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Keep a vigilant watch over your heart because that’s where life starts. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23. Is your heart ready for the season of ministry that you are in?
Abuse coverage is not something you can just buy it is something you must qualify for. There are seven components or criteria that must be met to qualify for abuse coverage. The number two criteria is defined here…
What do you think is the most important thing that happens in your KidMin on a Sunday morning? Would you be surprised if we said it's play time? Find out why in this video with David Rausch, creator of GO!
Teaching about Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection to kids is important. Equally important are teaching those stories from the old testament that point to Jesus. Here are four promises from the old testament that point the way to Jesus.
Let’s take a look at the type of leader Solomon was. Solomon could ask God for anything but chose to ask for wisdom. As leaders we should seek God daily and ask for wisdom in leading each of our ministries.
It can be tough to get volunteers over the summer. When nice warm weather starts some volunteers don’t show and that can be frustrating. Here is some fresh insight to help incentivize serving opportunities…
Looking for something fun for your children’s ministry? Megan Hollars describes a super fun event her church does for a preschool ministry family event. It’s a great idea that will get kids in the door and excited!
Kids all have different learning styles. For some, reading instructions from a book or being spoken to just doesn’t get the message through clearly. Jane Robinson gives some insight on how to make learning fun and effective for the visual learner.
Planning a large event can be one of the most daunting things you undertake in children’s ministry. It can also be one of the most successful outcomes when it is planned properly. Joy Canupp offers some advice on tackling the big event!
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” True words and even truer in the church and children’s ministry setting. Amy Goble shares some tips on how to make first time guests feel welcome, comfortable, and most importantly, to make them want to come back!
Don’t stay in that place of burnout, excuses, exhaustion, and mediocre leadership. You will end up not leading the way God intended for you to lead. Your ministry will suffer. The teams you lead will suffer, and your calling will not be as fulfilling as it once was. Jesus desires so much more for you, and those you lead need so much more from you.
What…… huh…. did you read that correctly? A single-parent kid in a two-parent home? How can that be? According to AECF.org thirty-four percent of all kids in the US are in a single parent home.
It’s Sunday morning and Bobby shows up at your church. You start the intake process and suddenly realize that he may require some special support. He has special needs. But it’s okay, because you are ready! You have carefully thought through some of the potential challenges and safety issues and you have a plan. If you don’t have a plan, YOU CAN! Don’t wait until these kiddos come to put a strategy together. Be intentional and start thinking about it NOW! While disabilities may vary and can be mild or severe, here are 10 things for consideration to make your ministry a safe place for kids with special needs.
Birth to 18 years of age + sitting, listening, and having someone minister to me = Adults who just sit and listen as someone ministers to them
Birth to 18 years of age + serving and ministering in the church = Adults who serve and a church without a leadership void
The God-given gift of story in children begs the question: What would it look like if children understood that they are a part of the greatest story ever told—God’s story?
Every children’s minister I know wants their ministry to grow. I believe God wants your ministry to grow as well. In order for your children’s ministry to grow you must be willing to grow in your leadership abilities. Individual growth always comes before corporate growth. The number one key to making growth happen as a leader is evaluation. Change will never take place without constant evaluation. If you don’t identify ways that you can grow as a leader you’ll never reach your next level.
Camp is such an important piece in a kid’s spiritual journey. Many of us learned to hear the voice of God at camp, we were called into the ministry at camp, and we were filled with the Holy Spirit at camp. Let’s make getting kids to camp a priority for us, for their parents, and for them!
How many of you have experienced that certain child that seems to create distraction, ignore redirection, and generate chaos in your ministry? A few faces come to my mind that meet those dubious criteria. Behavior always communicates and sometimes it shouts at us from the back row during worship time! Unfortunately, many times these undesirable behaviors are conveying trauma that too many children in our world have been exposed to in varying degrees.