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The High Fives of Leading Volunteers

Volunteers. We truly can’t lead as effectively without them. All of us who are in ministry are familiar with giving high-fives (or for the germ-conscientious, perhaps a fist bump). This article provides five easy and necessary actions to implement with our volunteer leaders.


Mary Chose Better

Is it always that easy to find leaders? No. But is it always that easy to stop and ask the Holy Spirit, the Father in Heaven, and Jesus to step in and lead us? Yes. Jesus said Mary is doing the right thing. Spending time with Jesus. Doing a few less things. Planning a few less activities. Putting Jesus first. Walking in His way. Following His Leading. And letting Him build His Church.


5 Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Connectedness in Kidmin

What if there were some simple solutions that would help you create a culture of connectedness? Consider the following ideas that have been proven at the NLRC children's ministries office and around the nation. You can begin implementing these ideas almost immediately. At the end of the day, a tightly connected and healthy team is critical for ministry. Make the culture of connectedness something of high importance for you and your team.


Connectivity with Your Leadership Team

Jesus was all about connecting with those who served Him. In fact, Jesus exemplified service in His relationship to others. Connection and relationship-building with volunteers should be one of the greatest rewards for a children’s pastor. This article lists points where connection with volunteers can happen and where they have happened.


Helpful Tips for Working with Volunteers

Volunteers are people in life and ministry we cannot do without. They resource us in ways we cannot do ourselves. They provide a different perspective. They help further the ministry beyond our own sphere. With more volunteers comes a need to connect efficiently with them. It doesn’t have to be much, but it has to be meaningful. This article highlights three ways you can effectively connect with your volunteers.


What I Wish Parents Knew About Children’s Ministry

Children’s ministry is not just about kids, it’s about families. It’s about helping families to understand that the church is established to pastor and teach the family as a whole. There are three things that I wish parents would understand about children’s ministry: