Recently I’ve come face to face with some realities I don’t like, realities that are the fault of my own failures in ministry. And I think you can learn just as much, if not more, from failures as much as from successes. So here are the 3 failures I’ve had to confront. Results > Relationships I’m a driven […]Read more "3 Ways I’ve Failed in Ministry"
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to reach new families and bring them into the church. There are a lot of reasons, but I don’t want to get into them with this post. What I want to look at is what this means practically speaking. Just because it’s more difficult to reach lost families, doesn’t mean it’s […]Read more "3 Ways to Reach New Families in 2016"
As we’re heading into Christmas and the New Year, it’s the perfect time to capitalize and build momentum into 2016. It’s a fresh start. Good or bad, last year is behind you and new possibilities and opportunities are waiting. If you’re happy with the results you’re getting in ministry, this will help you stay focused. If […]Read more "3 Ways to Launch Your Ministry into Growth in the New Year"
Questions are powerful. To begin with, they create a continual posture of learning, which is vital to growth. Also, the more questions you ask are directly proportional to the more ideas you discover. And the more ideas you discover, when filtered and adapted contextually, are directly proportional to growth, both in church and personally. As a disclaimer, I didn’t come […]Read more "5 Personal Questions to Grow You and Your Kids Ministry"
When is the most meaningful time spiritually in your Kid’s Church? For us, hands down, it happens during small groups. It’s when kids gets vulnerable, when they open up, when they share meaningfully, when they connect in real community, and when others are there to help them and pray for them. I would guess that if you […]Read more "Could the Crazy Idea of Replacing Kid’s Church with Family Church Work?"
Do you ever wonder why the ministry down the road seems to be multiplying, but yours isn’t seeing any growth. You’re doing everything right: you intentionally welcome first time guests, you have a fun environment that teaches kids about God, you partner with parents to enable them to meaningfully disciple their kids, you even teach kids […]Read more "The BIGGEST key to growth in Kid’s Ministry"
More and more I’m learning that everything in Kid’s Ministry Revolves around parents. For first-time families, this is especially true. It’s vital to create an experience for kids that’s fun and teaches them something about God that they remember. But it’s equally vital to give an experience to parents where they truly feel the church […]Read more "3 Things to Make Parents Say “WOW!”and Never Want to Leave"