What Great Leaders Know (and how you can do those things this week)

About 40 years ago in Colorado, a few children’s ministry leaders serving faithfully in their communities had a realization. They needed each other. Sure, they could probably white-knuckle through the journey of shepherding kids and families for a bit, but not for the long haul. So they planned, they invited others, and they gathered. It was there that community was … Read More

Letter to the Community

Hi family! I’d much prefer grabbing an iced coffee and sitting across from you than a letter like this. I’d love hearing your story and learning about your ministry, and my heart would jump at the chance to see your eyes as we talk about where this community is heading. For now, I hope this quick note will do to … Read More

3 things that are changing for CPC19!

Happy Spring!!! It is on the way here in the Midwest where our office is located (If you’re ever in Chicago, come visit us!). You can feel that newness is right around the corner- life is going to come back to the trees, the grass, the flowers, and everyone is going to begin to emerge from hibernation in full force. … Read More

What did 5 Kidmin Leaders think about CPC18?

Oh friends, I wish I could take a couple of days to tell you the stories of the ways God moved in this beautiful community at CPC18! The spirit was expectant and sweet, the relationships formed were precious, and the way we returned was an unleashing… And that’s the whole reason we gather, yes? I mean, obviously we love the … Read More

Lingering When You Would Have None of It

It’s Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day and the internet is having fun figuring that one out. 🙂 I’ll leave the meme’s to handle this one. Earlier this week, our team was sitting around the table for morning devotions as we do each morning, and our Bibles were open to Isaiah 30:15-18. We were preparing our hearts for this season of … Read More

Navigating the Frontiers

As children’s and family ministry leaders, we know that what we’ve been entrusted with can feel like a frontier… and the frontiers take faith. It is by faith we not only move forward, we RUN. Next January, we are looking to the beautiful truths of Hebrews 11 and 12 for CPC19… And in doing so, we are embracing the theme “By Faith.” … Read More

This Could Change Everything

In 11 days, children’s ministry leaders from all over the US and the world will be meeting together in Orlando. We’re agreeing to set aside 3 days out of this brand new year to invest in our ministries, in each other, and in ourselves. We know that if we gather, we can return back to our places with higher vision, … Read More

Monuments: Reflect, Respond, Re-Envision

We’re hours away from 2018. As I write this, I wonder about you… I wonder what 2017 held for you. Several of you have shared your stories with me, so I know you’ve navigated the tough and terrific stuff of life and leadership this year. I know you’ve welcomed new babies, or watched your babies walk across a stage in … Read More

The Children’s Pastor Who Can Do It All

Remember that part in the Bible where it says “You have every strength and talent and gift to do it all. Don’t feel like you have to rely on anyone. You got this!”? No? Good. Cause it’s not in there. In fact, a quick read through 1 Corinthians 12, and we’re reminded that no one posses all the strengths, and … Read More

Gathering the Family Around God’s Word – Meet SRT!

Are you looking for ways to encourage families to dig into God’s Word together? With Advent around the corner, are you wondering what is out there for you and the families you serve? Are you looking for something for your own personal discipleship that encourages YOUR time in Scripture? We could not be MORE excited to introduce you to our … Read More