Top 10 Church Leadership Blogs for Kidmin

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Many of those who work in children’s ministry are leaders.  Whether you are the Children’s Pastor or a weekly volunteer, there is a lot to be learned from reading about leadership.  In no particular order, here are ten of my favorite blogs dealing with the issue of leadership: 1. Michael Hyatt (http://michaelhyatt.com/).  Michael Hyatt is […]

Divorce and Children: How Can Your Ministry Help?

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You can help! If you were a child of divorced parents, please click here to take a survey related to your experience. This will help us better understand the challenges divorce presents to ministry. You might be surprised to find out that the divorce rate in the United States is actually decreasing and has been […]

8 Simple VBS Games for Preschoolers

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Last summer, my wife ran the games portion of our Vacation Bible School for preschoolers.  Now, I do Awana games every Wednesday nights for Kindergarten through Sixth grade with a couple of hundred kids each week, but those games do not translate well to preschoolers.  So, here are some preschool VBS games we came up […]

Ten Board Games Every Children’s Ministry Ought to Have

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I was looking in our toy and game cabinet at church this weekend and that got me thinking about the games that every children’s ministry ought to have.  It also got me thinking about the advantages of some games over others.  Sure, Rock ‘Em / Sock ‘Em Robots is fun, but is there really a […]

“Worst Day Ever” Storytelling Game for Small Groups

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This past weekend in small group we played a great creative story-telling game in our small groups.  I can’t claims the idea as my own.  Our children’s ministry director actually came up with the idea, but she said it was ok if I shared it with you, so here goes. We  were learning about Joseph, […]

Hey kid! What’s your name again?

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When it comes to working with kids, there are some simple things you can do to help build a connection that will, hopefully, allow you to speak into the life of children.  The first, and oftentimes most important, thing you have to do is learn a child’s name.  If you’re like me, and a lot […]