God speaks to us in many ways. Sometimes, He chooses to speak to us through dreams and visions. For instance, He may show you pictures, images, etc of something He wants you to know for yourself or someone else. A while back, I was sitting in a meeting and God showed me a vision! I’m going to share it with you today because this is for you, too!Read More
Super easy activity that kids LOVE to do!
FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS - HIS LOVE COLORS OUR WORLDVIEW!
While working on this activity with your kids, talk about all the colors of the leaves. How beautiful and wonderful are the fall leaves that God created for us to enjoy!Read More
What is recruiting anyway? In kids ministry, recruiting is assimilating a person from regular church attender to super star volunteer on your team… Woohoo!
In order to build a ministry and keep it moving… every church, big or small, should be in a constant state of recruiting.
Do you ever find yourself struggling to keep up with all the demands of kids ministry? Is it difficult to find enough volunteers, or are you scrambling each week to have everything ready for the weekend? I’ve been there many times, and these three keys have opened the door to successful wins in kids ministry.Read More
Change is a beautiful thing!
I love change. I would say that I love change more than most people…. especially in ministry. I’m not talking about a complete overhaul, (although sometimes it is necessary, and I love it!) but I’m talking about tweaks here and there that will bring life to an area that seems to be overlooked or challenging.
There are two important things to do when trying to figure out which areas need change….Read More
It happened last Sunday morning in Trinity Kids, ages 3-9 years old. We had just talked about this Bible Story: Jesus blesses the children. Then we talked about how important all the kids must be to God. We talked about the fact that God sees them all.Read More
Qualities of a good check-in system
Whether you check-in the kids in your ministry electronically or not, the following qualities are on my list for getting kids checked-in quickly while keeping them safe!Read More
On one of our family outings... You know the kind where you just drive to see where you end up? My youngest daughter, Hannah, asked me the question, "Mom, why are you driving down this road?"Read More
So... how do you get started?
You don't have to take a lot of time. Begin with a Bible verse. Talk about what it means. Ask your kids what they need to pray about, then talk to God about it. You don't need a special formula to pray (talk to God). Just speak to Him as you would talk to your friend.Read More
I'm so excited to share this resource with you! I first heard about this book at the GROW Leader Conference at Church of the Highlands in July. My great friend, Beverly, knew I wanted it.... and she surprised me with it during the conference! Isn't she a great friend?Read More
When my girls were younger, I remember some nights of being so tired that I felt like just going to bed and skipping prayer and Bible reading time with them. I have to admit that there were some nights that I skipped it, but those times were very rare because one of my girls would always say, "Mommy, aren't you going read to me and pray with me?"Read More
It's BIG! (way bigger than me :)
I'm super excited about a new project that I'm working! It's really hard to keep it to myself. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep it a secret. I've been working on it like crazy. Hmmmmm..... wondering if I am crazy - Ha!Read More
Encouraging kids and families to pray together and for one another is a HUGE deal! So many parents have no idea how to pray with their kids. That's why I'm super excited to share some of my favorite books about prayer for kids and families!Read More
What are some things we know about preschoolers? They like to play, and ask lots of questions. They are easily upset and self-centered. We also know that they are quick to believe and want to feel big and important! Sound like anyone you know? (insert laughter)Read More