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.

Leadership: 5 Ways to Care for Your Team

Leadership: 5 Ways to Care for Your Team

I’ve read through Proverbs dozens of times before. I’m not sure whether it was reading the verse in a different translation or just the thoughts on leadership going on in my head recently, but this stopped me in my tracks. “Be sure you know how your sheep are doing....
Is Your Church Raising Mean Kids?

Is Your Church Raising Mean Kids?

Recently the British news outlet The Guardian published an article that wasn’t great news for those of us in church children’s ministry. The title: “Religious children are meaner than their secular counterpart, study finds.” The research, conducted...
10 Ministry Observations from Orange Tour

10 Ministry Observations from Orange Tour

For the past several months, I’ve had the opportunity to travel with the Orange Tour where I’ve enjoyed the chance to speak to ministry leaders all over the country. Week in and week out, these men and women are killing it out there in the trenches. As I’ve gotten to...
5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About the Bible

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About the Bible

Post originally featured on OneHope‘s Undeterred blog, August 2014. Getting kids to engage in the Bible can be pretty daunting. We’re competing with Minecraft, Disney XD, and Junie B. Jones; so what can we do to get kids excited about a book that’s thousands of...
King David, Creativity, and Our Kids

King David, Creativity, and Our Kids

As I’ve been thinking about how to talk with kids about creativity – using your imagination to do something unique— I came back to one of the most popular characters in the Bible, David. His life personified creativity, and he often found himself applying those unique...
Your Middle School Student: Part 1 – The Changes

Your Middle School Student: Part 1 – The Changes

I can’t say I feel old enough, but it’s true: we have a child in middle school. In two days, Liam will start his first day of sixth grade. A new school. A new chapter. A whole new world. And as much as we sometimes feel like a deer in the headlights, thankfully, we’re...

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