This is an article I wrote last year for preteenministry.net. My daughter is now 10 and growing faster than ever.
I don’t think there is anyone that has not heard the song “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. If you missed hearing the song all you have to do is turn on any hit music radio station and you will hear it.
The other day I was driving my 9-year old daughter to school and the song came on the radio.
When I first comprehended what my little princess was singing…
…..“I have the boom boom that all the boys chase and all the right junk in all the right places” I wanted to scream…stop growing up!!
Please stay little and innocent a few more years! Continue reading
Faith in a Changing World
The following file contains the order of service we used for our August 2015 Family Fifth Sunday service. We began our family Sundays in May 2015 and they have been a wonderful way to attract some of our younger families who (how can I say this lightly…) have other commitments on Sunday mornings (zzzzzzz……). Continue reading
It is hard to believe that we are already a week and a half into Lent. It seems like it was only yesterday when we celebrated Christmas…oh yea, it practically was. The life of a ministry leader….
Do you ever feel that you perform your ministry job as if you’re jumping from lily pad to lily pad? You have Easter, and VBS, and Fall Festivals, and you better jump back to catch church camp. And then Christmas as well as all the other “smaller” details in between.
To help some of you from drowning among the reeds (and Easter egg hunts) I thought I would give you a taste of something our church does at Easter. Continue reading
This past Saturday was our local Solo and Ensemble contest held by the Indiana State School Music Association. This was my 8th grader’s first time to actually take part in a judged solo contest. And, well, he got a silver rating. Of course that is not bad at all for his first time out. But not when you’re a part of a generation that has had everything given to them.
In school, rather than hurt anyone’s feelings we give all the kids awards. Continue reading
Last Sunday we celebrated the fifth Sunday of January with a special worship service, Family Fifth Sunday…also titled this time as ‘Unfrozen Family Worship’. We try to make the entire worship service friendly for all ages. And what better way to include the children then to talk about the hugely popular Disney movie Frozen. Continue reading