Great Resource for Parents in Your Ministry

As children's ministry leaders, we are constantly on the look out for great resources that we can use ourselves or provide to the parents we minister to. Talk Now and Later written by Brian Dollar is one of those great resources everyone should have in their library. We all know it is hard to be a kid these days with all of the things they have to face. This book helps parents lead kids through some of life's tough topics when they do not know what to say or how to address them. Some of the … [Read more...]

Hope

What is driving you today? Is it hope or despair? Our hope comes from God so let hope drive your faith. … [Read more...]

Discovering Our Destiny – Compromise

Join Pastor Steve as he shares about compromise... … [Read more...]

Storms

How do you weather life's storms?  Join Pastor Steve Adams for this month's Journey in discovering our destiny.   … [Read more...]

And the Oscar goes to…..

If you were one of the millions of people watching television on the evening of February 22 (last night), you were probably watching the Oscars, otherwise known as the Academy Awards. This is the annual American awards ceremony that honors cinematic achievements in the film industry and parades a “who’s who” list of presenters across the stage to present a small statuette named “Oscar” to those deemed worthy of the prestigious award. I am not an actor, but when I think back to some of my … [Read more...]

OPPORTUNITY

Take the opportunity to check out this month’s leader encouragement video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbdiBheWAHc … [Read more...]

25 Lessons in 25 Years – Lesson 6: “It’s URGENT”

Have you ever received a voice message or text that had that phrase in the message...”It’s urgent”? It certainly gets your attention. The interesting thing is we all interpret urgency differently. If my cable provider suddenly stopped my TV service during the Super Bowl or College Football’s National Championship, well that might not mean much to some people, but to me...it is a matter of URGENCY! Our kids have funny interpretations of what is urgent as well. It could be anything from the … [Read more...]

25 Lessons in 25 Years – Lesson 5: Choose Your Allies Carefully

I remember an episode of the show “The Office” in which the character Dwight asked his co-worker and rival, Jim, if he wanted to “form an alliance.” Dwight’s request was driven by office politics, not friendship. Typically, when we think of alliances we think of politics or shrewdness, but that is not the central idea behind my thoughts today. There is an interesting story in 2 Chronicles about King Jehoshaphat that speaks directly to the title of today’s lesson in the series “25 Lessons in … [Read more...]

PODCAST 22 – Connecting with Families through Child Dedication

We have Crystal Hansen, our Nursery-3 year old program and child dedication staff member, joining us today as we try to connect young families to our church through child dedications. We have included some ideas, resources and information about how we do child dedication. Let us know how you do your child dedications by commenting on the blog or emailing us at steve@morethanpuppets.com. Resources: Child Dedication Handbook, Presentation and Booklet Child Dedication Class and Service … [Read more...]

25 Lessons in 25 Years – Lesson 4: Take Time to Think

In part 4 of this series I want to share a valuable lesson that is actually a discipline that I am still trying to master…the discipline of intentional thinking. Because of the busyness of life and ministry I can tell you this, if you are not taking time for intentional thinking then it is probably not happening. If that is the case, there are probably brilliant ideas lingering in your mind just waiting for the opportunity to be released. Years ago I read a book written by John Maxwell … [Read more...]