• AGKidMin17 Conference

    The national KidMin17 conference was held April 19-21 at First Assembly in Ft. Wayne, Ind., with over 1,000 kids’ pastors and children’s leaders attending. The following is an overview provided by Danielle Christy, one of the conference attendees.
  • <em>Framework Leadership</em> Book Review

    Framework Leadership by Kent Ingle gives us the building blocks that any leader needs to have. Ingle has taken a mountain of leadership theory from multiple sources and boiled it down to quick, easy-to-read, and understandable bites.
  • The Value of Summer Camps

    There is something special to be said about going on a trip with the kids in your ministry to a place designed just for them where they can encounter God with no distractions. Summer camp is a valuable tool for leaders and should be utilized as much as possible in guiding kids to a Christ-centered life. Here are three reasons why.
  • 5 Ways to Engage in Worship

    Perhaps you are struggling with getting the majority of the kids in your ministry to engage in worship. You are definitely not alone. Here are five effective ways to engage the kids in your ministry in worship.
  • Don’t just tell kids to read the Bible daily, teach them!

    It’s definitely important to read God’s Word daily. It’s a discipline that, when begun as a child, can last a lifetime. However, we must work hard when kids are young to equip them to ensure that this discipline is effective and fruitful. This article offers some pointers to encourage kids to read their Bible at church and at home.

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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!