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Archive for the ‘Children’s Ministry’ Category

10 reasons I enjoy children’s ministry

February 2, 2009

Kids are eager to learn. Kids ask questions when they don’t know. Most kids do not come to church with a heavy sin burden. Kids are generally honest. Kids love to pray. Kids have faith. Kids enjoy singing. Kids like getting postcards in the mail. Kids like to laugh and often make you laugh. Jesus […]

Faith is like a rope

February 1, 2009

I got the chance to teach the children at church today.  We covered week 2 of the Kids on the Move curriculum Volume 6.  In order to have faith, you must have hope.  Hope helps you see that it is possible.  The cowboy has to see the calf before he can rope it.  When he […]

a season for giving

December 24, 2008

I had a chance today to help some kids with gifts and a family with Christmas meal groceries.  The feeling you get from helping someone far outweighs the financial or time sacrifice.  Once again, Anthony grabbed my heart.  I asked him how he spent the $50 reward from selling the most Wildcat cards at the […]

Book Review: Divine Obsession by Rob Hensser (2006)

December 22, 2008

Title:  Divine Obsession  ISBN:  9780739468692 Author:  Rob Hensser About the author:  He is the director of “the Construct,” a discipleship and mentoring community for youth, and a member of the executive leadership team of YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in Melbourne, Australia.  He spends 26 weeks a year speaking to groups of young from all […]

Teaching from the first person…

December 16, 2008

Sunday night, I decided to try something different.  Rather than teaching Jonah straight from the Bible, I updated the story and taught it from the first person.   I=Jonah, Las Vegas=Ninevah, etc.  I started out by saying a couple of years ago, God called me to go to Las Vegas and tell the people to […]

Anthony wins!

November 24, 2008

This is a follow up to this post.  Anthony is a fourth grader, who comes from a poor family.  His school just finished a fundraiser.  He is not someone you would expect to sell much.  After school he walked to the businesses in downtown Enterprise, and asked them to buy a discount card.  Anthony did […]

the 8 yr. old king

November 11, 2008

I just finished reading 2 Kings during my devotion time and here are some of my thoughts about Josiah.  Josiah became king of Judah at only 8 years old after his dad was assassinated.  The Bible says for many of the kings that they “did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord.”   However for Josiah, the […]

Potential in an Unexpected Place

November 4, 2008

Sunday after church, I decided to check on a family that hadn’t been to church in a while.  The children used to ride our van to church on a regular basis.  Anthony is about 9 years old and in the 4th grade.  I can remember when he struggled so much to read in children’s church.  […]

Innovative vs Entertaining vs Boring

October 25, 2008

I caught a short segment on TBN with Kirk Cameron and Ron Luce.  They said that research shows that up to 88% of churched teenagers will leave the church after high school.  Cameron said that he thinks some are leaving because youth ministries are entertaining kids and feeding them pizza without connecting them with a […]