What Type of Kids’ Pastor Are You? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

There are different types of Kids’ Pastors.  This is why it can be unwise to go look at someone else’s program and copy it.  If a church has a successful program, then they built their program around the strengths of the leader; but you may or may not have those same strengths. I’m not saying we shouldn’t learn from others.  Everyone needs a mentor or two, but to totally copy someone else’s ministry is a mistake. Build your ministry around…

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Are you willing to let your kids teach you? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I know that you love your kids and you enjoy teaching them, but are you willing to let your kids teach you? I have been ministering to kids for over thirty years now and without a doubt my favorite memories are those services where the Holy Spirit touched kids in a powerful way. One of my powerful moments was the summer of 1996. I was the guest speaker at a Kids Camp in Fergus Falls, MN. I was sitting behind…

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Episode 193: Children’s Ministry at Sandals Church with Jeremy O’Neill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jeremy O’Neill gives us a quick look into Children’s ministry of Sandals Church, a multisite church in Southern California that is producing a unique and original approach to the in-person and digital experience for kids and families. Jeremy also shares some of the things that are shaping Sandals Kids teams and leadership development. Jeremy O’Neill Connect with Jeremy through Email. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Sandals Kids at 11 campuses: Use a…

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The 3 Penny Missionary Game – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This simple, fun game helps children understand how a church is planted on the mission field. Help children understand the process of a missionary planting a church. As kids play this game, they will learn the up and downs (or forward and backwards) progress of planting a church. All that is needed is the PDF Game Board linked below (best printed on card stock) along with second page of explanation. (Which can be printed on the opposite side if you’d…

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Why is what you are thinking about so important? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Why is what you are thinking about so important? You are what you think you are. The Bible says it like this, “For as he thinks in his heart so is he.” Your thoughts influence your choices and your life is a product of the choices you make. If you want to change your life you can do so by making different choices; however, if you want to change your choices, you have to change how you think. The Bible…

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How to effectively communicate with your kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Posted By: Ron Are you concerned about the level of communication you have with your children? It’s frustrating when you can’t really seem to connect with each other – especially about the things that matter! I have a teenage daughter – it seems the older she gets, the more difficult communication is. Hopefully these tips will help you learn how to effectively communicate with your kids. I’ll be the first to admit I am not the best at communicating with…

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Gingerbread House Family Event Kit! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Host a Family Gingerbread House Building event. Everything you need is here! Our annual Family Gingerbread House Building has become a much-anticipated family event at our church! We charge a nominal fee to cover supplies and to ensure that we are prepared for each family that comes. Here is a highlight video to give you a feel for the event: In addition to building the gingerbread houses, we hold a contest with several categories and a system to make it…

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Learning From Parenting Failures – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Covid-19 has turned everything upside down. We used to feel like we were in control of our lives, now we feel like we are not. This is especially disconcerting, when we are talking about our kids.  Maybe you used to feel like a good parent, and now you find yourself yelling at your kids a lot. I thought it might be helpful for you if I talked about my top parenting mistakes and what I learned from my failures. The truth is…

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Ready to reopen kidmin? Have you considered this? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The time is finally here that states are starting the process of reopening the economy, businesses, and at some point churches. But what does that mean for your kids ministry? How do you know when you can safely reopen kidmin? Recently on the Kids Ministry Collective Podcast, Tom and I got to interview Greg Atkinson, founder of Worship Impressions, and ask him some questions to help you as you consider your options moving forward. I highly suggest listening to the…

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Gaining Leadership Support for Improving Child Safety – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

How do I get leadership to support child safety initiatives for improving child safety? While sometimes difficult to tackle, it’s an important step to help make your kids area a safe place. Support for your child safety initiative may be less about what you’re proposing and more about how it’s presented. Get prepared to help convince those making the decision. Define Why Leadership Should Care Defining the “why” of your child safety efforts sets the foundation. Take the needed time…

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COVID-19 HELP for Kidmin is HERE! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We are facing a unique time in history that has required innovation and imagination in order to continue our ministries in an online world. Kidology is continuing to rise to the challenge of equipping and encouraging you and your ministry through these challenging times. We are busy creating the resources that you need to not only continue your weekly services for kids but also to train you to find new and exciting ways to reach them throughout the week. We…

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What Motivates God? – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Everybody has something that makes them tick, something that motivates them.    For some people it is sports or video games.  For other people it is making money.  Many people are into collecting things such as baseball cards, comic books or antiques.  What is it that motivates God?  What does God the Father live for? What is His nature and motivation? Father God wants a relationship with His children and that is what compelled Him to create the universe. It…

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ESCAPE CHURCH Event Kit! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This was one of the BEST events I ever did for my preteen ministry! Everyone loves Escape Rooms, so I thought, “Why not do an Escape Church!?” It was a BLAST! Here is a highlight video to give you a feel for what it looked like: Also, available only to All Access Members is a detailed INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO! All Access Members get a download ZIP Folder with ALL the files you need! Inside you will find: Event Logo Map Files…

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What Will Be The New Normal? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

So what is normal now? Every single person has been affected by this worldwide pandemic, Covid-19.  All of our schedules and routines have changed and we have all had to adapt and change with it. Some states are “opening” up again and others are wondering when.  This will come to an end, but does that mean things will be back to normal? I like what Sam Luce said, “Don’t waste this crisis.“ What does that mean?  To me it means…

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The Nativity Challenge Game! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I’ve created a BRAND NEW Christmas Game! Time for another interactive game that helps teach and review the Christmas Story while getting the kids involved! It’s a game show! It’s review! It’s FUN! It’s the Nativity Challenge! Your kids will compete to complete a Nativity Scene by doing various fun interactive challenges! Almost everything you need is provided including original art, instructions, tips and trivia. You provide some simple props like candy canes and cups and a few other miscellaneous…

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Don’t Do This During Covid-19 Crisis – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

By: Sam Luce This is my twenty-second year of doing kids and youth ministry and it is like none other I have experienced so far. It seems that we are all, no matter how long you have been doing ministry, trying to find our footing. It seems each day brings new realities to adjust to. The church has done much better than I could have imagined. It’s so exciting to see pastors and leaders innovate and create in ways they…

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Episode 187: Preteen Ministry with Sean Sweet – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Sean Sweet shares about preteen ministry and his specific experience helping his own church develop a thriving preteen ministry. Sean also gives some specific insight into FourFiveSix, a ministry of Destiny Church in Rocklin, CA, focused on community, training, and resources for preteen leaders around the nation. Sean Sweet Connect with Sean by Email or at FourFiveSix.org. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes What is FourFiveSix.org? Community, Training platform, Resources Letting go of…

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10 Great Ways Kids Can Serve at Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Did you know that studies show that kids and teenagers who serve in their local church are far less likely to walk away from their faith as they get older? And there are great ways kids can serve at church. The Bible reminds us of this in James 2.  Here’s what it says… Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works. Good works lead to a faith that is alive and vibrant. The…

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JOIN ME for my First Master Class: Thriving in Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It doesn’t matter how talented, skilled or experienced you are in ministry. If you burn out, none of that will matter. Ministry is TOUGH. You must take care of yourself! YOU are the most important part of your ministry. That’s why you need to join me for a 6-week Master Class that will ensure that you not only survive ministry, but thrive in ministry. The First Master Class starts in January – and space is limited! 1. January 6th through…

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Are You On A Spending Freeze? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We sold very little curriculum this past month and I understand why. My church is on a spending freeze, and I’m guessing your church is too.  Instead of withdrawing, I want to be part of the solution.  Here’s what I’m thinking.  I see a lot of teaching on fear, telling kids not to be afraid. That’s good, but it still doesn’t give our kids positive something to focus on. This is why I’m teaching on Faith right now. Answering questions…

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Episode 186: A Sneak Peek Into Kidmin Challenges from Large Churches with Dale Hudson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Dale Hudson spends time recapping some of the kidmin challenges large churches are facing across the country including attendance trends, volunteers and online church strategies. He also shares briefly about his new book “Lead Well in Children’s Ministry.” Dale Hudson Connect with Dale on Facebook, Instagram and Website. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Key trends in the church amidst online church: Online service is the new norm Use to be able to…

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Easter Cross Craft – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

EASTER CROSS CRAFT Getting creative to celebrate Easter. Easter is more than bunnies, candy and egg hunts.  This is a great way to allow your kids to get creative and you can also have a teachable moment. AND when finished you can showcase your artwork in your front window. As everyone is observing social distancing this would be a great way to add some joy to others as they walk by. WHAT YOU NEED Cardstock Painters tape Crayons, Markers, Water…

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Episode 185: Online Kidmin and Recruiting Volunteer Subs with Jarrod Harris – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jarrod Harris shares about his church’s recent shifts in kidmin to online church as well as some unique tips for volunteer recruitment and empowerment. Making adjustments within kidmin and family ministry is inevitable, but all the strategies we hold tightly to within our churches can still be championed and upheld, including personal connections and partnering with parents. Jarrod Harris Connect with Jarrod on Facebook, Instagram and Email at jarrodh@missionaz.org. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org.…

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What is Your Philosophy? – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Do you have a Philosophy of Children’s Ministry? Guess what? You do! Whether you have written it out or not, you have core principles that guide your thoughts, decisions, actions, re-actions, opinions and even what annoys you. I would challenge you as you head into a new year, to define the core values that drive you and your ministry forward. It will help you understand yourself, explain your decisions and actions to others, and challenge others to re-think their own…

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I am giving away FREE curriculum! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We are walking in uncharted territory.  Because of this unprecedented time, I wanted to offer ministry materials and resources to you – FREE!  I am Giving Away FREE curriculum, KIDS NEED THE GOSPEL, and 4 BONUS Short Films! ($69.00 value)  KIDS NEED THE GOSPEL is a 4-week elementary series for children’s ministry (1st-6th grade). Not only will you receive KIDS NEED THE GOSPEL. You also receive an added BONUS of 4 FREE Short Films. You also have permission to stream these short films on-line, royalty…

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