Karl’s KidCheck Review – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The results are IN! I’ve been using KidCheck at my church since the launch last fall, and not only do I love it, but our parents and volunteers do too! I decided to film a short review to show you what I love about KidCheck at my church: Here is an overview of what I LOVE about @KidCheck: Great Support Speedy Sunday Set Up Easy Special Events Set Up EXPRESS CHECK-IN (It’s like Fast Pass for Church!) Awesome Reports Thought…

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I Have Some Great News For You. – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In 1988, we published Super Church Classic. We marketed Super Church as a curriculum for spirit filled, charismatic churches who are tired of teaching from luke-warm curriculum.  We were not prepared for the response. It was hard for us to keep up with all the orders in those early days. We found out that there were thousands of churches, just like my church, that wanted their kids to experience the move of the Holy Spirit.  In 2010, we updated Super Church Classic to Super Church 2.0. We totally…

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FREE eBook: It’s About Relationships – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

NOTE: This is not a book of fluff, it is practical and will help you grow relationships. There is no shortage of programs, resources, or ideas in children’s ministry today—but at the end of the day, what is most effective in reaching kids for the Gospel hasn’t changed in a hundred years—it’s building relationships and personally introducing children to the Savior. This ebook is loaded with practical ideas on how to have a more relational ministry. You’ll be surprised by…

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Why I Wrote Super Church Curriculum – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Write the vision, and make a plan upon tables that he may run that readeth it…” Habakkuk 2:2 When I first began to teach children, I had a difficult time finding material and curriculums. The materials that were available at that time were outdated and did not cover Pentecostal or Charismatic principles. Most curriculum companies leave out things like the gifts of the spirit, praying in tongues etc., because it was considered controversial and it would narrow the “market”. After…

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12 Community Service Projects Kids Can Do in Small Groups – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Do you ever wish your church offered more service projects in your community? Do you wish you could go to your community rather than just trying to bring your community to you? This can seem like an issue for your Senior Pastor and other adults in your church, but it’s actually much easier to begin service projects with the kids at your church. 12 service projects you can do for your community: 1. Water Bottle Sleeves When a kid in…

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FLIP IT to Gratitude – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Introducing The Complaining Game! How do we help kids focus on the positive? This is what I did one Sunday. I put 10 common complaints of kids onto slips of paper and then put them on the top of 10 buckets. Kids then go 3 Popsicle sticks to use to vote. They put a Popsicle stick in the top three buckets they complain about the most. Then, we totaled them to discover the top complaints. Here was our results: BUT,…

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What’s The Plan – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Pinky and the Brain were an iconic cartoon in the 90’s.  They were two little mice and their main goal and objective in life was to take over the world. Pinky and the Brain Quote: Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world! Of course, they never succeeded, but it was great fun watching them try. As a leader it is important…

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20 Great Parenting Quotes ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.  -Franklin D. Roosevelt Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. -Matthew Jacobson The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.  -Peggy O’Mara Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.–James Baldwin Your children are the greatest…

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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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Must See Video About Teaching Kids ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

All I can say is “Wow!”  If you teach kids, this video is a must see. It reinforces what I have been saying for years and presents the best way to teach kids. This applies if you are a school teacher or you teach kids in a church setting. If you are reading this in an email, you can find the video at this link. Watch and be challenged to teach today’s kids in new, effective, creative ways. Love to…

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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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Family Fun Devotion Army Men: Faith in Action – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Posted By: Ron Ron Ron is happily married to his best friend, and dad to the best daughter you could imagine. He has over 19 years experience of teaching, leading, writing, creating and consulting. He has written for churches, contributed to several collaborative publications, and written a #1 Best Selling Devotional on Amazon. Don’t hesitate to ask if you think he could help you and your ministry in any way. Latest posts by Ron (see all) About the Author…

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Podcast Interview with Tom Bump ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of being interviewed by my friend, Tom Bump. Tom is a veteran children’s ministry leader who champions children’s ministry and is making a big impact in so many people’s life. In the interview, I share some truths from my newest book – Lead Well in Children’s Ministry.  You can get the book at this link.  Enjoy the interview and help spread the word about Tom’s podcast and ministry.  You can get more…

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Tips For Teaching Preteens in Your Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Preteens. Tweens. Pre-people :). What are we to do with these wonderfully baffling kids…err…young adults?! Here are a few ideas for engaging them: Tips For Teaching Preteens in Your Ministry Truth matters Yep, just like with preschoolers and elementary age, truth matters when teaching preteens. This might seem obvious, but with this age group is more important than ever because they are wrestling with real life situations. They’re caught between the land of childhood and the land of adulthood. They…

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Teaching Kids To Hear The Voice of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

One of the most important decisions your children will make is who their friends are. Our kids become like whom they hang with. If they hang with kids who love the Lord they will love the Lord. The reverse is also true. I have had parents say this to me, “I decide who my kid’s friends are.” The truth is, you really can’t do this. At some point our children will begin to make their own choices about who their friends are. You…

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Episode 171: Recruiting Volunteers Q&A with Nina Schmidgall – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, I talk about Nina Schmidgall about volunteer recruitment and she walks us through some best practices for beginning to shape volunteer culture before people even start serving. This is the first part of a six-session series from an online event called Volunteer Bootcamp, hosted by Ministry Boost. Nina Schmidgall Connect with Nina on Instagram, and Twitter. Get access to the full Volunteer Bootcamp sessions and notes here. Links Mentioned in this Episode Volunteer Bootcamp Webinar Recruitment 101…

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Concrete And Cranes Bible Crafts « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Concrete And Cranes Bible Crafts Posted on December 1, 2019 These are the crafts that can be used with the Lifeway’s Concrete And Cranes V.B.S. program.  Although most Vacation Bible School curriculum programs provide or sell their own Bible crafts, many times they have nothing to do with the Bible story of the day or not much thought went into designing them in the first place. My hope is that these crafts will help make planning your Vacation Bible School a…

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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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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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10 Ministry Interview Questions Every Candidate Should Ask – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Interviews can be intimidating. Not always, but they can be. Especially when you are sitting with a search committee and they are shooting off questions one right after the other. You want to answer them all honestly, you want to make a good impression, because ultimately you want a new position. But interviews are not only a church asking you questions. There are ministry interview questions that you can ask that will help determine the direction God would have you…

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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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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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DC4K » How Do You Help the Single Dads in Your Church? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

When many people think “single parent” they automatically think of the single mom. While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dad households are on the rise. According to research published in 2013 and released by the Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends in the article “The Rise of Single Fathers” minor children living in a home headed by a single dad has increased about nine-fold since the 1960s. In 2011 the number was 2.6 million…

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NEW Outpost Set! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Finally got to update my Kids Church set! I’ve been using a blackboard wall and some curtains for two years while I saved up to be able to finally build what I wanted. We call our kids church The Outpost because I want the kids to know that church isn’t the destination in our faith, it is only where we get trained and equipped, the Adventure is out there in the world during the week. We’re in Colorado, so we…

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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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