3 Reasons Why We Need Godly Men Serving in Children’s Ministry

The church I went to growing up had a ministry team for middle and high school-aged kids to serve in children’s ministry. It was called “Timothy Team,” a name that took inspiration from Paul’s exhortation to Timothy: “Don’t let anyone despise your youth, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in… Read More

5 Lessons Church Leaders Can Learn From The “All-Day Breakfast” Trend

In October 2015, McDonald’s made a significant change to its menu that made a huge difference to its bottom line and market reach. That month they added all-day breakfast to their offerings, and in many ways it ended up changing the course of history for this corporation. For years, insiders had been saying that all-day… Read More

The Unreached People Group That We Overlook

According to a study published by the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (JSSR), children with special needs, disabilities, and chronic health conditions are most likely to never attend worship services. This is especially true for conditions that impact social interaction or impede communication, such as autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and ADHD. An estimated one… Read More

The Converterlator Mindset

Memorize and Meditate“Riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.” (Proverbs 27:24, NLT)“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many… Read More


May I confess something to you? I never really enjoyed doing the children’s sermon when I was a pastor. The kids would come to the front of the worship center and then head to children’s church just a few minutes later—with the children’s sermon in between. I was the pastor, but I was more nervous speaking to the… Read More


Most healthy churches have both open and closed groups. Open groups use an ongoing curriculum that allows guests to enter the study at any point; emphasize evangelism, with the goal of becoming an entry point for guests; and strive to grow enough to multiply at least annually. Closed groups use a set curriculum that limits… Read More