Less for More

Less for More

During my first staff role, our children’s ministry was managing over five different curriculums between our Sunday and Wednesday programming.  We operated under the false assumption that “more was better” and that all of the different programming was a creative way to teach the Bible to a bunch of kids. Our ministries were adrift on the sea of complexity. Our multiple programs ultimately diluted our effectiveness. Parents were unable to reinforce lessons easily (I mean, which one should they... Read More
Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents

As an Orange Specialist with 252 Basics, I get the privilege of partnering with children’s ministry leaders all over the midwest and southwest states of the U.S. I hear “wins” about ministry, leadership, kids and parents. It’s rare, though, that I get to hear from the parents—until a couple of weeks ago. Mountain Valley Church in Englewood, N.M., has been a partner with 252 Basics for three years. Their children’s ministry leader contacted me a couple of months ago to let me know she was... Read More
Wanna Box That Up?

Wanna Box That Up?

Every Christmas my wife and I are faced with a life or death situation. Something so instrumental in the development of our children that if we were to get it wrong, it may effect the direction of the rest of their lives. Yes, I am talking about what to get them for Christmas. Okay, maybe it’s not THAT important, but sometimes my wife and I find ourselves feeling this enormous pressure to pick the PERFECT gift. And, when you’re operating on a budget, that’s not always easy. But, every year,... Read More
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