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2020-03-01 Pictures: Lyndsey’s College Signing Day

This afternoon Lyndsey made it official, signing her letter of intent to play college basketball for the Hiram College Terriers starting next year. While she made the decision and committed to Hiram before Christmas, she has been looking forward to this day since her...

2020-02-13 Pictures: Lyndsey’s 18th Birthday

I am little behind on posting photos. These are some of my favorites from a couple of weekends ago when we got a chance to celebrate Lyndsey's 18th birthday. It's hard to believe that my little girl is officially an adult. It was nice to have the family all back...

What is DOCTRINE?

Introduction I love working with kids, and I love teaching them hard concepts in ways they can understand. To that end, for years I have been working on a dictionary of theological terms for kids and teens. In sharing those definitions, there seemed no better place to...

If You Want It Done Right

In all likelihood, you know how the phrase ends: If you want it done right, DO IT YOURSELF! This is a bit of a mantra for me, and frankly, something that I struggle with daily both in leadership and in my Christian walk.  In theory, this is easy to accept. ...

What Does God Hate?

This is the little and humble post that started it all. I happened to be reading through my Bible, and this passage impacted me so much that I posted a little blurb about it on Facebook. That was July 28, 2008, and I've been writing and sharing ever since. (Maybe...

Six Ways to Persevere Through the Sluggish Times in Ministry

Have you ever had one of those days?  You know the kind – where you really aren’t “in to” what you’re doing and you feel like you rather be doing just about anything else.  What do you do when those times correspond to your time in ministry. I wrote this...

A New Definition of Family

If we are going to effectively work with and understand kids today, we have to understand what a family is. Family, after all, is a defining characteristic for all us - some for the better and some for the worse. It seems like an...

You’re Losing Us!

I saw this video this morning on www.ragsstudio.com and it stirred something inside of me so I thought I would share it here.

It begs the question, what are you doing?  What are we doing in the largely untapped mission field of children?  When was the last time you shared the gospel with anyone under the age of 18?  When wad the last time you shared it with anyone?  When you think of winning people to Christ, what is the picture in your mind?  Is it ever a six year old little girl?  Is the children’s ministry in your church just a place where the kids go to learn Bible stories and behave while there parents get to hear about the transforming love of our Lord Jesus Christ?  In your children’s ministry are your kids learn about Noah and his arky-arky, or are they learning how to worship and singing about the greatness of God?  On Sundays, do we teach kids just how to behave and that God wants them to be good little boys and girls, or do we disciple them and teach them about the unknowable, unsurpassed, unquenchable love of God?  When you walk by the kids room on your way to “big church” do you think “that’s great, those kids are the church of tomorrow?”  Or, do you realize that those kids are your brothers and sisters today.  They are the church of tomorrow, but they are also the church of today.

These are the questions we have to ask ourselves.  These are the questions we have to deal with.  The eternal fate of our children rests on it!  What can you do today to make sure that another child is not lost?

What do you think?  What can we do as parents and/or leaders in Children’s Ministry to better reach, better serve and better disciple kids?  If you’re in Children’s Minstry, what is one specific thing you’ve started to do in the last six months or a year towards that goal?

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