Being An Intentionally Kind Leader

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While leading, how are you intentionally showing kindness to those in your care? It’s been several years since I had the joy of overseeing the children’s ministry in my church. While I miss the kids tremendously (they keep you young), and connecting with parents and others who are passionate about God and children, I’m thrilled with the new opportunities God … Read More

Is it Time to Let Go?

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Let’s face it – life is full! It is rare when everything is under control and you have spare time on your hands. Just when you think you are on the brink of being on top of all of your responsibilities, something unexpected pops up. It might even be something amazingly good, but still something you didn’t anticipate. That’s why … Read More

7 Things to Focus On To Make Your Children’s Ministry More Appealing

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Overseeing a children’s ministry is not easy. Satan hates it when children are reached… but oh how pleased the Father is! There is no minimizing the importance of having a vision for your ministry. It gives clarity to both those your ministry serves and those who work as staff or volunteers. Your mission statement will express the actions you will … Read More

Do You Lead YOU as Well as You Lead in Ministry?

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I can’t speak for all airlines, but the airline I typically fly has created some clever and entertaining flight safety videos. What better way to recapture people’s attention? Let’s face it, the muffled, over-the-speaker-safety-message, along with the corresponding visual demonstration is pretty easy to tune out! One of the key instructions in the safety spiel is to secure your oxygen … Read More

Are You Suffering from Silo Syndrome?

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The past couple of years have been humming along at a brisk pace. Oh, I know time doesn’t really speed up and slow down, but it sure does feel like it sometimes! When you consider all the changes that have taken place over the past two years including two children graduating from college, one getting married and one about to … Read More