God’s Orchestra

God’s Orchestra

When I turned 18, I was given a Bible by one of the leaders of our church youth group. Beautifully bound by genuine leather.  My name engraved on the front.  This leader was someone I looked up to and admired. Someone I trusted. He lived out his relationship with...
Being Present For Your Students

Being Present For Your Students

Can I be honest for a minute? I often feel like I am driving the struggle bus on Struggle Street when it comes to being a good small group leader. I feel like if students don’t show up, it’s because of me. If they don’t respond to texts, it’s because they don’t like...
VBS and Building Blocks

VBS and Building Blocks

“God made me,” our two year old daughter declared the other day. She was beginning a dialogue between the two of us, as she sat on the toilet, and I patiently waited across from her, perched on a foot stool. After all, when you have toddlers, you meet them...
#PartneringWithParents

#PartneringWithParents

Have you ever been frustrated that the parents of the kids in your small group barely make eye contact with you each week? I lead a second grade small group at my church, and I’m familiar with the practice. Oftentimes, it seems like they’re in a hurry to get their...

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