Leadership

A Letter to Parents – YouthMinistry.com – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Hey parents, Thank you for the way you’ve reached out and supported what we’re trying to do to stay connected with your students and families during this season. As a parent of teenagers, I understand the responsibility you feel to take care of your family… I’m so thankful for those of you who’ve reached out to me (and I know many others) checking on us, offering to help, and supporting us. You’re setting a great example for your kids. We’ve…

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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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Oops. You Got In Trouble. – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Let’s face it. Sometimes youth pastors get a bad rap. We get blamed for messes we didn’t make, called out for fights we didn’t start, and accused of throwing a Jacuzzi party in the baptistery. That last one wasn’t me. … The post Oops. You Got In Trouble. appeared first on DYM Blog. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Ronald Read Full Article

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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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FREE Quarantine-Friendly Resources You Can Share With Families – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Helping you serve children, youth, & families during this unprecedented time. These are wild times for ministry, but you’re not alone! God is with you, and he will help you decide what’s best for your ministry every step of the way. We at Children’s Ministry Magazine, childrensministry.com, and Group Publishing are with you, too! We’re joining you to forge new ways to do ministry no matter what the circumstances may be, starting with a robust hub of free ministry resources.…

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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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5 Ways You Can Influence Your Church’s Staff Culture – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Most effective church leaders know that creating a healthy culture is important. Most of their efforts, though, are usually focused on the congregation.  But what about the culture of the church staff? That’s important, too, right? Absolutely.  Loyal staff members are the people who make the church tick. They’re the ones who make all the behind-the-scenes magic happen—the stuff very few people in the congregation ever see.  So what are some ways you can stay on top of your staff…

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A Children’s Ministry Primer for Navigating the Pandemic – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Confused on how your church should react to the Coronavirus pandemic? Rick Lawrence shares some starting points for your children and youth programs. Sometimes the movement of history feels glacial; sometimes it turns on a dime. And sometimes, today for instance, history shoves us off the subway platform onto the tracks. Now we must learn how to “live and breathe and move” in a world where “pandemic” is no longer a plot device in a film but a present reality.…

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Don’t Let Any Of These 21 Words Define Your Youth Ministry – Helping Youth Workers Build Successful Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

If you’re wondering what makes a successful youth ministry, it may help to look at some words and phrases that make for an unsuccessful youth ministry. I asked my youth ministry friends, and others, to chime in on what words describe unsuccessful youth ministry, and these the one’s they submitted. Which of these words do you fear the most? Which of these is your worst nightmare to hear used to describe your youth ministry? Click on the words(s) that describe…

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Coronavirus in Children’s Ministry | Revival Fire For Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Coronavirus is a concern all across the world. Because of this, I wanted to give you some information concerning the Coronavirus in children’s ministry. First, don’t allow fear to grip your heart. God has this under control even if we don’t understand. The Bible is full of instances where God tells us not to fear. One such passage is in Psalm 91:1-4.  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will…

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The Fear of Cancelling | LeaderTreks Youth Ministry Blog – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Youth Ministry and the Coronavirus By Jesse Criss March 12, 2020 As the cases of COVID-19 continue to grow around the world, things are probably going to get worse before they get better. From a Student Ministries perspective, one major question will come or has already come: do we cancel Student Ministries? Now I can’t tell you what to do, and you need to look to your church, denomination, and local government for guidance on what you need to do.…

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Youth and Children’s Work Hub challenges leaders to live by example – Youth Ministry Christian Article

On Wednesday 4th March Thrive brought together nine different churches to explore “How to help children and young people live a life of worship”.  There was a mix of leaders who works with children, young people and some whose role covered both. The evening started with a talk by Fiona, Thrive’s Children’s Ministry Adviser, about worship, what it is, its importance and how its leaders need to be living a lifestyle of worship in order to encourage children and young people to…

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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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Episode 182: Youth Ministry Evangelism with Greg Stier – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Greg Stier explains how a youth ministry can be mobilized towards evangelism and become an active movement within the local church. Between parents and leaders, the next generation needs to be directed and empowered to share their faith and dare to believe Him for life-change in others. Greg Stier Connect with Greg on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes A little about Dare 2 Share: Early on – Dare2Share…

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Appropriate Faith Development Through the Years – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Here’s your developmentally appropriate guide-at-a-glance for effectively encouraging faith development in kids of all ages. Faith Development for Babies Typical Brain Development Young babies recognize human faces and prefer them to inanimate objects. A baby’s brain is beginning very early adaptation to the language it hears in the home. Babies recognize familiar voices. A baby’s healthy development is largely dependent upon how much the baby can consistently trust familiar adults to care for his or her needs. Music and rhythm…

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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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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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Four Great Guest Gift Ideas – SundayMag – Christian Article

One of the questions I get asked or see asked in Facebook Groups most often is this: “What’s everyone doing for first time guest gifts?” It’s a great question, but it’s amazing how many churches get it wrong. The purpose of the first time guest gift should drive the choice of gift you choose to give. The two reasons for giving someone a gift are to make the guest feel like you’re grateful they took their highly-valuable time on a…

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Episode 179: Youth Ministry from a Pastor’s Perspective with Tony Myles – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Tony Myles sheds light on youth ministry from the unique perspective of a pastor. After sitting in both the Youth Pastor and Lead Pastor role, he brings an understanding of how each can complement and strengthen the ministry of the other. Tony Myles Connect with Tony on his website, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Senior Pastor talks about Youth Ministry: Big Takeaways Why the focus of the book: Prideful…

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The Unique Challenges and Joys Women in Ministry Face – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Women have a unique set of challenges and joys when it comes to working in children’s ministry. Here’s how to help bridge the gap. *Names changed. While on the staff of an organization that ministered to college students, I attended an associational luncheon for my denomination. After lunch, the associational president stood up and said in his most austere voice, “We need to have a ‘committee on committee’ meetings in this back room. I’d like all of you men to…

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Mariners JH Weekend in Review: Volume 4 – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Weekend Teaching Series: RESET: Jesus, Fresh Starts & Screaming Goats (series finale, week 4 of 4) Sermon Synopsis: This week we wrapped up the RESET series from the start of the New Year with Doug Fields teaching (4th week in a row, yeah!) and Service Length: 62 minutes Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This week we played a fun active game called Extreme 4 Corners Impossible Edition (you can find it here on DYM) but we tweaked it to have 4 colors instead…

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(Podcast) Discipling Vs. Talking – Youth Ministry Christian Article

On this episode of the “O Ye of Middle Faith” podcast, Rick Lawrence talks about the state of youth ministry and an approach to discipleship that’s patterned after the way Jesus created transformational environments. Also on the podcast: Wende returns from paradise.… The post (Podcast) Discipling Vs. Talking appeared first on YouthMinistry.com. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Group’s Youth Ministry Read Full Article

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