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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

• 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

• Getting More Done

Getting More Done, with Less Effort Because people live in constant motion, it’s easy to forget that we have a choice in everything we do. Balance coaching is about guiding students to make powerful life choices and to select the experiences they want most, rather than dashing about either at the mercy of circumstances or […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, April 1st, 2013

• Next Step Is—Another Step!

  Next Step Is—Just Another Step! “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time!” ~ Joe Girard The next step is easiest when you are running, but finding the next step is harder when you just stop, or get stuck!  Then you might just discover […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, September 3rd, 2012

• Creating A Policy Manual

  Creating A Policy Manual Why have a Policy Manual for your Children’s Ministry? A Policy Manual is a working document that is revised and reviewed annually. It is not so much a final edition, but rather a work in progress. As your ministry grows and programs expand a Policy Manual should be revised and […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 13th, 2012

• Move the Rock!

Move the Rock There is an amazing phenomenon that only occurs in Death Valley. On Racetrack Playa, one can find sliding rocks on the riverbed. There seems to be no apparent explanation  how these heavy rocks move along the dry parched ground. These rocks leave a rutted trail like they were pushed or pulled along […]

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