It’s a beautiful 200 acre camp with the main campground, … Continued

Importance of Critical Mass (And Eight Steps To Achieve It)

Critical Mass is something to keep in mind as you are planning ministry events. Critical Mass is the minimum number or size of something in order to begin or to maintain it. Ministry leaders, pastors, student ministry leaders, and church … Continued

Family Ministry Event Schedule Idea

We just got home from a great ministry event in Paducah, KY. I have often posted schedules of events for other leaders to get ideas.  Here’s the schedule from this family ministry evening: 4:00 – 5:30 pm  Inflatables, family pictures, … Continued

How To Maximize VBS Follow Up

Follow up is one of the best kept secrets of ministry. Too often, we talk and talk about something to publicize it, then once it’s over, it’s over. Ministry leaders need to take the days and weeks following a ministry … Continued

6 Reasons For Motions Songs in Kids Worship

We’re finishing up a week of camp today.  Harvest has been leading worship for 150 kids (and leaders) for the last four days.  During our Harvest meetings, it’s been noted that the 4th, 5th and 6th graders really do connect … Continued

Quest Camp

JUNE 5-7, 2016 | 1st – 5th Grades We just finished a planning meeting for Quest Camp – a three day, two night summer camp adventure for grade school students in our church and community.  We will be traveling to Lake … Continued

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