It's fall and that means all things pumpkin spice. In a recent podcast from the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, Walt Mueller and Jason Soucinek discuss the temptations related to being cool. How teens and even leaders in the church fall victim to the trends pushed into pop culture via marketing and social media.
I just love getting packages in the mail! The other day, I received one from CPH that contained a copy of Cynthia Brown's new book Energizing Your Children's Ministry. Cynthia's book is a great resource for laying or relaying the foundation of children's ministry in your church. The book provides a solid step by step process along with a number of great forms and charts that you can use whether you are a volunteer Sunday school director or veteran DCE looking for way to walk a group of volunteers through to a new vision for children's ministry in your church. The book is quite comprehensive despite its small size. If you have responsibility over children's ministry in your church, I would encourage you to check this book out.