Seed Planters & Kingdom Illustrators

In the parable of the mustard seed, Jesus asks two questions that have huge ramifications for our approach to next gen ministry. In Luke 13:18 Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it?” The answers to these questions define our role as preschool, children’s, and student ministry leaders. They … Continue reading Seed Planters & Kingdom Illustrators

Child Size Your Children’s Ministry

This summer I flew from Atlanta to Uganda for a mission trip. The time in Uganda was amazing; the 18 hours of traveling…not so much. I was cramped, uncomfortable, and nothing seemed to fit right. The chairs were too small, the legroom was too narrow, and like the 18 month old two rows up, I … Continue reading Child Size Your Children’s Ministry

5 ways to pass the baton of faith to our kids

If you’re like me, you’ve been staying up far too late and watching the London Olympics. I particularly love watching the 4x100 relay. The exchange of the baton in these races is crucial to the team’s success. Missing the exchange can cause a team to slow down or, in some cases, be disqualified. Miss the … Continue reading 5 ways to pass the baton of faith to our kids

The Question Every Children’s Ministry Must Answer

I had the opportunity to teach the large group in our preschool worship service this weekend at Cross Pointe Church. It reminded me of one of my first memories of church when I was 5 or 6 years old. I have to admit (though it may seem a little sacrilegious for a pastor), I was … Continue reading The Question Every Children’s Ministry Must Answer