Overcoming fatigue, frustration, and burn out

There was this really beautiful moment this past year I’ll never forget. It was a moment of honesty like I’ve never witnessed in my life. Perhaps it was because, in that vast room I was standing in, we agreed to (in the words of Beth Guckenberger) be more truthful than impressive. I was standing on stage looking out at a … Read More

“We will tell the next generation” – [Psalm 78]

Did you know that the calling you are committing your life to this week joins a beautiful song of God’s people from the time of David? Check out Psalm 78 this morning – you’re likely very familiar with this passage! It’s a song of commitment, and it was a clear recognition that God’s people were to commit to tell the … Read More

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

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

CPC+ Is Next Week!

If you could take a peek inside the INCM office this week, you’d see that we’re in full-on pre-event mode- buzzing with excitement, getting our confetti ready, and counting down the days until CPC+! Not only are you going to get to experience the General Sessions messages of Albert Tate, Melissa J. MacDonald, Eugene Cho, and Beth Guckenberger, but you’re … Read More