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3 Ways to Involve Kids in Ministry

The church is one of the best places for kids to become involved in ministry because it is a safe environment for growth. We can give our kids opportunities to serve the people in our church family without having the pressure of perfection put on them. Check out three ways you can involve your kids.


Sacrificial Giving is a Sacrifice

“For about eight months I had this nagging feeling in the back of my mind: “Did I rob my son of following what God had put on his heart?” I even teach parents not to do this, but I did the very same thing. I encourage them to walk with their child and nurture what God has placed in their heart. But yet, I violated this very principle.” See what the Spirit taught Mark Entzminger in this 8 Goals of Children’s Ministries post.


Steps to Building a JBQ Budget

JBQ should be an integral part of the children’s ministry of your church. When you and your leadership are on the same page, there is mutual support in your ministries. This includes financial support from the pastor and the church for JBQ. It’s important to communicate with your pastor. Be sure your leadership is aware of your vision and aspirations for JBQ, and be specific in sharing your plans with your pastor so he can demonstrate support. An uninformed pastor cannot possibly support you with time or money.


5 Steps to Teach Kids How to Be Bold in Faith

As Kidmin pastors and leaders, we know the facts about the capabilities of kids to achieve and to be bold in their faith. BUT too often we don’t believe it or demonstrate that our students can do all things through Christ who gives them strength (Philippians 4:13). This article offers five steps you can use to teach kids how to bold in their faith.


My Calling Reconfirmed

The AG Kidmin 17 conference reconfirmed my call as a children’s pastor, and encouraged me that if God were to bring me back to a church, I did have the tools and knowledge to pastor the kids He put before me.


4 Way to Help Children Learn Servanthood

One of the most effective ways to combat the cultural mind-set of "me first" is by modeling a life of service. Serving can happen in the small ways we interact with one another, by putting the needs of others ahead of ourselves, and by being God’s hands extended to those around us. This article presents four practical ways to help our kids develop a mind-set of servanthood.