• Mentoring Kids to Serve for Ministry

    9/21/2017
    You have kids in your ministry right now who God is calling into full-time ministry. You have other kids who will be lifelong servants. Either way, we want all our kids to have an authentic lifelong faith in Jesus Christ. Mentoring them to serve in ministry is one of the most surefire ways to do that. But how? Check out these five steps to mentoring kids to serve.
  • 6 Keys to Successful Mentorship

    9/19/2017
    Mentoring is less about information and more about relationship. Whether you are approaching this subject as a children’s pastor wanting to mentor your students or as a ministry leader wanting to mentor the leadership potential in your volunteers and future leaders, this article offers you six mentoring principles that can help you mentor the next generation effectively.
  • The Heart of JBQ

    9/18/2017
    The heart behind JBQ—the reason all 576 questions were written in the first place—was because leaders in the Assemblies of God feared a time when children would become biblically illiterate. There was initially no goal of taking teams to a national competition. because they were concerned with what would happen if kids associated winning and losing with the Word of God. So let’s go back to the heart of JBQ by implementing 10 steps that will reinforce the true “heart of JBQ.”
  • 5 Steps to Mentoring Volunteers

    9/18/2017
    "One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received when it comes to raising up volunteers is to 'train someone to take your job.' That’s exactly what the Apostle Paul did across the Mediterranean world. He duplicated himself in others so they could lead and he could move on to the next person to raise up." That's the advice Josh Dryer has followed. Look at these five basic steps that will help you mentor and recruit volunteers.
  • 3 Reasons to Pursue Credentials

    9/7/2017
    No matter who is leading or what our kids’ ministries look like, we should all have the same goal in mind: pointing kids to Jesus. With such an important goal and purpose, Kidmin pastors should be well prepared and equipped to spiritually direct kids. One way of being well prepared is to pursue credentialing with the Assemblies of God.

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Dan Jenkins
Community Family Church
Independence, KY

What is the best lesson you have learned in children's ministry?

The best lesson I have learned in Children's Ministry is that kids shouldn't just be ministered to but should be a vital part of the ministering. They are never too young to be used by God!

What is it that you love about being in children's ministry?

The thing I love most about being in Children's Ministry is those moments when you see a child "REALLY" get it. You know that moment when you see them putting their faith into action - that's the moments I love most!


JP Cannon
The Assembly West Monroe
West Monroe, LA

What is the best lesson you have learned in children's ministry?

I will give you two.

  1. Be patient. It's easier said than done. I have been frustrated with the speed of progress at times and realized that my frustration was only making things worse. There is a difference between patient and lazy. A lazy leader waits for something to happen and a patient person is allowing the results of their labor to be produced. You can't cry about the lack of fruit if you haven't planted a seed.
  2. Implement a culture and process that will outlast you. If I only serve my own interest and leave a void when my time is up that's selfish. I think about what it's going to be minus me.

What is it that you love about being in children's ministry?

Seeing a child's faith develop over the years. I also really love the bluntness of children.

What book are you reading right now?

Titus and James ... The most recent one I've finished was "Good or God" by John Bevere.

What does a "perfect day" in kidmin look like for you?

No drama and lives changed.

What do you love about the AG?

I'm most thankful for the relationships with others and the understanding that we are all working towards one common goal.


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