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 | Orange Revolution | 3: Retaining Your Team

Leadership | Orange Revolution | 3: Retaining Your Team

Five response areas are more likely to indicate an employee is feeling engaged on his or her team: 1. Overall employee satisfaction 2. Likelihood of employee to recommend employment to a friend 3. Likelihood of employee to recommend the complany’s products and...
Leadership | Orange Revolution | 2: The Team

Leadership | Orange Revolution | 2: The Team

“…If you get a group of people together who are like-minded, who know they can take a risk and you have their back, you can pretty much make anything happen.”   The authors said this best. I hardly feel like I need to comment. But this is my blog, so...
Leadership | Orange Revolution | 1: The Dream

Leadership | Orange Revolution | 1: The Dream

This summer as I was transitioning in my role at Orange, I was also reading The Orange Revolution by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. Yes, the book has nothing to do with family ministry, but I like people who “Think Orange” and want to learn from people...
Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 5 | Creating Synergy

Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 5 | Creating Synergy

We’ve talked about content, delivery, and relationships in an engaging children’s ministry environment. They are each important, but they can’t stand alone. The best environments seek synergy among these efforts. This starts with a set list. When a band performs, they...
Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 4 | Who will tell your story?

Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 4 | Who will tell your story?

You have a story, and a place to share that story. You have the right props and a killer stage design. But you’re not finished. Who is going to tell your story? What are the key relationships that you need in the room to make that story come alive to those kids? This...
Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 3 | Delivery

Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 3 | Delivery

Once you know the story you want to tell, you need to gather a team of people to help craft how you will tell your story. At first glance, when we look at the word “delivery” we think in terms of the person communicating on stage, but, like environment, delivery...
Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 2 | The Story You Tell

Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 2 | The Story You Tell

Yesterday, we defined environment as the some total of a person’s experience with the content, delivery, and relationships within your space. When you find synergy among those aspects, you begin to create a children’s ministry that is dynamic and engaging. Synergy...
Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 1 | ReDefined

Engaging Kidmin Environments | Part 1 | ReDefined

  When you hear the words “kidmin environment” what comes to mind? Decor? Lighting? Check in stations? 3D wall art? Stage design? If you answered any of those, you’re on the right track. All of those are definitely part of a children’s ministry environment, but...
Life | On Community (again)

Life | On Community (again)

When we moved to Georgia, our biggest hurdle was community. We were leaving friends who had seen us through ups and downs and who in spite of those, loved us anyway. We were headed into what had been uncharted territory for many years: being unknown. We knew that we...
Leadership | Vision and Complaining

Leadership | Vision and Complaining

People complain. My kids complain. I complain. It doesn’t matter the topic, most people have something bad to say about something at sometime. That something doesn’t have to be proven of course. That’s the beauty of the complaint. You can say what you like and people...

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