Posts in Community
When Mom and Dad Make Mistakes

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?

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CommunityRyan Frank
The Heart of The Matter

We may think doctrine is irrelevant to kids’ ministry, but think! Anytime we teach kids anything, we are either teaching them sound doctrine or we are misleading them! In the Great Commission, Jesus says that we are to teach disciples to obey everything He commands. Where do we find “everything” He commands? Doctrine.

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The Risky Business of Kidmin

Sometimes in ministry things occur that no one ever wants to deal with. Whether we believe circumstances to be unpreventable or just highly unlikely, we’re sometimes unprepared when emergencies arise. Unfortunately, that lack of preparation can find a church and a children’s pastor not only liable, but possibly criminal.

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Making Your Message Stick With Preteens

If you’ve been in children’s ministry for any time at all, you know kids are rarely the problem. Rather, they are the barometer of the problems within their homes. After all, the easiest part of kids ministry is the kids, right? It’s the parents that are the difficult part of the job! So, we all agree that kids will either struggle under or stand upon the foundation of their families. The question is, then, how do we help impact those families?

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CommunityRyan Frank
Connecting to Your Community

If you’ve been in children’s ministry for any time at all, you know kids are rarely the problem. Rather, they are the barometer of the problems within their homes. After all, the easiest part of kids ministry is the kids, right? It’s the parents that are the difficult part of the job! So, we all agree that kids will either struggle under or stand upon the foundation of their families. The question is, then, how do we help impact those families?

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CommunityRyan Frank
The Power of Community

These are three great ways to connect with others, but the digital world that we live in—the land of iPhones, tablets, Facebook and Instagram—has changed everything. It’s easier today than ever to reach around the world and network with others.

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