• Maintaining a Healthy Relationship with Your Lead Pastor

    Brain Dollar (the children’s pastor, who has served as a kids’ pastor since 1992), and Rod Loy (the lead pastor) share about their years of working together and explore ways of building a strong relationship with the one God has called you to work beside.
  • 3 Keys to Building Strong Relationships with Parents

    Our purpose with kids goes far beyond the weekend. If we focus solely on the kids and miss relationship with the family, we are losing out on what could be the most fruitful of our efforts. In order to make the most of our time, we must get the parents involved in the spiritual formation of their children by taking these three steps: Communicate, Trust, and Encourage.
  • 6 Ways to Say Thanks

    The volunteers in our churches are my heroes in so many ways. They sacrifice their time, talent and treasure for the ministry. They are not required to be there, but many times they are more committed than those of us who are paid to be there. This is why I always want to ensure I am saying “thank you” and showing them proper appreciation. Here are six simple yet effective ways to show appreciation to your volunteers.
  • Ask God For 10 Things

    This summer many of us will attend or lead a summer camp. We must ask God to build our camps. We need to pray for God’s favor over the campers and leaders who attend our camps. This is why I’m asking pastors, leaders, and parents to rally their churches together and pray during the summer months for youth and kids’ camps all around the nation.
  • A Church Planters Perspective on Tru Fire

    Perhaps you’ve been hearing a lot about Tru Fire lately, and you’ve been wondering about its value for your church. You may have heard the curriculum is distinctly Pentecostal, is delivered in a customizable digital format, and that it empowers the home and offers results you can see in kids. Recently we heard from Cara Railey about her take on Tru Fire from a church planter's perspective.

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Derek Sanborn
Peoples Church
Cincinati, OH

Best thing about KidMin where I live:
I love being in a place that has people from all walks of life and from all over the world. Being a part of a children's ministry and a church that looks like heaven (over 30 different nations calls Peoples Church home) is absolutely amazing. I am humbled that God has allowed me to minister here and to be a part of their lives. Finding ways to bridge cultural divides and helping kids see that no matter the color of their skin or the economic background they come from, God wants us all to be together united and showing the world how much God loves everyone.

What I love about the Assemblies of God:
It is great being a part of a larger group that cares about kids and their future. Seeing them come up with new and creative ways to effectively minister to kids and their families is encouraging. It's nice to know you have other people you can turn to and to know they want to help.

What I hope the future of KidMin will look like:
I want to see KidMin's that fully embraces a multiethnic/racial idea. As our schools, neighborhoods, and extra activities change I want to see the church change with them. KidMin's should not be a silo of one group of kids but a diverse group of kids from all over coming together despite their differences and embracing each other as family. To see KidMin's that look like the picture John painted in Revelation 7:9 a group of kids "from every nation, tribe, people and language.

Best advice I ever received in KidMin:
When I stand before a child/children, God is allowing me to be his hands and feet. In those moments you are becoming the physical representation of Jesus. Use that moment to show kids who Jesus truly is and how much God loves them.

Book I am reading right now:
If Disney ran your children's ministry.

If I could have a superpower, what would it be:
I would love to be able to teleport myself. To be able to go anyplace I want at any time.

Rick Ricciardelli
Lake Wylie
Lake Wylie, SC

Best thing about Kidmin where I live:
South Carolina is a growing state for children's ministry, with the creation of the Carolina Kidmin Network, an upcoming CM course at the District School of Ministry and our annual Bridge Conference. There has never been a better time to be in Kidmin here in the Carolinas, plus the people are so friendly.

What I love about the Assembly of God:
I believe there is no other denomination that puts as much effort in reaching and training kids with support from both the state and national level. Programs like BGMC, Royal Rangers, Girls Ministry and JBQ help equip Kidmin leaders in such an awesome way.

What I hope the future of Kidmin will look like:
A future where revival sweeps the nation ushered in by Holy Spirit filled kids from all denominations. Where young people stand up and say "enough", we do not want to continue this course of action anymore!

The best advise I ever received in Kidmin:
Dream BIG, we serve a BIG God and you can't scare Him

Books that I am reading right now:
Leading Kidmin

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Relational Children's Ministry

If I could have a superpower, what would it be:
Barry Allen's "The Flash" speed, there is soooo much I could do and get done, plus a metabolism to match- WOW!