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Unfortunately, there will come a time when you will have to deal with children, families, and grief. Here is one God-inspired project that you can use when helping families deal with a loss.
Churches are not immune to abuse of children. Ministry leaders have a spiritual, moral, and legal responsibility to do whatever is necessary to prevent abuse of any kind. Here is the last video in the series of videos on the plan to protect.
Is your ministry one where the classrooms are plain and the kids are counting down the minutes until they can leave? It does not have to be that way. Here are three reasons to keep your ministry fresh and exciting.
The things we teach kids now should be equipping them for the future. Here are some great suggestions on how to deal with sibling conflict.
Churches want their outreach events to be successful. If there is to be continued success relationship need to be made with any new faces. Here is one fun way to start building those relationships with kids.
Our goal as KidMin directors is to take the lead in our ministries. Here are some great reasons why volunteer training is so important.
Church fall festivals are very near. Here is a quick and easy game for your fall festival.
Preteens can be a frightening ministry. Here is one simple solution to questions about what to do with your preteen ministry.
Discipling the kids in your ministry is very important. Here is a personal example of discipling the next generation.
We are training kids to be an incredible difference in the world. Here are some reasons we need to teach kids how and why we pray.
It is vital that we in KidMin become trauma informed in our ministries. We need to recognize the importance of changing our perception of a challenging child from “what is wrong with you” to “what has happened to you”.
God has placed everyone on your team for a reason. Your greatest tool, your secret weapon, the thing that sets your team apart is a heavenly father who created you and believes in you.
It is no secret that preschoolers have very little attention spans and lots of energy. Here are 10 interactive storytelling ideas that preschoolers will love.
Jesus taught what people should do. Love the Lord your God. He also taught what people should not do. Everything you need to know about how to raise your kids in a single parent home is in God's word. Not only that, it is modeled for us by Christ as He led His disciples and others.
Some challenges seem overwhelming and can lead to anxiety. Anxiety is prevalent in our culture at large, and we in the church are not immune. The ultimate question, wrote Patrick Henry about the seventh word from the cross, “is not ‘What happens when I die?’ but ‘In whom can I trust to the end?’”
If you want to make your KidMin lessons more interactive (and you should), the best place to start is with the Biblical storytelling. I created the following interactive storytelling methods (and many more) for the GO! curriculum, but you can incorporate them into any curriculum.
As an adult, and probably more so as a parent, I realize more than ever that parents make mistakes. Small ones, big ones, crucial ones, and insignificant ones. Children are left not knowing how to deal with that. How do they process what just happened to them? How do they deal with the wealth of emotions that they might be feeling?
There has been a lot of discussion of late on the Internet, in blogs, in articles, TV shows, etc. about gender and children. “Gender-open” parenting is a way for parents to leave the door open for children to be accepted no matter what gender they are. Is your children’s ministry prepared to handle the he, she, they, and theybies?