Archive for Archive for August, 2011

• Moving Forward, Stepping UP

Moving Forward, Stepping UP Sharon and I took an Alaskan Cruise this year for our vacation. Of course, the Holland America Cruise Ship Zuiderdam was just huge. One of our off repeated experiences every day was to leave our room to navigate our way from deck to deck. There were really two ways to do [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 22nd, 2011

• Blessing the Back Packs

Blessing of the Back Packs Here is an idea that for your Back-to-School emphasis.  I was reminded  that our church has been doing this for several years now. Students of all ages and stages are encouraged to wear their backpacks to the services—just for fun—where we’ll offer a prayer of dedication and blessing for both [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, August 21st, 2011

• Camp Relational?

Camp Relational? I had the opportunity to minister in a children’s camp in Alberta, Canada called Living Springs Camp located about 40 miles southeast of Edmonton. My first impressions of the camp were rustic, old and very remote in the countryside located alongside a rather stagnant lake called Red Deer Lake. However, as I ventured [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 15th, 2011

• Is It Time to Move?

When is it Time to Move? There are many answers to this question, however, if you have never dealt with this reality, then here are some considerations that might cause you to ponder the question: “When is it time to move?” 1. There may be a conflict with the Church vision. The leadership has declared [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, August 13th, 2011

• Book Review: Mentoring

Mentoring: The Promise of Relational Leadership By Walter C. Wright Jr., Paternoster Press, 2006, 160 pages Mentoring is a legacy book, a work of a life of being mentored and a life of giving back. This work of mentoring is all about relationship and accountability. For those without a mentor, this volume might just push [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 8th, 2011

• The Role of Inclusion

The Role of Inclusion We believe that all are created equal and that all should be offered the benefits of salvation in the economy of God. Our relationship with Jesus extends to all. All are included, there is room for all, but it is also true, that not all will respond. However, those who do [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 8th, 2011

• Measuring Kidmin Success

Measuring Kidmin Success There seems to be some confusion about what constitutes Success for the Children’s Minister. We all think about it. We want to be successful at what we do and be known for that success. I think part of this confusion comes from our American culture, which basically says…Success has to do with [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 8th, 2011