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Exciting, Growing Spaces

We love the excitement that surrounds breaking ground and growing spaces for children’s or student ministries. Today we walked and taped the added space of a church expanding. We dreamed with leaders about the halls, the walls and ceilings, the…

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The Towel

How do you measure the impact of Next Gen or Children’s ministry? Sunday was Baptism Sunday at our church—my favorite. I love seeing individuals who are ready to profess their faith. There were many students and a few children who…

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Funding and Focus

We recently attended the Northwest Ministry Conference in Seattle with great general sessions and breakouts. I especially enjoyed the sessions with Carey Nieuwhof.  In one session, he stated “you fuel what you fund.” He was focused on the importance of…

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The Impact of Kids

Jay Hostetler, February 14 For four decades, I have had the amazing experience of spending much time in ministry with kids. My memories run deep with observing kids react to one another and with adults. I remember a flight where…

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Passion

Donna Hostetler, June 21, 2016 Jay and I are getting ready to celebrate our wedding anniversary tomorrow. Woohoo! Passion is what brought us together (and keeps our marriage strong). Please read on! The dictionary describes “passion” as: any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music.…

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Ministry Fixer Upper

Jay Hostetler, June 4, 2016 Growing up I wasn’t gifted in the area of fixing things. My mechanical skills are still limited! Fortunately, my wife Donna has awesome mechanical skills for necessary home projects. Her interest in projects has led…

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The Sweet Smell of Spring

Donna Hostetler, April 4, 2016 “Spring cleaning” is on! It’s also a great time to take a look (and smell) at your children’s ministry or student ministry areas. As consultants we arrive at a variety of facilities and see what guests…

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Children’s Ministry

Donna Hostetler, September 26, 2015 Are your local playgrounds empty on Sunday because the children are in your program? I hope so! How important is your children’s ministry?  I can’t even begin to answer that without a wealth of exclamation,…

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