I write a lot about how church leaders can win at serving families through creating dynamic children’s ministry environments. This blog is a collection of those thought and writings. They are not necessarily the thoughts of the ReThink Group/Orange, where he works to help church leaders win at children’s ministry.

Four Phrases to Stop Saying in Salvation Messages

Four Phrases to Stop Saying in Salvation Messages

I recently wrote an article about Five Principles for a Salvation Message, so when I spoke recently at junior high week at camp and talks about salvation, I was acutely aware of the words and phrases I was using. When talking to kids about how they can put their faith...
Five Principles for a Salvation Message

Five Principles for a Salvation Message

I’ve seen a number of blog posts, Tweets, and such that discuss how to craft a salvation message so kids will raise their hands, walk down the aisle, make a profession of faith, and accept Jesus into their hearts. I have no problem with experts sharing their best...
Three Tips for Memorizing a Storytelling Script

Three Tips for Memorizing a Storytelling Script

Memorizing. This can be a dreaded word for your volunteer storytellers. But having the Bible story memorized is an important way a storyteller can help kids connect with the story. Storytellers just need the right tools to help them know the story. Unfortunately, the...
Five Types of Events for Children’s Ministry

Five Types of Events for Children’s Ministry

When it comes to planning church events, there are two calendars battling it out. The first is the church calendar We’ve all sat in the meeting where different ministries negotiate for the prime nights of the week and the best times of year for their events. We choose...
Five Questions for Storytellers to Ask

Five Questions for Storytellers to Ask

Truth be told, telling the Greatest Story Ever Told deserves more than slap on the back and a “you can do it” to reach into the hearts of young ones. We need to know what we’re doing. Here are five questions every storyteller can ask themselves before they get on stage.

Biblical Understanding in Children’s Ministry

Biblical Understanding in Children’s Ministry

Malcolm Gladwell wrote this in his NYT best seller, Blink: “The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding.” Gladwell didn’t write this statement for Bible scholars let alone church staff, Small Group Leaders, or parents. However, there is truth...
5 Ways to Help Kids Engage with Your Kidmin Environments

5 Ways to Help Kids Engage with Your Kidmin Environments

The ever-increasing sales of physical LEGO® prove that kids really want to create new things using their own strategy and imaginations. Yet why does it seem like the Church does the opposite when it comes to helping kids enter into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ? If we want kids to have a growing faith, we need to encourage them to build a faith of their own.

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