Archive for • Challenge to Action

• New Spanish Counseling Book

Announcing the Born Again Birthday Book is printed in Spanish.

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

• Bridges to Nowhere?

  Bridging Insights We have used the word bridge in the church as a verb—“to bridge someone to Christ.” It has become our culturally polite way of describing how we help a person who is in the process to becoming a Christian, without offending them. It appears to give the option of delay—the urgency is [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, March 30th, 2015

• The Doll House Effect

Over thirty years ago I was visiting New York with my Mother-in-law and my daughter. We were on our way to Cooperstown and noticed a billboard for Doll Houses made in Schenevus, NY. So we stopped out of curiosity and bought three Doll Houses. We brought them home on the plane and put them away. [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, December 26th, 2014

• A Busload for Heaven

By Jessica Klinker About 12 years ago, during my first year as a Children’s Director, we were celebrating our AWANA Pinewood Derby. I was still nervous speaking in front of adults (actually, I still am).  I asked our AWANA missionary to give our devotion for this night. I waited and waited, the Derby had started [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

• 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

• Making Fishing More Catching

In Torrance, CA there is this Tackle Shop that has this advertising slogan on their Signage: “We Make Fishing More Catching.” I have thought about this as a slogan for children’s evangelists. It has been my purpose to make fishing more catching. It is not my personal resolve to just “feed the fish.” After all [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, February 1st, 2014