4 Week Prayer Series for Kids

2020-07-06T22:11:23-07:00

Our church has spent the entire month of January focusing on prayer. My lead pastor asked me to create a month-long midweek service focusing on prayer for our kids while the parents had their prayer service (approx. an hour and fifteen minutes). I decided to create a series that would get our kids excited about praying and equip them to continue growing in their prayer lives on their own.  I used this post I wrote about a year ago on Practical Prayer Prayer Ideas for Kids as an outline for creating my four week series, and all the pieces fell into [...]

4 Week Prayer Series for Kids2020-07-06T22:11:23-07:00

Lightbulb Set Design

2020-07-06T22:11:31-07:00

This week I decided to do a throwback set design post to a set we created back at the beginning of 2014. We implemented a lot of set designs before I started blogging that I'm (slowly) working on writing about. This set design was originally designed to go along with one of the 252 Basics themes on Endurance, but it is such a versatile set design. You could use this concept for teaching on being a light in the darkness, Jesus is the light of the world, creativity, imagination, and I'm sure there are other ideas that would fit this set design [...]

Lightbulb Set Design2020-07-06T22:11:31-07:00

10 Steps to Success in the First 6 Months in a New Ministry Position: Part 2

2020-07-06T22:11:46-07:00

Let's be honest for a second, it's crazy when you start a new ministry position. I have been in my current position for about a month now and balancing all the meetings and the long to-do list can be exhausting. Hopefully you were able to read Part 1, and it has already helped you out. If not, go back and read that post before reading this one. It will make a lot more sense. 5 More Steps to Success: 6. Meet with the Important Players All of us have important players in our ministries. Figure out who they are, and meet [...]

10 Steps to Success in the First 6 Months in a New Ministry Position: Part 22020-07-06T22:11:46-07:00

10 Steps to Success in the First 6 Months in a New Ministry Position: Part 1

2020-07-06T22:11:56-07:00

There is a lot that goes into starting a new ministry position. Meeting new people, learning new things, dealing with the unknown, it can be quite overwhelming. I can definitely sympathize since I am just beginning those dreaded "first six months" as we speak. Sure, I have done it before, but it's different every time. A couple of weeks ago, I asked some ministry leaders for suggestions on what to do and what not to do in the first six months of a new ministry position. I already had some of their answers on my list, while others surprised me with some great ideas. I didn't expect [...]

10 Steps to Success in the First 6 Months in a New Ministry Position: Part 12020-07-06T22:11:56-07:00