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
I love getting warm & fuzzy stories from parents! This one landed in my inbox this morning! Hi Gloria- I have to share a quick story for you to pass on to M's teachers at church. Her teacher told me that yesterday, on the playground, there was a little girl who was crying because she… Continue reading Today’s Warm & Fuzzies
I used to work at a preschool many years ago. Lauren was a full-day child... and she just had the hardest time waking up and getting herself going after nap time. I remember subbing in her class one day... and after the lights came back on and we woke up all the kids, Lauren just… Continue reading Too Quick to Discipline?
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!
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…