Category Archives: Blog

Are the Formative Years really that important?

I love spending time with my grandchildren Andi (6), James (8) and Luci (4). Not only is it great fun, but every experience is a learning experience. This picture is from this summer. – Lutsen, Minnesota Are a child’s most formative years — from birth to age five? Studies show that 90 percent of a […]

What Type of Kids’ Pastor Are You?

There are different types of Kids’ Pastors.  This is why it can be unwise to go look at someone else’s program and copy it.  If a church has a successful program, then they built their program around the strengths of the leader; but you may or may not have those same strengths. I’m not saying […]

Do you feel like you are starting all over again?

5 Leadership Principles – as we Re-Open our KidMin The beginning of this year has been quite the beginning and I have seen the KidMin Community not running from the challenge, but rising to the occasion.  Anyone in a KidMin leadership role has had to adjust, adapt, and learn new skills – sometimes daily. Some […]

7 Reasons to have Teenagers in your Ministry

I have heard people say that teenagers shouldn’t be allowed in Kids Ministry. This breaks my heart. Let me tell you why. My parents have been in ministry my entire life. My parents also involved me in the ministry my whole life. I was 7 years old, the first time I was in a puppet skit. […]

Dollar Store Sermons

EPISODE 101 When I need a dose of inspiration I will walk around the Dollar Store and ideas will pop out at me. Here you go. Watch this three minute video for eight sermons from the dollar store and the best thing about it is they only cost one buck. DOLLAR STORE SERMONS WHAT IS […]

I was hurt, ashamed and disappointed…

I didn’t know why I didn’t receive the Holy Spirit. When I was in seventh grade, I went forward to receive the Holy Spirit.  I was so excited.  From the earliest memories I have, I have always loved God and loved going to church.  When I realized that I wanted to speak in tongues, I […]

Happy Father’s Day

I’d like to give a SHOUT OUT to all the Dad’s out there.  You take the extra step, give the word of encouragement, help when help is needed and you are there.  Thank You! I’d like to take a moment and tell you about my dad, Roland Charles Beam – the best Dad, ever! I […]