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Mining Golden Moments

Evangelism and Discipleship do not happen but in the context of community. Therefore, we need to be intentional about creating community with kids.  Being intentional about community building is the equivalent of mining golden moments. Mining those “Golden Moments” Kids want to talk about themselves, but typically we need to do the work of a [...]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Serving Together as a Family - Part 3

In the past two weeks, I’ve shared research that shows that serving together as a family and being given significant responsibility in ministry are two key factors in helping our kids stay connected with Christ and the church. I have not only seen families serving together through my ministry, I’ve also experienced it with my [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Serving Together as a Family - Part 2

Last week I wrote about how serving together as a family is important in the long-term faith journey of a child. Another critical component to the likelihood of our children staying connected with the church and with Christ from age 18-29 is if a young person is “entrusted with significant responsibility in a ministry at a [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Serving Together as a Family - Part 1

Studies clearly show that “serving together as a family” is vitally important in the faith journey of a child. As a KidMin leader, I am highly invested in how parents are spiritually leading their children. I interviewed several families who consistently served with their kids. I asked them, “Why do you serve with your family?” Here [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

The Great Exchange

Some time ago, I took up swimming as exercise.  Swimming, like other athletic activities increases one's need for oxygen. Normally, breathing is a very natural and even subconscious event that we do not even think about. But not with swimming.  In swimming, the first thing that I had to learn what was called the "exchange" [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General, Outreach|0 Comments

Overcoming Spiritual Paralysis

Have you ever had a feeling of spiritual paralysis?  I have felt stuck.  I have felt like something was wrong. It was like I was somehow out of step with the Lord.  I felt a sense of being paralyzed.  Spiritually paralyzed.  Paralysis is non-movement.  Physical paralysis may be caused by a physical malady.  In the [...]

By |December 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Volunteers and the Golden Goose

What was an animal in the ancient biblical culture?  An animal helped to get the job done, and without it, the laborer would be seriously hindered in his capability to produce.  A fool mistreats his animal out of shortsightedness, not realizing this animal ultimately makes his life easier.  Without this animal, the job simply would [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

The Gift of the Sabbath

Galatians 6:6 says, “Do not grow weary in doing good…” Part of not growing weary in doing good is exercising God's provision for rest.  The Sabbath day should not thought of as a "punitive command". The Sabbath is not burdensome. The Gift of Six not Seven God could have demanded seven days of work out [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments