The other day I was out to lunch with a good friend of mine at one of our favorite places, the Mongolian Grill. We got our table, ordered our drinks and headed over to the line to make our meals. He got the medium bowl and loaded down with veggies, meats and noodles. I did […]
I just ordered a couple copies of these for my daughters. Here’s why (from the Simply Youth Ministry web site…) Imagine empowering your students to spend just a few minutes each day discovering a life-shaping, thought-provoking, Jesus-centered truth that can transform them into the kind of people God crafted them to be. Sounds like a […]
Having served in children’s ministry at The River Church for the past three years, I still consider myself pretty “green” in learning what it takes to lead well in ministry. Having come from a corporate background, I understand strategy, the big picture, setting goals and achieving objectives. Objectives that have been set for me or […]
This 15-minute short from Journey Box Media would be a great holiday discussion starter on the topic of love, grace, and/or forgiveness. It’s a very emotional and well-shot piece.
There’s a lot of things that I want to share with my two teenage daughters as a father that I think many of you would want to say to your students if given the opportunity. I’ve been thinking a lot about this for a few days now and decided to write this as an open […]
My boy is 4-years-old. His name is Xander and he is obsessed with Christmas presents. He is obsessed with getting them, giving them, the fact that — to his mind — since he hasn’t seen any of his presents, he must not be getting any. He is mad that we won’t let him buy his […]
I love what Derick and Pam Brown of Elevate Student Ministries are doing with their student web site. They are just getting started, but in the last month they have invited their student body and volunteer staff to be contributors on the site. As Derick puts it, elevationgeneration.org is a “blog for students, by students […]
Probably my favorite #kidmin blog of all time is Dale Hudson’s Relevant Children’s Ministry. It’s always filled with rich content, ideas, and resources for those involved in children’s ministry. For instance, this visual on kids being wet cement… that’s gonna stay in my heart and mind for a while now. Love it!