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Don’t Hate Me

Easily the most popular blog posting series I’ve ever done was on the 5 Things I Hate about Children’s Ministry.   Give it a chance and read it again for the first time.   If you left comments, then I really appreciate you taking the time to do so.   Kudo’s to you for coming out of the corner and being involved!

I promise I wasn’t trying to being mean, I was just looking for a fancy way to drive some traffic to something I had written.   I know that I’ve received a few emails worried that I’m slamming people when their down, but that was never my intention.     As proof, above is the Wordle from the entire series.   See how that “Hate” word is so much smaller than the other words?   I’m really a nice guy, promise…

Go to www.wordle.net to make your own!

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. Matt @ The Church of No People · January 4, 2010

    Jonathan, I just discovered you blog today. I loved the articles on children’s ministry. I’ve never been in children’s ministry, just teen and preaching ministry. But they are universal themes in all areas. Good stuff, man. Happy blogging in the new year!
    .-= Matt @ The Church of No People ´s last blog ..I Have My Doubts About This =-.

  2. Kenny · January 4, 2010

    You know what’s going to happen here, don’t you? For the last few years you’ve written so much about your feelings for puppets (and others have written and linked to you about your feelings for puppets) that you’ve become very associated with puppets. Doesn’t a google search on puppets bring you up right under Jim Henson?

    Move over puppets, now Jonathan Cliff will be the Children’s Pastor of Hate. Hey, we can all make that happen. We can get like 10-12 other bloggers to each write a post linking to Jonathan Cliff’s great post about 5 things he hates and it will be done my brother.

    Ha! I love it!
    .-= Kenny ´s last blog ..Better Design: Proximity =-.

  3. gina · January 7, 2010

    I’m with Kenny. Can you do a wordle on your puppet posts? Interesting to see what that reveals.

    BTW… “5 Things I Hate…” was my favorite series so far.
    .-= gina ´s last blog ..Stories Kids Tell =-.