Category Archives: Parenting

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 […]

Helping Children Receive The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Let me begin with a story, my story.  I grew up in the church.  I loved God and everything about God.  When I was in seventh grade, I went forward to receive the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.  It was at the end of the service.  I went forward, but […]

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 […]

Are Parents Really The Primary Spiritual Leader Of Their Kids?

There is a big emphasis in churches today on family ministry. In the context of family ministry, we hear a lot of talk about parents being the primary spiritual leaders of their kids. Many churches take this concept so far that they will not pray with kids to receive Christ, as they say, this is […]

Teaching Kids To Pray

  “Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray….” Why did the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray? They could see that Jesus was getting answer to his prayers and they were not. I am […]