“So, what do you want for Christmas?” It’s a question my family has already started to ask, and it throws me off every year. I’d really just like to have everyone come to my house for dinner. Then I could make a zillion different kinds of cookies and whip up all my other holiday recipes […]
How I Stopped Getting Saturday Night Volunteer Cancellations—And How You Can Too!
It can be a downer to be on social media on Saturday nights. Inevitably, I see posts from kid’s ministry leaders from across the country in churches of all sizes posting about last-minute volunteer cancellations or shortages in ministry spaces for the next morning. And, honestly, I’ve been there. I’ve even walked into church […]
The God Who Sees Me
Adapted from a May 31, 2016, blog post by Abby Burg I just want to quit. Has that thought ever crossed your mind? If it hasn’t, it probably will at some point. Ministry is more challenging than it has ever been before. And children’s ministry has challenges of its own, including volunteer shortages, family brokenness, […]
Meet Chuck- Saving KidMin, One Less Distraction at a Time
“Didn’t you hear that?” Those were the first words out of my mentor teacher’s mouth when I finished teaching my first solo lesson in her fifth grade English classroom. Caught off-guard, I asked, “What are you talking about?” “Marissa! She was tapping her pencil inside her desk nearly the whole block and it was driving […]