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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.


Gearing Up for JBQ Season

This article offers great ideas to help get your JBQ ministry going and KEEP it going: 1.) Recruiting Volunteers, 2.) Promote, 3.) Go the Extra Mile. As the article says, this is more than just preparation for competition—JBQ is ministry!


Encouraging Your Volunteers

The best encouragement is always done in person. Making the rounds of your classrooms is a critical part of encouraging your leaders. Never be afraid to pitch in to make someone’s job easier. A written note or a small surprise candy gift are ways to show that you care about the person who is ministering.


The Transformative Power of Appreciation

It shouldn’t be a secret: your leaders need to feel appreciated! When you’re adding kids and losing leaders, this is a recipe for disaster. This children’s pastor realized something needed to change. He was beginning to doubt his abilities. Worse yet, he started to doubt his calling into the ministry. “My problem was, I was so focused on adding new volunteers that I didn’t give much thought to the ones who were already committed, already trained, and already serving in the trenches.


Investing in Leadership Growth

How can we as leaders ensure we are constantly investing in growing the leaders who are on our team? That is a question Children’s Pastor Heather Marble asks herself every week. Her article shows three methods she has found that made a huge impact on her kids’ ministry team.


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.