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Ideas for Missions Milestones

Many churches consider ways to help children successfully transition from children’s ministry to youth ministry. But placing a specific focus on helping nurture the hearts of young givers who are moving into their teen years may benefit from a specific focus.


What To Consider In Your Kidmin Budget

In some churches the words children’s ministry and budget are never heard in the same sentence. Though many pastors would agree the evangelism and discipleship of children is a priority in the church, the funding does not always support the statement.


5 Keys to Leading Your Family Through Ministry Transition

Transitioning from one church to the next is a crucial time for you and your family. Although the season of change may not be easy, it can be blessed. Casey Gibbons and her husband Scotty went through ministry transition after 21 years of pastoral ministry in one of the nation’s largest AG churches. In her article, Casey offers five keys to leading your family through a ministry transition.


JUMP!

For some churches it happens in late May or early June. For others, it’s the start of the school year (sometime in August). No matter where you fall in the equation, there is an unavoidable transition headed your way. I am referring to the moment when kids in your children's ministry become students in the youth ministry of your church.


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.


Promotion and Transition

Could there be anything more bittersweet than promoting kids to the youth group? We have invested time, money, and energy into these kids only to say good-bye. Since promotion time is pivotal in the life and health of your church, plan it early in the year and build it into your large and small group curriculums.