Author Archives: Mark Harper

How I Turned My Ministry into a Family Ministry.

We hear a lot of talk today about family ministry, but what exactly is family ministry? My thoughts about family ministry have changed over thirty-five years of ministry. I have a different view of things than when I started. This is my definition of family ministry: family ministry is comprised of the church and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Get Your Fifth-Grade Boys to Worship

The worship of children is precious to the Lord. He really likes it when children worship Him. In fact, the Bible calls it perfect praise (see Matt. 21:16 nkjv). If the worship part of the service is for the Lord, what do you think He wants? Does He want it to be exciting? Does He […]

Magnify Your Ministry

If you have been doing kids’ ministry for any length of time, you have discovered that many do not see it as “real ministry.” This is false, of course, but people’s attitudes can still wear you down. As the leader, it’s critical that you not allow this to happen. You have to continue to encourage […]