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I Really Want You to Have a Cell Phone!

Article originally appeared @ wesleyankids.org on May 14, 2014 Hayward Wesleyan's discipleship pastor, Heath Davis, and myself have been trying to engage our church (and...

4 Questions to Evaluate a Program or Ministry

Article originally appeared @ wesleyankids.org on May 17, 2014 This past Monday my children's ministry coordinator and myself hosted a post-op on our after school...

Parenting Is All About Training

Article originally appeared @ wesleyankids.org on May 26, 2014 I think sometimes we parents get distracted from stewarding our children. We forget this deal is...

Stained or Painted with the Gospel?

Article originally appeared @ wesleyankids.org on May 29, 2014 Jared Martin shared an amazing insight a while back. I've reordered the question: Are we stained or painted...

Sustainability In Ministry (Life)

Matt Norman wrote an article a while back using a great metaphor: Football. I remember watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play. One of the players...

Dear Parents, “Please Challenge Your Children (and Yourself)”

Dear Parents, I was recently talking to a mother of a 7th grade student who was sharing with me that her son didn’t want to...

Initial Family Discipleship Objectives

Six years ago, I wanted to clearly define a path forward in the discussion at Hayward Wesleyan Church regarding family discipleship. In order to do...

What’s in the Bible? Church Edition // Review

A few years ago, I reviewed "What in the Bible?" curriculum for Wesleyan Kids: I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the unfolding process of the What's...

Remembering Names

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty6g2gsEvtI&w=560&h=315] Remembering names can be tough, but it is SO IMPORTANT when you're both working with and ministering to people especially children. When you remember...

Hula Hoop Races // Game

How to Play the "Hula Hoop Races" Game Grab two teams of 5 participants each. You'll need 2 hula hoops. Give each team a hula hoop...

Bucket Tug of War // Game

How to Play the "Bucket Tug of War" Game Items needed: 4 five-gallon buckets two 15-20' ropes tied in the middle 4 participants Have participants stand on the five-gallon...

Carpetball Table Game and Design

Carpetball is a fun game to have in your children's (or youth) ministry area. Kids just love playing this game. I've been asked, quite a few...

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