There is a level of satisfaction when you really own something. I still remember the excitement of the moment when we bought our first home. Renters have a difficulty appreciating what they have unlike owners who take greater pleasure in their possession. Parents take great pleasure in their children. Volunteers working with children have a little more... Continue Reading →
(For part 1 click here.) Challenges Of course there are many challenges when it comes to ministry with children and families. As mentioned in the rationale, people have sinned and are separated from God and therefore, need that relationship repaired. So sin is the number one challenge. Leaders, parents, extended families and children are tempted to... Continue Reading →
I've been re-reading "Making Your Children's Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid's Week," by Sue Miller and David Staal, for one of my seminary classes. The following are some brief reflections. Much of how I do children's ministry has been shaped by the Promiseland model that has come from Willow Creek Community Church in... Continue Reading →
Something Old Something New - Children's Ministry. Check out 20 fantastic and enduring volunteer tips by clicking the link above. I know I have some work to do!
Teacher Support. Free volunteer training videos for toddlers/twos, preschool/K, grades 1-4 and grades 5/6. Click the Group logo for the link.
This past weekend our church had the privilege of hosting Aaron Reynolds, creative children's ministry trainer. I wish I could box up the event and deliver it live to anyone who was not able to attend. There's a lot in this entry so I'll give you a summary so you can get to what you're... Continue Reading →
So, I got up this morning, dropped off my kids and stole my wife away for a 7 hour drive to Lexington, KY...for a 1 1/2 day event...coming back tomorrow...and High Seas VBS starts next week. My friend Tim Cressman calls it a bold decision. Others may call it dumb or ignorant. I like bold,... Continue Reading →