In past posts, I have mentioned a guy named, Carl Lindelien (Pastor Carl or “Cowboy” Carl to some). He has been a mentor of mine for many years. He is in the hospital – currently in the ICU and He needs your prayers.
Here is a link to his Caring Bridge Site if you want to know His latest condition.
Here’s a brief bio of Who Carl is and his accomplishments: He started in children’s ministry back when few churches even considered a children’s pastor as a viable ministry. He was my children’s pastor when I was a kid and took me under his wing.
He went on to produce children’s ministry music and write children’s church curriculum.
Would you please keep him in your prayers?
My nugget for the night – Ministry should be an adventure… and it will be if you don’t know what you’re doing. 90% of everything I have ever done in Children’s Ministry are things I have never done before and it has been a blast. You would agree with me in the statement that not everything that you get to do is fun, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Every pastor I have ever worked for has presented me with unique opportunities and challenges (perhaps in later posts I will share with you some of the humorous stories). Every parent, good or bad, has helped me learn what it means to communicate to real adults. Each time I have stood before a group of kids to teach, stretches me to be better at what I do.
What’s over the next hill, around the next corner, on the other side of the field, beyond the forest, in that classroom, in the doorway to the pastor’s office, on the other end of the phone, laying in the hospital bed?
As I said in my last post, I would give some details about my latest project. For the past few years I have been speaking at conferences and seminars, making my resources available. I have been looking for an effective and low maintenance means by which I could make my resources available online. I really didn’t have the time or the money for a storefront and packing and shipping these items out.
But I have found the answer: Down loadable books! I am starting to make my books down loadable at my own online bookstore. What does this mean? It means that you can start to have access to the resources I have written and published over the years, instantly as downloads – you can use a credit or debit card and because I don’t have to publish the books, the are offered at a cheaper price!
Currently I have uploaded my book “Teaching Kids To Give Vol. 1” as the first item for just $8.00 (ususally $10 at conferences).
More will follow… My other “Teaching Kids To Give”, The “Incredible Object Lessons” books, the “Adding Flash To Your Lessons” books, the “Puppet” book and my 13 week Curriculum complete with PowerPoint and take-home bulletins!
Yep, this is a shameless plug for my resources – but I really do hope to get some resources in your hands, and that you will find it a blessing.
Hit this link to my online bookstore. I will let you know when more items become available.
Hey friends – yep, I’m still around. You may even see me on Kidology once in a while, adding my comments to the posts in the network forums. If you haven’t joined yet – please do! Wow… Feruary of 2007 is the last time I posted anything to this blog. So, at least I’m not a year behind. But, man, a lot has happened in the last 10 months. As of Apil of 2007, I am no longer at my church – I am a Children’s Pastor in transition! If you would like to dialogue with me personally about that, I am open to it. Just e-mail me at Jamie@JamieDoyle.com
This has, of course, in no way caused me to lose my passion for reaching children and training leaders. So, I have begun a new project in the midst of this transitional time – But, I will blog about that in the next post. Hope to hear from some of you!