Matt Guevara

A recent study by the AASA and Americans for the Arts looked at how employers and school superintendents look at the word “creativity.”  According to Daniel Pink, “in schools, problems are almost always clearly defined, confined to a single discipline, and have one right answer.”  In the workplace, something flips.  “Problems are usually poorly designed, […]

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One of the most helpful tools to learn and grow in leadership and creativity is to follow a wide array of blogs.  Thankfully this is a lot easier that going to each blog to read the latest news.  Using Google Reader, I subscribe to the RSS feed of over 100 blogs and connect my Google […]

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Several months ago I came across a resource called Move, a tool to evaluate and cultivate ministry health.  Every fall, I’m thinking about the launch of a new ministry year and my desire is to start off that ministry year with energy and enthusiasm.  But I’ve never take time to evaluate the health of the […]

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This month at the Cory Center for Children’s Ministry, we are highlighting special needs ministry so I wanted to scour YouTube for free video resources about special needs ministry. Watch and learn!

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This month at the Cory Center for Children’s Ministry, we are highlighting special needs ministry so I wanted to review the newly released book by Amy Fenton Lee, Leading A Special Needs Ministry: A Practical Guide to Including Children and Loving Families. Amy Fenton Lee contributed some guest articles to the Cory Center for Children’s Ministry […]

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This month at the Cory Center for Children’s Ministry, we are highlighting special needs ministry.  Here’s a list of special needs ministry resources to help you dive into this critical topic in children’s and family ministry. Social Media/Web Resources: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpNeedsKidmin Twitter Hashtag: #SpNMin The Inclusive Church http://theinclusivechurch.wordpress.com/ The Inclusive Church Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheInclusiveChurch Joni and Friends http://www.joniandfriends.org/ Joni […]

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I’ve always loved the The Adventure Bible. It is the most popular bible for elementary kids in my church context and its the Bible my own two grade school children bring to church each week. Yet I have never explored the treasure trove of resources on AdventureBible.com! Things that made me say, “Yes!” Everything you […]

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What is your most important calling? Seven years ago I had lunch with my good friend and mentor, Dave Bechtold.  Dave and I had shared a few meals together, spent a morning together once every couple of months to talk about life and children’s ministry, but on this day – Dave dropped a bomb on […]

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Just a few weeks ago my Senior Pastor, Jim Nicodem, launched a “Bible Reading Initiative for our church’s four campuses.  One of the center pieces of the initiative was getting hundreds of people on the same Bible reading schedule.  In the past we highlighted a four year Bible reading plan for adults, offered middle school […]

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Right now, go to Keith Ferrin’s website and buy 10 Tips for Liking the Bible. I’m not kidding. I love to read.  Each year I read about 50-70 books (not including the picture books I read to my kids).  10 Tips for Liking the Bible by Keith Ferrin is one of the best books I’ve […]

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