5 questions – jana magruder

     jana magruder is a triple threat. she is an excellent communicator, a brilliant author, and a passionate leader that not only gets kids ministry but has a vision for where it is going. she is a thoughtful networker and some of my favorite times with her are around a table with other kidmin leaders at the etch conference in nashville. she is energetic and extremely…

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my podcast interview with nick blevins

it was such an honor and so fun to be interviewed by nick blevins for his family ministry podcast last week. here is the info about my episode: In this episode, I talk with Danielle Bell about her church’s discipleship strategy for children’s ministry. Danielle walks through the key components of their strategy and shares specific details about how they execute these components. From breaking down Sunday…

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5 questions – jenny funderburke smith

     i have known jenny funderburke smith for years and the first thing that stands out to me about jenny is her smile and authenticity. she is the real deal, never sugar-coating her walk and journey, but leading in ministry and life from a refreshingly grounded faith.      jenny is not only a kidmin pioneer and visionary, she is an in-the-trenches leader that…

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opening my eyes to foster care

i just didn’t see it, and if i am totally honest i didn’t want my eyes opened to all the hurt and pain in the foster care system. i liked my comfy, bow-headed bubble in my suburb of alabama. if i didn’t know what was happening just miles away, the thoughts didn’t have to haunt me. the truth about children in foster care just doesn’t sink in until…

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