Give Kids Someone

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to co-author a book with two of the smartest people I know: Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy.

It’s called Creating a Lead Small Culture: Make Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong

And it’s about small groups.

How to structure small groups.
How to empower your small group leaders.
How to create the ideal small group experience.

But, most of all, this book is about belonging. It’s about this idea that, maybe, before a kid can ever believe in a God she can’t see, she needs a person, who she can see, to give her a place to belong.


Happy Deal Week From Orange Books!

I have some fun news today, friends!

This week, Orange Books is running a promotion on Creating a Lead Small Culture (that’s the book I co-write with Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy).

Here’s the fun part.

If you buy Creating a Lead Small Culture anytime this week, we’ll give you $110 WORTH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT. Like…


Bob Goff and The Edge of Yikes

Okay, so since we’re talking about taking risks and going on adventures this week, I thought I’d give you an inspirational little treat. I’ve been hanging onto it for this exact moment.

A bunch of weeks ago, I finally had the chance to hear Bob Goff speak live and in person. I usually only get to stalk him on the internet, so this was an exciting day.

He threatened Kenny’s life a little bit. (Did you know he has diplomatic immunity?)

He made a super cute video for my small group.

And he said some things that have been rattling around in my head ever since.

A Brand New Adventure

It has been a crazy month. A happy-sad month.

The happy part? Kenny and I are about to begin a brand new adventure. And we are so excited about it. Like… super excited. But the sad part? Our current adventure is almost over. And we are really, really, going to miss it.

Okay, here we go. The news.

Kenny and I are leaving our amazing-wonderful-best-ever church in Buffalo, NY. Then we’re going to move a couple of miles south to Atlanta, GA. And then we’re going to join the amazing-wonderful-love-them-so-much team at Orange. 

In three weeks.