Category Archives: Leadership

“Nobody wants to be my friend.”

We have all heard these words, either from our own kids or children at church. These words pull at our heart strings. When we hear these words, it should be a call to action for us.  For many kid’s shyness is a huge problem.  They are afraid of rejection and many times see themselves as victims.  That […]

Work Boundaries

I recently asked the following question on Facebook: “How many hours do you work each week?” Do you know what I found out? The average answer was 51 hours. Not surprisingly, I came to the conclusion that many of us are working too much. I don’t have any problem saying if you are consistently working for than 50 […]

How to stop the fear of the unknown.

Fear can become overwhelming. Many of us, including our kids, are facing the giant “unknown.” Not knowing what to expect in life can cause anxiety and uneasiness in all of us. Right now our kids are having to face situations that we never had to deal with – along with just simply growing up. What has become normal […]

Have you thought about TRAINING your Kid Leaders?

Being in KidMin requires that we wear multiple hats in our role.  There are loads of things we need to put our time into every week, because Sunday is coming. I know what that is like.  You are driven by your passion to minister to kids.  Simple. But what it takes to have a great […]

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 […]