Creativity

March 7, 2013

Another One Of Our "Time Change Sunday" Parodies

So, did you like "On Time Style" and "Call Me, Wake Me!" - well, you ain't seen nothing yet!  This is the final installment of our Time Change Sunday videos.  This one stars our Choir Director (who is 68 years old) rocking out to a parody of Michael Jackson's "Black Or White".  It's Time Change Sunday this week - so make sure you "Change The Time!"  Enjoy! [wpvideo laFu9RfC]
March 6, 2013

Another "Time Change Sunday" Parody - "Call Me, Maybe!"

So many of you watched our other "Time Change Sunday" Parody Video ("On Time Style" and asked, "Do you have more?" Well, yes we do! Here is a great parody of the big hit, "Call Me, Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen. This one stars our Preschool Coordinator, who apparently broke her alarm clock and wants you to "Call Me, Wake Me!" so she isn't late for church on Time Change Sunday! Enjoy! [wpvideo 7BUz2gYU]
March 5, 2013

Funny Way To Remind Your Church About "Time Change Sunday"

Every year, my church does CRAZY videos to remind people to set their clocks forward an hour for Time Change Sunday. Well, that is THIS Sunday, March 10th. So, don't miss it! Enjoy this - featuring our Worship Pastor! [wpvideo XgEQo8R6]
November 12, 2012

Becoming A "Kidminnovator"

I was privileged to be invited to speak at INCM's CM Leaders Conference this past September.  My topic was "Kidminnovation:  Unleashing Creativity in Kids Ministry."  For those of you who were unable to attend or watch it on their LIVEstream, here it is: [wpvideo q902UIKv] After you watch the video, please share your thoughts in the comments section.  Thanks!
October 8, 2012

Thinking For A Change

Some of us haven’t made any changes to the way we approach our ministry in a long time.  If you are still doing ministry the way you were the first year you started, then it’s time to think differently.   "Thinking For A Change" takes some intentional focus.  Here are a couple of thoughts to help you become a better thinker... How to be a better thinker: 1.    Set aside thinking time. You will never be a good thinker unless you plan to.  You need to set aside time in your schedule that is distraction-free.  Take the time to think through […]
May 29, 2012

Six Questions To Ask Before Implementing A New Idea (pt 3)

And now, the exciting conclusion to the blog post series, "Six Questions To Ask Yourself Before Implementing A New Idea In Your Kids Ministry."  Here's what we covered in pt. 1 and pt. 2 of the series: 1)  "Have I Prayed About It?" 2)  "What Does My Pastor Think About The Idea?" 3)  "Does The Idea Resonate With The Hearts Of My Team?" 4)  "Do I Have The Support Of The Parents In My Ministry?" QUESTION #5 - "Do I need God's power to accomplish this idea?" This is perhaps the most important question to ask yourself as you evaluate […]
May 21, 2012

Six Questions To Ask Before Implementing A New Idea (pt. 2)

In my last post, I shared the first two of the Six Questions to ask yourself before implementing a new idea in your Kids Ministry: 1)  "Have I Prayed About It?" 2)  "What Does My Pastor Think About The Idea?" Now, we continue with Questions 3 & 4: QUESTION #3 - "Does the idea resonate with the hearts of my team?" After your pastor gives you the go-ahead, consult with your ministry team.  These people have the same passion as yours to impact the lives of the children in your church and community.  Share the plan with them while your […]
May 15, 2012

Six Questions To Ask Before Implementing A New Idea (pt. 1)

Sometimes, we overestimate our own creativity and cleverness.  We think we’re so smart that we know exactly what we need to do in a given situation without consulting God or others.  It's a sad situation that I see repeated over and over in Kids Ministry. This post will be the beginning of a series of posts dealing with SIX QUESTIONS we must ask ourselves before implementing a new idea.  Often, we can get in such a hurry to implement a "crazy clever" or "amazingly creative" idea that we have for Kids Ministry.  I have had many such ideas end up […]
May 7, 2012

Four Words You Should NEVER Say

I hear it all the time from so many Kids Ministry leaders.  It's the four words that should NEVER come out of your mouth…“I’m just not creative.” Sometimes it comes in more subtle ways such as, “How do you guys do what you do?”“I could never do that!”  “I wish I could be more creative, but I don’t have it in me.” “Why are some people creative and others aren’t?” The truth is everyone has creative potential.  We sell ourselves short thinking that creativity is some mystical ability that few are blessed with. A large part of the problem is […]