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Principles for Powerful Programming

I recently had a vision casting meeting with our elementary volunteers. Currently, my church runs a good program. The kids are dropped off in various rooms. Then they travel to a large room for some corporate worship before traveling back to their separate rooms for a lesson. There is a...

Back in the Saddle

Yeeeeee-HAW! Well, it’s been about a month that I’ve been “back in the saddle” as a full time children’s pastor and what a ride it’s been! I suppose I should get back to blogging and letting y’all know how it’s been going! I’m having a blast and it’s going great...

Forms, Meetings and Hanging Pictures! Week 1 at The Rock

If you haven’t heard, I am the new children’s pastor at the Rock of Southwest in Littleton, Colorado. The kids ministry is called Kids Rock! (Pretty awesome, as kids DO rock!) This Sunday I’ll be introduced as we say farewell to the current children’s pastor who is moving out of...

Download My New Book FREE!

  Download My New Book for FREE! I’m so excited to let you in on a NEW BOOK that David C. Cook just published for me – and the best part is, it’s 100% FREE! Jesus’ ministry was all about relationships, and kids loved him! How can we do ministry...

Movie Review: Where Hope Grows – in theaters May 15th

I’ve had the privilege of meeting and hanging out with David Desanctis several times this year. He is quite the character and a lot of fun! Plus, he is a movie star! I had him auto-graph one of the movie posters for me for his first major motion picture Where...

Have You Heard of The Gathering?

Have you heard of The Gathering? I recently got to hang out with Michelle Anthony at a conference, and was excited to learn more about this amazing event called The Gathering! I can’t make it this year, but I’ve penciled it in for the following year! My friends Greg Baird,...