It’s been a few years, but I still remember the first time I read this encouraging poem about children’s ministry. It came in an email to me from a friend. It really spoke to me about the struggles and joys of being a kids pastor. Later I learned that poem was written by Roger Fields of Kidz Blitz ministries – who was one of my heroes in children’s ministry. It’s a great read and sure to encourage you.
In most churches, finding volunteers for is a constant struggle. This is one major roadblock to growth on Sundays. Most children’s ministers spend hours recruiting for Sunday school, church nursery, vacation Bible school, and other children’s ministry programs. This shouldn’t be the case. If people really understood the spiritual blessings of serving God’s kids, we would have to start a volunteer waiting list. […]
We surveyed 400 children ministry leaders and analyzed the latest research. Here’s what we learned. Jesus loves the little ones – that’s why we love to serve in this mission. Every person (no matter their age) was created to have a personal relationship with Christ. It’s the most pressing need in this life and the mission of every believers to share that message.
9 Steps to Launching a Kids Program at Your Church — How do I organize a new program? Starting a children’s ministry from scratch can be a big challenge. You have to navigate parental expectations, curriculum options, and hundreds of little questions about how things should work. Maybe your program is strong but have you considered special needs children’s ministry!