church life · family ministry · kidmin · leadership

I DON’T make parents volunteer in KidMin…

I have met many children's pastors and directors from around the country, and I have yet to meet anyone with a thriving ministry that says "I have a volunteer waitlist!" Whether it be a small church or a large church, everyone is looking for more volunteers in their children's ministry! Recruiting is a 12-month job...… Continue reading I DON’T make parents volunteer in KidMin…

christian life · church life · family ministry · kidmin · my journey · youth ministry

God Knows What We Need

Last Sunday, we talked about how God knows what we need... and how God provides for our needs! Well, I got a first hand experience in God providing for my needs on Sunday, the very day I taught this lesson! To start, our projector hasn't been working and we had to do without! Since our… Continue reading God Knows What We Need

family ministry · kidmin

Kindred Spirits at KidMin

"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables That's exactly how I feel about KidMin people! They're my kindred spirits! Perhaps that's why I look forward to conferences or gatherings where… Continue reading Kindred Spirits at KidMin

family ministry · kidmin · youth ministry

Kid & Youth Ministries… More than Bible Lessons…

It's a general assumption that Kid & Youth Ministries is all about teaching Bible stories, lessons, and planning activities to the kids that come to church on Sundays! Yes, we do a lot of that... However, that's not all we do! In fact, that's not probably not the most significant part of what we do...… Continue reading Kid & Youth Ministries… More than Bible Lessons…

church life · kidmin

Church Stuff Doesn’t Have To Be Boring…

I recently had the opportunity to train children's ministry leaders and volunteers at a local small church.  I have to admit that I was somewhat dreading this event because it was in the middle-of-nowhere in Central California.  I just wasn't looking forward to the 2-hour drive on my Saturday morning.  To my surprise, they actually… Continue reading Church Stuff Doesn’t Have To Be Boring…