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Christine has over 20 years of children's ministry experience. She's the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles related to children's ministry. It's no wonder she enjoys an almost-daily latte to keep her going! She is also the executive editor of Children's Ministry Magazine and serves as Group's children's ministry champion, responsible for research, development, and innovation in children's ministry resources. 

Why We Need to Say Goodbye to Self-Help

All the tips we could ever follow to gain victory in our lives will never work. We have to lean into God's power.
Posted at 12:36

What We Can Learn From Pope Francis

Pope Francis has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. This comes nine months after becoming the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
Posted at 10:32

KidMin: Where God Shows Up

Come and join us at the KidMin Conference in Columbus, Ohio to experience the exciting presence of God!
Posted at 14:15

3 Reasons I Can't Wait Until the KidMin Conference


Our KidMin Conference is a little more than a month away! Of course, there's so much to do between now and then, but I'm excited to get there and experience all God has for us. If I boil down the 3 reasons I can't wait until the KidMin Conference, they all just happen to start with R.

Relationships--We intentionally create our conference to nurture and facilitate relationships. There are so many wonderful friends that I'm eager to see--and new people I'm hoping to meet. I can't wait to whisk Danielle Bell away for dinner and catch up with her. I'm eager to hug our amazing presenters! I'm excited to meet all our keynotes that I don't know yet--and  learn more from them. I can't wait to laugh with Lisa Burney, Amy Bishop, and Kathleen Shrader--they crack me up! I want to "party" with our Inside Track--as long as they keep it down this year! There are so many more people I'm eager to connect with! 

Rejuvenation--I don't know about you, but I'm a tad tired! I need the KidMin Conference to boost my motivation and open my eyes to the "why" of my day-in-and-day-out labor. I need to hear the stories of how God is moving in ministries across the world. I need to pray with people who share my heart for reaching children for Jesus! I need to see the thousands of people whose hearts beat faster for the very things that make my heart speed up. Not everyone in the world gets excited about REAL learning and kids loving Jesus like we do.

Refreshing--I need to meet with my Savior in some in-depth worship with the Brian Davis Band, All Sons and Daughters, and Leeland. I need to disappear in the amazing things God is going to do. I've felt led by God as we've "programmed" new surprises for our general sessions to simply create an environment for God to show up in personal and intimate ways with each person there. I'm eager for God to show up for you--and for me. 

So there you go--the three Rs. Any preacher would be proud of my alliteration! If you're coming to KidMin, I can't wait to see you! If you haven't yet signed up, check it out. It truly is four days of in-depth training, authentic conversation, and renewed passion that'll transform your ministry.

Go to group.com/kidmin to register today or learn more!

Posted at 11:43

4 Ways to Control Your Inner Control Freak

If you secretly--or not so secretly--believe no one can do a job as well as you, you're a control freak.
Posted at 15:27

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