July 23, 2013
This summer God has been opening many doors for me to speak at various camps. From Indiana to New York, I’ve had the privilege of speaking God’s word to many campers. This week I happen to be at Niagara Bible Conference & Camp up in Appleton, New York. The camp is located right on the shore of Lake Ontario. It is an older camp facility but has great charm and history. My friend Tim is the Executive Director and the camp is affiliated with Global Outreach Mission.
We have 50 jr. campers here and I’m excited to see what God is going to do. Summers are so much fun and we get out to enjoy all of God’s creation. The sunrise and Sunsets here are amazing and I love seeing God’s handiwork on display, as it shouts to all who take time to sit and enjoy it “I LOVE YOU!” So thankful for Jer. 31:3 that reminds us of his everlasting love for us. I pray as I speak this week that Gods love will ring true in the hearts of those who don’t know him.
Take time this week to stop and pray for those who are ministering this summer and for them to continue to declare God’s Love!
I’ll share more of my adventures with some pictures later.
Have some summer fun on me today!
November 16, 2012
After finishing the Kids Ministry Collective radio program, I was thinking further about the last question posted by one of our guests. The question was, “what do you do if you don’t have support from the leadership in your church towards the kids ministry? What if they only view it as babysitting?” These questions are never easy and often times the common answer is to “find a new church!” While that is the easy answer its not always the BEST answer.
Sometimes we as leaders need to stand firm and draw a line in the sand on behalf of families. If God truly called you to that ministry, running is not an option. Stand and fight or those kids. Work harder to shine the light on just how important kids ministry is to the church. I have consulted with many churches that have nothing but white hair left and they are dying. Often times its because they devalued the kids area and no one fought for the kids and so they left.
I believe there are times to leave but I also know there are times to stay put and endure whatever you have to for the sake of the children. If we don’t who will show them, they are worth it.
I believe kids are worth fighting for. Someone did it for me!
What are you standing for!