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Leading Your Team Through Change

Leadership by title only is a lousy way to lead. Don’t be a Lone Ranger. God has given you people to lead. Pray and think about who needs to be in this meeting, who would be offended or devalued if they were not invited. Leaders don't like being surprised, so gather your key leaders together. Explain the idea or task, ask for their input and opinion, and then pray and get back to them with the plan.

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 …

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?

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.

Paint or Stain: Faith That Won’t Flake Off

I think for many who teach children, we just teach kids the Bible and about Jesus and it sticks to them like paint. It might stick for a long time or it might stick for a short while, but in the end, it doesn’t actually change them inside. It just appears as if they have been changed.