The Few

By | 2018-03-26T12:35:02+00:00 March 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 [...]

How I Got Swept Into Children’s Ministry

By | 2018-03-09T13:15:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|children's church, children's ministry, Christmas Outreach Event, kidmin, Ministry Articles, Uncategorized|

How I Got Swept Into Children's Ministry My background was in adult ministry. That's the ministry where people don't vomit during your message and they go pee without raising their hands. After pastoring two churches I took a sweet gig as an associate pastor in Florida. It was a cushy job without much [...]

How To Keep Kids On the Edge Of Their Seats

By | 2018-02-19T14:50:36+00:00 February 19th, 2018|children's church, children's ministry, How to Guide, kidmin|

1. Set your room up to encourage focus. 2. Create an atmosphere of anticipation. 3. Get everyone onboard before you take off. 4. Use few words and make them count. 5. Make everything (almost everything) interactive. 6. Use competition to motivate. 7. Use small rewards and lots of them. 8. Be predictably unpredictable. 9. [...]

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4 Most Powerful Words in Children’s Ministry

By | 2017-03-07T18:11:20+00:00 December 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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 [...]