Harvest with Joy

Ministry is not always easy. Many times, it is grueling. Onlookers can only capture a glimpse of what is put into a ministry. They may not see the initial planning, the preparation, and everything that goes into getting everything in place. But they also don’t see the back-end story—they don’t see the lives of those … Continue reading Harvest with Joy

Yield to Others

Yielding to others is difficult. Try driving in a roundabout with everyone thinking they are justified in going first. There’s a pattern to the road plan that has given drivers a time to yield and a time for others to yield. The world tells us we shouldn’t have to yield. The world tells us that … Continue reading Yield to Others

Special Assignment

Each of us has a special assignment. We have each be given a life to lead “that the Lord has assigned.” Each of us has a different assignment, a different circumstance, a different condition. Wherever we are, whatever our current condition, it is unique. It is our very own special assignment. In ministry and in … Continue reading Special Assignment

Children’s Ministry Lesson: Abraham Abundance and Blessing

Getting Started: Discussion of Count the Stars Simile First tell children about some similes – brave as a lion, crazy like a fox, slow as molasses. Visual illustration: molasses poured out slowly.Genesis 15 says “look up at the sky and count the stars… so shall your offspring be.” – As many people as stars.Can you … Continue reading Children’s Ministry Lesson: Abraham Abundance and Blessing

The Anywhere Ministry

A person does not need to be at church or doing specifically labeled ministry work to minister to others. Whether you have considered it or not, everyone can minister from anywhere. There are people ministering in libraries, on the school playground, in bars, and even in the grocery store. Today at work I was having … Continue reading The Anywhere Ministry

Children’s Ministry Lesson: The Unmerciful Servant

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant can teach us all a great lesson about forgiveness. This lesson is geared toward elementary school children. The goal is to teach the children more about the topics of mercy and forgiveness and to encourage children to forgive and show mercy to others. The front page of this lesson … Continue reading Children’s Ministry Lesson: The Unmerciful Servant