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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
My background is in adult ministry. That's the ministry where people don't vomit during your message and they can leave to 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 in Florida. It was a [...]
How To Keep Kids On the Edge Of Their Seats Keep kids on the edge of their seats in your kid church with these 10 important tips. 1. Set your room up to encourage focus. This is a no brainer for all you kidmin pros out there, so lets just get #1 out of [...]
1. Doing everything on your own instead of multiplying yourself. 2. Begging for volunteers instead of recruiting them. 3. Being afraid to risk instead of trying new things.
all guaranteed to stop you and your church from doing ANYTHING remarkable…ever 10. We never did it that way before. Maybe it's time for a change. If you want to make sure you get the same results you’ve always had, then just do what you have always done. 9. But what if it doesn’t work? What [...]
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 [...]