Monthly Archives: February 2013

@samluce is highly tweetable and full of stuff i don’t want you to miss

@rbcwrites and @samluce #illumin8

@rbcwrites and @samluce #illumin8

i would’ve tweeted all day yesterday the things that sam was saying, but it seemed excessive, so i decided to blog about it instead… this blog will be part 1 – i’ll cover his second talk in a second email.

he was talking about what parents need from volunteers, what volunteers need from parents and what kids need from all of us…and i’ll get to that… but first, the tweetables.

•kids are ego-destroyers

•we don’t look at our ministry in weeks and months, but in years and decades.

•we can tell we have a successful kids ministry when we have a healthy youth ministry

•my son, is a heart, with a boy inside

•don’t force them to make a decision, rub against the pallette of their spirit, so that Jesus becomes beautiful to them

•make Jesus beautiful, make him everything to them. when he’s beautiful to us, he will be beautiful to them.

•he has done the work for us, so out of gratitude for this… we serve

•i am anti-craft – it started the day we did a bead craft

•my mom always said, rejoice when no one thanks you, the applause of heaven is so much bigger

•as you grow, you can’t know every kid, but you can know every volunteer, and they can know every kid

•i don’t want to be the only voice for Jesus in a child’s life, I want to be the echo of your parent voice.

•an army of small group leaders can do more than 1 kids pastor.


parents want from volunteers:

-a safe place to bring thier kids, proactive culture increases safety. being “helpful” makes ill-intentioned people uncomfortable…

-to know you know their kid

-to know they are not alone. the enemy wants us to feel alone and get us to believe things that are not true.

volunteers want from parents:

-show up early and often (this teaches the importance of the local church and value of community – we were made for this)

-to know that you notice and care that they are caring for your kid

-see yourself as the primary spiritual leader in your child’s life

what kids need from both of us:

-to leverage your time, make the most of the (volunteers) 40 hours you have at church, and (parents) the 3000 that you have at home

-avoid a culture of co-dependence (parents depend on the church to do everything for their kids spiritually, and we have acquiesced to them)

-model christ and help resource the parents (don’t just answer everything, help them find where the answers are)

-they need a hero to point them to the ultimate hero – God gave us his son so our sons can have hope.

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stating the obvious… being undefeated rocks. hard.

the beech bucs went 15-0 this year... these are some of quint's friends with their new bling.

the beech bucs went 15-0 this year…
these are some of quint’s friends with their new bling.

when i looked at quint’s new ring, i said few people will ever do this … he said, i know!

i wanted him to appreciate the bigness of the moment – which is silly because he definitely is feeling the bigness…

and i’m so glad. glad that all these boys are celebrating so gratefully and excitedly and not missing the amazing feat that they have accomplished together.

and for quint…even cooler. his rugby team also went undefeated in 2012 and won the state title in their division.

immediately his sisters started to warn him about the pride that comes before a fall.

it’s a funny thing, to be so excited and so confident, yet stay humble.

are you good at that? i think it’s harder than we realize….

in this photo: quint, riley lovingood, noah hamilton, sam lindsey.

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SWAG!! kidmin

Imagetoday we started an amazing series. the swag series.

SWAG stands for Spiritual Warrior Academy of God – Princess Heart Pockets and Bobo Ukelele Handsome are learning scripture and their bibles, so they will be ready to fight the enemy. LHKIDZ are learning alongside them. 

i’m so stoked for this project, but also, knowing that there will be warfare.

we are ready for it… 

here’s the link, if you want to watch the first episode…

the teacher comes on live, after they watch this, and tells the story of Nehemiah.

Our new Armor of God song is awesome too! email if you want me to send it to you. it’s called FIGHT! 

so fun!

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