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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.”


A Church Planters Perspective on Tru Fire

Perhaps you’ve been hearing a lot about Tru Fire lately, and you’ve been wondering about its value for your church. You may have heard the curriculum is distinctly Pentecostal, is delivered in a customizable digital format, and that it empowers the home and offers results you can see in kids. Recently we heard from Cara Railey about her take on Tru Fire from a church planter's perspective.


3 Considerations for Structuring Kids Services

Different churches have different structures and models that are used each weekend during kids’ services. The way we structure our service can say a lot to parents, kids, and volunteers about your priorities for kids’ ministry. Throughout my time in ministering to kids, I have found some universal truths about a service structure that will continue to help your ministry be healthy. Here are three suggestions.


Evaluating Your Service to Volunteers

Six questions that will help you evaluate your leadership training and leadership appreciation: What is something our team should celebrate this week? What is an area within our ministry that needs to be molded and tweaked? What is a responsibility I have or am doing that I need to train and equip someone else to do and begin letting go of? Which child or family within our kids’ ministry can we be there for EXTRA this week? Who was a life saver this week and went above and beyond? What is one reason I still love working in kids’ ministry?


Getting Ready for Camp

It can be hard to think about camp this time of year, especially coming out of the busy holiday season. It seems so far away, but you know it will be here before you can even blink your eyes. That means now is the best time to start putting your plan into place. This article lists five ways to help your 2017 camp preparation as seamless as possible.