My Top kidmin posts of 2014 Year in Review

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!It is that time of year to reflect back on last year. One thing I have enjoyed doing is seeing the top posts of the year. In

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AWANA Advent Devotional

  AWANA Advent Devotional Not many things will put you in the Christmas spirit the way an Advent Calendar will. The anticipation builds each day wondering what surprise awaits behind each door. In our house, we have an awesome calendar with magnetic

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Depression in Ministry

Depression in Ministry “Am I depressed? Of course not, I am in ministry or leadership.” I have a feeling that many of us have thought this at one time or another. Many different circumstances can cause feelings of depression. While many of

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God’s Will is NOT #kidmin

God’s will is not kidmin Yes, I said it. No matter what  you believe God’s will is for your life, it is not kid’s ministry, nor any ministry for that matter. Take a minute and answer this question— “What is God’s will for

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How does God speak to me?

We often think of prayer as asking God for something. While that is one aspect, there is much more to prayer. Prayer is a form of communication, but it should be two way communication. Prayer is as much about you talking to

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All new @Awana website

      That’s right—there is now a new Awana Website!  You will still find the same great info, but this time around it will be much easier to find what you need.  Be sure to check out the welcome video to

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Orange Conference: Life Reset w/ @jonAcuff #oc14

Jon Acuff was a guest speaker at the Orange Conference in Atlanta. I have read many of his posts on stuffchristianslike.net, but I have never heard him speak before. In addition to being very funny, he was also very relevant. In this

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Jim Wideman: Questions to evaluate #oc14 notes

If you aren’t familiar with kids ministry pioneer brother Jim Wideman, you should be sure to check him out. What follows are my notes from one of Jim’s sessions from the Orange conference all about questions we need to ask ourselves as

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Mission Drift: remaining True to your Mission

It is awesome to be a guest at Awana HQ to get an inside scoop on the changes that are coming to Awana as they begin to make some changes that will help some problems within the organization, and will actually benefit

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Awana has a Problem

  The Problem with Awana I have the honor and privilege of being live at Awana Headquarters as they begin the process of addressing some big changes that are coming. I’m not sure what your Awana experience has been but I will

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