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Open Letter to New Children’s Pastors

Last week I did a guest blogging spot over at www.samluce.com.   Here is an excerpt from his site of my content (weird, huh?)

Dear New Children s Pastor,

Welcome to the ministry.   I know that if you ve taken this job, then you are probably comfortable NOT being in the spotlight.   And that s a great thing, because you will NOT be in the spotlight.   (Unless of course your volunteers don t show up, but then that s another letter.)   You ve taken this job because on some level you love working with children and serving families.   You are probably a person that is comfortable leading children to the feet of Jesus week after week after week after week.   For that you will get the limelight in heaven for eternity, so just wait.

I do have a few things to say to you, so sit down and take a listen.   And by sitting down, I mean put your tush in a chair and hold on tight.   There are three things that need to be said to you, and I don t want you getting so offended that you step backwards and hurt yourself.   Are you sitting down?   Are you ready?   I m going share three goals for your new endeavor.

In order of importance let s start with possibly the most important goal I will give you in the history of forever.

Go Read the Three Things HERE.

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.