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 [...]
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 [...]
6 Reasons Why Children's Ministry is Superior to All Other Ministries Children's Ministry is superior! That's right, I said it. Children's ministry is superior. By that I mean better/higher/cooler than all other ministries in the church. Period. Don't even think about disagreeing with me on this. Yes, I know all ministry is important, [...]
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 [...]
The 4 Most Powerful Words in Children's Ministry So what are the four most powerful (non-spiritual) words in children's ministry? What four words can light up any kid? What four words can get any kid's attention? These are the best words to use in kid ministry over and over again every week. They [...]
The posters around church proclaimed: “We’re takin’ over big church!” And that’s what we did. The pastor was clear about dedicating the Big Church services to the kids...
If you find yourself making any of these statements, your days are numbered. You have been warned... 10. We don’t have to preview this video; one of the deacons told me it was clean.
VBS directors have the organizational skills of Marie Kondo, the work ethic of well...a children's pastor, creative minds like Bob Ross and a heart of gold. But look, even if you aren't the super human described above, that's how you look to us outsiders watching you pull off an awesome VBS every year. I [...]