winner – don’t quit book

thank you all for your comments on my don't quit book review. i used a random name picker and sharon howard you are the winner of my extra copy. if you are interested in the book check it out at

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don’t quit – giveaway

whether you are a ministry veteran or have just starting in ministry, this book is a must-have for your library. for a chance to win a free copy, comment after the post with a scripture or words of wisdom that have helped you through times in ministry when...

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God is mean – my latest blog at dawson kids blog

this is my latest blog post found at our dawson kids blog.  Theme intro: For the month of October, the blog will be exploring the theme ALL Scripture. All throughout scripture, there are passages that you finish and you ask yourself:”what just happened? Why...

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small tweak, eternal impact

each year we set aside a special sunday for our first graders to receive a Bible. i have blogged about 1st grade Bibles before here, but this year we made a small tweak/addition that had an impact i wasn't expecting. to involve the entire church body more in this...

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family focused ministry

there are 168 hours in a week. if we are lucky we get the privilege to ministry to kids and families one or two of them. for families there every time the door is open we might just be lucky enough to get three hours of focused ministry time. but still, three hours...

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“i thank my God” wall

each year i struggle with how to show my sunday and wednesday investors (volunteers) how much they are appreciated by the kids, the parents, and me.  so for the past two years i have started having a "thank you" wall.  here is how it works: in a very visible...

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burned out in ministry – kidmin 17

i didn't know whether to be excited or sad to have a packed room full of people in the burned out in ministry breakout session at #kidmin17. this was a very interactive workshop intentionally designed to give weary ministry servants a time to reconnect with God and be...

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Gospel-centered ministry kidmin 17

what a joy it was to spend some quality time discovering, sharing, and discussing what it means to have a Gospel-centered kids ministry. i am attaching some notes and other items that those that attended (or even didn't attend) might find helpful. why Gospel-centered?...

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podcast interview – kids ministry 101

last year at lifeway kids ETCH conference i got to sit down with chuck peters and record an episode for their kids ministry 101 podcast. we talked about making the Gospel central in every spiritual marker. you can listen to the short podcast here. ...

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danielle bell

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speaking schedule

cpc 18

Start date: January 16, 2018

End date: January 18, 2018

Location: Orlando

Alabama Preschool Children’s Ministers Organization Retreat

Start date: February 28, 2018

End date: March 2, 2018

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