#078 – Top 5 in Under 5 Apalooza


This week, I’m sharing with you 3 Top 5 in Under 5 segments as an episode. There are 3 great guys sharing some great thoughts; Andrew Linder sharing his top 5 tips for equipping families in your church to raise godly children in an ungodly culture, Matt McMorris shares his top 5 tips for music directors, and Andrew Smith shares his top 5 thoughts for how to handle criticism. Great stuff!

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About this week’s guest contributors:


Andrew Linder

Twitter: @AndrewLinder

Pastor Andrew is the Administrative and Children’s Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Tremont, IL. He is passionate about ministering to kids and their families, as well as equipping other parents and ministry leaders to do the same. He founded KidzBlast Ministries in 2008, which provides effective and proven children’s ministry resources at KidzBlast.com.  He also blogs about parenting and children’s ministry at andrewscottlinder.com.

Andrew, his wife, Charity, and their four children relocated back to central Illinois in 2015.


Matt McMorris

Twitter: @MattMcMorris

Matt and Kristi McMorris have served in church ministry for over 10 years. While Matt still serves as an assistant pastor part-time at Faith Baptist Church in Monee, Illinois, they chose to branch out and start Ramp Media. They found themselves doing some work with photography, video, and social media management and found that it was something they enjoyed doing, and thought it would be helpful for small business.

Matt is a musician, social media junkie and a big fan of photography. Photographing weddings and families is one of the things he enjoys most in life outside of his work with his church and Ramp Media. You can check out more of his photography here.


Andrew Smith

Twitter: @PurpleHeartVet

Andrew Smith is a former infantry soldier who was wounded in Fallujah, Iraq in 2003.

His passion is serving God and following that call no matter where it leads.  After being on staff at a local church for 10 years, he accepted a position with Rooftop Missions and is currently serving as Director of Rooftop Missions.

This episode was made possible by The Ries Family – Missionaries to Thailand

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