6 More Things That Drive a Children’s Pastor Crazy

6 more things that the children's pastor CRAZY

When I penned my recent article, 10 Things That Drive a Children’s Pastor Crazy I had no idea that I’d be starting such an expansive conversation. However, I am glad we can talk and share with one another and hopefully, encourage a children’s pastor who may be asking, “Does anyone understand?” To those passing by these posts and subsequent comments, (including parents and … [Read more...]

Negative Volunteer Behaviors: What’s Happening and What Should You Do?

Why are volunteers showing negative behavior?

When praying about my ministry, I can’t help but reflect upon my blessings. I have such faithful volunteers; without their help, children’s church would be a whole lot crazier. However, during busy times, it’s easy to see my team get stressed out and me too! I must confess that I rarely have difficulty with volunteers but when problems do arise I understand that it is just a … [Read more...]

Is Your Worship Space Kid Friendly?

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"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "'From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise'?" (Matthew 21:16) What great news to know that God is "calling forth" praise from little ones! As children's ministry leaders, it is our job to guide these precious hearts along to the One … [Read more...]

10 Things That Drive a Children’s Pastor Crazy

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Being a children’s pastor for eighteen years has brought so much joy into my life! From the glue sticks to the creased Bibles to the beach balls, I love every aspect of ministering to kids. It has been a blessing to teach hundreds and thousands of kids about Jesus. However, there are some things that drive me crazy. When I hear or see these things, I want to say, “NOOO!” Of … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Turn Your Children’s Ministry Around

How to Turn Around the Children's Ministry

Children's ministry leaders are unequivocally some of the most creative folks on the planet but even this elite group can get stuck in a rut. Truth be known, I've been stuck in a routine myself more than a few times. I've experienced the agony of unenthusiastic volunteers, uncommitted families and no clear direction. Don't beat yourself up. It happens regardless of how … [Read more...]