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Keys for Success

Let’s face it, although we strive to live our lives with no regrets, we can’t help but wish we had learned some lessons earlier in life than we did. Today, I’ll share some candid thoughts about things I wish I had known when I was beginning in ministry.

10 Ways to Finish Worship Time

It’s so easy for our kidmin worship times to become all about the singing and the dancing. We must be intentional about teaching kids the value and purpose of worship. More importantly, we must show them that worship isn’t just about singing, it’s about interacting with God.

Invest in Another Children's Ministry

Let’s face it, you have enough going on in your own church to really spend a large amount of time investing in another ministry. But there are some simple ways you can invest in another children’s ministry that won’t take up too much time.

Beyond Their Church Walls

First, a children’s missions program helps form a heart of compassion in a child for the world that God loves. Every child can be helped to develop a tender heart for people in faraway places and for the missionaries that serve those places. Secondly, through that heart of compassion, kids can raise money to help fund the preaching and teaching of the gospel all around the world.

Serve the Smaller Church

I believe God has raised up large churches to be a blessing to small ones. God has allowed me to serve in a couple of medium to large churches, as well as a few smaller ones. Serving in churches with more than 400 children each Sunday carries with it administrative and ministerial challenges. I know, I’ve been there. The large church children’s pastor cannot use these as an excuse to ignore the smaller works in his or her area.

Activities That Teach

Your large group or kids church time gives you the opportunity to create a space for kids to learn God’s Word in a dynamic, age-appropriate environment. The best way to maximize the time that you have with your kids is to craft an experience in which they want to participate. Here are some techniques you can use to create a large-group experience that is engaging and educational.