Ministry | Leaving or Staying | Part 3 (Updated)

Not on Your Own Terms I remember being at Boston Market, sitting across the table from the chairman of the church board. I remember thinking this was the whole “it’s not me it’s you” moment except I realized that it was in fact “me” and not “them.” I was being fired...
Ministry | Leaving or Staying | Part 2 (updated)

Ministry | Leaving or Staying | Part 2 (updated)

Knowing Your Call I was never supposed to work at a church. No, really. NEVER. I studied theater and elementary education because I was going to art direct a children’s theater. That was the plan. Plans changed. Life happened. I was on a trajectory and the coordinates...
Ministry | Leaving or Staying | Part 1 (Updated)

Ministry | Leaving or Staying | Part 1 (Updated)

Yesterday a woman came up to me and reintroduced herself. I knew her face, but couldn’t place from where. She helped me out, “I used to attend _________ church?” Yes, of course. She was a prominent volunteer in children’s ministry and had attended several events in...
Kidmin | Know Their Names

Kidmin | Know Their Names

Last night we attended a fundraiser for the the kids’ elementary school. The principal was scooping ice cream at a local joint, who donated 10% of every order that mentioned the name of the elementary school. The kids loved seeing their principal. They enjoyed him...

Kidmin | Generation iY | Parents

As we continue our discussion on Generation iY, I want to take a look at the family factor. A Facebook friend posted this question on Monday’s post: “Dan, great discussion. One question would be: How do we engage these parents, who act more like agents and personal...

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