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How to Completely DIS-Engage Parents from Your Children’s Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The obvious goal is to engage parents in your ministry. Sometimes, however, we do just the opposite. Sometimes we push them away, require things which are unrealistic, completely disregard their own circumstances…and a lot more. All this does is harm our ministry and actually work against what we are trying to accomplish. Here are a few ways I’ve experienced and observed parents being dis-engaged from ministry: I used to believe that you couldn’t communicate enough. Wrong! In our information saturated world,…

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13 Ways To Train Volunteers in Your Children’s Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Next to “recruiting” volunteers, training is perhaps one of the most challenging elements of leading in Children’s Ministry. But our real job is to equip God’s people to do the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12; see this post for more). Here are a few ideas to help get you started : 13 Ways To Train Volunteers in Your Children’s Ministry 1. Annual Event This can serve as a key vision-casting and team-building event – very important pieces to training which…

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10 Great Books Every Children’s Ministry Leader Should Read – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Reading. Most of us have every intention to read more, but few of us actually read much. But reading is one of the easiest and best ways to grow ourselves. And as leaders, we have a responsibility to grow ourselves in order to lead well. Statistics show that reading by leaders is in decline. In fact, the lack of reading on the leadership level has declined to the point that some might consider it a crisis. Michael Hyatt, in his article…

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5 Essential Qualities You Want in Every Member of Your Leadership Team – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Leadership matters in your ministry. In fact, your ministry will only rise to the level that you and your leadership team can take it. Think about that statement for a moment. It has possible implications for both expanding your ministry beyond it’s current state, but also for limiting your ministry to little more than it is now. Leadership will raise your ministry, or lower it. In either case, it’s true. If you are a high capacity leader who can develop…

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5 Ways To Get Yourself & Your Ministry Ready For Easter – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Easter is approaching…fast! I hope you’ve already begun planning for it in your ministry. Easter weekend can be a wonderful time in the world of Children’s Ministry!  But it can also be a nightmare for the Children’s Ministry leader.  It’s typically one of the highest attended weekends of the year.  Lots of visitors.  High expectations. So what’s a Children’s Ministry Leader to do to make it successful?  Here’s a few things I’ve learned over the years: Plan far in advance. Hopefully, you’re…

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3 Ways To Maximize Weekend Services In Your Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a big football fan, I love Fall when the NFL finally kicks off (go Chargers!). Not only do I enjoy watching the games, but I love the excitement, anticipation and, yes, wondering how my fantasy football teams will fare. I’m always glued to FanDuel’s fantasy football news. Every weekend is filled with excitement and anticipation. Weekends are “game time” for those of us in ministry, too. It’s when most of our planning, preparation & potential all come together, not…

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Summer Missions Component with Your VBS – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. Hopefully you are well into the planning and preparation. There is always so much to do! Find volunteers. Prepare the spaces Create the decorations. Find volunteers. Gather the supplies. Train the team. Find volunteers. Communicate with other staff. Create promotional materials and get the word out. And did I mention finding volunteers??? So. Much. To. Do!! And this doesn’t even begin to speak to everything that needs to be done. If you’ve…

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Your Children’s Ministry Summer Reading List (and Giveaway!) – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Summertime is fast approaching and, while summer can often be a very busy season, it can also be a great time to catch up on some reading. For the Children’s Ministry Leader, that means taking the time to read some of the best books on leading our ministry effectively. Here are three of the best books we recommend that every Children’s Ministry Leader should read (all were included in our recent post called 10 Great Books Every Children’s Ministry Leader…

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