Integrity 101

Integrity is talked about everywhere these days. It’s an important ingredient in the life of a leader, in the life of a business, in the life of a ministry, in our habits, our relationships, our work and our finances. The … Continued

I’m A Price – And We Don’t Do That

I’ve been reading a great book called “It’s Your Kid, Not A Gerbil” by Kevin Leeman. If you have kids at home, this is one book I recommend. A byproduct of our hyper scheduled culture is lack of time at … Continued

When To Remember God

Here’s an incredible message for the next generation – think about God now. Remember God and His words for your life and live them.  Don’t wait for things to get bad. Don’t wait until tragedy strikes your life or your … Continued

Four Ways To Offer Praise To Kids

Mark Twain once said that “he could go three months on a good compliment.”  Just like we need oxygen, food and water to develop and grow, we need encouragement and praise to be healthy. And as much as you, as … Continued

How To Build An Ongoing Volunteer Recruitment Culture In Your Church (Seven Steps)

As ministry leaders, we must make it clear that we have room for more people to serve in ministry. The overarching reason to be connected to the church is to serve in it.  Too often, we save recruitment of our … Continued

5 Ways Kids Can Live Out The Great Commission

Jesus’ command to go “into all the world” can be a little daunting to a kid.  But, we still teach the Great Commission and they should experience it. Here are two basic principles I like to highlight for kids regarding … Continued

Seven Ways Every Church Needs To Fight For The Next Generation

The church is an organization that exists for those not yet in it. The very reason for the church is to connect with people, to preach the gospel and to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. … 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

Random Ideas For Children’s Ministry (for any size church)

Ideas come and go. Some are acted upon, others never do more than occupy the brain cells that created them.  But I do know this: ideas always spur on thinking. One crazy idea might lead to another idea that transforms … Continued

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