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What can I do with a blog?

Over the past couple of years I have struggled with the question, “Should I, or shouldn’t I, do a blog?” I mean, after all, what can I do with a blog? Well, after much deliberation I have decided that, with a blog, I can share my thoughts on life, on family, on church, on volunteers, on ministry, and on being a Children’s Pastor in today’s world. And because I love connecting with people and I get excited about the conversations we all could have, I have decided to give it a whirl.

At, I am going to share the insights of 16 years as Children’s Pastor of Fellowship Church. We will get into the nitty gritty, the ups and downs, as well as the challenges and victories of ministry today.

Some of the things I will share are:

  • Leadership strategies.
  • Tackling and overcoming the challenges of ministry that happen Monday-Friday.
  • Video of strategy meetings and conference planning sessions.
  • Behind the scenes looks at the production of our curriculum, Elevate/Elevate Jr./Elevate Family.
  • A peek backstage to look at the jam sessions of Cloud Nine, the band behind all the music for FCKids and Elevate.
  • Concept art.
  • First hand knowledge of new releases from FCKids.
  • Insights from the FCKids staff in all areas of children’s ministry: nursery, preschool, and elementary weekends, large events, discipleship, and curriculum development.
  • Thoughts on curriculum essentials.
  • Team building ideas.
  • Behind the scenes of our C3Kids conference planning.
  • Building/sculpting tips.
  • Set design.

In a nut shell, if it makes FCKids go, we’ll talk about it here. God is doing many exciting things in Children’s Ministry today. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you and hearing your ideas!

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    Dustin Aagaard
    November 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Welcome the blog community Mike. Look forward to collaborating and hearing all God continues to do with you guys over there. Great stuff.

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    November 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Woooot! Welcome to the Blogosphere. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!

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    Gwenda Baker
    November 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for starting this Mike. We are a very very small church but you guys share some great stuff that can be applied to us too. Wisdom and experience are greatly valued and we all can use it.

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    November 19, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I echo the screaming and shouting with a WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Excited to hear and learn from one of the best. Really looking forward to your insights!

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    Todd McKeever
    November 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Looking forward to the pearls of wisdom that you will bring into the blogosphere.

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    Tim Ritter
    November 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Thanks Mike for starting the blog! We also appreciate all the time you’ve contributed to the forum on Kidology. It’s good to see the leadership on a curriculum team SO responsive to all the various churches who enjoy using the curriculum. We look forward to seeing every one of your blog posts!

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    Robyn Groat
    November 23, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    A big thank you, Mike, for starting this blog! We, as well as our kids here in Washington State, are loving your Elevate curriculum. I look forward to all of your topics here!

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