Why the Church Needs Less Volunteers and More Mentors

Why the Church Needs Less Volunteers and More Mentors

I’ve been a huge advocate for mentoring for about 10 years and have been blessed to experience being both a mentor and a mentee for the last several. Concurrently, I’ve been working in children’s ministry in the local church and now oversee an elementary ministry that consists of about 300 first-fifth graders and nearly 100 volunteers on Sunday mornings. Believe it or not, I used to keep these two worlds separate from one another. The work I did in the mentoring community was... Read More
Establishing a Milestone for Kids Moving Up to Middle School

Establishing a Milestone for Kids Moving Up to Middle School

Last year the Internet was nearly broken in half by Moms and Dads who, through gobs of tears, shared a certain lyric video by singer-songwriter, Nichole Nordeman. You know which one I’m talking about. This video beautifully displays the inevitable narrative of how families at key phases of life watch as their children quickly grow up before their eyes, all while Nordeman whimsically pleads for them to “slow down.” I’ll spare you all the gut-wrenching details for fear of engaging my own tear... Read More