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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.


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.


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.


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.


Connectivity with Your Leadership Team

Jesus was all about connecting with those who served Him. In fact, Jesus exemplified service in His relationship to others. Connection and relationship-building with volunteers should be one of the greatest rewards for a children’s pastor. This article lists points where connection with volunteers can happen and where they have happened.


Training Topics Not To Miss

There are some topics in children’s ministry that are commonly accepted practices. These would include how to discipline, how to communicate with specific ages, etc. But there are some training topics to consider that may not be a normal part of your process.