Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Engage. Equip. Empower - Make These Changes Today

I have been writing quite a bit about how we in the church - and in Children's Ministries in particular must make changes. We are losing children, teens, and young adults at double the rate of any previous generation as they decide they no longer want anything to do with church and are turning away from their faith. We are able to change this, but we must act now. Consider the following things you are able to do today - and then please do them!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Change What You Are Doing & What You Are Not Doing

Why do we do things the way we do them, particularly if there is solid evidence what we are doing is not working? For far, far too long our churches have run Children's Ministry in a way where the children have to sit and listen to adults who "teach" them what the Bible says. We know we learn many ways; reading, listening, being shown, etc., but we remember the most when we actually teach others. This applies for children of all ages and all abilities.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Give the Gift of "Why" for Mother's Day

 

Mother's Day is just over a week away, so if you are looking for a gift to give a mom you know, consider giving them the gift of "why" with the new book - the little answer book. This little book will give them "whys" to share with the ones they love - to equip them to have a confident faith, and to have important conversations with the ones they love who have turned away from their faith.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Do Your Actions Match Your Words?

As many States are experiencing a fourth wave of Covid, how do you respond? Especially since now more and more children are getting covid? 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Take Action Today

Did you see the Gallup Poll which released just before Easter this year? It shows only 47% of people in this country are members of a church/consider it an important part of their lives. Twenty years earlier it was 70% and now for the first time ever we have dropped below 50% of the people. If things continue as they have for the past twenty years, what do you think it will be like in twenty more years? 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

"Life on the Goldilocks Planet" Series & Some Changes to the Series

A couple weeks ago I mentioned a change in my "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" series - today I am going to explain what this change is and why there is a change.

One thing we all care about as Christian grandmas (or grandpas/parents) is for the children we love to be people who believe in, love, know, and walk with God. We want them to have a confident faith. Is there really anything which matters more than for our grown and grandchildren to be believers?

Friday, March 26, 2021

What are You Doing? How Do You Need to Change?

As you read this post, picture the families in your church's Children's Ministry. Think about the children who come to church with their parents - likely most of the children in your church are in this group. Think about children from the neighborhood around your church who come to church on their own - or possibly in your church bus if you have a Bus Ministry. Think about the children who come to church with their grandparents. Most, if not all, of the children in your ministry will fall into one of these three groups.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Be Part of the Answer

Today I am going to share with you a true account about real people I know and how the church - Children's Ministry in particular - must step up to be part of the answer.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Giant Anteaters, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Rufous Potoos & More! is Now Available

 

I am happy to let you know my new book - Giant Anteaters, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Rufous Potoos & More! is now available on Amazon at this link and in our bookstore at this link. In this book you will find twelve interesting - and flat out surprising animals which help us, and the ones we love, know we are able to believe in God and trust Him with confidence!