Author Archives: Kim Porter

The Voices In Our Head

Kim Porter February 5, 2016
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A while back, I had an experience that you might be able to relate to.  We had just finished our church service with worship and communion. As the music team was sl... read more

Caring For Your Volunteers: Value

Kim Porter December 19, 2015
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Some time ago, I heard a worship leader recount a confrontation that he had with a team member who was serving in his music ministry. He said that the volunteer, who played... read more

Caring For Your Volunteers: Rest

Kim Porter November 17, 2015
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It’s almost Thanksgiving and though most people are thinking about turkeys, family time and cooler weather, those of us involved in the church world already have our brai... read more

Coloring Worship

Kim Porter September 30, 2015
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We recently moved into a new home and though I loved the floor layout, the colors left something to be desired. I am a fan of neutral colors but almost every wall was the c... read more

The E.P.I.C. Model: Empowering Creative Arts in Your Church

Kim Porter August 27, 2015
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Six years ago, I was given the challenge to take our church congregation on a journey.  It started slowly in rearranging décor on stage and morphed into working wi... read more

New Writing Adventure

Kim Porter July 8, 2015
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I was recently asked to begin writing articles for a new blog called “Twelve:thirty Media“. Here is the first article I wrote called, “Stage Design on a Budget.” ... read more

Stage Design On A Budget

Kim Porter July 7, 2015
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When it comes to stage design, money matters. Unfortunately, when you are a part of a smaller church and have a low or non-existent budget, money matters even more. Money, ... read more

The 3 “C”s of Surviving Parenthood Together

Kim Porter February 5, 2015
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Over 17 years ago, my husband and I entered the wonderful world of parenthood when our daughter, Hannah was born. Two years after that, we had our son. At 23 and 26 ye... read more

God, Take My Daughter By the Hand

Kim Porter August 21, 2014
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Kindergarten 2002 12 years ago, we sent a sweet, red-headed, little girl on a big, yellow bus for the very first time. Our daughter, Hannah, was excited for her new adventu... read more

Authentic Discomfort: What’s Your Comfort Level?

Kim Porter April 10, 2014
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The discomfort of pain can be unbearable. But what about the “painless” yet anxiety-ridden types of discomfort like fear, nervousness or vulnerability? Aren’t those sup... read more