Emily spent nearly 15 years serving in full time children's ministry in churches in Texas and Georgia. For nine of those years, she served as the UpStreet Director (K-5th grade) at Buckhead Church, a campus of North Point Ministries in Atlanta. Currently a full time mom, Emily is grateful for the opportunity to contribute as a writer for First Look and 252 Basics. When she isn't drinking Diet Coke or looking for her car keys, Emily loves to read and capture the funny things her boys say on Facebook. She lives with her husband Gary and their boys Sam and Charlie in Auburn, AL.


Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for December 4

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off:

Has someone ever broken a promise to you? Have you ever broken a promise to someone else? Sometimes when we read, “God always keeps His promises” we have a tendency to diminish that truth…

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