12 Ways You Can Teach Thankfulness to Your KidMin

I have always thought it was so interesting that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas. A day where we spend being thankful precedes a day where we give and get gifts. I am not going to get into all of that. But I do think it is interesting to note. Like a lot of things in life, […]

Free Thanksgiving Coloring Page

I love those types of coloring pages where there are some spots to fill in the blank. I think it really helps to personalize things, and who doesn’t love talking about themselves? So, we have made a coloring page just for Thanksgiving. It has 3 questions, a turkey, pie, and a pumpkin. Tip, have a […]

5 Reasons Why It’s A Good Thing You Are Bi-Vocational

You see them at conferences, or on the forums. The person who dreads the question, “So where are you pastoring at?” Followed immediately by “Oh are you part time or full time?” And this person, without fail, looks down at their shoes, shuffling their feet and says quietly, “Oh, well, it’s still a church plant” […]

The Red Book Minute Chapters 1-5

We have been going through The Red Book, chapter by chapter.    

Why is loyalty important?

Why is loyalty important

Let’s talk about loyalty for a minute. Loyalty is the glue that holds your team together. If you want loyalty from your leaders, be loyal to them. I remember the first time I complained about another staff member to my pastor. He looked at me and asked, “Have you talked to them?” “No.” “Then why […]

Classroom Management Tips

Classroom Management. Yikes, we all need it and maybe struggle with it, but no one talks about it. But in reality, each one of your church classrooms have different needs and it is not the same from one age group to the next. When your class does not have the structure needed for the age […]

Is Tithing Biblical?

I gave my life to Christ on September 12, 1976 when I was 17 years old. I didn’t tithe right away, but began to tithe when I was 19 years old. The thought of not tithing has not entered my mind since then. It has been one of my Christian disciplines, just like reading the […]

100% Organic Curriculum!

One parenting craze that, as a mom with toddlers, I am noticing is healthy, organic, food. Take a stroll down any grocery store or baby food aisle. “Organic”, “All Natural”, “Gluten Free”, are just some of the words that jump out at you. As a parent of a three-year-old, I try steer my own daughter […]

Don’t Pop the Bubble – Object Lesson

PROPS NEEDED: Piece of bubble gum for each child. Have the children stand up in a circle and have a bubble gum blowing contest. Pick the 2 with the biggest bubbles. Have a second contest (between your 2 still standing). Explain that this time you want them to blow the biggest bubble they can, but […]