Chris Corbett

Chris Corbett

Florida / Southeastern University

Before serving at Southeastern University, Dr. Chris Corbett served at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the director of the Center for Children and Family Ministries. She also served as the kids’ ministry director for the Minnesota District Council of the Assemblies of God.

Dr. Corbett has served as a children’s pastor in Minnesota and Washington. She travels, speaking at conferences and camps, and assists with curriculum writing for the Assemblies of God. Along with her role at Southeastern, Dr. Corbett is a writer for the My Healthy Church kids’ blog and serves on the board of directors for the International Network of Children’s Ministry.

Dr. Corbett received her master’s degree in children’s and family ministry from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She recently completed a doctor of ministry degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, focusing on emotionally healthy spirituality in children.

Dr. Corbett is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and is passionate about training leaders. She is married with two children.

The Climax of the Biblical Narrative

Has anyone ever told you a story completely out of context or started a story in the middle rather than the beginning? Both can be very frustrating. What often happens in either of these cases is the original meaning of the story gets distorted or minimized.

Using Questions to Engage and Challenge Kids

I was leading a small group discussion with fourth and fifth graders related to the death of Jesus when Lizzie, a fifth grader asked, “Does God love us more than He loves His Son, because He let His Son die instead of us?”

Moving From Teacher to Facilitator

When we teach, we are educating or instructing kids. Knowledge of the Word of God is important because it lays the foundation. However, knowledge of who God is or knowledge of the Bible is not enough. Kids must experience God.