Under-Resourced, Fully Equipped

Under-Resourced, Fully Equipped

I am so very excited. For years, I’ve looked for opportunities to help resource and equip the kidmin community, especially those serving in small churches. The culmination of that knowledge was compiled into a workshop that I taught at the recent AG Kidmin Conference. The nearly one-hour teaching is available for download for just $.99. It would mean so much to me if you would take the time to download and listen to that training and then come back here and leave a comment.

I hope it is a blessing! If it isn’t, I’ll give you a dollar.

Under-Resourced, Fully Equipped Download

Speaking and training is something I hope to do more of in the future, as God opens the doors. Was this beneficial to you? Would you like to hear more from me?

AG Kidmin Conference Recap

AG Kidmin Conference Recap

It was such an honor and a privilege to spend the end of last week with my wife at the AG Kidmin Conference. I believe that I was able to accomplish my goals.

My first goal was to meet new people and hear their stories. I focused on trying to talk less and listen more as well as asking some good questions of people. This is still an area I can grow in, but I found myself intentionally doing this and I made some really good relationships because of it.

Next, I wanted to reconnect with old friends. I did this way more than I expected and it was so much fun catching up with people. I spent so much time in hallways just hearing updates on friends that I’ve met along my ministry journey. This alone was worth the price of admission.

My third goal was to share wisdom during my breakout. I have received some GREAT feedback about my workshop and I believe it was a blessing to the people who were there.

Lastly, I wanted come away refreshed and renewed. I intentionally chose workshops that spoke to areas I saw the most opportunity for growth in our ministry environments, things like special needs ministry and helping kids deal with difficult emotions. These were both very insightful and I look forward to begin implementing my new knowledge.

Overall, I was blown away by what this conference did for me. As an Assemblies of God pastor, it was exciting to see our fellowship create something that was hugely beneficial to those within, but also had tremendous value for those from other denominations. I’m excited to see how the conference develops in future years and cannot wait to be a part of next year’s conference!

AG Kidmin Here We Come

AG Kidmin Here We Come

I’m super excited to be attending the AG Kidmin Conference this week! And I’m especially blessed to have my wife joining me on this trip. I’m hoping to accomplish a few things while we are there.

First, I want to meet new people and hear their stories. This is becoming increasingly important to me.
Second, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with old friends.
Third, I’m hoping to share a bit of wisdom during my breakout session on Friday morning. Please be praying for me.

Fourth, I’m attempting to gather content. My goal is to take notes, grab videos, and do a few live feeds while I’m there to share with all of you. Follow me on Twitter (@pastorjared), Facebook (Small Town Kidmin), or tune it right here.

Lastly, I want to come away completely refreshed and with a renewed passion for the ministry opportunities before us.

Will you be there? Can we get together? Let’s make it happen!

When Internet Security is Personal

When Internet Security is Personal

Growing up, every kid is curious about the development of their bodies. They are also curious about why some people develop differently (boys and girls are built differently, in case you hadn’t heard). They also hear strange words like, “sex,” which make them more curious. When my generation was growing up, if you wanted to know about something, you looked it up in an encyclopedia. It gave a very sterile and scientific description and, if you were lucky, might contain some medical drawings. Woohoo!  (more…)

The Future of Internet Security is Circle

The Future of Internet Security is Circle

Meet Circle, a new way of protecting and managing the way your family uses the Internet. Circle is not a router, but works alongside your existing router to help you manage the content your family is accessing. The team at Circle have honestly thought of just about everything. Let’s take a quick look at a few areas they have you covered.  (more…)

Tweetable Leadership Review and Giveaway

Tweetable Leadership Review and Giveaway

For years, Jim Wideman has been a sought after speaker at children’s ministry conferences. His down to earth approach, Biblical insight, and good ole’ boy personality make him relatable. These also make him very quotable. Though he has written quite a few books on the subject of ministry and leadership, his newest release, Tweetable Leadership is sure to go down as one of his best.

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