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critical race theory

Voices With Ed Stetzer: A Missiological Assessment of Critical Race Theory II

D.A. Horton brings CRT’s themes to Scripture for an objective measurement of its claims.. Pastor Horton is a Latino missiologist, academic and author, and his latest book, Intensional, delves into ethnic reconciliation.
care about others

Care About Others: How to Cultivate Children’s Hearts

God’s Word says we achieve greatness by loving and serving. That involves respect, humility, and care about others.

A Long-Lost Love Letter: The Gift of True Words

She unfolded the love letter and could hardly believe the words she was seeing. Tears blurred the greeting at the top of the page, yet she could still make out his hello from some Christmas past: “Dear Bright Eyes.”
what story

What Story Will Your Kids Tell?

What story will your kids tell?…Will they talk about parents who loved them and loved each other?
fall fest

Simple Guide to Creating a Fall Festival

Many of us are in the midst of preparation for our upcoming Fall Fest.  This has become an annual event that has the potential...

6 Secrets of TURNAROUND Churches

These are the stories of TURNAROUND Churches. All of the pastors mentioned were careful to give glory to God, but they did mention six common themes worth noting.

Take a Peek at the Next Generation

Perhaps you’ve seen the article about Generation Z circulating around the web the last week or so. If you work with kids/teenagers, you really...

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Kidmin

by Craig Jutila Someone once said, “You can’t buy experience.” However, you can read about it! Occasionally, the world of children’s ministry—or any ministry for...

Four Principles for Leaders About Change

by Tyler Reagin Why is it so hard to change? I mean seriously. How many times have you tried to change a habit, a routine,...

Jesus Loves Your Ministry More Than You Do

After leading children’s ministry for almost 20 years, I’ve learned something very significant that is sometimes easy to forget. Chaotic and hectic can become...

You are You Because of Others

by Nikki Myers A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu speak about leadership. Each sentence was a sound bite...

Sporadic Summer Attendance

Summertime usually equals sporadic attendance in the student ministry world. You’ve probably witnessed this firsthand if you’re a small group leader. Sometimes only one...

Evaluating Yourself As a Leader

All children’s pastors want their ministries to grow, and I believe God wants them to grow as well. For this to happen, we must...

The Cure for Jealousy

I’m sure you’ve never been jealous of someone, or of someone’s ministry or speaking ability, but I sure have. Working in ministry, it’s easy...

Don’t Forget the Parents

Connecting with students is hard work. Ask any seasoned volunteer, ministry staff, or parent. But when it comes to relationships with teenagers, parents may...

Your Kid Needs Counseling

Seriously, your kids need counseling and this isn’t meant as an insult to you as their parent.Yesterday I wrote about how failure as a...

Failing As a Parent Is Inevitable

Are you ready for a full dose of reality? Failure as a parent is inevitable. Stop living in a dream world, you’re probably not as...

The Demise of the Modern Family

Yes, that blog title was a bit extreme I will admit. Maybe it was too much, but it points to a real issue that...

Getting Along With Grown-Ups

Most children’s and student ministry leaders are more comfortable in relationships with young people than with adults. However, if you cannot lead and impact...

Football, Leadership and Ministry

by Matt Norman I’m know I’m the only one. I am probably the only children’s pastor/worker/ministry leader/business leader that has ever done this, but I am...

Cathedral to Replace Confederate Windows With Stained Glass Reflecting Black Life

Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

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