Illustrating Hymns for Young Hearts

2022-11-30T16:49:05+00:00November 30th, 2022|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Illustrating Hymns for Young Hearts My love of hymns began at a very young age. Both my parents have a great love for hymns and had a large impact on my desire for singing songs of praise that are packed with deep biblical truths. Growing up, I also had the opportunity to attend [...]

Discipline Policy

2022-07-16T22:18:12+00:00July 12th, 2022|Children's Ministry|

Discipline Policy All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2Timothy 3:16 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for [...]

How to Prepare Your Heart for Difficult Conversations with Your Kids

2023-01-24T18:08:43+00:00January 24th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

How to Prepare Your Heart for Difficult Conversations with Your Kids Parenting isn’t easy. Counter-cultural parenting—that’s next level difficult! The world tells us, and our kids, that the way we feel determines our reality. But with this mentality, those struggling with depression would be truly worthless. Those experiencing a breakup would be [...]

Reflecting on Summer Ministry

2022-09-12T20:01:15+00:00September 12th, 2022|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Reflecting on Summer Ministry The transition time between the summer season and an academic season of ministry is often an overlooked opportunity. Sustaining summer ministry requires a good amount of effort, as does being ready for the fresh new season of ministry that comes with the beginning of the school year. These [...]

Teaching Children to Bring Their Cares to God

2022-07-16T22:19:29+00:00July 5th, 2022|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Teaching Children to Bring their Cares to God The children who enter the children’s ministry classroom each week do not leave their baggage at the door. They arrive with all the feels accumulated throughout the week. They carry with them worries, sorrows, and cares from life lived in a fallen world. One [...]

The Long View of Discipleship

2022-10-04T18:31:37+00:00October 4th, 2022|Blog, Children's Ministry|

The Long View of Discipleship The annual Leadership Training Retreat has easily become one of the things I most look forward to each year.  Three days spent in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, delicious food shared with new and old friends, worshipping with other believers, and learning alongside others in similar roles [...]

Hopefully Devoted to Jesus

2022-07-16T22:20:23+00:00July 5th, 2022|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Hopefully Devoted to Jesus During much of my early adolescence, I was absolutely infatuated with Olivia Newton-John—for her Aussie accent as well as her music. It all began with the movie Grease, and one of her many hit songs from that musical: “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” In my foolish pre-teen mind, this song [...]

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