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Overscheduled Kids

We live in an era filled with pressure to keep our kids busy. It used to be that kids kept themselves busy. Starting in the 20th century there was a huge movement to make sure our kids are constantly involved in some sort of activity all the time. This is causing unnecessary stress on not just us as parents, but on our kids.


Teaching Kids to Walk by the Word and the Spirit

Teaching kids to embrace the Holy Spirit’s presence in their lives is an important part of helping them grow as healthy disciples. Earlier this week, we discussed the idea that the Word and the Spirit are inseparable when it comes to knowing Jesus and following Him.


Why Boys Are Tuning Out During Sunday School

Have you ever noticed that the girls in your classes are more engaged than the boys? Why do you think that’s the case?


Three Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started

Back in 1977, when my pastor asked me to cover children’s church for one Sunday, I had no idea that thirty-eight years later I’d be writing this blog post. I also had no idea what God had in store for me. I’m thankful for all the wonderful doors, like this one, that He opened.


Three Resources to Help You Build a Healthy Kids’ Ministry

A few weeks ago, I ran across a recent Barna study called "Three Spiritual Journeys of Millennials," which illuminated the numbers of Millennials who are faithless in their twenties. Nearly one in three Millennials have no religious affiliation.


Does Your Kids’ Ministry Focus on Relationship or Entertainment?

As children’s ministers it’s easy to buy into the idea that the greater our ministry’s entertainment value, the more successful our kids’ programs. More and more we try to up the ante to make worship more exciting and the church experience more stimulating week by week. But is this what really keeps the kids coming back?