Category Archives: Blog

It’s All About Who You Know

“It’s all about who you know” I first heard this statement from a pastor’s wife. She was commenting on how her job was too political. The inference was that people were promoted to positions of leadership, not based on their character or abilities, but simply on whom their friends were. Admittedly this does happen, however […]

Seven Deadly Sins Of KidMin Pastors

  People that head up children’s ministry in churches are a dedicated bunch. They genuinely love God and kids. They are hard working and underpaid, but that doesn’t mean they are perfect. I see a lot of people that get into children’s ministry for a few years and then bow out. The vast majority doesn’t […]

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

Imagine for a minute that it is your birthday and your best friend has planned a birthday party for you. You are super excited as you arrive at your party. Everybody is having a great time, but for some reason no one talks to you. When it’s time for gifts, your friends give gifts to […]

Gay Marriage – What Do You Say To Your Kids?

The worldview about homosexuality is changing. Homosexuality used to be a subject we did not talk about with kids. People understood it is important to protect the innocence of children, but things have changed.   Here are some questions that christian parents are asking: How do I respond to family shows on Disney and Nickelodeon […]

10 Leadership Principles

I have made lots of mistakes in ministry, but here are ten leadership principals I have always tried to follow. 1. Get there early. A leader arrives first. It is disrespectful to consistently arrive late. 2. Set a quality example. Be what you want people to do. 3. Praise your people for doing good. Catch them doing […]

How to Get Kids to Read the Bible

Take a few minutes and ask yourself some questions: • What can I do during the grade school years to prepare kids for the teen years? • What does a spiritually strong 10-year old look like? • What type of skills does he or she have? This is at the top of my list: When […]

How to Deal with Leadership Criticism

Last weekend Victoria Osteen started a firestorm when she made the following remarks during a worship service at Lakewood Church: “I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God we’re not doing it for God — I mean that’s one way to look at it,” she said from the […]

Protecting Kids From Pedophiles in Churches

Last week a local Fox News Channel aired a story that hit a little too close to home. The story is titled “Child Porn Investigation: His Charisma Can Fool You”. It’s about a family who are members of my former church and a 14-year old girl that was stalked by a pedophile. The really scary […]

What Can We Learn from the Michael Gungor Controversy?

A story broke last week about Michael Gungor (who writes a lot of the worship choruses that we sing) that sent shock waves through the Church. Michael stated in a recent blog post that he no longer believed in the Biblical accounts of Adam and Noah. Here is a quote from Michael’s blog: “I have no more ability to […]

Put Yourself First, Others Second

As children’s ministry leaders we are great at taking care of the families in our ministries. We’re good at putting others first. However, I find at times we neglect to take care of ourselves. I am guilty of this more times than I would like to admit, but I know it’s an important subject that […]