1. Where are you from, and in what ways do you lead children? How long have you done it?
I have been asked that question before, but in a different context. Usually the question is posed, " What planet are YOU from?".
With THAT in mind, I am from the planet called Western Washington where I grew up. I have had great opportunity to live in Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and here in Idaho. In each place I wondered if I made a mistake. In each place, I grew where I was planted and was sad to leave. I got involved in kids ministry and youth group while in Nevada eleven years ago. Being a parent of three plus an almost teenager, I realize they always have much to teach me as an adult. A fathers heart will love and protect.
Is this a new aspirin? Just kidding. I think I have taken this personality test so many times over the years that I have multiple personalities. My giftings from God are teaching and mercy
3. If you had to pick, what's one thing all/most children's leaders (on any level) should do?
Take time, have fun and be a kid when you can. Do not take yourself too seriously, confess to each other, lift each other up...oh wait, you only wanted one...
4. Should never do?
Don't ever turn your back on those sweet little people for one minute:) They will paint their hair, color their hands, write interesting notes on the whiteboard and do it all in the name of surprising you.
5. Other than faith, what's the one thing you'd like to pass along to your kids?
Be thankful for what you do have. a crises for a lot of kids is when there IPOD breaks. A crises for many kids is wondering if someone will ever love them and care for them.
6. One thing you'd do this year for kids if you had unlimited time, money, and energy?
I would build some kind of educational center as part of the church where kids can learn how God is in science, How creation proves God's existence and show through the plant world how God does so many incredible things. (mustard tree as an example) This would be a place of learning, worship, safety, and learning how trust is built in relationships as they grow in different levels of their walk in life.
7. How about your biggest strength and weakness as a leader?
I love being hands on as a teacher. Meaning that I want to create things with them and experience as they experience things. To see things as they see them brings big advantages to understanding who they are and how they think and feel