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Mentoring Boys into Future Men

Many children’s ministries leaders know that incorporating learning styles and age-appropriate activities allow them to better disciple children. Research now bears out that when the gender of the child and the unique needs of that gender are factored into the programming and discipleship approaches by those ministries, they can have an even higher level of effectiveness. This article highlights the top four needs of a 4-year-old boy and how focusing on those needs through the lens of his gender can greatly increase the effectiveness of our discipleship to him.

Helping Girls Reach Their Potential

Girls everywhere deal with things like insecurity, difficult family situations, friendship struggles, and so much more. What would it look like if we could help meet their needs head-on instead of reacting to issues later? Our girls are exploding with untapped potential, and we have the ability to help prepare them to discover God’s purpose for their lives.

The Value of Gender-Specific Mentoring in Kidmin

Gender-specific mentoring can be a critical component in any healthy discipling relationship. While I wholeheartedly believe we can be discipled by the opposite gender, I also believe that if you’re a man, it’s important to learn from other men (and vice versa). I believe the importance of gender-specific ministry is greatest in the area of children’s ministry.

Kidmin That Effectively Reaches Boys and Girls

If we want to create an environment where each boy and girl in our ministry has the best opportunity to grow as a Spirit-filled disciple, we must value gender-specific mentoring and discipleship. Over the course of the week, we’ve been discussing the various reasons gender-specific discipleship is an important aspect of kids’ ministry.

Three Reasons Kids Thrive in Gender-Specific Ministry

If you were to do a quick Google search for “Kids’ Ministry Model,” you would be flooded with hundreds of ideas! There are all kinds of models for kids’ ministry in the local church. Here are three reasons why kids thrive in gender-specific ministries.

Why Gender-Specific Ministry?

What do you hear when someone says, "gender-specific ministry"? It can be, and in many ways has become, a buzzword in the world of children’s ministry. Here are three ways to creatively add gender-specific activities to your children’s ministry environments ...