Parent Minsitry Highlight: “Parent & Family Ministry Resource Collection”

Check out my latest post for my partners at Parent Ministry! This time around we are offering up a FREE (pdf download) of 8 Parent Ministry Study Resources and 9 Practical Resources! Some of the Best Stuff Out There for Next Generation Ministry Teams! CLICK HERE (to read or download now)

Taught vs. Caught

“What are you teaching, this week?” It is the question that students, parents and others ask us so very often. We study, plan and prepare getting ready for that moment when we stand up in front of our students and begin to speak. We are paid to communicate the greatest truths imaginable. We have the […]

Free Game of the Week: “Kooky Kickball”

A YOUTH MINISTRY SCHOOLYARD CLASSIC REBORN WITH A CRAZY TWIST! A FAVORITE AROUND OUR MINISTRY! Supplies: – A variety of different kind of balls, of all shapes and sizes (*Suggestions: wiffle ball, tennis ball, ping pong ball, soft football, beach ball, plastic hockey puck, rubber high-bounce ball …) – 1 normal kick-ball or kick-ball sized […]

News U Can Use: “13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Do”

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as well. Watching kids struggle, pushing […]

Free Game of the Week: “Heartbreakers” (Valentine’s Icebreaker)

A Quick Simple Silly Game To Get Your Night Started Around Valentine’s Day! Supplies: · Red construction paper · Scissors · Optional: Pre-made valentines paper hearts or valentine’s cards Game Play: Quick explanation: Players will work to find other players with pieces of the same “broken heart” and “heal the broken heart” Before the Game: […]

REAL Top 10: Ways to Save Your Marriage AND Your Ministry

10. Stay Faithfulness- Don’t be checking out other people’s… 9. Have Fun- Enjoy and learn to laugh. Learn to laugh at yourself. 8. Be a Planner- Make plans and stick with them, what you say you will do…do! 7. Just Relax- Take and find time to relax, catch a breath, and just chill out. 6. […]

Parent Ministry Blog Highlight: “Because I Said So (Command vs. Influence)”

“The classic parent response to almost anything is “because I said so….” Why do I have to eat my broccoli? Because I said so! Why do I have to go to bed early? Because I said so! Why should I stop kicking my sister? Ummm…because I SAID SO!!! It is the go-to in the parenting […]