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 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 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 [...]
New Kidmin Acronyms Does your kidmin team know these new acronyms? MVDSUA: My Volunteers Didn’t Show Up Again. "Ugh. Another MVDSUA Sunday." INABB: I Need A Bigger Budget. "Dear Pastor, INABB." WITKTTSR: Where Is The Key To The Supply Room? “Fred, WITKTTSR?" IBCOY: Is Big Church Out Yet? "Hey, Betty! IBCOY?" PKOTL: Pastor’s Kid On [...]
6 Pitfalls Every New Children’s Pastor Should Avoid Be careful, new children’s pastor, where you step. There are potholes and pitfalls out there. Here are some. Don’t make any changes too fast. That will make the people around you insecure. Build relationships first. Don’t make high-impact decisions without listening to the input of others [...]
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. But here is how I got into children's ministry. After pastoring two churches I took a sweet gig as an associate pastor [...]
6 Reasons Why Children's Ministry is Superior to All Other Ministries That's right, Children's Ministry is superior! By that I mean better/higher/cooler than all other ministries in the church. Don't even think about disagreeing with this. Yes, I know all ministry is important. but you heard me correctly. I stand boldly and say, [...]
A rumor is floating around that somewhere in the midwest there’s a man who is actually living the Christian life in epic proportions. Research indicates his name is Ernie. We don’t yet know his last name. The word on the street is that he is a model Christian, the primo example.
Let me just say first, I am a strong believer in healthy competition. In no particular order here are some tips for making games fun while keeping the competition in perspective: 1. Divide the room into two sides. Give each side a team name. For Kidz Blitz Live events, we call our teams Blue and Green. Dividing the room with a center aisle or rope down the middle is helpful/important/critical. Games just work better with a visible team divider.