For a video experience, click above. Prefer reading? Continue below. Let me ask you a question: What do you think is the most important thing that happens in your KidMin on a Sunday morning?
Is it the worship time?
Is it the gospel-centered teaching?
Is it the study of God's Word?
I think a case could be made for any of these things. Without a doubt, they're all at the core of what we do in KidMin. But I believe there's something even more foundational that has to happen
For a video experience, click above. Prefer reading? Continue below. I recently met two KidMin leaders from the same church who were telling me about their struggles with finding quality volunteer teachers. In way of illustration, they told me about one teacher in particular—the one who had caused them the most hair loss. "He's a little bit awkward," the one leader told me. She talked about his struggle to stay on topic, his quirky mannerisms, and his perpetual unpreparedness
If you're lost in the wilderness and it feels like you're walking in circles, guess what? You probably are! In fact, according to a recent study, walking in a straight line is harder than you might think.
During the study, researchers blindfolded participants and told them to try their hardest to walk straight. Without being able to see, though, the subjects of the study walked in surprisingly tight circles.
How tight? Less than 66 feet in diameter.
Many years ago, when I was on the KidMin team at Willow Creek, I had the opportunity to teach a number of breakout sessions at the Promiseland Conference. After one of those sessions, an older man (maybe 70 years or so) approached me and through teary eyes, shared a story that I still think about often.
He said that when he was kid, he had behavior problems--at school, at home, and especially at church. He hated going to church and made no secret of it. Almost every weeken