This Week in Children’s Ministry for 12/16/2009

Christmas is just over a week away, and things are really getting busy. Here are some blog posts I’ve found interesting. Sorry for being so Christmas heavy, but there should be something helpful for your minsitry.

Try these free Christmas Review Games

Here is a simple way to share the Gospel using the colors of Christmas

16 Tips for Dads at Christmas (HT Jonathan & Jared)

More Advent Lessons from Sojourn Kids

Some background on Christmas trees and an object lesson to share with your kids.

Directions for making a paper angel craft

A great reminder that Christmas is SUPPOSED to be Magical

Wayne has been hosting a Christmas Carol Advent on his blog

Some new Children’s book recommendations from Justin Taylor

Another big giveaway from Christian Book Notes

Though provoking post about church volunteers and the really serving Christ with our whole life

More help for casting the children’s ministry vision for your church staff

Does you your ministry need child restraining policies?

Check out this Children’s Ministry Volunteer commitment agreement

Jonathan Cliff is posting the 5 things he hates about children’s ministry. So far he’s posted three:

  1. The Irrelevant Children’s Minister
  2. The “One-Man Show” Children’s Minister
  3. The Children’s Minister that Ignores Early Childhood

Karl shares an email that made his year from a now High School aged girl who he led to Christ several years ago.

Download a sample CM resume and philosophy of ministry

Glen reflects on the importance of authentic leadership


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