Calculated Risk

In less than two months, I’ll be a father. Finally. For over ten years of ministry I’ve often gotten strange looks from parents or fellow leaders as a result of some plans or programs. Occasionally they would...

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Marshmallows on carpet is like gum!

We’re doing a series right now with the elementary kids called Oops. It’s a fun series on forgiveness. The idea behind this series was to really live up the “Oops” part of it by making a mess every week....

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Hosting a real drive-in movie

Here’s an idea I had several years ago and has proven to be a very effective event. Four times a year I plan a drive-in movie to hold my church parking lot. Here’s what I do. I project the movie on a large screen on...

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Do you know where your kids are?

One thing I am very passionate about is keeping track of kids who attend my church. Over 6 years ago I listened to tape of Jim Wideman talking about the importance of tracking kids. He equated tracking attendance to shepherding...

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A High Tech To-Do List

37 Signals is a Web 2.0 company that has several really cool products on the market. As a Web 2.0 company, all their products are online applications. This one in particular is no exception. It’s called Ta-Da Lists. What...

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Really bad school exam answers

Okay, this hasn’t much to do with Children’s ministry, but was so funny. The Sutent Pastor at on our Keller, TX campus sent this to me a month ago. The best laugh I’d had in a very long time. Click on the...

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