Friday February 21, 2014
I’ve heard in the past that around 20 percent of children’s ministers write their own curriculum. (And as I’ve mentioned in this blog before, I used to reside in that camp.) Since that time, my view on the subject has changed, and I’m now a big proponent of utilizing published children’s ministry curriculum. Now, your experience may differ—but today I’d like to share with you my reasons for supporting published curriculum. I talked with some of our curriculum experts here at Group, and here are some things I discovered…
Wednesday February 19, 2014
Have you heard about the Heaven is for Real movie coming out in April? It’s based on the New York Time’s bestselling book about Colton Burpo. When Colton was 3, he suffered a medical emergency that left him unconscious and near death on an emergency room table.
Friday January 24, 2014
When I was a kid, I loved watching Bill Nye the Science Guy. Not so much now. You may have seen in the news where Nye spoke out against creationism. “The biblical stories were presented to me, but they never seemed reasonable,” said Nye in an interview.
Wednesday November 20, 2013
It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a week away. It seems like I just finished eating all the leftover discounted candy I bought on November 1st. Looking back, I seem to remember the store setting out Christmas items as I did my annual discounted candy run. Have we, as a country, just decided to skip Thanksgiving?! Not on my watch! We have so much to be thankful for, and we can help our kids understand the importance of a thankful heart. Here are three no-miss, easy-prep, memory-making ideas that you can use in your ministry…
Friday August 16, 2013
Do you ever feel like your ministry needs refreshing? If so, know two things: one, you’re not alone; two, it’s normal. Taking a step back and making tweaks are important to keep a ministry going strong. In the July/August issue of Children’s Ministry Magazine, Dick Gruber, a professor of children’s ministry at Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and co-founder of Children’s Ministry University Online (cmuo.com), gave us his tips for refreshing your ministry. I thought these were simple but highly effective, and wanted to share some of them here with you…