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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.
Volunteers and staff need to be educated on health, safety, abuse prevention, and general protection of servants and children. Here an excerpt from the Plan to Protect training course.
August in children’s ministry can bring a great deal of weariness. Here is some refreshing kidminspiration for leaders everywhere.
It is a privilege to lead and teach the kids in your ministry. Here is a word of encouragement from Philippians 1:3-11.
KidMin leaders can get weary easily when working with little or no volunteers. Here is a word of encouragement about casting your vision.
Summer’s end is near and exhaustion has started to set in for many KidMin leaders. Here is some encouragement from a fellow KidMin leader.
The Bible does not use skin tones as an indicator of race. Here is the biblical explanation of different skin tones.
Make up a reason to celebrate and have a big party for the kids in your ministry. Here are some additional ways to create anticipation in your ministry.
Teaching kids to live within limits is a gift you give them. Living within limits sets them up for the challenges that come along in life. Here is why it is important to teach children how to accept the answer “no.”
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?