BridgeKidz Children’s Ministry

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Lesson Learned from DJ (my 1 year old) … Open/Closed Doors

by pastorbrett

This is DJ (David James)…our 1 1/2 year old little boy.  He’s such a blessing and joy…love him so much! But  WHY is HE featured here? Because he taught me an invaluable lesson yesterday…and I finally “GOT IT”.  So just what did DJ teach me? It’s so simple it took the uncluttered, creative mind of a […]

Come on Man! … You Want Me To Go Where?!?!?

by pastorbrett

It’s been awhile since I last blogged…but that doesn’t mean the Lord hasn’t been at work.  I’m gonna be keeping in real today…because He IS at work.  So…I postponed a few of my other activities for a few minutes this afternoon because I wanted to share my thoughts from a passage I read today.  It’s one that’s […]

BridgeKidz Mantra – Don’t Be “The Best”

by pastorbrett

As a church or as a ministry…have you ever found yourself saying something like…“We want to be the best [fill in the blank] in our community.” Or…maybe you’ve come up with a catch phrase something like… “We’re committed to excellence…no matter what!” I’ve done it…in the past…many of us have…because that’s what we’ve been taught.  But…is that […]

SO….What Kind of Volunteer Are You?!?

by pastorbrett

If you’ve ever worked in children’s ministry in a small church environment…you understand that having enough workers (volunteers) is generally the biggest frustration.  And through that experience you learn just how funny some people are…how they have some different ideas about what children’s ministry “is”…and those ideas lead them to many conclusions as to why God has not “called” […]

What’s the biggest issue that your family is dealing with?

by pastorbrett

What puts stress on your family relationships? What causes you to lose sleep…or perhaps your sanity? In what area do you look for answers and/or help from the church? Let us know…and we will look for ways to address the top issues that our parents @ The Bridge face. Thanks for participating! [polldaddy poll=6469485]

Does Your Action Match Your Passion?

by pastorbrett

God has been convicting me over these past couple days about my drive…about my energy…about my passion…why?  Well…as much as you may want to know why…I’m not going to give you all those details.  But I will let you know what He’s been saying.  I’m going to be a bit more vulnerable today than usual…but […]

BridgeKidz – Parent Helps – Why Children Stay in Church

by pastorbrett

If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing a lot lately about children leaving the church as they grow older (some in their teens, others as they leave home).  We read about church exodus in books, in magazine articles, through surveys, online, and we hear about it on talk shows.  A lot of data is presented […]

We DO NOT Volunteer for VBS…We ARE VBS!

by pastorbrett

I’m finding it hard to concentrate on much tonight…and may not sleep much either…as the topic of VBS staffing for our program next week is laying heavy on heart.  Why would that be?  Let me tell you why… Why is VBS SOOooo important? Stated simply…VBS MAKES A DIFFERENCE! It’s such a blessing to see how […]

BridgeKidz – Parent Helps – Getting Kids to Listen – Part 2

by pastorbrett

This is Part 2 of the series on Getting Kids to Listen.  In my last post, I gave tips 1 – 6.  If you missed that post…here’s the link: http://wp.me/p2brpP-3o.  Today we go through tips 7 – 15. We know that learning how to listen does not happen “by chance”.   YOU are your child’s best communication […]

BridgeKidz – Parent Helps – Getting Kids to Listen – Part 1

by pastorbrett

Hey….HEY…time for a REALITY CHECK! Did you know…experts say…learning to listen is one of the most crucial habits our children need for handling life?  Did ya’ know that? Improving your kid’s listening skills will benefit every arena of their life…from improving their school performance, to building relations with friends, to excelling in job performance, as well […]