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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.”


Leading Your Team Through Change

Leadership by title only is a lousy way to lead. Don’t be a Lone Ranger. God has given you people to lead. Pray and think about who needs to be in this meeting, who would be offended or devalued if they were not invited. Leaders don't like being surprised, so gather your key leaders together. Explain the idea or task, ask for their input and opinion, and then pray and get back to them with the plan.


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.


<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.


Steps to Consider When Planning a Children’s Ministry Budget

In the world of children’s ministries, there are milestones each year—summer camp, back to school bash, fall festival, Christmas programs and parties. Hopefully, those events are “in the books” and you are looking forward to the great things God has for your kids’ ministries in the days to come.


Celebrating New Year Giving Goals

How do you set a new goal for BGMC for the year? One idea is to spread the responsibility. Gather your children’s leaders, and ask each of them for a personal goal. Also ask your leaders to brainstorm together on how to set a BGMC goal and how each person can assist you in accomplishing this goal.