If you are serving in ministry, likely you will have a time or two (a week?) when you feel unappreciated. You work without thanks, probably without pay and with little encouragement. Not fun. So, what’s a person to do in that situation? I was in that situation recently and after much, much prayer and a… Read More Five Things to do when You Feel Unappreciated in Ministry
Way back in January of 2003, I began my job as the “Minister to Children.” I had never heard of such a thing before and didn’t know anyone who was doing that job to give me some tips, (I looked, believe me, but it was not as easy in the pre-social media days). Looking back,… Read More Five Things I wish I’d Known as a Rookie Children’s Minister
The Very High Calling of Children’s Ministry Huh? You may be wondering if you read that right? Yup, you did. How can week after week of service to people who come up no higher than your shoulder (unless you’re short, like me, then they get taller than you at some point) be a high calling?… Read More The Very High Calling of Children’s Ministry
“Yet LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we all are the work of Your hands.” Isaiah 64:8 Hiding is safe. I like hiding. Maybe because no one can criticize you when they can’t see you, right? I mean, if I hide who I really am and they… Read More Coming out of Hiding…Maybe
One thing I have learned very well over my time in ministry is that things don’t always go as planned. I am going to teach you a trick I learned a long time ago in one of my favorite jobs of all time. When I was in college I had a summer job at a… Read More The Best Plan When Things Go Wrong–Roll with It!
Anyone else out there suffer from “Sunday Night Slump? I don’t know about you, but Sunday mornings are amazing. I’m smiling, I’m greeting, I’m teaching, I’m crackin’ corny jokes with the kids, things are good. I’m high on Ministry Mountain, I suppose. But, by Sunday night? After teaching two sessions in the morning and helping… Read More Anyone else out there suffer from “Sunday Night Slump?”