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A New Way of Looking at Kidmin Challenges

There’s no denying that kids’ ministry can be challenging. Over the past several days, we’ve highlighted several ways you can overcome the challenges that keep you from cultivating disciples, growing personally as a leader, and building a healthy kids’ ministry. Today, I wanted to take a little bit of a different perspective …


Three Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started

Back in 1977, when my pastor asked me to cover children’s church for one Sunday, I had no idea that thirty-eight years later I’d be writing this blog post. I also had no idea what God had in store for me. I’m thankful for all the wonderful doors, like this one, that He opened.


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.


Putting Ecclesiastes 3 to Work for You!

“To everything there is a season . . .” and in church work, especially children’s ministry, that season seems to be sixty-four years or more. Honestly, when was the last time you walked through your ministry area with a critical eye? When was the last time you invited someone in to look at your ministry with a critical eye?


Does Your Kids’ Ministry Need to Change Things Up?

It can be easy for kids’ ministry leaders (and leaders in general) to get stuck in the same routine. It’s been said that “a rut is simply a grave with the ends kicked out.” We get so busy with our standard programming that we don’t often stop to consider what is working better than ever, what may need a tune-up, and what just needs to go.


Seven Characteristics of a Healthy Kids’ Ministry

If you’re in children’s ministry you know the importance of healthy role models, community, and giving children a sense of security. In fact, a recent post by Portland Leadership revealed some new scientific evidence regarding the increasingly large void of community for America’s children.