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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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STOP, DROP and ROLL! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As teachers, we have an agenda. We have a lesson plan we are trying to teach, a game we are trying to lead, a craft we are trying to complete, or some other activity that we prayed about, planned, prepared and now are trying to pull off. But often our children have other ideas about how the time in the classroom is going to be spent. There is an old children’s ministry saying that goes, “If you don’t have a…

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LIVE STREAM? – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Can I use Super Church content in my kids live stream service? Hello,I understand that all of us are walking in uncharted territory.  We are having to quickly change to stay connected to families in a way that many of us have never done before. At Super Church we want to help you reach your community.   Many churches are putting together Live Streaming services for their kids and families.  We have had several questions concerning using Super Church Curriculum content in…

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How to talk to your kids about the CoronaVirus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Pandemic. Virus. National Emergency. Quarantine. These sound like words right out of a Hollywood thriller. But the reality is these words are being repeated over and over every day on the news. On social media. Newspaper headlines. No we aren’t living in a sci-fi movie. We are living in a world with Coronavirus. You probably don’t understand everything yourself, but have you thought about how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus? Usually my first word of advice during…

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Expect Much, Get Much! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Children typically only rise as far as you expect them to. Rarely does a student exceed the expectations of the leaders in their life. I’ve learned, “Expect Little, Get Little; Expect Much, Get Much.” Many children have a low opinion of themselves, but if you think more of them than they think of themselves, you can have the power to help lift them to the next level on their Christian journey! As a young boy, one of my teachers, Helen…

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I’m Overwhelmed – What Do I Do? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Let’s face it, life can feel overwhelming, especially right now.  Most of us may even feel overcome, this is normal, but we can’t stay there.  Here is what I do when I am feeling things are out of my control.  I remember that my faith comes by hearing the Word of God.  When I hear God’s Word my faith grows.  When I say God’s Word it causes my faith to get stronger.  This is the best way to build my…

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Episode 184: Nine Ideas While Churches Aren’t Gathering – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Nick Blevins takes time to share some unique ideas for churches while they may not be gathering during this most recent COVID-19 virus. Some ideas are specific to this situation, but others are absolutely applicable in the future and could even be a blessing in disguise. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org and check out the special Webinar on Leading Your Family Ministry in the Midst of Crisis on Wednesday, March 18th. Notes 9…

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Family Resource Pack – Free faith based activities for families – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Fear. Anxiety. Uncertainty. If you are not currently experiencing these feelings, there is a good chance you know someone who is.  And maybe even your kids. At the time of writing this, here in our state, and many others, all schools have been closed and kids are home with the possibility of online learning.  Churches are closed and trying to find ways to meet ‘virtually’. Companies are closing there doors and people are working from home, being laid off, or…

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Episode 183: Kidmin Curriculum with Mike Clear – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Mike Clear shares some of his experiences moving from working within family ministry roles to serving family ministries through Orange and the Rethink Group. He also explains more about the heart and strategy behind some of the world’s leading Kidmin curriculum and how it is being utilized in churches. Mike Clear Connect with Mike on Facebook. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Thoughts after moving from church leadership roles to volunteering: Getting to…

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7 Reasons Why Churches Fail Special Needs Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

One of the things that the kidmin community is lacking is a clear focus on special needs ministry. We have seen lots of traction when it comes to ministering to families, creating environments. One area that that is severely lacking is comprehensive ministry to special needs kids. You go to most churches in America, even megachurches, and there is little available for families with special needs kids. I am not here to point fingers at others, but at Redeemer we…

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Cast Your Burdens Game! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Teaching on worry? Don’t just talk about it, demonstrate why we need to cast our burdens on Jesus! Scriptures to Use: Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.1 Peter 5:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.Psalm 55:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests…

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How Important Is It? – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

How Important Is It….that we teach the Gospel to Kids? “And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them.  But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”                                                           Mark 10:13-…

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Host and Easter EGGstravaganza! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Folks have asked me to describe the Family Show we do before our Easter Egg Hunts, so I’m providing some files and a video walk through to help describe what you we do. The EGGstravaganza Show is a high-energy interactive game show experience that will involve both selected volunteers from the audience, as well as full audience participation elements. The theme is “That’s Impossible” as participants attempt to do impossible feats! At the end, they will learn that the Bible…

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Episode 181: Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry and Discipline Tools with Jenny Funderburke Smith – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jenny Funderburke Smith points toward some specific ways to create a gospel-centered approach to kid’s ministry, regardless of the size of your church or the curriculum you use. She also shares some very helpful tips on how to structure discipline within our ministry environments for children. Jenny Funderburke Smith Connect with Jenny on her Blog and Twitter. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes What does it mean to be Gospel-centered? The gospel is…

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What Is Kinder Church 2.0? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Kinder Church 2.0 is designed from the ground up to effectively teach your preschoolers the Word of God. You get the same depth of teaching, great object lessons and humorous drama skits that are synonymous with the Super Church brand. And Kinder Church 2.0 comes with engaging multimedia videos that will grab the attention of your preschoolers. Your kids will be on the edge of their seats as they watch the Adventures of James & Andi Motion Comic. Kinder Church 2.0…

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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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How I Teach Kids To Pray – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If I want my kids to know how to pray and get answers to their prayers, it isn’t good enough I tell them they should pray.  I need to show them how to pray. I need to teach them about the different kinds of prayer and how to get them answered. Here is a short list of the different kinds of prayers I teach my kids: Prayer for salvation – Romans 10:9 Praying in the spirit – 1 Corinthians 14:15…

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Episode 178: Multisite NextGen and Reaching Outsiders with Alfred Burgess – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Alfred Burgess shares some of his experiences within multisite NextGen ministry over the years and his heart for reaching outsiders. Having served on staff at two large multisite churches, Alfred provides a unique perspective on how an effective NextGen ministry can exist in different church models and how to create environments with the outsider in mind. Alfred Burgess Connect with Alfred on Instagram, Twitter and Email. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Kids…

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2020 Child Safety Trends Your Church Needs to Know – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

With the start of a new year, it’s important to understand child safety trends and new opportunities churches can take advantage to better prepare for challenges, improve effectiveness, and increase child protection. In 2019 many child and youth-focused organizations invested in prevention tools, increasing collaboration with incident response teams, and prioritizing training and education. 2020 will be the year many organizations fully implement what they learned and fine-tune the processes around current tools. Top Child Safety Trends and Predictions Experience Drives Loyalty…

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FOUR BASIC STEPS FOR AN EFFECTIVE KIDS SERVICE – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

There are four basic steps for an effective Kids Ministry Service. STEP ONE Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” The first step for an effective children’s church service is to have a goal.  You have to get past, “What am I going to teach next week?”  Develop a teaching plan for the year. By doing this you and your team know where you are going. You should have a long and short range goal.  Your…

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Episode 177: Elevation Church Family Ministry with Jeff Bates – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jeff Bates dives into some specific practices on tracking family ministry data at Elevation Church and gives practical tips for how to get these families more engaged. Each family is unique and defining engagement can be tricky, so there is a great need for creative ways to keep families connected throughout the year. Jeff Bates Connect with Jeff on Instagram, Facebook and Email. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Key numbers to track…

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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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