Today was a day of learning called You-Lead. I have always loved what was known as a pre-conference and this is where you can really get some solid and challenging information.
I’m dreaming Orange dreams right now. Why Orange? Well, because God blessed me with an opportunity to join in with 7,000 leaders who serve the body of Christ in many different ways, we have Senior leaders, executive pastors, campus pastors, next generation/family pastors, high school, middle school and children’s (elementary, preschool) leaders from all over the country. Why do they gather in Atlanta for a few days? Because they believe that this next generation is vital to turning around our world. They believe that reaching ones neighborhood is vital to so many parts of our everyday life. This week, will be filled with worship, learning, networking, challenging our thinking and pushing our hearts to places that only God knows we need to be pushed to. I’m excited to serve as part of the blogging team and you can find a great group of writers all of them better than myself, to share what we are experiencing. You can find the list at www.orangeleaders.com you can follow on twitter #OC17 and there is a livestream you can follow too!
Hey Fellow Kidmin Peeps!
I must tell you (and yes full disclosure, I am part of the leadership team) that the ENGAGE Conference in Mechanicsburg, PA is by far the best regional Kidmin conference out there! How can I say this? Why do I say this? Because I believe it’s true! November 8&9, 2013
Parents need help! If you’re a parent, wouldn’t your journey be easier if someone had shown you the way to training your children? If you have had the opportunity to have a parenting mentor, I’m sure you are already answering YES!
For some time I have sought God’s next ministry for me. I love being a children’s pastor and love serving in the local church. I am still open to that door if God so chooses to open a door to me. Until that door opens I believe God has led me to begin a ministry to smaller churches (400 and below) For some time I have noticed many smaller churches struggle to grow because they lack the structure, vision, training, and personnel to have a dynamic children’s ministry. For most its a catch 22 as they cannot afford to hire a part/full time pastor to focus on this area and they also lose site of their facilities and programming.
I just finished Larry’s newest book in his “Rock-Solid” series and after reading all three, this is his best work yet! ( I do hope he has more for us!)
I am often reminded of how complicated life is and how it often carries over to our local church and its ministry. Why does it have to be this way? Why do we get so busy? How do we keep it simple or as I like to say, “Keep the Main Thing, the Main THING?”