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...
KidMin | Pathway to Public Schools

KidMin | Pathway to Public Schools

In the US, we have some staggering statistics about our public schools: Kids in Public Schools: 50.1 Million Kids will attend a US public school this year at 99,000 schools Bullying: 160,000 kids miss school every day out of a fear of being bullied 71% of kids in the...
Hosting | When Games Don’t Go As Planned?

Hosting | When Games Don’t Go As Planned?

This past weekend, I filled in as a host for our Kindergarten and First grade environment. The script called for a riff on the game of Twister. Rather than the typical spinner, I took suggestions from the audience who shouted out combinations of side, body part and...
Message | Having Kids on Stage

Message | Having Kids on Stage

One of the best ways to engage an audience full of kids is to bring a few of their peers on stage. To many storytellers I know, the very thought of having kids on stage to help with the story gives them heart palpitations. It’s true, when you work with kids, there’s a...
Message | Know the Story

Message | Know the Story

Sometimes we take Bible storytelling to kids for granted. After all, they’re kids right? They follow along wherever you take them. What choice do they have? So we put anyone on stage, hand the person a Bible, and say “Go!” Truth be told, that just doesn’t cut it....

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