Sometimes I feel like I am working the bizarro Children’s pastor position. Many of the people I know have a rather slow summer…mine is incredibly busy. We have a 10 week camp that’s wrapping up, I’m getting ready for fal programs, our church is candidating a worship pastor…and on top of all that, I spent the last week helping my best friend move to Tennessee.
All of this has given me things to think about and I have a backlog of thoughts I would love to share, but it has left me without time. So, instead I thought I would share some links with you of people that I think are leaders in the world of children’s ministry, parenting, families, and so on….
My Friend Amy Dolan is a children’s ministry consultant and blogs at Lemon Lime Kids. She’s got a ton of great things to share, but beware….she’s not a fan of capital letters.
When it comes to Next-Gen ministry, the best blog around is Children’s Ministry Online. The name is a bit of a misnomer since Kenny Conley talks about children, family & youth ministries as well as leadership and other items that affect serving in a church.
Sam Luce ministers in upstate New York and has a great feed about faith, his family and his ministry…especially great for those starting out.
If you’re looking for a little more focus Dale Hudson focuses just one children’s ministry at Relevant Children’s Ministry. It’s a must visit site for those ministering to children.
To add a little more balance I want to make sure I include Jenny Funderbuke’s site. She’s balancing full time children’s ministry as well as being a wife and mom. It’s been a quiet summer at her blog, but give her time – they just added another little one to their family.
Hope you find these friends’ thoughts as useful as I have.