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JenningsDavid has served kids around the world for the majority of his life.  From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him.  Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.
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Gaming: What to Expect to See in the Coming Years

One of my favorite duties for Children’s Ministry Magazine is working on Keeping Current, the section where we share what’s new and popular in kids’ culture. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the annual showcase of what’s new and next in gaming, is going on this week in Los Angeles, CA. To make sure I’m keeping current, I’ve been watching the news for what will be hot in the upcoming years as far as gaming goes. News and reports will still be trickling in over the next few days, but for now, here’s a brief recap of what’s been announced.
Posted at 10:39

Interview with Two Experts on Dads

We’re only a couple of weeks away from Father’s Day! This week I wanted to share with you part of an interview I did with Thomas Mahan and Richard Nicorvo, founders of Top Drawer Dads, an organization serving dads that’s focused on encouraging the strengths and power of ordinary fathers everywhere, often through passing on a legacy of family history and faith. Meant to equip, educate, and encourage, Top Drawer Dads aims to shout to the world that dads matter…
Posted at 12:44

Interview With a Vacation Bible School Superstar

Today, I wanted to share an interview I did with my co-worker and friend, Shannon Velasquez. (If you went to KidMin last year, you may remember that Shannon and I helped kick-off the general sessions.) She’s full of energy and love for kids. I recently talked with her about all things vacation Bible school…
Posted at 11:53

5 Amazing Books to Read This Summer to Make You Awesome at Ministry

Now that’ summer’s here, you may find yourself with some spare time to read while traveling or simply enjoying some time outside at a park. If so, we’ve come up with five great reads that will make you even more awesome at ministry than you already are! These books have great insights and tips to help you take your ministry to the next level, just in time for when school starts back and a new church year begins…
Posted at 13:31

5 Tips for Dealing with Disasters

Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this week’s deadly tornadoes. Kids are seeing the devastation on televisions and newspapers and are hearing adults talk about it. The children you work with may have difficulty understanding and processing a disaster like this. They may end up confused and full of questions. The subject can be difficult to tackle, but it gives us a chance to grow closer to God. Here are five tips to help your children’s ministry through this and any other disasters…
Posted at 10:15

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