I Blew It!: The Biggest Mistakes I've Made in Kids's Ministry... and How You Can Avoid Them

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/12/2012
  • Publisher: Atlasbooks Dist Serv

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Brian Dollar is one of the most respected kids' pastors in the country, but few people know the path he's taken to learn his most important lessons. In this book, he opens his heart and his life to share his biggest failures. Some of the principles are about ministry philosophy, strategy, and communication, but the most important ones-the lessons that will make you laugh and melt your heart-are about the deeper qualities of fear and hope, pride and humility. As you read this book, trust God to change you from the inside out.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 13
Forewordp. 15
Introduction: Learning the Hard Wayp. 17
"I know where I'm going and how to get there."p. 25
My mistake: Accepting God's destination, but forging my own path to get there.
"This is gonna be great!"p. 43
My mistake: Assuming every good idea is a God idea.
"There's a Keystone Cop at Jesus' tomb!"p. 61
My mistake: Allowing my greatest strength to become my biggest liability.
"They're just kids."p. 75
My mistake: Underestimating the potential of kids to change the world.
"What do parents know about the Bible anyway?"p. 101
My mistake: Not recognizing the role of parents as the primary spiritual leaders of their- children.
"Hi ho, Silver!"p. 117
My mistake: Trying to be the Lone Ranger instead of building a team.
"Who cares about 'big church'?"p. 143
My mistake: Having tunnel vision and missing the big picture.
"My senior pastor just doesn't get it."p. 157
My mistake: Ignoring my responsibility to develop a healthy relationship with my senior pastor.
"I can't see a thing."p. 181
My mistake: Being blind to my weaknesses and flaws.
"I can't try that!"p. 205
My mistake: Allowing fear to keep me from taking risks.
"I'll take care of that tomorrow."p. 225
My mistake: Falling into the procrastination trap.
"I can do this on my own."p. 235
My mistake: Becoming self-reliant instead of trusting God to use me.
Conclusion: What's Next?p. 249
Endnotesp. 251
About the Authorp. 253
Resources for Kids Ministriesp. 255
To Order More Copiesp. 256
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