C.A.R.E. For The Students In Your Sunday School

I picked up a little book called, “Help I’m A Sunday School Teacher” by Ray Johnston. The author had a great acronym to help remember the basics of reaching and teaching students through Sunday School: C.A.R.E. Content Often content is the only focus in Sunday School. It’s important but can have even more impact when … Read more

Go For No’s

If you are needing to ask volunteers to help serve or request donations for some event, here’s one great tip: Most people have a goal for how many people say, “yes.” But, if you want to get motivated, have a goal of how many people you want to say, “no” before you quit asking. When … Read more

Your Comfort May Be Overrated

In his book, Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt talked about comfort being overrated. “We think that if we had every comfort available, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now that we’re so comfortable, we’re miserable. There’s no struggle in our lives. No sense of adventure.” Dean Karnazes Butterflies are beautiful because … Read more

When Should A Child Begin To Tithe?

I was reading through the book of Exodus and came across a point where it mentioned bringing a piece of silver to the tabernacle. “All who have reached their twentieth birthday must give this sacred offering to the Lord.” (30:14) The question popped up in my mind – when is the best time for a … Read more

Margin, Rhythm, Vision & Grace

As I’m planning to take a break from writing in the blog for a couple weeks, these four words come to mind: Margin, Rhythm, Vision & Grace. Time away provides margin. It’s like the white space around the typed words on a paper. If we don’t leave some space, we can’t hardly make sense of what’s … Read more

Parents: Make Church A Priority

Though I’ve never been one for the “back to school, back to church mentality,” there are some natural seasons to refresh the priority of having your family in worship. September and January are two examples of these seasons. Christian parents/homes need to know just how important it is for kids to see their family participate … Read more

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,” the shop assistant replied. “So basically, any way he tries to put it together is … Read more