When Goals Turn Into Habits

I read 56 books this year but I didn’t mean to. In 2017 I decided I was going to set an audacious reading goal. I had always loved reading but had gotten out of the habit while raising little people. So in 2017 I set the goal of 50 and surpassed it. I learned that I loved reading and I didn’t miss TV or Netflix time, or cleaning either....

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“The Boys Think The Bible Says They’re Better Than Us”

We moved last summer and our two minute commute to school is now twenty minutes, or thirty during snowbird season (if you don’t live in Florida – that’s a real thing). One of the blessings of this change is that my girls and I read Scripture together every morning. We started in Philippians and have just worked our way through,...

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Gospel@Center is Coming

I’ve been in kidmin for awhile now. If I’m adding correctly, it has been at least 20 years since my first summer internship at my home church. While I refuse to admit that I’m old, I will admit that you certainly see and learn a lot over two decades of ministry. You see some kids’ lives from the newborn nursery to college....

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Creating Safe Kidmin Environments in Established Churches

Today when a church builds children’s ministry space, one of the highest priorities is safety and security. You will see hallways that have very limited access. You will see rooms that are designed with good sight lines and limited access. You will see the ability to lockdown in the case of an emergency. For those of us (which actually probably...

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Personal Qualities Every Leader Needs: FUN!

Why do so many leaders look so grumpy?  Yes, we bear alot of responsibility and yes, we have a whole lot on our plates.  But some of us have allowed all of that to steal our joy and make us pretty much no fun to be around. Here are some things to remember to up your fun level:›   Don’t take yourself too seriously.  You are the leader and you are...

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