When I was a Kids Pastor in a local church, I often wondered how to get parents and their kids in the same room to actually grow together. Sure, worship is intergenerational in nature, if the kids don't leave for kids church, but I found there was a disconnect between Sunday School programming and incorporating … Continue reading Want families to grow in discipleship together? Try Superhero Family Serve Day!
Dear Pastors, Kids Ministry Directors, and VBS Directors in the Great Plains Conference: Over the weekend, Group’s Vacation Bible School curriculum was the topic of much social media discussion and debate. Group describes its theme, Roar!, as an “epic African adventure [that] engages the whole heart.” At first glance, the theme appears to take on … Continue reading When your VBS curriculum surprises you…
I'm not a preacher. I'm a writer through and through - I'd much rather write out a sermon and just publish it. Someone else can read it, but please don't make me speak! Which is why this past week, I attended the Young Preachers Festival at Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. At one … Continue reading Divine Disruption
So here I am, putting my thoughts, dreams, hopes, and prayers out for everyone on the interwebs. Of course, this is just the intro post, so no dirty laundry just yet. I am excited to begin a new journey of writing and engaging in dialogue surrounding the topics of American Christianity, pop culture, and social … Continue reading Hello world!