Dog Pile Prayer

Dog Pile Prayer

The transition from preschool to elementary is a BIG one, especially at church. And it can be easy as a small group leader to start leading them like they’ve been in the world for more than 5 years—as if they know things like how to read, write, or do simple...
Invite to More

Invite to More

In my life there are things that I want less of. Less meetings on my calendar. Less stress over the insignificant. Less pounds on the scale. In contrast, there are also things I want more of. More time for coffee in the morning. More mad-money to play and have fun....
The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

Serving is the most powerful tool we can use to help our few see the bigger picture of the Church. Kids favorite thing to talk about is themselves. You will hear them tell stories about how good they are at sports or they will want you to see how high they can jump or...
Mentoring Teens

Mentoring Teens

He was young—about 16, wiry and full of energy, but not in a frenetic way. As soon as he stepped out, the kids’ eyes were glued to him. He had prepped well; it was obvious he was used to speaking in public and that he knew the story and how to use the props to full...
Making Room for More

Making Room for More

The value of small groups is that they are small. Profound, I know. But this is a value that took me entirely too long to embrace in ministry.  I am one who gravitates to large gatherings. I am energized by large group settings where a mass of kids participate in...

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