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Next Gen Ren

Renovation:  the process of improving a process or making something new. Renovation Island is an engaging HGTV series. Canadians Bryan and Sarah Baeumler work to restore an abandoned resort on a small island in the Bahamas. The resort property, with…

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NextGen Ministry, Part 2

By Jeff Jamba How to do NextGen Ministry well when your church is not large enough to have a NextGen or Family Pastor: Okay, hopefully you’ve rallied a team since my previous blog and have 6-8 people who are willing…

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Ready for NextGen Ministry?

by Jeff Jamba How to do NextGen Ministry well when your church is not large enough to have a NextGen or Family Pastor: Someone recently asked me a great question: how can we develop a NextGen ministry if we are…

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The Real Children’s Ministry Dilemma

Jesus said, “Let the little children come!”  Large or small, all churches understand this and desire to offer ministry for babies, preschool and elementary kids. But what if your church is young or small or you’re slowly gaining momentum toward…

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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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Focus and Funding

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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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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Warm Welcome?

Donna Hostetler, May 10, 2016 Mother's Day was a beautiful day though Jay was out of state. I arrived at a local church we’re working with to provide temporary oversight of their children’s ministry while they are in a leadership…

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Happy “April Pools Day”

  Donna Hostetler, April 1, 2015 Yes, pools, not fools! Many pools around Washington State host April Pools Day events. Pretty cool and so smart. These are two-hour events designed by local community pools to encourage water safety activities. Many…

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