Faith Community | Facility Pictures

Facility Pictures | Faith Community In the Spring of 2006, Former Wesleyan Kids Director, Colleen Derr along with a number of children’s ministry leaders and volunteers, toured churches in southern California (San Diego and Los Angeles). Participants took lots of pictures of the facilities as they visited them. The following gallery of pictures is from Faith Community: […]

Mariners Church | Facility Pictures

Facility Pictures | Mariners Church In the Spring of 2006, Former Wesleyan Kids Director, Colleen Derr along with a number of children’s ministry leaders and volunteers, toured churches in southern California (San Diego and Los Angeles). Participants took lots of pictures of the facilities as they visited them. The following gallery of pictures is from Mariners Church: […]

Skyline Church | Facility Pictures

Facility Pictures | Skyline Church In the Spring of 2006, Former Wesleyan Kids Director, Colleen Derr along with a number of children’s ministry leaders and volunteers, toured churches in southern California (San Diego and Los Angeles). Participants took lots of pictures of the facilities as they visited them. The following gallery of pictures is from Skyline Church: […]

Why Do You Serve?

Volunteers, I wonder, why do you serve in children’s ministry? I bet it’s because of all the thank yous you get from kids each week, right? Miss Susan, thank you SOOO much for being there for me and teaching me about God. Or maybe you serve because you can’t wait to see what wild Billy […]

What Is Family Ministry?

Let’s start at the beginning… In Genesis 12, God begins the process of fashioning a peculiar people, a people with a promise of descendants, land, and God’s presence. The only condition required of this people was faith. Abraham was first. Then his son Isaac, then Jacob, and on and on from there. We know them […]

Facility. An Idol? Or Covet?

This past week was our Wisconsin District Conference. For the past 5 years or so, we have been holding our annual conference in various churches instead of hotel conference centers. This year it was held at our church. One of the nice things when conference is held in your home church is that you get […]

How Well Do You Know the Bible?

When you are about to teach, do you “read” from the curriculum book or do you “teach” because you know the content and the Bible story? Do you know the ins and outs of the Bible story you are relaying, or did you just read the story yourself 5 minutes before class? Do you have […]

Go Fish Guys

Great music for kids that won’t drive parents bonkers! This is the byline for a music group known as the Go Fish Guys. In the age of PowerPoint and video screens, many of today’s kids have never even seen a hymnal. But as Go Fish members Jamie Statema and Jason Folkmann know, the Truth is […]

Do You Fact Check What You Teach?

Our audience is children, right? How will they know if we get something wrong, biblically or culturally? I’ve found that it is incredibly easy to teach kids stuff. Dish in a little wonder, mystery and intrigue, and some culturally relevant observations or connections and you’ve got them right where you want them! C’mon… Disney, Nickelodeon […]