Power of With vs. For

What if churches stopped doing things FOR their community and started doing things WITH their community. As churches—mine included—we are constantly doing things and create ministries for our community instead of doing things with our community. I wonder if we would create a bigger impact if we partnered with our communities come Halloween time. I…

justynsmith.com app

Alrighty my friends…here’s the new justynsmith.com app for your iPhone or iTouch. It’s got this blog, tweets and videos (I don’t think the videos are compatible quite yet, but I wanted to be ready when they are). It’s an easy way to keep up to date with all things Kid’s Ministry, Leadership and Napkin Conference….

What If: Customized Curriculum Collaboration

As children’s leaders we are constantly buying, writing, rearranging, clipping, copy & pasting, illegally stealing online, etc. curriculum. We spend a lot of valuable time that could be used for other things dealing with curriculum. It’s actually not a bad thing since it’s extremely important. BUT!!! What if putting together curriculum was simpler? What if…