A Dynamic View of God: Helping Kids Connect with God at Every Phase

A Dynamic View of God: Helping Kids Connect with God at Every Phase

Imagine going to a U2 concert with a group of toddlers. Or buying tickets to see Yo Gabba Gabba with a middle school group. Or watching Barry Manilow with all 3rd-grade boys. Hopefully, you’ve never done any of these things. Musicians, even great musicians, play for a specific audience. Not everyone relates to country music, or hip hop, or jazz. That doesn’t make those genres less inspiring. It just means the musician has to know more than music if they hope to connect with their audience. The... Read More
Refuse to Quit

Refuse to Quit

I started playing basketball in fourth grade. I had hit a growth spurt and everyone kept suggesting I try it out. My dad took me to the community center and signed me up. I didn’t know how to dribble or shoot and the rules were as familiar to me as calculus theorems. I was lost, to put it mildly. In my first game I rebounded 20 balls, which may sound impressive, except that I also walked twice, missed every shot I attempted, and fouled out in the third quarter. It was around this same time... Read More
Walk This Way: Teaching Kids to Walk Out Justice

Walk This Way: Teaching Kids to Walk Out Justice

While Run DMC’s infamous song resonates with most members of Generation X, that is not the topic of this article today. The kids of Gen Xers and Millennials are getting older and seeing that justice is still a big issue in our world today. However, this new generation, Gen Z, matures faster than we ever did and will begin asking questions at younger ages about why there is so much hate in our world. Remember, this is the generation where diversity is normal. It might be hard for them to... Read More
026: Clarifying the Win for Small Group Leaders with Tom Shefchunas, Afton Phillips and Ashley Bohinc

026: Clarifying the Win for Small Group Leaders with Tom Shefchunas, Afton Phillips and Ashley Bohinc

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4 Questions Every Ministry Leader Should Ask Themselves

4 Questions Every Ministry Leader Should Ask Themselves

“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understand the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson You’re part of a unique tribe of leaders who spend every week teaching programming and leading the next generation. If you’re going to champion a ministry for kids or teenagers, here are some questions you need to ask yourself every Monday morning: 1. Am I communicating the strategy clearly?... Read More