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Seven Tips For Teaching Kids To Be Thankful

Do you ever feel like you pour your life into to your kids but they don’t seem to appreciate what you do? If you get the sense that your kids are not thankful for what you give them, you may be giving too much. Worse yet, you could be giving them a sense of entitlement. The bottom line is … [read more]

Stop Saying Thank You!

Stop Saying Thank You!

I was making my rounds following the 11 AM service to saying ‘Thank You’ to all of my small group leaders. I entered the classroom of our 5th grade boys and I shook Guy’s hand and said ‘Thank You’. I started to release from the handshake but Guy hung on to my hand, looked me in the eye and … [read more]

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What Do You Do When Everybody Starts Quitting?

I still remember the day I changed my strategy for recruiting and training volunteers. It was a cold winter morning in 1987 and I had just accepted a new position as a kidmin pastor at a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was frustrated because yet another volunteer had informed me they were … [read more]

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It’s All About Who You Know

"It's all about who you know" I first heard this statement from a pastor’s wife. She was commenting on how her job was too political. The inference was that people were promoted to positions of leadership, not based on their character or abilities, but simply on whom their friends … [read more]

Seven Deadly Sins Of Children's Pastors

Seven Deadly Sins Of KidMin Pastors

People that head up children’s ministry in churches are a dedicated bunch. They genuinely love God and kids. They are hard working and underpaid, but that doesn’t mean they are perfect. I see a lot of people that get into children’s ministry for a few years and then bow out. The vast … [read more]