Where will the future leadership of the Church come from? At what point do we develop leaders? We know that you see the future of the Church differently than those who serve adults. So how do you point to the future with one hand and raise your other in praise as you lead little ones […]

The Future of the Church: It Matters

What role does The Bible play in your life? Is it where you want it to be? What are some hindrances or myths we may be believing that prevent us from having the relationship with Scripture that we want to? What are some practical steps we can take to strengthen our relationship with Scripture? Read […]

Key Practices for Strengthening Your Relationship with The Bible

There is something about ministry that can leave us feeling like there are fewer hours from one week to the next: events, midweeks, meetings, discipleship, programs, curriculum, and Sundays… And just when you think you’ve got a rhythm figured out, you find your week upended and wonder how you’re chasing the clock again. Read the […]

Balance – Finding and Maintaining It

I was recently on a very long walk with my daughter. Not two-blocks-with-the-dog-instead-of-one long; rather, it was 25 kms each day, for 5 days. When they aren’t sure which way to go, remind them what the way markers look like so that they may find their way back to Jesus. Read the rest of the […]

Theological Guideposts for Biblical Literacy: Boundaries, Borders, and Bears (Oh My!)

The gift within God’s plan to redeem His kids back to Himself, the Church–the body of Christ–is that we get glimpses of what God is like by showing up for each other, looking like Jesus. Through Jesus, God’s own image knit into us is put on full display for the world to know Him. You […]

Knowing Who I Am Because of Who He Is

It was a beautiful afternoon, late in June–the kind of afternoon that is filled with the promise of summer and a heat only the July sun to come would offer. I sat with the sun on my face, listening to the casual conversation of my colleagues in our outdoor meeting when my phone rang.  I […]

8 Reasons You Can’t Live without Sabbath

Merry Christmas! Can you believe the day before one of our favourite days is finally here?! When I was your age, it used to feel like it took forever to get to Christmas Eve. We would fill our days with baking and visiting friends and family, trips to the mall, even a trip to the […]

To Children Everywhere, Big and Small

Hope has a name. I’ve seen this phrase a lot lately. Not nearly as often as I have seen evidence of hopelessness in this season, I’m afraid. But in our clamouring for a different reality, a new normal, a next chapter, hope seems dim, faint, even fading.

Hope has a name.

The truth matters as we navigate tricky conversations, but so does good editing. Meaning, how we tell the truth matters differently for each group […]

Shepherding Kids Through Challenging Times (Free Guide)

Dear self, You’ve been told for as long as you can remember (literally) that you’re too much. You’re not even sure what that means but you know it’s not kind. You know it means that in your fullest iteration, you are not accepted. A diluted, sanitized, smaller, quieter version of you is more desirable, even […]

Note to Self, You’re Not Too Much.