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Developing Volunteers with Limited Time

In a culture that seems to get busier and busier as each day passes, time is precious. A.W. Tozer once said, “When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.” Time is not something that we are able to get back, so we must treat it like a commodity.


Telling the Kidmin Story to Your Church

After sixteen years as a career children’s pastor, I have recently made a shift out of children’s ministry into ministry as a lead campus pastor. This gives me a unique perspective. I intimately understand the burning passion that motivates ministry to children, as well as the challenges that children’s ministry presents. As I process my new identity outside of children’s ministry, I am beginning to have a new perspective on how kids’ ministry is viewed by those on the outside.


Changing Your Church’s Kidmin Program

Leading any organization or ministry through change can be a difficult task. Your volunteers might not be interested in adapting to your processes and strategies. Parents might question your decisions. These are all real challenges that we face as children’s ministry leaders–—difficult challenges, but not impossible to overcome.


Protecting Your Team from Conflict Infection

The key to preventing conflict infection is not much different from the health counterpart. Have an actionable plan that provides team members with the training and understanding of how to prevent conflict infection.


Five Things Every Ministry Leader Should Be Doing with Their Family

My wife and both of my kids (ages 12 and 14) are VERY involved in our kids’ ministry. They LOVE it! But, I don’t ever want to take that for granted. I want to be proactively working to preserve that spirit and excitement for God, the church, and the ministry. Here are five things I do to help make that happen.


How to Create a RACI Kids’ Ministry

Building a RACI kids’ ministry is a great way to equip volunteers and create accountability. Earlier this week, I shared a few reasons embracing the RACI model of leadership can improve our effectiveness in ministry [LINK TO: “The Most Effective Kids’ Ministries are RACI” blog post]. Today, I wanted to take it a step further . . .