NextGen

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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Episode 192: Self-Aware Leadership & Youth Ministry Teaching with Terry Linhart – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Dr. Terry Linhart shares some of his experiences with teaching in youth ministry as well as thoughts from his book The Self-Aware Leader. From years of ministry experience in the local church and as a faculty member at Bethel University, Terry is able to speak to the current state of teaching in youth ministry as well how self-awareness effects those leading in family ministry. Dr. Terry Linhart Connect with Terry through Instagram, Twitter or his Website. Check…

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Episode 189: Connecting Students with Coach Shef – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Tom Shefchunas spends time sharing about what it’s like connecting students during the current state of church ministry and ways they have prioritized building relationships. Coach Shef also shares the importance of shaping youth ministries to focus on the quality of relationships with leaders and students rather than just the programming. Tom Shefchunas (Coach Shef) Connect with Coach Shef through his Website and on the YS Whiteboard. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Student…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Episode 180: Ministering to Single Parents with Paula Dannielle – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Paula Dannielle speaks from her experience as a single parent and leading a ministry with the single-parent in mind. There are specific changes you could make to your ministry to more intentionally serve single-parent families and Paula shares what has impacted her church community. Paula Dannielle Connect with Paula on Instagram, and Twitter. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes What are some ways the church can serve single parents better? Remember that Single…

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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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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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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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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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Episode 170: Youth Ministry + Family Ministry with the Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jody Livingston and Chris Trent from the Longer Haul Podcast talk about big ideas that help create an environment for family ministry alignment under different youth ministry models. Also, with decades of combined experience, the three of us discuss what steps leaders can take to produce ministries that cooperate and align teams to partner with parents. Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Connect on Facebook and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links Mentioned…

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Episode 169: Youth Ministry Inside and Outside the Church with Robert Purvey – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Robert Purvey talks about some of the ministries and strategies his church has used to impact youth and their families and schools. One of the immediate action steps he prompts is for churches to be present in the life of their local schools, with no strings attached, and leveraging the influence of students on these campuses. Robert Purvey Connect with Yancy on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Ways…

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Episode 168: Kids Worship with Yancy – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Yancy gives practical tips and advice from her decades of leading kids worship. Some of these tips could greatly impact the culture of your kid’s ministry and help lead the next generation to a lifestyle of worship through creating intentional worship experiences. Yancy Connect with Yancy on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links Mentioned in this Episode WorshipHouseKids Yancy’s Website *Key Question: What is the goal of worship in…

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Episode 167: Divorce and Single Parents with Linda Ranson Jacobs – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Linda Ranson Jacobs shares her experience with serving and ministering to single parents and families of divorce. After experiencing divorce and life as a single parent, Linda has gained both personal and ministerial insight into how the local church can partner with more families. Linda Ranson Jacobs Connect with Linda on Facebook and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links Mentioned in this Episode DC4K.org Linda’s Blog Linda’s Book – The Single Parent:…

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Episode 166: Helping Parents in Growing With Their Teenagers with Kara Powell – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Dr. Kara Powell gives some insights into the rising conversation about parents growing with their teenagers in regard to their faith. Through her experience at the Fuller Youth Institute, many years in local church ministry, and personally as a parent of teenagers, Kara shares both strategic and practical ways to begin partnering with parents of the next generation. Dr. Kara Powell Connect with Tony on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at…

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Episode 165: Kidmin Survey Insights with Tony Kummer – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Tony Kummer shares the findings from a unique survey of Christian volunteers and leaders within the church about the faith of the next generation. This survey focused on how they came to faith, the key factors of their faith development and how the church can help the faith stick. Tony Kummer Connect with David on Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links Mentioned in this Episode Ministry-to-children.com 5 Key Findings from the Survey…

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