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9 Ways to Connect This Summer

The end of the Awana year ... for eight months you have nurtured, encouraged and discipled these kids. Unless you attend the same church, you won't s ...

7 Counterintuitive Teaching Tips

It happened. The pastor asked you to lead the teaching time. For the toddlers. Panic ensues. Your mind races from “What do I teach?” to “What it they ...

Before Your Church Closes Its Doors…

A few months ago, I wrote a post about leaving your church. I got some pretty great feedback and the post did pretty well. I learned something: I thi ...
3 Reasons Why Ministry Teams Can Fail

3 Reasons Why Ministry Teams Can Fail

Greentown little league, 1991. I was ten. And I played little league. That’s me in first row, third kid from the left. I played outfield for the Gr ...

5 Shocks Every KidMin Leader Feels

I took my kids swimming the other day. We had a blast. After a few minutes in the kiddie pool, I thought I should jump into the “big-kid” pool to swim ...
4 Tensions of a Digital Parent

4 Tensions of a Digital Parent

I’m a digital parent. By “digital parent” I mean that I am part of the first generation whose lives are characterized by digital immersion. I’m 33 - ...
10 Ways to Welcome a Child with Special Needs

10 Ways to Welcome a Child with Special Needs

I’m Ray’s mom. Most people who know Ray don’t know my name—they identify me by my son. He stands out in a crowd. Ray’s developmental and intellectual ...
12 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Great Year in Awana

12 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Great Year in Awana

A new ministry year is about to begin for your children. How can you make this be his/her best year yet? Have you … … told them how glad you are that ...
When Your Clubbers Are Mostly Non-Churched

When Your Clubbers Are Mostly Non-Churched

Ruth Hernandez has worked with T&T aged girls at Central Bible Church, Aurora, Illinois for more than 20 years. Currently 2/3 of the kids who atte ...
Dear Leader – Thoughts from a Teen

Dear Leader – Thoughts from a Teen

One of the components of the Summit Creative Writing Competition (for teens) has been an onsite, impromptu piece in addition to the one they do at hom ...
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