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25 Secrets to Accelerate Your Children’s Ministry - Video Course
Teacher effectiveness and prevention are just two ways to become a better classroom manager. Here is expert advice on classroom management
We have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children in our ministry. Here are ten steps for screening staff and volunteers from Plan to Protect.
Here is a tip to better minister to parents in your children’s ministry. Form a parent panel to ask questions and listen to what parents have to say about your ministry.
Your volunteers will not want to miss a service when they have fun serving. Here are some simple but effective way to have fun and create cohesion among your volunteers.
The key to creating an environment where worship is possible is to make sure everyone has the correct definition of worship. Kris Smoll and Tammy Muller explain how to create an atmosphere of worship.
Good leaders are good listeners. Life can get really busy and we don’t take the time to really listen. Create and host a listening session.
A thriving children’s ministry is about equipping leaders with the tools they need and desire to effectively reach the next generation for Christ. Children’s ministry is not about filling slots.
Vary activities each week. Set the stage for something special that will create anticipation for the kids in your ministry. These five unusual experiences will help create anticipation
The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers focuses on his spiritual legacy. Here is one gentle reminder from the friendly neighbor, Mr. Rogers.
Disney wants every guest to have a magical experience when visiting their properties. Here are three magical tips that we as KidMin leaders can learn from the mouse.
"Simply put, children learn from the people they love. And love is the result of getting to know one another—it's the result of relationships. Before our kids come to know Jesus, they just might need to know us first."
When considering Kids Ministry - often times people just think of, “what can we do with the kids so the adults can have their service.” However, it is SO MUCH more than that. It is so much more than childcare! So how do you create a Kids Ministry that leaves kids begging their parents to bring them back?
As children’s ministers, we have to ask the question, are my teachers teaching or discipling children in my church? Are we more concerned about the developmental learning styles of children, whether they are concrete or abstract learners, than about whether they are being transformed by the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives?
Encourage the single parent to make the child part of the process. You might give the child scriptures or stories about people in the Bible who had to move. Some of these little kids feel like nomads wandering around or like the children of Israel having to wander the desert.
The topic of self-care often brings up a myriad of responses within churches and Christ-followers. The concept seems overtly “non-Christian” to some of us. Think about it; the word “self” is included in the title of this activity we are often encouraged to consider implementing in our lives. And after all are we not directed, in Scripture, to die to self? So why would we want to spend time “caring” for self.
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.