I blew it

December 2, 2013

4 Important Questions To Ask When You Make A Huge Mistake

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? *  You get caught off-guard by a parent who is upset about an issue regarding their child - you respond in a less-than-professional manner and really let your "humanity" show. *  You miscalculated the possible attendance to a big event (by over 100) and you don't have enough food, supplies, or volunteers to pull it off. *  You left your preparation for Kids Church until Saturday Night, then get hit with an unforeseen emergency.  You end up walking into Kids Church with NOTHING planned - and EVERYONE knows it! All of us face […]
August 1, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Today, BRIAN'S BLOG turns 1 year old!  It was on August 1, 2011 that I posted my first "real" post.  Since then, I have watched God do many great things through this.  I have heard from many of the readers of the blog how a post has inspired, challenged, or changed you in some way.  I am very grateful for this opportunity. My goal has always been to encourage and equip other Kidmin Leaders to increase their capacity to lead their teams, parents, and kids.  I appreciate all of you who are a part of this journey! Wanna help?  Here […]
April 3, 2012

Winners of the "I Blew It!" giveaway!

Thanks to all of you who participated in our big giveaway that ended March 31st.  Many of you helped get the word out and many new subscribers were added to the BLOG.  Welcome to everyone!  Here are your winners: Joe Hegedus of New Jersey Nancy Freiling of Virginia Pamela Bartley of Kentucky Neil Hancock of Georgia Lisa Grace Each of them are receiving a FREE copy of my book, "I Blew It!"   If you would like more info about the book, click HERE!  Keep your eyes open for more winning opportunities. In the meantime, help me spread the word […]
December 14, 2011

Why I Wrote "I Blew It!"

  WEEKLY KIDMIN QUESTION: "So, why did you decide to write a book?" - submitted by Aaron in Arkansas Since I announced that I was writing a book several months ago, this question has been asked of me many times.  I will have to admit, I asked it of myself many times - in many various forms. I have read many books relating to Kids Ministry.  There are some that focus solely on practical ministry helps (i.e. Learn To Juggle In 15 Short Lessons or Understanding Your Pre-Teens).  There are others that focus solely on Leadership Lessons (i.e. 12 Habits Of The […]
November 28, 2011

The Procrastination Trap

WEEKLY KIDMIN QUESTION: "I struggle with procrastination.  I'm a spontaneous type of guy.  Do you think that hurts my leadership?" - submitted by David As I’ve talked to hundreds of people involved in kids’ ministries across the country, I’ve observed that there’s an epidemic of procrastination.  We excuse it in all kinds of ways, but all our reasons lead to the same result.  Yes, you have to be quick, and you never know what a kid is going to say or what kind of crazy thing will happen next.  But many kids’ leaders believe their enthusiastic personalities and the spontaneity […]