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JenningsDavid has served kids around the world for the majority of his life.  From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him.  Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.
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Interview with Two Experts on Dads

We’re only a couple of weeks away from Father’s Day! This week I wanted to share with you part of an interview I did with Thomas Mahan and Richard Nicorvo, founders of Top Drawer Dads, an organization serving dads that’s focused on encouraging the strengths and power of ordinary fathers everywhere, often through passing on a legacy of family history and faith. Meant to equip, educate, and encourage, Top Drawer Dads aims to shout to the world that dads matter…
Posted at 12:44

Interview With a Vacation Bible School Superstar

Today, I wanted to share an interview I did with my co-worker and friend, Shannon Velasquez. (If you went to KidMin last year, you may remember that Shannon and I helped kick-off the general sessions.) She’s full of energy and love for kids. I recently talked with her about all things vacation Bible school…
Posted at 11:53

5 Amazing Books to Read This Summer to Make You Awesome at Ministry

Now that’ summer’s here, you may find yourself with some spare time to read while traveling or simply enjoying some time outside at a park. If so, we’ve come up with five great reads that will make you even more awesome at ministry than you already are! These books have great insights and tips to help you take your ministry to the next level, just in time for when school starts back and a new church year begins…
Posted at 13:31

5 Tips for Dealing with Disasters

Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this week’s deadly tornadoes. Kids are seeing the devastation on televisions and newspapers and are hearing adults talk about it. The children you work with may have difficulty understanding and processing a disaster like this. They may end up confused and full of questions. The subject can be difficult to tackle, but it gives us a chance to grow closer to God. Here are five tips to help your children’s ministry through this and any other disasters…
Posted at 10:15

More Examples That Show How We Feel

A few weeks ago, we tried to explain what it’s like to be a children’s minister. Because a picture’s worth a thousand words, everyone seemed to comprehend our feelings when we used images. If you still have a few friends out there who don’t “get” you, here are even more ways to explain to them what it’s like to be a children’s minister. This is how we feel…
Posted at 08:28



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