Warsaw, IL / Warsaw Assembly of God
Jared is an associate pastor in a small rural church. He works mostly with youth and children, but wears many other hats. He also works part-time building mobile apps for churches and nonprofits. He is married to his high school sweetheart and together they have two boys. Jared loves spicy foods, ’80s music, and all things Disney. Jared blogs at smalltownkidmin.com.
Jared Massey Sep 27 2021
We live in a glorious era of technology. Our phones alone contain far more processing power than the first space shuttles. We can have conversations, order pizza, even find our future spouse—all from the palm of our hand. Even the most common individual has some of the greatest knowledge in history at their fingertips 24/7. How do you take this knowledge and make your children's ministry better?
Jared Massey Aug 5 2016
If you haven’t heard of Pokémon Go, people will start wondering if you have been living under a Snorlax. It’s the most viral app ever built, with over 15 million downloads in the first week it was available. As someone who not only uses, but also builds apps, I would even argue that this game is the most creative app yet released to the app stores. It is a brilliant marriage of pop culture and smartphones, and few apps have been able to do what it has done.
Jared Massey Jun 2 2016
Games and play can serve so many purposes in a children’s ministry setting. They can be used as a time-filler when the main service goes long, they can reinforce a lesson, or be just for fun. It’s a good idea to keep a few games ready at all times, just in case.