Fact or Fantasy: Object Lesson

Scripture reference: 2 peter 1:20-21, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of scripture ever came about by the prophets own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (NIV) What you need: • A Bible • A fictional children’s […]

No More List of Sins To Avoid

I was flying back from a meeting one night, changing planes in Chicago. Waiting at the gate for my plane, I soon realized that the Vikings had just played the Chicago Bears in Chicago. The plane that I was on had all the Vikings fans on it. I like football, I watch football, but I’m […]

Power Tools For KidMin

Reaching Kids With The Gospel One challenge I have found as a Christian is to connect people (who are always changing) with a God who never changes.  The Apostle Paul said it like this, “I become all things to all men that by all means I might with some.” If we want to reach children […]

Relevant Spirit Filled Kids Ministry

Kids have changed a lot in the past 20 years. If we want to reach children with the Gospel, then we must speak their language and yet many churches are refusing to change. They still use the same tools they used 20 years ago. A greater concern is churches that will change their message to […]

The Dogs Shall Eat Jezebel

Pastor Willie George was one of my mentors. I asked Willie once “What is the craziest kids sermon you ever saw?” Willie didn’t hesitate. He told me this story from 1974 about a bus ministry pastor in Hammond, Indiana who was a former Green Beret. It’s a sermon based on the following scripture. “Dogs will […]

Boys Can Sing??? Boys Can Sing!!!

One of the most frequently asked questions to me is, “How do I get the boys to participate in worship?” It seems it’s an area that many churches struggle with. It can be for a variety of reasons which we’ll discuss. A few years ago I was leading worship at a church in St. Louis. […]

Object Lesson: Assembling Together

Scripture Reference: Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.” (KJV) Take Home Point: Get involved in ministry at your church What You Need:  2 (balsam wood) model airplanes (find at a hobby shop) PREPARATION: Assemble one of the airplanes. Open up the second airplane but do not assemble it.

Is It Possible To Lead When You Are Not The Top Dog?

The answer is a resounding yes. The story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel chapter 17 is a great example of leadership. David was just a teenager and he managed to have influence over the king and change the direction of a nation. Here are ten leadership principals that we can learn from David. […]