Ideas for Training Kids Ministry Leaders

Ideas for teaching in children's ministry

At the first of every year, I began to fervently pray for volunteers. Whether they’ve signed on for a month or for six, most volunteers need and appreciate training. I believe in hands-on training but you’ve got to teach too. Host regular training conferences for volunteers and inspire your team to minister to children effectively. Incorporate […]

How to Write a Lesson for Children’s Ministry (Video)


In this workshop, you will learn the basic process of creating a lesson plan for your children’s ministry. Before you start, you can print this page and use the lesson outline below to take notes. 1. Identifying your purpose. a.Who are you teaching? b.What is the context? c.How many kids? d.What length of time? e.What […]

Workshop on Stopping Problem Behaviors


In this 18 minute video workshop, you’ll learn why misbehavior happens and how you can stop it before it starts. Feel free to download the workshop notes to review and share with your team. Leave a comment below sharing your favorite behavior management ideas. More Resources The following links will help you and your team […]

Workshop: How To Plan Major Events


In this 21 minute presentation, you will learn the 9 steps for organizing major events in your children’s ministry. You can download the notes from this workshop, PowerPoint or share the video with your team using this link. Group Discussion Leave a comment below to share your response to this training. For example, you could discuss a recent major event in […]

21 Safety Mistakes to Avoid


This workshop covers the most common dangers that churches overlook. For each, we offers some quick suggestions for managing risk in your children’s ministry. To get the most benefit, join in the conversation questions below. You can also download the session notes or watch this clip directly on YouTube. Group Discussion (comment on this page) […]

How To Create a Discipline Plan for Your Ministry


This online training workshop (20 minutes) will help you develop a consistent plan for dealing with behavior issues in your ministry. You can download the session notes or watch the video with others from your ministry team. Workshop Notes: Developing a Discipline Plan for Your Children’s Ministry Misconceptions about Discipline Discipline = mean, harsh, strict Kids don’t […]