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• What’s Your Ministry Process?

    Can we learn about ministry from Noah? Yes! It is important to establish for yourself how you go about developing your ministry. There seems to be a process, a pattern that I can objectively talk about that I refer to as my ministry process. It is like getting your story together. Another analogy [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

• How Things Work

  Hitting your finger, instead of the nail, is a painful way to learn How Things Work. Hitting the nail on the head takes some practice and a steady stroke. A Systems Approach The systems approach to How Things Work is helpful to understand here. If you take a rubber band around all your fingers [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

• Living the Kidmin Legacy

    Usually, the term Legacy refers to an amount of money or property left to someone in a will upon death of another. However, it can be an inheritance, a gift, a body of work, where the benefactors are friends or members of your family. Anything that you are “known for” accomplishing in your [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

• Creative Emergence

  Creative Emergence It may be helpful to explain two very divergent approaches for Creatives. The first is the deductive approach called Reductionism—“How does this work?” The emphasis is upon taking something apart to determine how it works. The second is the additive approach called Emergence—“What is this?” This is based on the formula: A [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 24th, 2014

• Create Your Kidmin Brand

  Did you know there are 7,000 varieties of apples in the world? But they are all apples! Did you know there are over 1,000 varieties of bananas? But they are all bananas! Every fruit is a unique kind, but each kind has multiple varieties. When I have traveled overseas, I have encountered varieties of [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 17th, 2014

• Leaders: Art of Restart

Leaders: Art of Restart Because we work with people who sin, we understand something of the role of confession and forgiveness…this is a restart. For a person to put their life back together and move forward in right living, we extend some room to learn and some trial and error time. In our leadership roles [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

• Stay in Your Own Lane!

    Maybe it has happened to you? You’re driving on a four-lane freeway (two lanes in one direction) the driver on your right, rushes up behind a slower eighteen-wheeler truck. You are in a line of traffic going 70 mph. He attempts to weasel his way into your lane of traffic, without signaling or [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

• Who’s Holding Your Ladder?

  It was easy! Just get those six empty boxes down from the garage attic. So I climbed the ladder to knock them off the shelf. Then it happened! The extension ladder lost it’s footing and fell from the top down with me going down with it. I must have been knocked out going down, [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 5th, 2013

• Keeping Up with the Big Boys

Keeping Up with the Big Boys My son Ken and his wife Jennifer have four children, ages 8, 6, 4 and 2. The youngest is the girl Geneva. Recently, when I was visiting them in Baltimore, we visited a playground in a park in Annapolis. MD. When it was time to leave we walked quite [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 28th, 2013

• Care, Beyond Compare!

Care, Beyond Compare To create a caring paradigm in children’s ministry has to come from the Children’s Pastor in concert with their leadership team. When the leader creates that kind of caring atmosphere among the teachers it gives permission for quality of care to trickle down like rain on the children. This is rare, but [...]

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