019: YOUR GUIDE TO THE SABBATH DINNER

019: YOUR GUIDE TO THE SABBATH DINNER

The dinner table has an amazing power to keep the family grounded, connected and centered around what matters most. Perhaps adding a Shabbat meal at least once a quarter or even once a month will make a big difference for you and your children as you gather around the table to enjoy each other's company, reflect on all that God has done and provided for you, and give thanks for the blessings in your lives.

017: NO CHILD LEFT UNSEEN

017: NO CHILD LEFT UNSEEN

Your students won’t ever tell you this, but like all human beings, they long to be known. They desperately want to feel that they and their life stories matter. That’s why it’s so important that you take every chance you get to enter into their world and explore it as if it were a treasure island.

Here are 12 small actions you can take to make sure that no child feels invisible and insignificant while they’re in your care.

10 FREE RESOURCES EVERY KIDMIN PASTOR OUGHT TO KNOW

10 FREE RESOURCES EVERY KIDMIN PASTOR OUGHT TO KNOW

In this post I’d like to share with you 10 of my all-time favorite free resources that I use on a regular basis. My ministry has greatly benefited from these treasures. This is my way to acknowledge the wonderful people who make them available and also to remind us of the beautiful truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive.

014: IMAGINE THIS: CHILDREN IN LOVE WITH THE BIBLE

014: IMAGINE THIS: CHILDREN IN LOVE WITH THE BIBLE

With the 2018 Eat This Book challenge you can lead the children in your church into a whole new world where they will engage the Bible and enter into a conversation with it. The challenge will encourage them to think, feel, wonder, and imagine. Perhaps, for the first time in their lives, they will interact directly with the Bible and have their own exciting and marvelous encounters with God's Holy Word.

013: EASY AS 1-2-3 CHRISTMAS // part 3

013: EASY AS 1-2-3 CHRISTMAS // part 3

The Christmas Cookie Contest is the third component of our church’s beloved tradition The Christmas Experience. Even though we call it a contest, it has very little to do with competition and everything to do with cultivating relationships and a sense of community. OK, it is a little friendly competition (emphasis on little) but it feels more like a fun cookie party that inspires good times and goodwill.

012: EASY AS 1-2-3 CHRISTMAS // part 2

012: EASY AS 1-2-3 CHRISTMAS // part 2

Each Christmas is filled with incredible opportunities to touch people’s lives on a deep level. This is your moment. A chance every year to spread the news of Jesus Christ coming to earth as a tiny baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. You can pull off some amazing things because people’s hearts are already open and yearning.