Importance of Coaching

Coaching gives us an outside perspective on our work and leadership. It’s through questions and conversations that many discover how to get things moving forward in their ministry, personal goals or leadership. I have been the recipient of great coaching … Continued

Being Left “Holding The Rock” (One tip to balance church work and home life)

This past week and weekend was hectic. Long days, lots of details. Forty eight invigorating hours of ministry work between Thursday evening and Sunday evening. Even when I was home, I was mentally distracted. Once the schedule came to a … Continued

Invite Kids To Follow Christ

Dwight L. Moody was once quoted saying, “If I had my life to live over, I would give all my time to children.” Ministry to all ages is important, but I wonder if we make the mistake of thinking ministry to … Continued

Eight Ways To Effectively Reach “Church Kids”

I’m not sure if there is an official definition for “church kids” but I think most local church ministry workers understand. They are a unique bunch. They most likely have families who are integrally connected to the church. They have … Continued

Is Your Church In A Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset?

I haven’t read through the whole thing, but what I read of Mindset by Carol Dweck has been really interesting.  The point behind her theory is that some people are wired to accept a challenge for the sake of learning. These … Continued

God Still Uses Summer Camps

When I listen to testimonies from faithful Christians, I almost always hear them mention at least two things: The first thing is a place.  Most often students take big steps of faith when they are at a special event. I’ve … Continued

24 Ideas For Providing Unexpected Happiness

On our birthday, we might expect to get a little gift. But when it’s out of the blue and nothing seems to prompt the kindness, it really makes an impact. A gift or gesture given can make a huge impact … Continued

How To Redefine Success For Your Child

In a world of activities and competition, kids can become stressed about success as early as kindergarten. Competition can be good on some levels, but it can also lead us to putting the focus on the wrong things as our … Continued

A Better Word For The Rat Race

My oldest daughter and I go out for breakfast the first Tuesday of every month – it’s affectionately known as take-out-Tuesday. This practice began when she started kindergarten, it’s one of the few traditions we intentionally planned.  We decided to make … Continued

Ten Things To Include In Your Children’s Ministry Leaders Meeting

You may have started your work in children’s ministry because of your love for kids. But, by now, you’ve also discovered the need to connect, recruit, and equip adults in order to accomplish an effective ministry. Your adult leadership team … Continued

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