Thursday, July 29, 2021

No Cookie-Cutter Children's Ministries will Help Your Church's Children's Ministry Be as Effective as Possible

There are many things we need to do if we lead or serve in our church's Children's Ministry. In a day where the church is losing the next generation at double the rate of any previous generation, we must take a clear look at what we are doing, why we are doing it, and how we are able to make necessary changes to ensure our church's Children's Ministries are as effective as possible. But, how do we know we are doing all we need to do?

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Does Your Church Really Care?

Does your church care about the safety of the children in your church and community? I'm sure you read this question and answer; "Yes! Of course my church cares about the safety of the children in our church and community." Wonderful! So, are you requiring masks be worn by everyone who enters your Children's Ministry area? Do you stand up in the pulpit and ask everyone in your church to get their covid shot who are over the age of 12? Do you call out the misinformation and outright lies about the vaccine and covid? Do you ask people to stop using excuses to "justify" not getting their shot and tell them they need to be responsible and loving - AND they need to help protect the children by getting their shots?

Friday, July 23, 2021

Children's Ministry Matters & So Does Getting It "Right"

Children's Ministry matters. I believe everyone reading this blog agrees with this statement. Children's Ministry matters, so it matters for us to get it right. I believe you all agree with this statement as well.

So, how do we know if we are, "getting it right"? Consider the following questions . . . 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Hand Down Confident Faith with Aardvarks, Coelacanths, Colugos & More!

 

I am happy today to let you know about the new release of book eleven in the Life on the Goldilocks Planet series - Aardvarks, Coelacanths, Colugos & More! - it is now available and is an excellent tool for you to make available to the families in your church!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Please Step Up

What is your church doing to protect children and encourage the people who attend your church to get their covid shot? With the delta variant, people are dying from covid - the numbers are up 60% - and these are people who didn't get their shot.

Monday, July 5, 2021

More of My Resources to Help & Equip

I have been writing this blog for eleven years. Over these many years About the Children's Department has consistently ended up as a "Top Children's Ministry Blog" - currently we are once again listed as the number two, most read blog by FeedSpot. This means a fair number of people who are involved in Children's Ministry read what I write.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Jaguars, Lilac-Breasted Rollers, Nautiluses & More! is Now Available!

I am very happy today to let you know I have another new book in my Life on the Goldilocks Planet series which is now available - book ten - Jaguars, Lilac-Breasted Rollers, Nautiluses & More!

In this book children (and parents/grandparents) will learn about Jaguars, Satanic Leaf-Tailed Geckos, Fairy Penguins, Bison, Lilac-Breasted Rollers, Bilbies, Asian Tapirs, Sea Pens, Coatimundis, Jabirus, Sloth Bears, and Nautiluses as they learn fun facts, are able to see full-color photos of these animals, participate in fun activities, and learn what science has to tell us about God's amazing creation.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Now Available - Polar Bears, Purple Gallinules, Numbats & More!

I have some good news today! First, I have a new book in my Life on the Goldilocks Planet book/curriculum series - Polar Bears, Purple Gallinules, Numbats & More! and I have been able to work with my books and take almost $3 off the price of each one! 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

No Cookie-Cutter Children's Ministries is Available Today!

I am very happy to let you know about the release of my new book - "No Cookie-Cutter Children's Ministries" - it is available in our bookstore at this link and on Amazon at this link today!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

We are Number Two in FeedSpot's Top 40 Children's Ministry Blogs for 2021!

I am honored and happy to say, About the Children's Department is the Second most read Children's Ministry blog, according to FeedSpot's Top 40 Children's Ministry Blogs in 2021! (You will find their full results at this link.)