Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Episode 19: 8 Ways to Prepare Your Children's Ministry for Easter



Easter Sunday is the biggest Sunday of the year in the life of the church. In this episode we will talk about 8 things you can do to get ready to celebrate and welcome guests in your Children's Ministry on Easter.

You can listen in the player below or check it out on iTunes.








Help your families get ready for Easter with Best Surprise Ever, a free downloadable ebook with seven devotions written to bring the resurrection story to life.




Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday Motivation: What You're Doing Matters



Still feeling wiped out from "springing forward" last Sunday? Check out this mini episode of Simple Kidmin where I share an encouraging story to remind Children's Ministry leaders what we do really matters.

Remember what Galatians 6:9 says, "So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up" (NLT).

Don't give up!

You can listen in iTunes or right here on the blog.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Easter Devotional for Families

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We all love fun surprises, don’t we? About 2,000 years ago, God gave us the biggest and best surprise of all time. After three days in the tomb, Jesus was alive again!
This Easter, help your family rediscover the wonder of the resurrection story through the Best Surprise Ever devotional book.  In this seven-part series, your kids will get a close-up look at Jesus’ surprising power and grace.
When you sign up for the Family Jetpack email list, you will receive the Best Surprise Ever ebook delivered straight to your inbox.
Sign up for your Best Surprise Ever Easter ebook and get ready bring the Easter story to life for your kids.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Episode 18: Storyteller Training Part 1 (Using Your Voice)



This is the first of a three-part series focused on training for Children's Ministry storytellers and large group teachers.  

Today we will look at the worst advice ever given to storytellers and several ways storytellers can use their voices to bring the Bible to life.


Check it out in iTunes or in player below.








Friday, March 1, 2019

The Simple Kidmin Podcast Is Back!


Wow, hard to believe it's been three months since the last episode of the Simple Kidmin podcast.  

Just writing to let you know that the podcast is coming back this month with some new episodes to help encourage, inspire and challenge you to take your Children's Ministry to the next level.

Check out this quick update on iTunes or in the player below to find out what I've been up to and what you can expect from the podcast in the next couple of months.  


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Family Christmas Devotions on iTunes



Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but when you have kids at home, it can also be the craziest.  It’s hard to find time in the busy holiday season to make sure Jesus is the center of your celebration.

I just uploaded a new series of Christmas devotions on iTunes to make that a little bit easier.  

Whether you're traveling with your family or just on the go, you can listen to the Backstage Bethlehem whenever it's convenient.

Episode 1 - No Ordinary Baby

We're all familiar with the cute image of baby Jesus at Christmas, but there's so much more to Jesus than that.  In this episode we will pull back the curtain on Christmas and take a look at who Jesus really is.

Listen in iTunes.

Episode 2 - Best King Ever

Jesus isn't just a King, but the King of Kings, the best King ever!  In this episode we will discover what it means in our lives that Jesus is still on his throne.

Listen in iTunes.

Episode 3 - God With Us

The Christmas story also tells us that Jesus is called Immanuel, God with us.  In this devotion, we will dive into what it means that God came to earth to be with his people.

Listen in iTunes.

Episode 4 - Savior

Jesus didn't just come to be a great teacher or do amazing miracles.  He came to save the world.  We will wrap up the Backstage Bethlehem series by talking about how Jesus came to set us free.

Listen in iTunes.

I hope you enjoy these devotions and have a wonderful Christmas!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Episode 17: Helping Leaders Grow



In this episode we'll talk about how we can adjust our leadership to help our leaders grow through each stage of their development.

We'll be looking at a tool called the Leadership Square from the book Building a Discipling Culture and explore how we can replace ourselves in Children's Ministry.



Listen here on the blog or in iTunes.







In this episode I also mention my new family devotional site called FamilyJetpack.com, where you can find free weekly devotions for the families in your church.  

Here's a link you can use to share Family Jetpack with parents.  Enjoy!