March 23, 2010

This is something that we talked about at LifeGroup last night.  Here’s my fave definition

Excellence is doing the best with what you’ve got

Why is excellence important in kids ministry?  Here are a couple of my ideas, I would love to hear yours too…

  • When we do things well we put value on the people we do them for.  If something in the preschool room is tacky, it says a lot to the parents who come in to drop off their kids about how much we value them.
  • When we do things well we honor God.

What does something look like when it’s been done with excellence?

How important is excellence to you and why?

Orange Quotes

April 30, 2009

Here are some tweets that I’ve read from Orange 09

  • You’re not here to change the world. You’re here to serve the Guy who DID. – Craig Jutila
  • We need to help parents redefine their relationships with growing children.
  • Two combined influences make a greater impact than just two influences
  • The best day in your childs life should be at home not at church
  • Has an appointment with Jesus made it 2 your calendar? It better. Wideman
  • Do parents elevate their kids success in this world over their willingness to live out who they are in Christ?
  • How deep do you want relationships to be in your kids ministry?
  • BE A BROKEN RECORD. They are not thinking about it 24/7 like you.
  • If you are addressing the same problem without resolution, what you think is the problem might not be the problem Wideman
  • Sometimes knowing what NOT to do is as important as what to do. Jim Wideman
  • Selective Creativity. Selectively decide whose great ideas you want to “borrow”. Wideman
  • Don’t procrastinate. Do what you need to do right now! Putting it off will only take up more time later. Wideman
  • If you operate your ministry as if it was twice it size, you would not have a shortage of volunteers. Wideman

If you want some cool kidmin people to follow, check out these guys…

Gina McLain, Kenny Coloney, Sam Luce, Jonathan Cliff, Matt McKee