The Power of Human Connection

Each week kids and students show up at our churches looking for connection. We can offer the best programs, teach the best curriculum, and provide the best worship experience week in and week out but miss out on making a difference because we haven't fostered relationships in our next gen ministries. Never underestimate the power … Continue reading The Power of Human Connection

From Flannel Graphs to MacBooks

Clearly the times are changing in Children’s Ministry. The kids we have in our ministries are Digital Natives; having grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3s for their entire life. Rather than steering clear of technology, we need to use it to our advantage. Children are much more … Continue reading From Flannel Graphs to MacBooks

Repost: Wanted A Few Good Men

I hate to say it, but many children’s ministries are best described by the first line in one of Bonnie Tyler’s songs, “where have all the good men gone”? Volunteering and working with kids has long been a female dominated ministry. A shortage of men working with kids has been a cultural trend that dates … Continue reading Repost: Wanted A Few Good Men

The #1 Way To Keep Students From Dropping Out Of Church

We’ve all heard the statistics that anywhere from 60-80% of students drop out of church within 2 years after graduating from high school. The question we have to ask ourselves is, HOW do we put an end to this trend in the local church? I believe the #1 way to keep students from dropping out … Continue reading The #1 Way To Keep Students From Dropping Out Of Church

2 Vital Truths To Introduce Kids To God

Of all the character traits and truths we can teach children about God, I believe there are two vital truths that every child needs to understand. If they can grasp them, the rest of their faith journey can be built on these fundamental truths. So here they are… God Is Our Creator. Knowing that God … Continue reading 2 Vital Truths To Introduce Kids To God