Life | The Risk of Community

A few months ago, Jenna and I were sitting in the living room. The kids had gone to bed, and we were talking about community, specifically the community into which we were invited. We liked these people. Still we wondered if we were ready to take the plunge into...
Leadership | Game Face!

Leadership | Game Face!

I’ve got my game face on. It’s Friday of a long production week for our Thanksgiving FX shows on Sunday and Monday. A production week that falls on top of getting the regularly scheduled weekend programming competed and ready for action. In short,...
Quick Post | Share Stories

Quick Post | Share Stories

Have you seen the new Starbucks holiday cups? The cup sleeve has this simple yet meaningful quote: “Stories are Gifts: Share.” This is as true in ministry as it is true in life. Stories that we share are gifts to staff and volunteers. They help keep us focused on the...

Kidmin | Lunch with Sue

When you’re a kidmin pastor who has the opportunity to sit down over lunch with one of kidmin’s finest, you plan. At least that’s what we did. We made a list of topics to discuss from volunteer recruitment in a large church to how to best use our...

Ministry | Our God is Greater

On Saturday, I joined about 300 volunteers at the church to worship together and hear from Jeff Manion. I wish all volunteers could have been there. He reminded us once again why we do what we do each week as we serve the body of Christ. As I listened, I agreed with...

Kidmin | Small Group Coach

I’m often asked about our small group ministry in Discovery Village. How does it work? What’s something I can’t live without starting small groups in our kidmin? The first words out of my mouth are usually, Small Group Coaches. One of the most important roles in a...

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