Aim Higher

I should have walked out or cried out, but I stayed where I was and stewed with frustration. The cause of my agitation was the content of a plenary message at a children’s ministry conference. The thesis was that children, in and of themselves, are the raison d’être for children’s ministry. It was gruelling. Jesus […]

Living Like Jesus

As a Christian parent, teacher or children’s ministry worker, you probably spend countless hours thinking and dreaming about the spiritual wellbeing of the children in your care. One of the questions that’s probably on your mind is, “Am I focusing my efforts on the right thing?” What are you focusing your efforts on? You can’t […]

Jesus Focused

Some years ago, when I served as a pastor, a girl in our church said something that profoundly affected the Sunday School teachers and their ministry. What could a child say that would deeply influence what was said and done in the Sunday School? According to the girl’s mother, she asked her daughter, “Did you […]