kidmin leadership

November 6, 2017

The Undeniable Benefits Of Longevity In Ministry

Just a few days ago, October 31, 2017 - I celebrated the fact that 18 years ago my wife, Cherith, and I came to Arkansas to be the Kids Pastors at First NLR.  What a ride it has been!  We have been blessed to serve under two incredible pastors, Dr. Alton Garrison (the first 18 months) and Rod Loy (the past 16.5 years).  To serve on such an incredible team (many of whom have been along for MOST of the ride as well) is more of a blessing than I could describe. There's something to be said about longevity in ministry […]
May 19, 2014

Are You Stealing From Others For The Sake Of The Ministry?

It was a hot Summer afternoon in Dallas, Texas in 1993.  I had a flat tire - and no spare.  I locked my car, left it on the side of busy I-35E in the middle of rush hour traffic, and started running to the closest service station about 1 mile away.  I got there, bought a cheap spare tire, and rolled it back down the hill to my car.  I had only been gone approximately 20 minutes. When I arrived, I found my back window broken with glass all in my back seat.  I looked inside to find that my […]
April 30, 2014

Should Kids Ministry Take The Summer OFF?

I hear it all the time from Kidmin Leaders:  "We're taking the Summer off!"  "We are canceling Kids Ministry Services during the Summer and just having kids sit in 'big church' every week!"  While I completely understand the rationale that goes into these decisions (hard to get volunteers during Summer, difficult with so many families on vacation, etc.), here are a few reasons why we DON'T take a Summer Break for Kids Ministry: 1)  Momentum - It's a precious thing in Kids Ministry.  We see it in all around us – an almost inexplicable energy that propels a team to victory, […]