Category Archives: Parenting

100% Organic Curriculum!

One parenting craze that, as a mom with toddlers, I am noticing is healthy, organic, food. Take a stroll down any grocery store or baby food aisle. “Organic”, “All Natural”, “Gluten Free”, are just some of the words that jump out at you. As a parent of a three-year-old, I try steer my own daughter […]

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started KidMin

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a KidMin Facebook group and asked this question, “If you could give some advice to a person who is new in ministry, what would it be?” I was blown away by the answers. So I am going to share some of them here today. Some were duplicates, […]

Halloween, To Trick or Treat or Not?

Halloween can be a very divisive holiday for Christians. There are people who think they should not celebrate in any way, and stay home with the lights off. And you have people on the other end of the spectrum who go Trick or Treating. Growing up in the church, and my parents being Children’s Pastors, […]

How to Parent a PK

How To Parent a PK Last week, I wrote a blog about How to Pastor a PK. Today, I am writing about how to parent YOUR child who is a PK (pastor’s kid). I will start out by saying, I am no expert on this, I have only been a parent for 3 short years. […]

Millennial Dads are the Worst…

Millennial Dads are the worst...

“Millennial Dads are the worst at neglecting their kids.” “They are the worst at not being involved in their kids’ life.” A couple of years ago, someone walked up to my husband and asked him if he was involved in our one-year-old daughter’s life. My husband responded kindly saying he enjoyed taking part in our […]

The Number One Job Of A KidMin Pastor

  I was a Children’s Pastor for 15 years before I understood the primary purpose of my job. I thought the main thing was teaching kids the Word of God, but really the main thing is being a conduit of the love of the Father to the kids that you teach. I still remember the […]

How to Involve Parents in Children’s Ministry

We hear a lot of talk today about partnering with parents but how do you do this if you have little exposure in the pulpit? The best way to partner with parents is to get parents involved with the children’s ministry program. In other words, use the kidmin program to disciple the parents. I meet […]

The Big Lie Evangelicals Tell Christian Parents

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 We have heard it preached from the pulpit for years. “If you are a good parent and train up your kids in the Christian faith they will not leave the faith.” I’ve preached it […]