• Foundations of Children’s Evangelism Book Review

    "Foundations for Children's Evangelism" is split into two parts. The first portion is a wealth of research and writings and the second portion is full of practical ideas, programs, and applications. Author Dick Gruber includes several invaluable appendices that leaders can use to lead a child to Christ and to the baptism of the Holy Spirit, among other resources.
  • Strong Enough to Last Book Review

    David Boyd was once a bus kid in crisis, but the call of God and David’s obedience to follow allowed him to not only be a thriving children’s pastor for 17 years, but also serve as the national director for BGMC for the past 18 years. His life passion to disciple kids is clear and consistent as he shares in his book "Strong Enough to Last: Building Spiritual Depth into Our Kids."
  • God Preparing You for Growth

    Are you finding yourself feeling “stuck” today? Could it be that God is preparing you for a growth process? Take a few moments to reflect and respond to this tough question: Do you really trust God’s process? “Recognize and value the process. When something happens to you, God wants to do something in you.”
  • 8 Goals for AG Kidmin

    Many churches are becoming more strategic by having leaders of all age groups develop transitional benchmarks and goals together. This is a healthy approach to creating lifelong followers of Christ. In other churches, leaders see the need for goals but don’t know where to begin. Regardless of where your church lands on the process of creating goals or outcomes, the list included in this article may help shape perspectives for some and give a starting point for others.
  • Now that Camp is Over ...

    You know the feeling. The feeling of stepping off the bus after an incredible week of camp. Your mind is full of memories you want to keep for the rest of your life. The time you finally had the breakthrough with “that” kid. The time your room finally fell asleep. The time you paid the camp director to be on the winning team. You know the feeling. But you also know the feeling when you walk into the office the following Monday and think "What now?" So ... consider these two tips: 1) Create Special Days to Drive Momentum, and 2) Use Special Days to Push Toward Something Greater.

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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.