Start the right way this new year!

Happy new year, friend!! Welcome to 2019! Waking up on January 1 means waking up to something fresh and something familiar at the same time. It’s fresh because we’ve never been here- 2019 hasn’t happened before and there’s 365 days ahead of us that we know are pages yet to be written. It’s familiar in that we wake up to … Read More

Faith When It’s Difficult

The past couple of weeks remind us why our souls long for heaven. Shootings and fires. Grief and worry. The list feels long, and this is difficult. As those made in the image of God, we look at this and know this isn’t how it was meant to be. We long for the day when all the brokenness and wrong … Read More

Ever Feel Like There’s Not Enough?

I have a confession to make about a birthday party I threw for my oldest son 5 years ago. It was his first birthday, I was a new mom, and serving in ministry full time. For his birthday party, we chose an airplane theme, and you can bet I turned my house into a vintage airport. Pinterest exploded on this … Read More

The Biggest Battle You Face

It’s not a lack of volunteers. Although, it can definitely feel like it when they are all on vacation. The biggest battle I see leaders facing today is this: the battle for your faith. In life and in ministry, we juggle multiple roles, responsibilities, and relationships. It’s no wonder we can feel overwhelmed or overworked sometimes. When this happens, our … Read More

Announcement from INCM Board of Directors

For immediate release:  The International Network of Children’s Ministry, the organization that brings you the Childrens Pastor’s Conference, is pleased to announce Michayla White as our new Executive Director! Michayla has been on staff with INCM since 2014 as a Ministry Director, and most recently Interim Executive Director.  Her strong faith in God and gifting as a leader allows her … 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

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

Advent Week 1: Stuck In The Middle With You

“Come quickly, Lord Jesus.” This phrase of longing is one I seem to be hearing a lot lately. The daily news reports feel more depressing than informative, tragic rather than triumphant, deterioration instead of progress. Isn’t there any good in the world to talk about? Revelation 22:12-13 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, … Read More

The Best Flavor of Leadership

Great coffee. Fresh watermelon on a hot summer day. Roasted vegetables that were brushed with balsamic. Cherry pie from my favorite pie shop in Chicago. My mom’s famous stuffing and cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving… I love the flavors of all of these things. They’re all different. They’re all satisfying. They should not all go in a blender together. That would … Read More