Game Night

Game Night

As ministers to children, we’re in the Word (or should be) a bunch. But I’m sure you’ve heard the warnings about making sure that you’re in the Word for yourself – not just about what you’re teaching…it’s easy not to be...

Remember When…

Remember when… Now that our kids have all left home, it’s been intriguing to me to listen to what they remember about our family life. “Remember when…” one of them begins and the hoots of laughter start. “Remember when Dad would take us up on the roof?” (Disclaimer...
October Theme: Christmas

October Theme: Christmas

Merry Christmas! We know, it’s not Christmas just yet. In fact as of October 5, 2015, Christmas is 79 days away. Depending on your personality and tradition, the 79 days might seem far away or really close (maybe even too close). For children’s and family...

Six New Ways to Boost Your Kidmin Creativity

How do you finish the following sentence, “I am ___________ creative!” Did you answer with an enthusiastic ‘ALWAYS’ or an appalled ‘NEVER’? In my experience, I have found that most people put themselves in one camp or the other when it comes to creativity. I have also...

Small Changes, Big Results

Some churches will go to great lengths to make visitors feel comfortable like renovating the children’s ministry wing or adding new ministry programs; but is that necessary?  Being friendly and welcoming doesn’t mean taking out a loan.  It might just mean moving...

Bethel’s Global Influence

Bethel’s Global Influence Article by Cory Center Contributor Rhonda Haslett You may not realize this, but the Cory Center (which hosts this blog and provides free resources to leaders in children’s and family ministry) is a project of Bethel Seminary.  You...