Play The Ball Where The Monkey Drops It

By |2019-02-13T11:34:40+00:00February 13th, 2019|children's church, children's ministry, kidmin, leadership, Uncategorized|

Children's pastors can get frustrated with their situation. They want to move forward and they meet resistance. If your job is a basket of roses and puppies then challenge someone for a game of Words with Friends and skip this article.  You cannot control every situation you face as a children's pastor. So what [...]

Gator Snot Extraction

By |2018-10-01T12:50:18+00:00October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

How to Extract Gator Snot in 7 Easy Steps What is Gator Snot, you ask? Well, as it's name implies, Gator Snot is a gooey, green substance produced in the nostrils of ailing alligators.  It has many applications, but most applicable to the kidmin world is it's popular use as a slime alternative [...]

Code Words

By |2018-10-01T12:06:38+00:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What's a Kidmin conference without free stuff? 1. Be 1 of the first 25 people to our Blitz exhibit.  2. Tell me, Donnie Slade, the ultra-secret, code words (Gator Snot). 3. Lights and sirens will sound as you are presented your free gift! Not really. But I'll be smiling! What? You want [...]

By |2018-12-27T11:28:10+00:00May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Have You Reset the Gospel Lately? The Gospel is not about your virtues and values. It’s not about your sacrificial service to the Lord, your faithfulness to your discipleship program or your leadership principles, or how spiritual you are. It’s not even about how closely you follow Jesus. None of those things. The Gospel [...]

The 4 Dragons of Ministry

By |2018-05-15T15:00:48+00:00May 15th, 2018|spiritual, Uncategorized|

The 4 Dragons of Ministry By Roger Fields There are 4 dragons of ministry. They can kill you spiritually. Here’s how it happens. You start off with the joy of being a new believer. God’s grace is abundant and you feel it. Jesus is alive in you. You hear God’s voice within you. You [...]

The Most Dangerous Kidmin Phrases

By |2018-04-09T11:26:19+00:00April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Yikes! Saying these kidmin phrases is downright dangerous and not in the fun, adventurous, risk-taker kind of way. Dangerous in the way that will bring your ministry to either a fast--or long and agonizing--halt kind of way. These are the most dangerous kidmin phrases. 1. We have never done it that way before. This [...]

How Many Church Staff Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

By |2018-04-03T12:50:38+00:00April 2nd, 2018|children's church, children's ministry, Humor/Lists, kidmin, Uncategorized|

How Many Church Staff Members Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb? LEAD PASTOR: 0 He never does anything himself. ASSOCIATE PASTOR: unknown "Huh. What bulb?" STUDENT PASTOR: 22 1 to screw in the bulb and 21 student leaders to explain to the irate parents why the lights went out during the [...]

The Few

By |2018-05-16T14:50:05+00:00March 9th, 2018|children's ministry, kidmin, Ministry Articles, Uncategorized|

The Few So you quit children's ministry... Say what you want about being a children’s pastor. The fact is this: you are in an ELITE GROUP. There are few who would ever attempt what you do. Very few. You prepare weekly Bible content that reaches kids. You recruit, train and motivate a team [...]