Weekend Linkfest

Here are the best links of the week about #kidmin or #otherstuff


  • So there is very cool things happening online for #kidmin. Brother Michael Chanley is really stepping it up over at CMconnect.org. There is something going on and I think it will be really vital for everyone involved in family ministry or kids ministry. If you have never connected with the worlds leading social network for those who serve children in the Church, you really should!


  • Also, I was ranting at a good friend of mine with a stack of ministry experience recently, and I succeeded at berating her into starting a blog. Tammy Tolman has started a great blog at tammytolman.blogspot.com.au, she is trying fascinating models of ministry to reach her community especially in the area of working with families. Check out her books and resources! She has books, including collide, which I should really do a review/recap of!!


  • Mike Johnson is a good man, and responded to my last post about his failure. Check it out on his blog!
  • We put up our lastest Big Word (Memory Verse song) for Hillsong Kids at the YouTube Channel – It’s a good one 🙂


Weekend Linkfest

The first of the best links of the week about #kidmin or #otherstuff

This week has been the first Colour Conference here in Sydney and it’s all I have been doing, thusly the links will reflect this reality.

Is Nintendo doomed? I am a gaming fan, especially Nintendo and the Wii U hasn’t been doing well, (although me and my boys love it), but this article makes me a little happier

A Hillsong Collected blog post about Rehearsing for Colour.

And here is the sweet promo for next year!

And here’s a great recap photo album from facebook!


Weekend Linkfest

The first of the best links of the week about #kidmin or #otherstuff

(It is Monday here in Sydney, but still the weekend elsewhere in the world) 🙂

10 Jobs That No Longer Exist – I remember milk delivery!

Hillsong United released a new album! It’s great! Seriously great! hillsong.com Store

ARRRGHHH This is what I have been looking for! Dartstrip. Perfect for kidmin!


Lots of people ask and now they are up! All of our backing videos for Hillsong Kids albums are up online at hillsong.com/store



Weekend Linkfest

The first of the best links of the week about #kidmin or #otherstuff

3 things every meeting needs – How you conduct your meetings matter.

Worship: Never too Little – Yes! Great post from Planetshakers Kids blog, Great post Esther!

Evangelism with Kids is a Journey – Great post from Bill at Lifeway about salvation and kids!


Lots of people ask and now they are up! All of our backing videos for Hillsong Kids albums are up online at hillsong.com/store


Weekend Linkfest

The first of the best links of the week about #kidmin or #otherstuff

Controlling Soundtracks as you Lead Worship – from my friend Yancy, enough said! Sound practical advice.

HOW TO DELIVERY A GREAT MESSAGE TO KIDS – Practical helpful Jeff Mcclung and a brilliant typo in the heading! What more could you ask for 🙂

Constructing Childhood – [Video] Raul Gutierrez speaks about the last 100 years of childhood through the lens of his family, how children see the world, and Tinybop’s approach to designing mobile apps for children.


Great Quote

“People don’t mind being challenged to do better if they know the request is coming from a caring heart.”
— Ken Blanchard

Weekend Linkfest

The second list of the best links of the week about #kidmin or #otherstuff

Flipping Take-Home Papers On Their Head – Mind opening stuff here… it literally sparked off so many ideas in my brain area.

Top 100 #kidmin Tweeters – This is a few weeks old, but gives a great idea of the breadth of people in #kidmin

Make kids bath time more fun: Freeze the toys – Yes!

Ba Baby Bottle Holder – We have a baby due in May! Guess what they’re getting! 🙂

Baby Bottle Holder

A quote very relevant for everyone in Children’s Ministry!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
— Robert Heinlein



Weekend Linkfest

The first of the best links of the week about #kidmin or #otherstuff

The Only Six Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids About Sports—Or Any Performance – Thanks Ross Road Kids for this one! Very helpful

HOW ANDY STANLEY GIVES A TALK – Andy Stanley takes communication very seriously, you should see how and why in this vid!

Hillsong’s “Young And Free” breaks into US radio – Very excited about our latest sound! This is the stuff we use with our preteens!

True facts that sound false

MOBY on why he left NYC – Interesting!


The Challenge of Leadership

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
— Jim Rohn


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Here’s what happened.

So here’s what happened. – Christmas at our Church.

Here’s what didn’t happen – posting at this blog.

But I haven’t been entirely silent – I have written a couple of posts for Hillsong Collected which highlight the behind the scenes of our Kidsong Conference.

Kidsong Inside and Out Part 1

Kidsong Inside and Out Part 2

If you have a big event coming up for Kids soon, check it out it might just spark something off in your brain area!

There are some cool things happening online right now:

  • cmconnect.org has had a facelift and it looks fresh!
  • I kicked off a little community on Google+ for kidmin people, not sure what it will turn into but I just really like Google+
  • Have a look at our Churches strategy for Summer Camps, it’s awesome and very cohesive. Instead of multiple pages its just one with all the info!




Things that are awesome

Things that are awesome!

Number 1: Funny man Dan No. 8

Number 2: Steve and Jeremy

Number 3: Full Episode 1 from Hillsong Kids Big: Supernatural!

Big Message 1: Supernatural BiG

Number 4: Top 100 Baby!

I am honoured to be number 7 on the list of Top Children’s Ministry Blogs. (down from last year though!)

top children's ministry blogs

And that’s what is awesome!


Cool Links

A few Monday surfing/blog/tidbits:

Forever Strong – An american movie about Rugby? Strange but true… I have a suspicion that Lord of the Rings has something to do with this. Sean Austin is in both movies and would have seen Rubgy with cialis wholesale online his time in New Zealand.

Leadership Summit 2008 – Lotsa a juicy leadership videos to wrap your head around from WIllow Creeks recent summit.

Mygazines.com – Check out magazines from all over the world in PDF.