Challenging Kids

Challenging Kids

“That doesn’t belong in your nose.” “Can you please sit down?” “Do not put that in her hair.” “Raise your hand, please.” “You can do that in the bathroom if you need to.” These are just a few of the things we find ourselves saying to those EGR (Extra Grace Required)...
Good Night

Good Night

It’s dinnertime on Saturday and cars line the street. With the doorbell ringing every few minutes, it doesn’t take long for things to get cranking. People troop through the house, depositing soda or side dishes in the kitchen as they go. Some of the moms stay behind...
Confession of a Pastor-Dad

Confession of a Pastor-Dad

Can I be completely transparent for a minute? I’m a NextGen Pastor at an amazing church where I get to recruit, train and deploy hundreds of volunteers who invest in the lives of kids and students every week. We’ve created an environment where “Leading Small” is the...
Making a Parent Look Good

Making a Parent Look Good

I’m a small group leader and a parent. Actually I’m a parent first. Maybe I should rewrite that first statement. As a parent, I love nothing more than to see my kid receive attention from adults that mean them well and want to see them succeed. But...

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