Archive for • Philosphy & Vision

• 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 […]

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

• Sixteen Steps to the Next Level

Sixteen Steps To The Next Level What follows are my Sixteen Steps that will provide a basis to move your children’s ministry to the next level. It is admittedly, impossible to work on all these steps at one time. However, if you would make it your ambition to seriously work on these steps your will […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, June 18th, 2011

• Life-Long Learning

Life-Long Learning One of the serious issues with years of formal education is the assumption that the only way to learn is in formal settings, like classrooms and lecture halls. We all know that we can learn a great deal from life and living. But after we spend years in academic environments, it is tempting […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, November 8th, 2010

• Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots… Maybe, some of you remember the paint by number sets that kids could use to learn how to paint. Well, that is kind of the idea behind connecting the dots. I was rehearsing kind of an overview of my experience with India with my Missions Pastor. I was weaving a connection between […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

• Day Dreaming or Vision?

Pursuing Your Dreams? There is nothing quite like the freedom to pursue your dreams. Many of you are launching your children’s ministries, still others of you are farther along. However, the same question applies: How are you preparing to achieve your vision? When I was a college student, I would often wonder just how my […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, October 23rd, 2009

• Confessions of a Stuck Leader

After forty, plus, years in the ministry experience, I must confess I have been “stuck” many times. “Stuck” is a kind of quagmire experience that I can “wallow in” that basically renders me immobile to forward progress. It comes when I am over committed to big events and I try to recover by being too […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, April 4th, 2008

• A Church with Closed Doors?

That’s Right! Whittier Area Community Church closed it’s doors this weekend. The doors are closed because it is Serve Weekend. This is now the third annual Serve Weekend where the whole congregation is encouraged to show love and compassion to others by practical service projects in our communities. The mission of Serve Weekend is to […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, March 30th, 2008

• My Floral Bouquet #6

These floral beauties are daisies, that I captured in Estonia. Daisies are quite common flowers, found in so many places. Daisies are, to me, rather simple flowers, rather symmetrical with only two colors with the clean white pedals. They have a clean crisp look in contrast to the green foliage. These flowers impressed me as […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, November 24th, 2007

• Children’s Ministry Makeover?

Is there such a thing as a Ministry Makeover? Well, I have been working on a new look and doing some new things with our Evangelistic Ministry. Our vision is to creatively evangelize children and help others to do the same. I am hearing you say, just how do you do that?

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

• Celebrate the Child

In the late 1990’s there was a group of national children’s ministries leaders that gathered four times a year at the Billy Graham Center on the campus of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. I was privileged to be a part of this group that worked hard to create an national initiative called Celebrate the Child. One […]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, October 12th, 2007