Archive for October, 2007

Why dogs bite people

Posted on 31. Oct, 2007 by .

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I couldn’t resist. I got this email several weeks ago and had the best laugh I’ve had in quite a while.

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Genies are Evil!

Posted on 28. Oct, 2007 by .

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Okay, I just had to post a funny thing that happened today. I have a mid-week small groups for kids program that totally rocks. It’s probably my favorite thing I do all week. Well, on Sunday nights, I have 6 boys in small group with me because their football schedule doesn’t allow them to come on Wednesday nights. The 7 of us meet in my office and we totally have a blast. What I really enjoy are the random comments that come out of these 4th and 5th grade boy’s mouths. Sometimes it is due to miss-communication and other times it is them talking before their brain has a chance to engage.

Tonight there were two funny comments that would only come out of a kid’s mouth. Tonight’s lesson was about the book of Luke. I was explaining that Luke emphasizes how Jesus focused on the social outcasts such as poor people, Samaritans and even lepers. Immediately one kid questioned, “They had leopards in Israel?”

Just a few minutes later, I was explaining how both Luke and Matthew have genealogies. Matthew’s goes back to Abraham and Luke’s goes back to Adam. I asked the boys, “do you know what a genealogy is?” The boy sitting to my immediate right shouted out, “Genies are Evil!”

It was a good laugh that I really needed. Man, I love kids!… Read the rest

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Where do you find children’s ministry prospects? (Seeking CM Employment Part 4)

Posted on 10. Oct, 2007 by .

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Well, every time I’ve had to hire and fill a full-time children’s ministry position, God has opened up the door and provided just the right person… and usually in just the right time. The two children’s pastors I hired last year were already attending our church. The elementary coordinator I just hired I actually found on a website. So, let me share with you where I looked and what tools I used. I’ll wrap up this post with a personal opinion and kick it back to you for your thoughts.… Read the rest

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Asking the right questions (Seeking CM Employment Part 3)

Posted on 09. Oct, 2007 by .

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When I was interviewing for the church that brought me down to Texas, they sent me a list of questions to answer. It was an incredible survey that did two things. For one, it asked me the right questions to better communicate who I was and what my vision/mission/strategy was for Children’s Ministry. On the other side, it gave those asking the questions a good thorough look into who I was.… Read the rest

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