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Kidmin Assessment Tool

Setting spiritual goals for your children's ministry is a crucial step. But sometimes it's necessary to evaluate where you are first.


Wanna Play Shadow?

When we think of the goal living like Christ (our eighth goal of the 8 Goals of AG Kidmin), we need to compare it to playing the game Shadow. How can we help children imitate an invisible Jesus? How do we show them what Jesus would do—how He would think, and the way He would process the situations in the world? Mark Entzminger demonstrates three approaches to helping kids “live like Christ.”


Sacrificial Giving is a Sacrifice

“For about eight months I had this nagging feeling in the back of my mind: “Did I rob my son of following what God had put on his heart?” I even teach parents not to do this, but I did the very same thing. I encourage them to walk with their child and nurture what God has placed in their heart. But yet, I violated this very principle.” See what the Spirit taught Mark Entzminger in this 8 Goals of Children’s Ministries post.


5 Steps to Teach Kids How to Be Bold in Faith

As Kidmin pastors and leaders, we know the facts about the capabilities of kids to achieve and to be bold in their faith. BUT too often we don’t believe it or demonstrate that our students can do all things through Christ who gives them strength (Philippians 4:13). This article offers five steps you can use to teach kids how to bold in their faith.


4 Way to Help Children Learn Servanthood

One of the most effective ways to combat the cultural mind-set of "me first" is by modeling a life of service. Serving can happen in the small ways we interact with one another, by putting the needs of others ahead of ourselves, and by being God’s hands extended to those around us. This article presents four practical ways to help our kids develop a mind-set of servanthood.


Put It On the Menu

The 8 Goals for Kids of the Assemblies of God features eight elements which should be included regularly in the spiritual diet of the children in our churches. Yet, the one goal that many teachers seem just a bit afraid to teach is for kids to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit and to be Spirit empowered. Because of this fear, many times this one goal is left off the kids’ spiritual menu. With Kidmin leaders not including this instruction on the baptism in the Holy Spirit, their kids have to wait until kids’ camp before they can be offered this portion of their spiritual diet.