Excited to be a part of CPC again this year. I will  be a Breakout Speaker.  I will be presenting 2 Breakouts:

  1. Be a Pastor- Not Just a Leader
  2. Theology and Kids Ministry

Looking forward to connecting with Kids Pastors and leaders from around the country. Leave me a quick note if you are planning on going this year. I would love to meet you.

Date: February 16, 2015—February 19, 2015
Event: Children’s Pastors Conference East
Topic: Theology and Kids Ministry
Sponsor: INCM
Venue: Ontario Convention Center
(909) 937-3000
Location: 2000 E Convention Center Way,
Ontario, CA 91764
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Looking to save time? Check out TextExpander

textexpander

Friend and fellow blogger JC Thompson recently told me about an application that saves you time by simplifying repetitive emails, forms or formatting of documents.

The idea behind TextExpander is simple: it substitutes something that you type (usually something short) with something else (usually longer and more complicated) in almost any situation where you can enter text. TextExpander substitutions, called snippets, can be complex and extraordinarily helpful: they can include formatted text, images, the current date or time, fields where you fill in information on the fly, the clipboard contents, and more.
– Michael E. Cohen

Free books from Logos

logos free book

If you read books and you should. You should be looking for free books. Logos gives away a free book every month from various authors. Then to make something good even better they offer another offering by that author for only .99 cents.

Octobers offering from Logos is from Jürgen Moltmann’s work “The Crucified God” and for .99 Logos is offering “The Theology of Hope.” Jürgen Moltmann is a German Reformed theologian who is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at the University of Tübingen, and author of several books.

Top Family Ministry Blogs 2014

top 50 family ministry Blog

Family ministry has been a priority for churches since the 80’s but in the past 15 years there has been a new push for youth and kids ministries to be working together in sync with each other in a way that produces a cohesive strategy to equip and empower families like never before. When I started blogging 7 years ago there were only a handful of children’s pastors blogging. There were also a few youth pastor blogs as well. The desire I had for my blog at the beginning was to be to someone else what I wish I had when I started.

In the past 5 years there has been a huge shift toward staffing family ministry positions. That title means something different for each person using it for us here it refers to a single staff member responsible for all programing from birth through college. While there are not a ton of family ministry specific blogs out there yet, I thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the best of both the youth and children’s ministry blogosphere.