I had the rare opportunity to have lunch with Reggie Joyner. If you don’t know who this guy is then check out his website. He was on staff with Andy Stanley at NorthPoint Church in the greater Atlanta area. Reggie is the guy who has started to change the way we as children’s ministers think. I asked him this question: “What do you think the future of the typical children’s ministry will look like?” His response was along these lines:
The future of the the typical children’s ministry will need to change. Ministry to Babies all the way to highschoolers will need to become more integrated and get on the same page. Parents need to become integrated into that same plan so we are all working together.
What a wonderful thought. When was the last time you met with your youth pastor to go over goal and vision together? When was the last time you called a meeting with parents to get them on the same page and get them in on the vision? Have you done this? What has the response been and what can you offer as advice yourself?
Oh yeah, I know I said that I’m not into name dropping but Randy Christensen was there too 🙂
It’s finally happend… the Jamie Doyle Ministries site is up and running again! After about a 10 month change of content to the website (if you viewed the site over the past 10 months you would’ve seen my attempt to promote my services as a family entertainer), children’s ministry resourcing and training is once again the main focus of the site. Please check it out – I will be adding more to the free resources page in the coming days, as well as more information about booking me for your special events. A special thanks to my fabulous wife, Jennifer (that’s her in the family photo), for helping with the content and the design!
This, along with the online bookstore , updating this blog and regular posts and replys on Kidology.org are just the beginings of my re-entry into children’s ministries (more about that subject in a later posting).
I have also added another book to the online bookstore. “Tricky Lessons Made Easy”. This is my e-book/lecture notes for using illusions to illustrate the gospel to children. It’s stuff you can do and you will amaze your audience too! The other books are still there as well. So, please check it out!