My KC Adventure

About being a dad and Leading the puppet team at my church

Missions Weekend

It was Missions Weekend at our church.  It’s one of the few times our satellite church Grace North does something separate from the main campus.  After all it would be a tough fit getting all the ministries represented to fit in to our lobby.  It was tough enough getting them to fit in the main building.  However since Grace North doesn’t have a Saturday evening service it’s possible to attend both.

Steve Saint Our Guest Speaker

Every year Missions Weekend is  a good time to reflect and check my inner compass.  After all, one way or another we’re all on a mission.  But it’s also true every one of us has a roll to play in missions, whether it’s halfway around the world or right in our very own neighborhood.

For those of us involved in Sunday school, Children’s Church, Kid’s Celebration, whatever you want to call it we have an obligation to get our kids excited about missions.  One day they will have there own part to play in fulfilling The Great Commission.  Whether it’s something simple like taking an offering in Kid’s Celebration to support a missions project, or keeping track of their older siblings in Christ go on their first short term missions trip in their youth group, they all have a roll.

Biggest of all is the feeling I have deep down that someday one perhaps two or maybe even three of the children I come in contact with, may one day receive the call to the mission field.  And somehow that calling process could begin in their Sunday School class.

So for that reason I need to check my compass.

Full speed ahead people, steady on, The KC Adventure is right on track!

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September 28, 2010 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Killing the Critic

Last Sunday was our first puppet show since officially launching as a ministry team over the summer.  While of course there’s plenty of room for improvement I was very proud of the way everyone worked together to make it all work.  There’s nothing like getting that first laugh and even getting a few giggles in spots we didn’t expect.

Soon I hope to start record our shows so we can see what we really need to focus on.  But before I can do that I’ll need to bind and gag my critical spirit and toss that in a storage closet.  Otherwise I’ll be too ashamed of my performance to watch the thing.  😉

September 25, 2010 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The view from Under the Stage

A blog can be a journal or a diary for all the world to read.  This one is a record of my transition from Sunday School classroom helper to starting a puppet ministry at my church.  It’s got to the point where perhaps a name change is in order, like calling it

“The view from Under the Stage.”

On the other hand even if the ministry of “God’s Little Disciples” becomes (if ever) more well known for the work we do outside the four walls of the church our main purpose will always be to serve the children who attend Kid’s Celebration.  And for that reason the blog should reflect that fact.  So the name “My KC Adventure” remains.

So if anyone wants to use the name

“The View From Under the Stage,” for their puppet ministry blog, feel free!

-And the KC Adventure, rolls on!

September 23, 2010 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swamped!

It’s a good thing I hang out in the KC wing after my puppet show is finished.  Thanks to Daylight Saving Time half of our nine o’clock service kids showed up for the 11 o’clock service.  Which means,

WE WERE SWAMPED!!!


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To make matters worse one of the regular teachers was away so they had to combine one of the classes already.  Then when you add the fact an unusual amount were attending our late service,

WE WERE SWAMPED!!!

Thankfully God knows what we need before we ask Him.  And every joint supplies just like the bible says the church is supposed to work.  Especially a church where God has sent so many talented people.

March 14, 2010 Posted by | christianity, parenting | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Clock is Ticking!

The clock is counting down!  Kid’s Fest is just two weeks away, when Operation Andrew goes into full swing!  And like everything else they do my kids are viewing it as a competition.

“I’m going to invite three friends!”

“Oh yeah!  Well, I’m going to invite 4!”

I’m ready for any questions parents might ask.  At least our church has a good web site so people know we’re all about keeping it real for God and nothing to do with brainwashing.

Besides, everyone knows our two children are normal.  My son loves The Lord but he also loves to watch WWE wrestling and play Pokemon on his Nintendo DS.

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My daughter is just as apt to invite someone to roller skating and to a High School Musical Themed Party as she is to invite someone to church.

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As for me, I’m pacing the floor.  Once again I’ve been drafted.  This time to help out with entertainment.  I’ll be doing a puppet show in two weeks.

Looks like all those crazy character voices I do will come in handy for something after all.

“Right Dimi!?  (High pitch) 🙂

“You said it, Elwood!”  (Throaty voice) 😉

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November 3, 2009 Posted by | christianity, parenting | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exploding Dad Alert!!!

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Welcome to the culture war!

Christian parent who gives a darn vs. DISNEY!

It’s a culture war and YOU’VE BEEN DRAFTED!!!

The enemy has a pack of lies and here’s one more.

“You are a nobody and it’s really a BIG DEAL unless you get romantically involved with a member of the opposite sex by the time you’re sixteen.”

French kissing and all.

The worst offender i Carly!

Plan of action:  Watch TV with your children.

Get involved and ask them what they think.

Teach them what God’s word says.

When all else fails, find creative alternatives to the one-eyed plasma idiot box!

OTHERWISE DAD MAY EXPLODE!!!!!

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October 11, 2009 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Holy Spirit Missions Buzz

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It was a Holy Spirit missions buzz, from a man named buzz.

Buzz Maxey was the guest speaker at church this morning for missions Sunday.  He is a missionary to Papua, Indonesia.

Throughout the years I’ve heard dozens of missionary sermons and after a while if you’re not careful you can become jaded.  They can all start to sound the same after a while.

“Yeah, yeah yeah!  We all need to ask God what is our part is in missions.”

Not yesterday!

Not after getting drafted (willingly) into ministry.  Yesterday while brother Buzz was preaching,

I got “buzzed” by The Holy Spirit!

It was more like . . .

You all need to ask God! (ZAP!)

What is your part

in missions?  (POW!)

So I did.  “God, what is my part in missions?”

Answer : “Think of ways to get the kids more involved in missions.”

Reply:  “YES LORD!  SIR!”

So after the service I touched base with our “KC” coordinator who told me she’s thinking on the same lines as me.

So we’ll see what we come up with.

Talk about a Holy Spirit missions buzz.  😉

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September 28, 2009 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drafted Part 3

They were spying on me Sunday!  The KC coordinator and her two cohorts were watching me from the back while I was the Kidmo MC for the Eleven O’clock service.

Who knows it might have been while I was passing out balls for team points, or maybe it was while we were doing all the motions for this weeks “Memory Max,” or it might have been while we were watching Johnny Rodger throw up all the rotten fruit he tried to eat from a dumpster!

(“Eeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww, gross!

Turn to your neighbor and say ‘That’s NAS-teeeeee!'”)

All I know is after all the kids were dissmised they pounced on me to give me their report.  It seems I’ve been just about drafted into staying on to help out once the summer session ends.

I told them they were too late.  The Holy Spirit and I had already worked it out.  Actually He’s the one that works it out and we just say,

“Yes, Lord!”

Talk about getting drafted!  😉

August 26, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drafted Part2

The plan of the enemy is simple. It’s divide and conquer. Everyone has their own TV these days.  While the adults are in one room watching their reality shows and their cliff hanger dramas, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney have the minds and souls of our children.

Their message is so subtle it’s easy for people to say we Christians are paranoid.  Yet when we shine the light of God’s word on something it becomes clear what it really is.

The apostle John warned us in his first letter that many antichrists had gone into the world.  They were all preaching an alternative to the real Christ.  What alternatives are the TV networks preaching to our children?

This is what I’ve seen.

1) Parents mean well but they’re inept.

2) If you work together you can save yourself.

3)Magic is fun even if it’s fantasy.

There’s nothing overtly evil on the surface there until The Word of God shines on it.  Then it becomes clear what we’re up against.

I’m not ready to throw out the TV just yet.  But I know I need to be far far more proactive in teaching my kids about Jesus.

July 11, 2009 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments