Little Praise Party, Happy Day Everyday (A DAD IN THE MIDDLE REVIEW)


One of my favorite artists, Yancy is at it again with her latest release called “Little Praise Party, Happy Day Everyday!”  This album of worship songs for preschoolers had me up and dancing when I listened to it with my kids.  From four all the way up to eleven, all of my kids loved this album from start to finish.  In addition to having some great worship songs for younger kids, this album also include songs to help preschoolers celebrate specific days like Birthdays, Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.

This release is available on CD as well as a Home DVD which includes 11 songs with animated music videos.  There is also a Church DVD which includes all 11 videos plus the soundtracks for all songs and mpeg type files to import into your presentation software.

I can’t recommend this resource strongly enough.  Go to and orders yours today!

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The Next BIG Kidmin Deal!

clip_image001If you work in Children’s Ministry, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the deals from These are the guys who offer amazing deals on collections of children’s ministry resources that are available for only 144 hours each time. Well, the newest 144 hours sale starts this Friday, January 13th at 12:00 P.M. and lasts for, you guessed it, 144 hours! It’s the biggest KIDMIN sale of the YEAR! It features over $1,600+ worth of Children’s and Preteen Ministry resources for only $97. Free shipping to U.S. locations is included. This deal includes:

  • Six Yancy Worship Videos
  • Five Uncle Charlie Worship Videos
  • From – Curriculum, Small Group Series, Summer Game Pack, Coaching Series, Walk the Line and 21 PowerPoint games for preteens
  • Five OneTimeBlind Illustration/Skit Videos
  • Video Shorts & Countdowns from Timbuktoons
  • 2 Tickets to the PreTeenMinistry Conference
  • Children’s & Youth Logo Pack from Church Logo Gallery
  • PowerPoint Games for Children, Students, and Adults and Children’s & Student Leader Training mp3’s from Burnt Toast
  • 25 Best Youth Group Skits and 10 Best Youth Group Games from Righteous Insanity
  • Bedroom Bible College for Tweens: Leader Guide PDF files from J12
  • Journey: Beginning Your Walk with God

More details are available at There are also great incentives to order early:

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And the Winner Is…

imageLast week here on Dad in the Middle, we started two exciting giveaways.  Today, it is time to announce the winner of the Parenting a New Generation Giveaway.  Congratulations to:

Lindsey Whitney

Send me your mailing information, and I will make sure the curriculum is sent out to you!

There is still time to enter to Win a Free Ticket to Orange Conference 2012.  That drawing will take place this Thursday.  There are three ways to enter, so make sure to take advantage of all three options!

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Win a Free Ticket to Orange Conference 2012


Increase your chances to win!!! I’m trying to get the word out a new ministry – Divorce Ministry 4 Kids.  If you visit and subscribe to the newsletter there on the right hand side of the page between now and next Wednesday, we’ll enter your name one more time in the drawing.  You get a chance to go to a great conference, and a chance to learn about a great new ministry.  It’s Win-Win!

I’m sure it’s been on your calendar since last year, and the day had finally arrived.  Today is the day!  Registration for the 2012 Orange Conference officially opens today.  Here is some more information about this year’s conference:

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Parenting a New Generation Giveaway

Parenting A New Generation by Chap ClarkIn honor of the Orange Conference registration, which starts tomorrow, I am giving away a free copy of Parenting A New Generation by Chap Clark provided by the fine people at Orange.  I was hoping to have a copy to review to go along with this giveaway, but it didn’t arrive in time.  What I can tell you is a little about the product.  According to the Orange website, Parenting A New Generation is:

A Tool for Parents and Student Pastors to Understand and Lead Today’s Students

The world is changing, and so are today’s teens. Any parents who feels unequipped to raise a teenager in today’s world, and any student pastor who has ever felt overwhelmed with the alarming statistics, both know parenting and leading this generation can be challenging.

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Why Do You Promote A Conference You Have Never Been To?

OC12_468x60That’s a fair question and one that deserves an answer.  The truth is that, despite following it closely from afar for many years, I have never actually been to the Orange conference.  So, why would I promote a conference that I have never been too?

1. Because it’s worth it

Not to me, but it’s worth it to you.  This blog has always been about the readers, and I am comfortable that the Orange Conference is an experience that edify you in your work in children’s ministry.  In the end, that is what Dad in the Middle is all about.

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