What would ministry be without conversation? -Katey Hage How can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? -Paul (Romans 10:14) Simply thinking that you believe in, fully trust and devote to Jesus is a strong starting point.... Continue Reading →
I often laugh when I'm around children. Like when my son tells a knock, knock joke that makes zero sense. Or when my daughter giggles continuously because of a new sound that she's discovered. Or when a kid completely derails one of my very serious and important small group questions with a comment like, "broccoli... Continue Reading →
High Seas Expedition was a fantastic week where the church worked together to create a highly memorable experience for kids and families to look back on for the rest of their lives. The theme was God's love as shown through His Word. May His Word go out into the world, linger in people's souls and... Continue Reading →
Each week at church I do a few minutes segment called Chat with Pastor Steve. Kids can write in any comments, questions, jokes or prayer requests. (We're a small enough church that I usually don't worry about having too many to handle in a service). I really enjoy getting into the minds of kids this... Continue Reading →
I'm always fascinated with personalities. In the Bible you have gutsy Peter, eccentric John the Baptist, encouraging Barnabas, driven King David and so on. People are wonderfully designed with so many different styles of life. My two children are vastly different in personalities. Sonora is particular, loves to be pretty, sings laments when she's in... Continue Reading →
From Family Minute: Did you ever see the movie Holes? If you saw my backyard right now, you would think about this film. It looks like a war zone. You see, my son and his friends dug three big holes in the ground that they can hide in for paintball wars. It would be easy... Continue Reading →
ONLY KIDS MAY DISTURB ME Kids wake me up! Kids make me laugh! Kids remind me of God! Kids make me smile! Kids are fun! Kids are interesting! Kids are valuable! Kids are curious! Jesus welcomed them and so will I. I am a children’s pastor!
(Reposted from an earlier Facebook note). Getting your kids ready may sound like an easy thing, but sometimes it can get downright stressful! Here are some ideas from the Bourque family to make your transition times more enjoyable and actually a meaningful part of daily life! (While this article targets parents, there are important principles... Continue Reading →