Why We Take Our Kids to Big Church

A few disclaimers first… –  This is not the Funderburke Proclamation of how everyone should parent. –  We are (obviously) not anti-kidmin.  This is just a philosophy that we have adopted in our own home and I wanted to explain why we do what we do. –  We are big believers that every family has the right and responsibility...

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Six Unique Needs of Foster Kids

Catherine Greer shared her personal experiences as a foster mom in our last two posts (here and here).  Today she shares interesting insights into unique needs that kidmin staff and volunteers need to be aware of.   1.  Teachers should keep in mind that foster children lack social skills, including being “bossy”, poor language choices,...

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Foster Care and Kidmin

I so enjoyed our guest posters’ perspectives on adoption and how we can best minister to families who are on that adventure.  I’m most thrilled that you had the opportunity to meet those precious families.  This week we will explore the world of foster care and kidmin. Since moving to Florida, I’ve loved getting to know families...

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Practical Help for the Adopting Family

Marsha and Brian Foreman have been dear friends of our family for many years.  We were in small group together and praying for God to add to their family through adoption. I’ll never forget the day, six or so ears ago,  I got the very brief email that they could have children in their home within days.  We were all expecting one sweet little...

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