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22 years later in KidMin

My very first paid position in children's ministry was in August 1994. I was only 21, and I had no idea that I even wanted to go into ministry. However, my college pastor saw the potential in me, and hired me as an intern... to run preschool - elementary of about 80 children. Honestly, I… Continue reading 22 years later in KidMin

family ministry · kidmin · missions

More than Bible Stories & Memory Verse!

I was that child who attended church since birth! I knew many Bible stories... I memorized many verses. I was even in every church play starting from kindergarten. I was your model church child. But in my 30's I had an epiphany. Nobody sat me down and explained the gospel to me! Of course, i… Continue reading More than Bible Stories & Memory Verse!

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…

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…