Friday, February 29, 2008

Kids Can... what???

I know, I know, sometimes it gets really heavy around here doesn’t it? Well, like Randy Jackson always says on American Idol… “Just keeping it real dawg.” I sure hope you enjoyed Joey’s posts on Generation Me. Personally, I really enjoyed them, and they got me thinking (some of you think that’s a dangerous thing for me to be doing) about The Well and our passion for the lost, the hurting and the next generation. We have tried to create an atmosphere that lends itself to making sure that that passion isn’t just a mantra but a way of life. We love kids and have had some of the most amazing compliments about how incredibly well we take care of and serve our kids.

Sometimes, hanging with the kids seems so much more invigorating and exciting, that I wish I could be in with them and not with the sometimes “stuffy” adults who are still waiting for their morning caffeine drug to kick in before they crack a smile (you know who you are!) Our kids ministry is called Kids Can and the tagline is …worship, pray, know God. It’s true! At The Well we don’t think of kids as “Christians in waiting” but as legitimate “power tools” in God’s hands that can do as much damage to Satan’s kingdom as any one of the “coffee laden” adults.

So, with those thoughts rolling around in my head, I figured I’d give you something worthwhile to look at this weekend. Here’s a picture of Kayla taken last Sunday at church. It made me laugh so hard when I saw it, and then I realized… help, my job’s in jeopardy of being lost to little Kayla. So I decided. I made an executive decision (I can do that since I’m the Lead Pastor). Kayla can never be allowed near another microphone as long as she lives. No one is allowed near Kids Can unless they swear allegiance to me first. That’s how you do it! That’s how you take control of an otherwise testy situation. I’ll show them… Kids Can… mutter, mutter **7%@##!!! Before I forget… have an amazing weekend, and remember, kids really can worship, pray and know God.