KidMin Unafraid

By |2017-03-07T18:11:20+00:00December 8th, 2014|Ministry Articles|

Timidity is the cancer of modern ministry. Ministers are allowing fear to guide their dialog and actions. Understandably, churches/ministries are hesitant to do, or say, anything outside of what has become culturally acceptable. The climate is becoming increasingly hostile toward Christianity and we all feel that. We can talk about love, acceptance, diversity, social [...]

4 Most Powerful Words in Children’s Ministry

By |2017-03-07T18:11:20+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Ministry Articles|

Kids are hard-wired for action. They struggle--as we all know too well--to sit and listen. Kids want to DO. They are driven to participate. They crave the opportunity to take part. Doing something is their oxygen. That’s why the most powerful words to enter a kid’s ear are: “I need a volunteer.” When kids [...]

Are You a Pointer or Painter in Children’s Ministry

By |2017-03-07T18:11:21+00:00September 11th, 2014|Ministry Articles|

There are two types of Children's Ministry communicators: Pointers and Painters. Pointers drive home specific points; Painters create an overall impression. Both can be effective. We need to understand simple points from the Bible. We cannot apply what we don’t understand. Teachers that can unfold practical truth and reduce ideas into bite-sized pieces are effective [...]

10 Children’s Ministry Secrets

By |2017-03-07T18:11:21+00:00August 12th, 2014|Ministry Articles|

Not everything in ministry is self-evident. Some things that seem true--or effective--can produce substandard results. Here are some examples. 1. The way you carry yourself makes a difference. Remember you are a minister, not a big kid. If you conduct yourself like a big kid don't be surprised when no one respects your ministry. Act [...]