“whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1

recipe for family worship – #kidminsummit

i was so excited to be invited back to a great event my friend nate holder puts on for his association each year - the etowah baptist association kidmin and stumin summit. one of my breakouts for this year is on family worship. below are my notes for this workshop....

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less is more – kidmin theme for the year

i often say, "the longer i am in ministry, the less i put on the calendar."  i believe the families i minister to are not interested in just another "good" event, but are looking for deeper quality over the church's tendency to push quantity. our theme for dawson kids...

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praying the names of God

let's face it, praying can be hard. then, when we are faced with trials, storms, circumstances, and struggles we don't really know how or what we should pray. if it is hard for us adults, it can be equally hard for kids. that is why when i teach a prayer series to...

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making the Gospel the center in every spiritual marker

there are many spiritual markers that dot the timeline during the 18 years a child is in the family’s immediate care. in a recent breakout at #etch16 we discovered how to be intentional about applying a Gospel-centered approach during special times from birth to high...

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20 lessons learned in 20 years (part 2)

20 lessons learned in 20 years (part 2) (read part 1 here.) some of the most effective ministry lessons are learned from mistakes and in-the-trenches ministry experiences. if you are new in ministry here are some tips from someone with 20 full-time years of kids...

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20 lessons learned in 20 years (part 1)

20 lessons learned in 20 years some of the most effective ministry lessons are learned from mistakes and in-the-trenches ministry experiences. if you are new in ministry, here are some tips from someone with 20 full-time years of kids ministry experience to help you...

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introducing next level ideas

sometimes (most of the time with me) the people you get the privilege to serve alongside simply make you better because they are smarter, more creative, and bring fresh idea to the table. this is the case for our new "next level ideas" tab on the dWELL blog. my...

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etch family ministry conference

i am honored and excited to be included as a speaker at the new etch ministry conference in nashville this fall. here are my breakout topics and descriptions. 20 lessons learned in 20 years some of the most effective ministry lessons are learned from mistakes and...

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all in for vbs part 1 of 2

let's face it, if we are honest we would admit that ministries can create the biggest of silos. if there is ever an event we need to work to get the whole church staff on board with, it is vbs. i have always been so blessed to work with staffs that go all in for vbs....

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danielle bell

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speaking schedule

cullman kidmin volunteer lunch

Date: February 28, 2017

Location: cullman, al

it’s just a phase conference

Date: March 18, 2017

Location: alabaster, al

it’s just a phase conference
westwood baptist church
alabaster, al

kidmin conference

Start date: September 22, 2017

End date: September 24, 2017

Location: chicago, il

the only conference that transforms your ministry and your life – group’s unconventional kidmin conference.

KidMin is the most intimate conference you’ll ever experience

We’ve created a setting that feels more like a family reunion than a conference. At KidMin you’ll find a place where you’re seen and heard… Where you can learn and actually leave with a plan… Where you can make meaningful connections with other children’s ministers…Where you can be spiritually fed.

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