Category Archives: Leadership

How To Develop Leadership Skills In Your Kids

One day a parent asked me the following question: “What is the most important thing I can do to make sure my kids stay in church when they become an adult?” I did not hesitate. “Teach them to be a leader.” Of course, I can’t guarantee that your child will stay in church when they become an adult, but I can […]

Tap Into The Leadership Gifts of Your Kids

It’s easy for a parent or a teacher to recognize leadership gifts in their children. If I can spend several hours teaching and observing a group of children, I can pick out who the leaders are. One thing about people who have leadership gifts is that they will find a way to use their gifts. […]

What Matters Most?

Recently, I was consulting at a local church.   I was interviewing some of the key volunteer leaders and one of them asked me a question, “What matters most?”   I didn’t hesitate, “Begin with the end in mind.”   Then I asked this question, “What does a spiritually strong 5th grader look like?’  They began to say things like, “They are unselfish, kind, […]

Do our kids feel entitled at Christmas?

The following is a quote from Dr. Henry Cloud about entitlement. “Pointing to one character trait that causes more misery in people’s lives than any other would be difficult. Certainly one of the top three or four destructive traits would be having a feeling of entitlement. Entitlement is when someone feels as if people owe […]

Do you trust ME?

Sometimes bad things will happen that we have no control over.  One day when I was in Bible school, I received a phone call that my parents were getting a divorce.  I cried a lot as I prayed.  I asked God to help my parents and to bring them back together.  The Lord asked me, […]

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Week

One of the challenges of leadership is learning how to bring correction to your team and instill confidence at the same time. If I just bring correction I can destroy their confidence. If I am too nice they may not get it. The answer is to train your team members to coach themselves. The old […]

PRAYER: Teaching Kids How To Get Answers To THEIR Prayers.

Do you remember the first prayer that you prayed and received an answer? What was that like? It was empowering and exciting, wasn’t it? That is why it is important to teach kids how to pray and get answers to their prayers. STEP ONE: Teaching kids that prayer is the key to our relationship with […]

Don’t Overlook This…

“When will things get back to, sort-of-normal?” We have all thought this at some point. Unless you’ve been too busy, in KidMin, creating your new – temporary – reality. During this pandemic, it has been challenging to have a call in your heart to reach kids with the gospel, and yet have to go by […]

One Way to Partner With Parents

You and I become like the people we hang with. The same thing is true concerning our children. Our kids become like who they hang with. If they hang with kids who love the Lord, they will love the Lord. The reverse is also true. I have had parents say this to me, “I decide who my kids’ […]