Kids Ministry

How to Have a Family Worship Experience at Home – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Many churches are pushing pause on gathering their congregants for weekly worship services during this season of coronavirus risk, including children’s ministry classes and groups. While many of us might be tempted to enjoy a break from church, that’s the last thing we really need. At times like this, we desperately need God’s Word to reassure us that He is in control; we need to sing songs that remind us of His power; we need worship.   The Bible teaches…

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4 Truths For The Discouraged Parent – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Parenting is hard. Newsflash, right? While nobody who has ever had a child is surprised by that statement, what has been consistently surprising to my wife and I is that raising kids seems to get harder rather than easier. We thought it was hard when we had a kid in diapers who needed constant monitoring. Then we thought it was harder when our kids started going to school and we were worried about everything they would encounter out there in…

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6 Ways to Set Expectations for Volunteers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We bring our expectations with us into every situation. The primary factor in feeling successful and satisfied is how well our expectations and our situations match up. When our expectations are met or exceeded, we’re happy and satisfied. The best way to set ourselves, and everyone around us, up for success is to clarify and communicate what is expected. When expectations are not identified or articulated, stress and struggles ensue. When it comes to recruiting and leading our volunteers we…

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Helping your kids make a smooth transition to student ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

By Alli Brown Since they can remember, all kids know is the kids ministry at their church. They’ve grown up there, made friends there, and before they know it, it’s time for them to head to the youth group. Thinking about the kids in your ministry that will be transitioning to the student ministry soon may give you a wave of fear or uncertainty. They probably had that same fear about coming into the kids ministry from preschool! I’m sure…

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Did Jesus Get Hand Cramps? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I started praying for a family I’ve never met a few weeks ago. Thanks to the internet, I learned that a Christian artist I’ve followed for a while suffered a tragedy. Her daughter, one year younger than my oldest, had a seemingly minor fall which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Doesn’t news like that just jostle you when you have kids of your own? It feels impossible — the reality that these precious children we raise could leave us…

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What About Marketing? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Some people have a hard time reconciling the concepts of ‘ministry’ and ‘marketing.’ At surface level the notion of marketing may bring about thoughts of selling or commercializing something. In reality, marketing might be better thought of as the communication of information about a product, event, or service that is of interest to a specific audience (or market) who has a need or desire to find the promoted item(s).  In the church world, marketing looks a lot more like an…

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What’s the Story with Story? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

When some kids leaders hear the word story, they hear fiction. It is not surprising then that there is a reluctance to calling what we teach kids a Bible story. Some go further and think it is wrong and even dangerous to use Bible story, believing that it leads kids to think of the Bible as a work of fiction. But is it? There just might be more to this story than meets the eye. The Gospel Project uses the…

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Getting to the Heart of It – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It may alarm you or it could cause you to burst out laughing, but listening to kids in your ministry will always educate you. What do the kids you teach care about most? What are they excited to share with you each week? For the kids you lead it may be their sports teams, a new app on their phones, their friends, or the latest video on YouTube™. Kids reveal what they love most through what they talk about regularly.…

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30 Things Parents Should Say to Their Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Words matter. The words parents use have great power to give life to their kids. Here are 30 life-giving things parents should consider saying to their kids on a regular basis.   In the Book of James we read that the tongue, although quite small, can do great things. We are also warned to control the tongue, because it can just as easily do terrible things (James 3:2-12). When we think of controlling the tongue, we often think of stopping it…

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The Power of Personality – Kids Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Klista Storts joins the podcast to discuss the different personalities in a fun way that are serving in your kids ministry and how you could possibly come off based on your personality Klista Storts serves as an Editorial Ministry Specialist for LifeWay Kids. Before coming to LifeWay, she served as the Weekday and Preschool Specialist at the Tennessee Baptist Convention and as Director of…

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Kids Ministry from a Pastors Prospective – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Fran Trascritti joins the podcast to discuss helpful tips on how to communicate with your pastor and the prospective from both Kids Minister and Pastor. Fran Trascritti is an experienced Senior Pastor and professor with a demonstrated history of working in churches and higher education. Skilled in Theology, Coaching, Discipleship, Volunteer Management, Training, and Public Speaking. Has a Doctorate of Philosophy focused in…

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Finding Your Voice at the Leadership Table – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Jana Magruder joins the podcast to discuss ways to find your voice at the leadership table in your church. Check out tips from Jana HERE. Jana Magruder serves as the Director of LifeWay Kids. She is a Baylor graduate and offers a wealth of experience and passion for kids ministry, education, and publishing. She is the author of Kids Ministry that Nourishes and Life Verse…

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Teaching Kids to Pray through the Hurts and Hallelujahs – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Karen Kennemur joins the podcast to discuss how anxiety levels of children is on the rise! Let’s discuss ways to help children pray through the hurts and hallelujahs and make the most of their prayer lives. Karen teaches children’s ministry classes on the undergrad, masters, and doctoral level at Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. She also works with churches throughout Texas as…

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Special Needs Ministry: Where To Start – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Heidi Hensley joins the podcast to discuss diagnoses of special needs are at an all time high. As the church, we need to be prepared to minister to these families and kids. In this session we will look at where to start, no matter your church size, and how to develop a program and team to love this very under resourced population. Heidi…

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2019 Family Advent Guide – Kids Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In the opening verses of the Gospel of Luke he writes: “Many have undertaken to compile a narrative about the events that have been fulfilled among us… It also seemed good to me, since I have carefully investigated everything from the very first, to write to you in an orderly sequence, most honorable Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things about which you have been instructed” (Luke 1:1-4, emphasis added). Luke wrote an orderly sequence of…

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More than Babysitting: Making Disciples in Early Childhood – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Matt Morgan joins the podcast to discuss how in the first 5 years of life, children are actually absorbing information and using that information to understand the world around them […] The post More than Babysitting: Making Disciples in Early Childhood appeared first on Kids Ministry. This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Kids Ministry 101 Read Full Article

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Volunteer Recruitment Panel: What really works? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Delanee Williams, Klista Storts & Jeremy Carroll join the podcast to discuss what really works with volunteer recruitment. Delanee Williams serves as a Ministry Specialist with LifeWay Kids. She is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Delanee has served in kids ministry for over twenty years and is passionate about developing, equipping and encouraging leaders. Klista Storts serves as an Editorial…

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Crossing the Checkpoints for Life’s Race – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus…” Hebrews 12:1-2 Back in 2013, the highly-respected late Jerry Vogel wrote about a few of the spiritual mile markers to be celebrated in families’ lives (post). As many of us are planning for a new ministry year with kids transitioning to new classes, this seems like a good time to…

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Camp 2020 – Registration is Open! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Registration is open for all LifeWay Camps for 2020!  Many churches plan their calendars in advance, so look ahead and make sure you get your camp spots reserved now for next summer. CentriKid Camps and Student Life For Kids dates are online and open for registration, and many of them will fill up quickly. The earlier you sign up, the more options are available to choose from. For CentriKid Camps, visit centrikid.com For Student Life For Kids, visit studentlifeforkids.com No…

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