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Is Adoption for You?

“The answer to 168 million orphans in our world can be summed up in two words: family and church. Unless orphan care becomes personal to us it will remain something that’s ‘out there.’” —Kay Warren


Adoption: the Very Heart of Our Father

Adoption is the heart of God. I have always agreed with this thought, but I don’t think I understood it until I adopted my son. For those who have biological children and choose to adopt, the impact of adoption is no less significant than the impact on those who pursue adoption because of infertility. But I believe many of the emotional experiences are different.


Open Your Eyes to Local Children in Need

In James 1:27, the Bible says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (NIV).


Five Things Every Ministry Leader Should Be Doing with Their Family

My wife and both of my kids (ages 12 and 14) are VERY involved in our kids’ ministry. They LOVE it! But, I don’t ever want to take that for granted. I want to be proactively working to preserve that spirit and excitement for God, the church, and the ministry. Here are five things I do to help make that happen.


Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Look, technology has made life more fun and interesting. Remember how boring it used to be at the DMV? Not anymore—my clan will crush yours any day! We are plugged in all the time, and so are our kids. There’s no reason to hide from it or run away from it or even be scared. Because just like anything, you learn what it is, how it functions, the good, and the bad.


Six Ways to Go Beyond Sunday Mornings

What if the lessons we teach on Sunday could be reinforced on a Tuesday evening, before school on Thursday, or during a long drive on a Saturday? The potential for lifelong learning is reduced if we believe Sunday is the only day for children’s ministry. We need to be strategic in moving beyond Sunday to create true disciples.