What I Learned from Inside Out

I'm a Disney fan. It's the simplicities of their feature animated stories I love. Good vs. evil. Love defeats fear. Our hero learns to care AND have courage! Combine those themes with the power of animation magic and you're transported into a world that's not only beyond your imagination, but teaches a truth we can all connect with. Look at…
I’m Adam and I Love the Local Church | The Ambush Group

I’m Adam and I Love the Local Church | The Ambush Group

Hi. My name is Adam Bush and I love the local church. My parents were traveling ministers and then pastors throughout my childhood. That's where my passion for the local church started, but even more specifically my love of kids ministry and storytelling. I started The Ambush Group about four years ago as a way to help businesses and non-profits…
God Remembers You

God Remembers You

This week I'm working on a #kidmin message based on David's obedience to a request from his father. “But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When…

Yancy on The Kidmin Podcast

Hey you Kidmin people, you, I'm so excited about the debut of our newest resource for children's ministry leaders: The Kidmin Podcast. Each episode tackles one theme in kidmin and includes an interview with a children's ministry leader passionate about teaching kids. Each episode of season one releases the first Tuesday of the month, beginning Feb 2017. To hear a preview…
Children’s Ministry is Hard Work

Children’s Ministry is Hard Work

It's true! Children's Ministry is hard work. There are services to plan, curriculum to write,  kids to call, events to make happen, meetings to attend and volunteers to schedule and empower. Oh, and your next service is in a few days! Whether you have a full staff of rockstars or you're a one man band. Whether you've been at this…
Introducing The #Kidmin Podcast!

Introducing The #Kidmin Podcast!

Hey there, fine friends. I'm so excited about this blog and I hope after reading it you will be, too. Today we launch The #Kidmin Podcast! It's been my desire since starting this blog to resource fellow children's ministry workers in a unique way that inspires you to take your creativity in your services to the next level. Whether it's…
Why Jesus Told Stories

Why Jesus Told Stories

Happy Mid-Week, Folks! I've been thinking about this topic for a while and recently shared it with the storytelling team I work with. I thought I'd share it with you, especially those of you who tell stories in the church world. In the book of Mark, chapter 4, Jesus talks about my favorite subject: stories. Those close to him asked, "Why…
Seeds Conference is Back! | The Ambush Group

Seeds Conference is Back! | The Ambush Group

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posts on #kidmin and #storytelling to talk about something we believe in SO MUCH: SEEDS CONFERENCE. Church on the Move's annual church conference combines #crtvmin, #stumin and #kidmin into an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of amazingly inspiring teaching, resourcing and equipping workshops and general sessions. This is the MUST GO TO conference for your team in 2017.…
Telling Live Stories (Part 5) | The Ambush Group

Telling Live Stories (Part 5) | The Ambush Group

I'm going to assume if you're reading this blog, you've read the previous 4 parts on Telling Live Stories. If you haven't, just scroll back through the blogs. At this point you've found your story and gotten your storyteller to write a rough of their story. Most likely you got something back that wouldn't read very well. Totally cool. From…