Thanks for visiting!  I hope that this blog can be a help and encouragement to you as you strive to make the greatest possible impact on the next generation.


The Linders


I’ve invested my life into kids ministry full time since 2001, and I’m passionate about ministering to kids and their families, as well as equipping other parents and ministry leaders to do the same.

Some of the things I enjoy are teaching children the Bible, running, wrestling with my kids, and anything ‘bacon’.



This blog is about helping parents, ministry leaders, and volunteers effectively influence and reach the next generation for Christ so that they can lead with passion and hand down a lasting legacy of faith.

My desire is to inspire and motivate you to maximize your impact on children by sharing practical wisdom about kids, family life, and ministry.  I don’t claim to know it all when it comes to kids and families, but I do desire to come alongside of you and share some Biblical insights as well as some of the things we’ve learned through experience over the years.

On average, what you can expect is one new post a week.  These posts are meant to equip you with necessary tools and truths that will fuel your passion for being the best parent and/or leader of kids that you can be.

I’d encourage you to check out a few of the most popular posts:


My beautiful wife, Charity, and I


If you’re a parent with kids still in the home or a ministry leader or volunteer who invests into children – this blog is for you.

Even if you’re a grandparent or just simply someone who deeply cares about reaching the next generation – this blog is for you.

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I grew up as a “pastor’s kid” almost all my life, which was a great privilege.  I gave my life to Christ as a 12 year old boy on Feb. 7, 1993.

It was at a young age that the Lord impressed upon my heart the desire to serve in full-time ministry.  But little did I know that he had called me to work full-time with children.

In June of 2001, I married my best friend, Charity, and we now have four amazing children – Spencer, Faith, Seth, and Shane.


My daughter, Faith, and I

In July of 2001, the Lord called us to serve at Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberal, KS.

In 2008, I founded KidzBlast Ministries, and a few years later, KidzBlast.com, which provides local churches with effective and proven children’s ministry resources.  KidzBlast.com is the home for complete VBS themes, Bus Ministry resources, as well as many other Children’s Ministry materials.

KidzBlast Ministries is also the avenue through which we help churches conduct their VBS in part or in full, as well as teaching children’s ministry worker training events.

In July of 2015, the Lord called us to transition to Pekin, Illinois to serve on the staff at Grace Baptist Church.


Me and my boys, Spencer, Seth, and Shane


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