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I’ve Been Published

I’ve had a long-hidden goal of writing something that may one day be read by others.   One could even rightly assume that is why I started this blog some 5 years ago.   Well, I officially got something published of the paper variety.

Fly Paper Ministry

My article is in Group Publishing’s Children’s Ministry Magazine.   Do you see it?   I wrote that second bi-line on the cover there.   See it now?   “Entice Your Parents to STICK AROUND.” I was approached a few months ago to elaborate on something I had written about here at www.jonathancliff.com.   They gave me a title, a topic, and I ran with it from there.   The article is a great synopsis into the changes we made at Trinity Church last summer to help parents get more involved with their kids.

Fly Paper Ministry: Discover the three keys for every church event that make parents give up dropping off their kids -and actually STICK AROUND.   It’s easier than you think!

If you’d like to read it, come by my office and buy me lunch.   If you already have a copy, head over to page 86 and give it a look-see.   If you can’t take me to lunch, and you don’t have a copy then then head over to www.childrensministry.com and sign up for a subscription today.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.


  1. scott · November 10, 2009

    Hey Jonathan, congrats on getting published. That is awesome. I look forward to reading the article. I would take you to lunch, but Lubbock is a bit of a drive.

  2. Jonathan Cliff · November 10, 2009

    BTW -I am not above shameless self-promotion. Sorry…

  3. Kendra Golden · November 10, 2009

    Very cool! That is sitting on my desk right now! Now I know where to start reading! I’ll read yours too Kelli. :)

  4. Matthew Hart · November 11, 2009

    Well deserved. Your advice and knowledge is that of countless parents.

  5. Kenny · November 11, 2009

    Congrats dude. I let my subsciption lapse. I need to re-subscribe. Perhaps you can sell me a limited edition autographed version.
    .-= Kenny ´s last blog ..What s on my plate =-.

  6. Jhartz · November 12, 2009

    I have been recently been exposed to your blog and your children’s ministry website at Trinity. I am deeply inspired and encouraged by the things you have done and are doing in the little i have read. I am a young CM Pastor from Ohio and am experiementing with a lot of things. When i read your blogs about Thinking Orange it really made me thinking of doing new things, and with our VBS especially! Then i was reading through the magazine and saw an article very similar to what you had talked about and there you were in the magazine. I truly feel that God is drawing me to do something greater, than just the “drop off ministry”, ya know? This is definitely a highlight to read about as it is such an innovative way of approaching ministry with the whole family. Sweet idea bro….