Category Archives: Leadership

5 Things Kids Learn When They Lead.

(Isaiah 11:6, “….a child shall lead them”) People have wondered whether children learn to be leaders from their experiences or if leadership is something a person is born with. Children are often judged by their size and not by their ability, whether they can lead others. That is exactly what Samuel thought when he went […]

Are You A DIY-er?

When tackling projects, are you the type of person who will figure it out (no matter how long it takes, get what you need (no matter what the cost), and definitely Do-It-Yourself?  In other words, do you love DIY projects? If you do, that is great, but when it comes to your kid’s ministry if you are […]

A Simple Way to Add Value to Others

Several years ago, Mark and I were at a conference.  On the way to the conference we stopped at a coffee shop.  At the check-out I noticed a small package of Chocolate Cherries and purchased them.  I love Chocolate Cherries! I loved them so much, that I ate the whole package. The next day when […]

Don’t Do It Alone – 5 Steps to an effective KidMin Team

“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” What was Jesus doing when He said these infamous words? He was building His team. “I have chosen you. You have not chosen me.” This tells me that Jesus was selective about who was on His team. What was Jesus looking for when He was […]

Pandemic Faith: 3 things you should be doing with your faith.

We’ve all seen posts, heard commentaries and thought about it often, “Can 2020 be over?” No one thought that this year would be like it has been.  I am sure you, just like myself, had great plans that never materialized.  All around us there is heart-ache, brokenness and disappointment. We’re Christians, this is not supposed […]

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 […]