Gamechanger

Gever Tulley likes to build things with kids.  Tulley is the author of 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) and Beware Dangerism.  He also founded The Tinkering School, a week long camp where kids get to play with their own power tools (and build things like a working roller coaster and walking […]

Continue Reading...

I will never forget an online exchange I had years ago with a prominent figure in church leadership.  He argued that seminary was a complete was of time because its role was to “help people answer questions no one is asking.”  According to that leader, a seminary education was irrelevant to “real” church leadership.  Without […]

Continue Reading...

Who are you reading?

Jesse Smith —  March 13, 2012 — Leave a comment

When I first started with Cory Center I went though a series of post asking what you were reading and extolling the virtues of reading. It’s still true that reading is fundamental to leadership – but not just reading books. If you are involved in Children’s Ministry, it helps to know you are not alone […]

Continue Reading...

What I’m Reading

Jesse Smith —  November 22, 2011 — Leave a comment

Last week I asked what you were reading. @Amy Dolan responded with a video blog over at Lemon Lime Kids and I thought to further encourage the community I would share some of the books that I am currently reading, have on my list, and just finished. My reading list generally falls into a five […]

Continue Reading...

The following article from Daily Mail blew me away.  I notice every week that more and more kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade bring their cell phones with them to church.  In my children’s ministry context, cell phones are pretty common for 4th and 5th graders (the iPhone being the most popular model).  But the […]

Continue Reading...

Horizon Report

Matt Guevara —  February 21, 2011 — Leave a comment

One of the pieces of research that I look forward to reading every year is the Horizon Report. The Horizon Report is put together by the New Media Consortium through funding from HP. The purpose of the Horizon Report is to identify and describe emerging technologies that are likely to have a large impact in […]

Continue Reading...

The Cory Center app for iPhone and iPod touch is now available in the iTunes store! This is the first app providing resources to children’s and family ministry leaders.  Access our podcast and listen to episodes right from the app! Download the app today!

Continue Reading...

Cory Center App

Matt Guevara —  December 22, 2010 — Leave a comment

I am very excited to announce that the Cory Center is releasing our own app! From the app you’ll be able to read all of our blogs, download our articles on pdf, and listen to the latest editions of the Cory Center podcast. It’s going to be epic! I’ve been working with an incredible company, […]

Continue Reading...

The Cory Center for Children’s Ministry is a project of Bethel Seminary whose mission is to provide resources to the field of children’s and family ministry.  Our resources are focused in five areas: coaching, blog, articles, podcast, and app. 2011 will be an incredible year for the Cory Center because we will be: Coaching leaders […]

Continue Reading...

A Challenge

Matt Guevara —  June 7, 2010 — Leave a comment

This year I will turn 29.  God has opened up a really amazing opportunity for me to interact with a veteran in the field of children’s and family ministry.  This person is a leader that I have come to respect and learn a lot from.  But recently he challenged me with some big questions. From […]

Continue Reading...