The Future of Kidmin1124

Wayne Stocks —  March 27, 2012

I am excited today to let you, our readers, know about some very exciting changes at Kidmin1124.  Beginning immediately, Matt Norman will be taking over as chief editor here on Kidmin1124.  Matt will introduce himself more fully in a coming post and share his ideas and vision for Kidmin1124 moving forward.  If we’re lucky, he may even include a more recent picture of himself in that post.

Today marks both a very exciting and very sad day for me in the history of Kidmin1124.  I am excited to hand the reigns of Kidmin1124 off to Matt, and I trust that God will lead him and this ministry in the right direction.  For me personally, that is very exciting.  Without going into all of the details, I believe this transition is a “God thing,” and I am excited to see what that means for the future of Kidmin1124. 

It is also a sad day for me because, in many ways, Kidmin1124 is my “baby.”  I started the site almost two years ago hoping that, with the other authors and contributors, we could create a site that would be edifying and encouraging to volunteers and others who work in children’s ministry.   I think that we have laid a good foundation for that, and part of me wishes it were me that could see this ministry through.  That said, God has moved me in a different direction over the past year, and it is time to move on.  I’ll still be around from time to time, but I will spend most of my time as it relates to Kidmin1124 in the periphery.

Please join me in welcoming Matt and encouraging him in this new role.

Wayne Stocks

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Wayne is married to a wonderful woman and has four kids whom God uses to teach him on an almost daily basis. He is blessed to volunteer in a wonderful children's ministry at New Life Church Gahanna. He established Kidmin1124 for those who give their time to kids and feel passionately about children's ministry. When he isn't working on Kidmin1124, he maintains another blog at and contributes articles on a regular basis to

4 responses to The Future of Kidmin1124

  1. Michael Chanley March 27, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Can we get a spreadsheet outlining these new changes?

    Are there pumpkins in the “periphery?”

    Love you guys.

  2. I’m excited about this as well. I will be posting a brief article in the next couple days to introduce myself and give some of my thoughts on the future. I will try to upload a more recent picture. Of course I look pretty much the same, only I’m a little thinner and I have a little more grey hair in my beard.

    Matt N.

  3. Thanks, Wayne, for getting this started. May God bless you as you follow His will.

  4. Thank you Wayne, for all you have done in laying the foundation for this site..and welcome to you, Matt.