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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

• 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 […]

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

• Catching Little Wigglers

Catching Little Wigglers While in elementary school, I lived in Encinitas, CA.  I have memories of my Father taking my two younger brothers and I on a fishing trip to the Colorado River. My father used his deep sea fishing gear and us boys only had lightweight tackle. Dad used big hooks and big pieces […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, January 24th, 2014

• Top Kidmin Blogs

Tony Kummer at Ministry-to-Children.com has compiled a list of top 100 children’s ministry blogs! Again this year Kidhelper.com has made the list of the top 100 kidmin blogs. I have been doing some serious revision of our Kidology Coaching Handbook, so my posting has dropped some. However, my writing project is almost complete. I will […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 13th, 2014

• Can Christians Do Magic?

  Should a Christian Do Magic or Conjuring? By Robert H. Hill Doesn’t the Bible forbid magic, fortune-telling and ventriloquism? Is it right for a Christian to be involved in sleight of hand and illusion–aren’t these instruments dishonest and deceptive? A Problem of Vocabulary First, let’s get our terms defined. When the Bible (especially certain […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

• Averting a Train Wreck

When asked to describe our mentoring experience with a Metaphor, my student offered—“it was like preventing a train wreck!” The diesel engine was going downhill fast, too fast, and getting faster. Things were getting out of control. The full-weight of the train cars were pushing from behind—creating a potential collision course. All attempts to slow […]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, November 11th, 2013