Family Experience in a Small Church: Family Games

Do you ever have one of those spur of the moment ideas that turn out to be just what you needed?  It’s been quite a few months ago now, but it was one of those ideas that changed the way we do our FX.  About an hour before it was to begin, I thought it might be...

Bible Reading Challenge Week 9

Apparently, not only has it taken a fair amount of discipline to stay up on these readings, but it also takes some effort to get these posts out each week.  I apologize for my inconsistancy, but I am working to remedy that.  Following are this coming week’s...

Giveaway Friday: Read and Share Bible

Just in case you missed it, I am giving away a copy of Thomas Nelson’s Read and Share Bible.  I recently reviewed the Read and Share Bible here on Small Town Kidmin. All you need to do to be entered is leave a comment at the bottom of the Happy Birthday post. ...

Rule of Three (Volunteer Training Nugget #7)

Today’s society is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for both children and those that serve them. It is for this reason that a “Rule of Three” should always be enforced. The rule of three simply states that no fewer than three individuals should be alone at any...

Bible Reading Challenge Week 8

Missed this one, but it’s here now. Monday (February 21, 2011) Leviticus 24-25 Tuesday (February 22, 2011) Leviticus 26-27 Wednesday (February 23, 2011) Numbers 1-2 Thursday (February 24, 2011) Numbers 3-4 Friday (February 25, 2011) Numbers 5-6 Saturday...

Happy Birthday!

Before I begin, I apologize for the rather long post.  There is a lot of stuff to announce today!  If you get bored, make sure you at least jump down and read the end. Today is my 25th Birthday! This means that I will finally receive my final car insurance premium...

Review: Read and Share Bible

I was recently given a copy of the Read and Share Bible to review.  The Read and Share Bible is published by Thomas Nelson publishers.  The Read and Share Bible has over 200 Bible stories.  I think the Bible is appropriate for toddlers through early elementary age....

Gut Checked in Kids’ Church

This past Sunday I was talking to the kids about kindness and seeing people the way God sees them.  I challenged the kids to do one act of kindness this week by saying something kind.  I went further and asked them specifically to tell their lunch lady that they...

Family Experience in a Small Church: The Skits

This post is a continuation of my series on doing a Family Experience in a small church.  You can view the introduction post which also links to the others in the series. One of my greatest frustrations with the family experiences of other churches is this, they are...

Tearing Down Walls

Our church is growing.  It is exciting to be a part of a church that is growing both spiritually and physically.  But a growing church does not come without its own unique challenges.  For us, the biggest challenge right now is space.  We do not have the space to...