Jessica Downs

Jessica Downs

Bothell, WA / Cedar Park Church

Jessica Downs has served in Kids Ministry for over a decade and is currently on staff as the Early Childhood Pastor at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, Washington. She graduated from Northwest University with degrees in Children's Ministry and Biblical Studies as well as a minor in Missions. She loves equipping and encouraging fellow kids workers and is passionate about helping kids know God, not just know about Him. Jessica and her husband, Loren, are expecting their miracle baby after years of struggling with infertility and are looking forward to this next season of parenthood.

A JBQ Winning Attitude

Whether your quizzers are on the winning team, or the team that came up just a little short, it’s your job as a parent or coach to make sure they react the right way. Here are three keys to making sure your quizzers are prepared to handle the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.

Keeping JBQ Practice Fun and Engaging

Each year we start off our JBQ season reminding parents of our number-one goal for their children: We want them to have fun! Some may say this goal is not appropriate. It could be said a better goal would be for kids to have God’s Word hidden in their hearts or to have a team do well in competition. I contend, though, that if kids are having fun, both things will happen naturally.

Outreach Assimilation

As summertime approaches, you are probably planning your summer outreaches and ministry events. Summer can be very busy in the kidmin world, so it’s important for us to have an attack plan before June 1st rolls around. As vital as the event itself is to plan, it is equally crucial to have a plan of attack to get all those kids to come back to church on the weekends.

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