International Children’s Bible Review

International Children’s Bible Review

As children’s ministry leaders we all face the question: “What Bible would you recommend for my child?” My answer typically depends on the child’s age and how long the families have been attending church but I typically land on one of two...
Review: “What Great Teachers Do Differently”

Review: “What Great Teachers Do Differently”

Fans blow as the kids enter the classroom. A candle is aflame on the center of the table, which is adorned with a red table cloth. The seating chart has been designed based on the personalities of the group. Each chair faces a Bible, pencil and a language scramble as...
What are you Reading?

What are you Reading?

This month the Cory Center staff is focusing on books that we think will help you inspire your team, grow your ministry, or simply challenge you personally. I love reading. Books allow you to explore the thoughts of others and often challenge what may have become a...
Family Ministry Milestones

Family Ministry Milestones

If you’ve ever taken a road trip, then you understand the importance of mile markers. They clue you in to where you are. How much farther you have until you cross the state line. How long until you arrive at that much needed gas station or rest area. In life, we have...
Milestones: A Jubilant Pause

Milestones: A Jubilant Pause

“Now we are opening the door. After this we will get in the car. Mommy is buckling up while Daddy gets your snack-snack.” My newborn daughter stared back at me through her car-seat mirror. Dialogue such as this had become all too common in our household....
Milestones, Parents, and You

Milestones, Parents, and You

Around 2006 I picked up George Barna’s book, Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions and a transformation began within my ministry. His book, and God’s guiding, led me to attend seminary, change my focus, and eventually led to being called to a new...
4 Notebooks to Help You Stay Organized in 2016

4 Notebooks to Help You Stay Organized in 2016

I am always on the lookout for tools to help me stay in tip-top shape organizationally. I’ve already posted this month about the digital tools I am excited about in 2016, now allow me to share the analog tools I recommend to help you keep it together in 2016. Word...