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.

Message | Pews and Going Forward

Message | Pews and Going Forward

  My parents recently attended the memorial service for a long-time friend of our family. As we FaceTimed with them last night, my mom was sharing a great story about how she was singing at the church the night this man came to faith in Jesus. This is how the...
Kidmin | Who is Generation Z?

Kidmin | Who is Generation Z?

A few months bag, I discovered this great infographic on Infographiclist.com. Not only is it well designed, but it also has some great information about the generation we currently serve in family ministries. They are a wired generation, born into tech with gadgets...
Ministry | Don’t Be Arrogant

Ministry | Don’t Be Arrogant

Don’t be Arrogant, because arrogance kills creativity. – Misa Bissell Discovered this quote on Twitter awhile back. Struck me then enough to copy and paste into a sticky-note on my desktop. The reminder is important. For all of us in the “message” business...
KidMin | Don’t Steal the Show

KidMin | Don’t Steal the Show

A couple weeks ago I served as a host in our children’s ministry. Stage hosts can wear several hats, and this morning in particular I was wearing the “storyteller’s assistant” hat. My job: sock puppeteer. I’m not even kidding. As the storyteller told the Bible story,...
KidMin | Helping Small Group Leaders Win

KidMin | Helping Small Group Leaders Win

From getting the family ready in the morning to traffic to any number of things that can arise between waking up and arriving at church, Sunday mornings are busy, especially for your volunteers. They need help and encouragement. Snacks are great.
Having a killer...

Grow | TED: Clues to a Great Story

Andrew Stanton (Filmmaker Wall-E, Toy Story, John Carter) begins his TED Talk with this simple yet profound statement about the art of storytelling. “Storytelling is joke telling. It’s knowing your punchline, your ending, knowing that everything your...

Creativity | Keep Your Eyes Open

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, maybe even said it yourself: “Just put your blinders on and focus on what you’re doing.” Sure, blinders are important. We get distracted by every little thing. But what happens when the blinders stop us from...
Parenting | Abraham and Isaac

Parenting | Abraham and Isaac

I’m reading through the major stories of the Bible again. Every time I read the Abraham and Isaac story I cringe. I wonder about the sort of God that would make a boy go through the turmoil of being bound, placed on an alter, and having to watch his own father...
KidMin: Where exactly is Albania?

KidMin: Where exactly is Albania?

This afternoon I leave for a six-day trip to Tirane, Albania. When ReThink asked me to go, my first question was literally, “Where’s Albania?” They didn’t even know, so we went to Wikipedia to find out: Albania is across from Italy and next to...

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