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My Top Five Failures As A Parent

You may not think very highly of me after reading this blog, but I’m willing to take the risk. It’s hard to talk about failure, but it might help someone and it’s therapeutic for me. Bottom line, even if it doesn’t help you it will help me. “When I was a boy of 14, my […]

Do You Have Cliques In Your KidMin?

Every church has circles of friends. Circles of friends can be good, but sometimes they can push people away. We call these kinds of circles cliques. Cliques are not healthy for kids or for the church. You need to understand the social dynamics of your group before you can help the kids in this area. At my church, […]

Be Proactive

When I first started in kid’s ministry I saw myself as a victim. I loved the kids, but I felt like my ministry was totally at the mercy of other people. I played the blame game a lot. Things would get better if: ….parents place a higher value on their children. ….more people would step up and […]

Begin With The End In Mind

At the start of my ministry to children I could not think past the next Sunday. I spent the entire first year going from service to service. One Saturday, I was begging God for a sermon and I felt like He said to me. “All you have is six years to prepare your kids for adolescence.” Why […]

Keep it Short

Years ago I required my volunteers to attend monthly training meetings on Sunday nights. This worked well but eventually less and less people attended the Sunday night meetings. If I am doing something that is having less success than it used to have, it may be a signal that I need to change. One thing that has changed […]

Relevant Spirit Filled Kids Ministry

Kids have changed a lot in the past 20 years. If we want to reach children with the Gospel, then we must speak their language and yet many churches are refusing to change. They still use the same tools they used 20 years ago. A greater concern is churches that will change their message to be relevant today. Is […]

Are You Running Your Race?

I love this time of year. I don’t make New Years resolutions, but I do like to set goals for the coming year. It is important to set goals for the new year, but they can’t just be any kind of goals. They need to be the right goals. My question for you is: Are you running […]

Five Steps to Fulfill Your Dreams

1) Desire Ask yourself “What do I want?” Psalm 37:4 says that God will give you the desires of your heart. The desires of your heart are put there by God. “The indispensible first step to getting what you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein 2) Write it Down “Write the […]