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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 . . .


Connecting with Your Volunteers

A good friend of mine shared a story about when he was praying for an increase in his ministry. He heard God ask him, “What are you doing with what I’ve already given you?” If we faithfully steward the volunteers God has entrusted us with, He will meet and exceed our needs! In order for God to do His part, we have to make sure we are doing our part first.


Six Questions to Ask before Implementing a New Idea

Sometimes we overestimate our own creativity and cleverness. We think we’re so smart that we know exactly what we need to do in a given situation without consulting God or others. It’s a sad situation that I see repeated over and over in Kids' Ministry.


Should Kids' Ministry Take the Summer Off?

I hear it all the time from Kidmin leaders: “We’re taking the summer off!” “We are canceling kids’ ministry services during the summer and just having kids sit in the adult service every week.” While I completely understand the rationale, here are a few reasons to NOT take summers off.


Strategizing Summer Outreach

Children’s pastors today have more resources than ever before to reach children who live in the shadows of the steeple. However, based on the stories I hear children’s pastors tell about their summer outreaches, I get the feeling we are missing the mark by only reaching kids who are already attending other churches.