Good Ideas for Children’s Ministry

What have been some of your best ideas for children’s ministry? I recall back in 1985, while traveling doing evangelistic services, I had created the most unusual contraption for working four puppets at the same time. Alisa and I had a puppet stage and several puppets that we included in our nightly programs and I […]

Can People Trust You With Their Hearts?

As I reached out to minister to someone yesterday, they responded with a comment that deeply impacted my thoughts and challenged my spirit. I want to pass it along to you today and pray that you will be challenged as well. You and I are working together to achieve the extraordinary in the lives of […]

How to Have Clarity During Strenuous Ministry

Consider this quote, “The eagle that soars in the upper air does not worry itself how it is to cross rivers.” Gladys Aylward, an English missionary to China, had a remarkable insight that she shared through that brief illustration. It brings our thoughts to Isaiah 40:31 where the prophet shows us the pathway to not […]

His Power for His Purposes – Challenge for Ministry Leaders

What in your life do you desire to see God’s power completely revolutionize? Your ministry? Your family life? Your health? Your finances? Recently I was doing a study on Ephesians 3:20, one of my favorite verses, “Now to God Who, by consequence of the action of His power that is at work within you, is […]

An Object Lesson for Children’s Ministry Leaders

Have you ever considered what you could learn from a box turtle? The box turtle is an amazing creature with a remarkable self-preservation system. Imagine a little lad taking a stick and playing around with a box turtle as the small creature was crawling across the lawn toward a small wooded area. How would the […]

Do Those to Whom You Minister See Jesus Christ?

Here is a thought provoking question for you today…  Do those to whom you minister see the ‘real’ Christ Jesus? God calls to us several times in the New Testament to become “Imitators” of Christ – “Imitators” of God. What exactly does that mean? Where do we begin? As I was leading a training session […]