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How Can We Encourage Our Kids?

Children need encouragement. Sure they need correction from time to time (okay, maybe a lot!), but they need lots and lots of encouragement as well....

Understanding Approaches in Ministry

This article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on September 17, 2013 I’m noticing various approaches in ministry lately. Traditional, contemporary or blended worship services. Seeker...

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life

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Dear Parents, It’s Okay to Discipline Your Children

This article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on November 21, 2013 Dear Parents, I’m concerned about a disturbing trend I’m seeing happening more and more: parents...

Lifeguards: A Parable about the Presence of Authority

This article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on December 9, 2013 There is a municipal water park in Spokane, WA that my daughters like to...

Some Tips on Germs and Working with Kids

This article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on January 11, 2014 My body encountered a strain of strep that it had never seen before and...

I Desperately Want to Matter

From a journal entry dated July 30, 2017: At the moment, I feel insecure. All day I have not felt important... that I am not a...

What Are You Building Your Life On? (part 2)

I was offered two weeks in a row to teach at Hayward Wesleyan. The first week was called: What Are You Building Your Life...

A Children’s Ministry Competition Disaster

How does a connect-the-dots activity, made into a contest, where a prize is involved, become a disaster? I’ll tell you… I wanted to do a game...

Why Chairs Are Important in a Teaching Environment

“Do you think we should not use chairs today? I’ve seen children’s ministry in churches where they didn’t have chairs and the kids had...

Report to the Church Board on Ten Years in Ministry at...

The following board report was from July 2013, which was one month past my 10-year anniversary of working at Hayward Wesleyan: Board Report Pastor Jeremy Mavis...

What Are You Building Your Life On? (part 1)

About a month ago, I did a teaching with the middle school students with these two thoughts: What are you building your life on?...

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