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Extending Your Reach Through Technology

We live in a glorious era of technology. Our phones alone contain far more processing power than the first space shuttles. We can have conversations, order pizza, even find our future spouse—all from the palm of our hand. Even the most common individual has some of the greatest knowledge in history at their fingertips 24/7. How do you take this knowledge and make your children's ministry better?


Preparing the Hearts of Kids to Worship

God has perfected praise in the hearts of children. A child will just as naturally shout, “Praise God,” as he will, “Look there’s a butterfly.” So what is it that deters children from worshiping God in our children’s churches? Let's examine four factors contributing to the struggle to get kids to worship: parenting models, volunteer involvement, worldly distractions, and lack of planning.


Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Volunteers are very important, and it’s important for those in leadership to communicate the volunteer’s importance and appreciate all they do within the faith community. Here are some fun and creative ways for you to show appreciation to the volunteers in your children’s ministry and in your whole church!



5 Steps to Mentoring Volunteers

"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.


How We Made the Switch to Tru Fire

A local Kidmin leader’s perspective on switching to Tru Fire: “When Tru Fire was presented to our staff, we were impressed by the mission and focus of the curriculum. On further review and research of the program, our love for it continued to grow. Due to the size of our ministry, kids and volunteers, our concern was making the switch to a completely new style of teaching and involvement.”