Thinking about making the move to preschool small groups? When we started to communicate this shift to our preschool leaders, we were met with some resistance as with any change that comes. But this year we jumped all in and set up our preschool Sunday ministry to include large group and small groups and it has been a game changer.
Kristen Welch has quickly become one of my favorite authors. She is humble and raw and wanting to lead her kids well in a culture that is shifting and changing. Kristen has authored a few books, and you can find her online at WeAreThatFamily.com. Today I want to highlight two of my favorite books that […]
I have been on two mission experiences in the past two years. One to Haiti, in which a dad brought his high school son. The second to Romania, in which a 7th grade middle school student travelled with the team leader having responsibility for her. And I believe without a doubt that students need an […]
This day we headed to the state orphanage after spending the past three evenings in family’s homes that were raising orphan and abandoned kids in loving, Christian homes. The difference in those being raised in a state facility and those being raised in a Christian home was staggering. It is noted living in the orphanage […]
The majority of our week was spent on a construction site and in family’s homes. We partnered with Caminul Felix, an organization who brings orphaned and abandoned kids off the street and gives them a home with a Christian mom and dad to raise them. We worked construction, building two apartment units that young adults […]
I travelled to Romania for 10 days in November with my best friend leading a team of 14 of us. This was the furthest I had travelled into Europe. I had been invited to participate in this mission opportunity for the last three years. This year was the first time “yes” was even a remote […]
A few years ago, I had my first swim team experience as a sideline cheerleader. I had a few kids at camp return home to swim in a meet the evening camp ended. So, as any good kids pastor would do the night of returning home from camp, I promised to show up to the […]
To those who lead and invest in kids and youth, I want to share a word of encouragement with you. I’m here to say, what you do matters.
Last month, I was asked to lead our school’s See You at the Pole morning of prayer. My immediate response was gratitude for being asked. Then it turned to, “What does this entail? Do I have time for this?” And I thought back to conversations I had been engaging with over the past six months, […]
This experience with Feed My Starving Children was life giving to me. It opened my eyes and heart to serve our people. We belong to each other.