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Heart of a Pastor

Josh Denhart is experienced in pastoral leadership

  • Children's Pastor for 10+ Years
  • Oversaw a Staff Team of 7
  • Oversaw 450+ Regular Volunteers
  • Ministry Consultant

Mind of an Educator

Josh Denhart is a seasoned educator

  • BA in Chemistry Education
  • MA in Effective Instruction
  • National Board Certified in Teacher Excellence
  • educational consultant

KidMin Contributor

Josh Denhart is a national expert in KidMin

  • Video Trainings on Right Now Media
  • Kids Ministry Columnist
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Published Author
  • Ministry Consultant

Content Creator

Josh Denhart is a creatively gifted developer

  • Science VBS (Year 1 & 2)
  • The Amazing Chemistry Show
  • Science Devotions @ Home
  • The Day of Science
  • Training Without the Meeting Videos

More About Josh

After serving as a children's pastor for over 10 years, Josh transitioned all his vocational energies toward KidMin Science. Josh is a seasoned educator with BA in Chemistry Education, a MA in Effective Instruction, and earned National Board Certification in Young Adult and Adolescent Science. As a former High School chemistry teacher, Josh melded his love for Science and Christ, creating “The Amazing Chemistry Show”, a traveling gospel-centered stage show with fire, explosions and foam. Carrying this Ministry of Chemistry even further, Josh created three “Science VBS” curricula.

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A Deeper Look

Josh shares his science expertise as a regular guest (or Wacky Scientist) on a morning TV program called, “Great Day”. Watch the funny videos of Josh interacting with the TV hosts!

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
We believe that God has spoken in the scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus, Israel’s promised Messiah, was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

Speaker, Consultant and Coach

Josh Denhart sThe-Amazing-Chemistry-Show-11peaks nationally at various conferences, seminars and breakouts. In addition to being a full time children’s pastor, Josh is involved in coaching, consulting and training of KidMin Leaders nationally as a key note speaker, trainer, coach and more. Josh holds multiple degrees in education, is National Board Certified in Teacher Excellence and has been in full-time vocational ministry for a decade.  Are you interested in coaching or having Josh lead a training intensive? Check out the topics below and consider contacting Josh Denhart for coaching details.
Serving in ministry is a beautiful pathway to connect with the Lord. Learn how to transform the “task” of recruiting into an invitation toward true disciple making. This breakout re-frames and redeems the rigors of recruiting and makes our invitation to serve, an invitation to grow spiritually strong.  In this teaching session, Josh challenges leaders to view recruiting and volunteerism as an integral part of making wholehearted followers of Jesus Christ. Contact Josh today!
High turnover in volunteers is one of the single greatest inhibitors of ministry momentum. The development and retention of the volunteers God has already provided are two of the most important aspects of our pastoral calling. This practical and revolutionary breakout holds a wealth of “Done For You” resources!  In this teaching and coaching course, Josh leads through the pitfalls of leading volunteers and just how to overcome those challenges.  Learn more and contact Josh about scheduling!
Biblical Truth + Hands-On Science = Unforgettable Faith Lessons! Explore science-inspired, Christ-centered lessons that easily illustrate faith, salvation, and the kingdom of God. Leaders and kids will love these science activities! This hands-on and practical seminar/workshop is packed with science fun! Josh leads this entertaining and high energy workshop for leaders and teachers nationally.  Contact Josh to schedule an opportunity!
Good Works to our community, leads to Good Will within our community, which leads to an opportunity to share the Good News with our community. Explore new and diverse outreach strategies to "Earning the Right to Be Heard" and bring the Church back into the center of our communities. Josh shares practical examples of radical and "out of the box" strategies for reaching out beyond the walls of our churches.  "Mobile Ministry",  "Block Party in a Box", the value of a community center, refugee gardens, food trucks and more!  Contact Josh for more information!
Studies show 75% of kids leave the church from 18-29 years old.  We may be temped to ask “What are we doing wrong?”  But a better question is “What was happening the 25% stayed?"  Learn the 5 factors found in those who stayed connected to Christ after leaving home.  Learn practical strategies.  Bring Josh to speak to your group or enter into a coaching relationship where you can teach this amazing material to your leaders and families. Contact Josh for more information!
Explore powerfully simple, hands-on science projects used to reach out to your church and community. Kids do real science as real scientists. Preschool and elementary projects all use household materials for easy implementation. Rockets, Catapults, Reactions! Science is an amazing tool for outreach. We have all observed the national success of “sports as outreach”, “drama camp” as outreach and even “art camp” as outreach. Trust me, science as outreach is powerful. Learn tips and strategies to harness the power of Science as Outreach! Contact Josh today!
Leading alone is lonely, ineffective and wearisome. Learn some tried and true strategies to create a pathway toward hiring paid staff (that’s right!) in your children’s ministry. The simple and straightforward strategies empower you to build a team and transition your volunteer team into paid employees. Learn to follow tried and true strategic steps to literally transform key volunteers into paid staff members - regardless of the size of your church.  Learn more and contact Josh about opportunities!
Explore how the three “R’s” of public speaking (Rigor, Relevance and Relationship) are interrelated, critical to your speaking toolbox and easy to implement. This powerful concept makes it crystal clear how to take your communication to the next level.  Josh has been an educational and ministry consultant and can increase your level of confidence as a public speaker, teacher and communicator. Become a next level communicator with simple, yet profound concepts.  Contact Josh to schedule!
We are created in the image of God, yet the diversity of God’s creation is staggering. Explore how to use the 34 Signature Themes of the popular “Now, Discover Your Strengths” to rethink the roles, relationship and responsibilities of those you lead. Learn how to leverage the powerful concepts in the Now, Discover Your Strengths book.  This practical session leads through red-meat examples and showcases "how-to's" for leading a new or seasoned team to higher levels of productivity and engagement. This offering requires the book, Now, Discover Your Strengths and requires all participants to know their top 5 signature strengths.  Contact Josh for more information!
Change Management in the Local Church is hard. Research shows that 90% of people dislike change. The remaining 10% actually HATE it…! Leading change is hard. You know it needs to be done. You know what needs to change. However, getting from point “A” to point “B” can be tricky. Learn the game-changing and systematic strategies to lead change and not lose your job…or your mind!  This practical session provides historical context to change strategies, worksheets and guides to consider and bring about change in your organization. Contact Josh for more information!
Data is powerful. Learn how to create systems in your ministry to effectively gather data and how to leverage that data to build your case and your ministry. Data may seem cold and boring, yet when used properly, data can be the tool leading to ministry expansion (“We need more people and money…and here is why!”), ministry sustainability (“We CANNOT add another service/Sunday School hour…and here is why!”), and so much more. Contact Josh for more information!
Let’s face it. Large events effectively reach families in your community, demonstrate a strategic win for your church, but can be painful for those who working to pull them off. Large events, however, do not need to lead you to the ministerial insane asylum. Learn the simple “Ready, Set, Go” format to effectively lead your next event!  This session is geared toward action.  Walk away with your event planning well underway.  Contact Josh for more information!
So you have purchased Science VBS and although things are laid out well, you still need some tips and tricks to make it all come together. Are you looking for someone to coach, encourage and personally lead you through this process? Are you looking for personalized support, advice on execution and more?   Contact Josh for more information!