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. […]
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.
There was a funny thread on the forums at CM Connect and I thought I would share some of it here. For the whole scoop, check out this comment thread on their site. Basically, they wanted to come up with some funny “job requirements” for children’s ministry. Here are a few of my favorites, I hope they connect with your sense of humor!
The little ones matter to God – its the #1 reason why children’s ministry is so important. Sundays are when we get to express that love in our church programming. Get this list in a printable PDF or scroll down to see even more. Reference links to comparison translations. Luke 18:16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for […]
A few weeks back, I asked our readers to answer one simple question – why do you love kidmin? The response has been amazing and each answer has personally encouraged me. This post is an edited list of those responses, with a few of my own mixed in. I tried to combine duplicate answers. Leave us a comment and help it grow.
Too often serving in the church nursery can seem like the least important job on Sundays. One of the key tasks for children’s ministry leaders is to help volunteers understand their importance. With that in mind, I offer these following 7 reasons why serving in the church nursery is important. Click here for a print-friendly version of this […]
Does a Sunday school class require a quorum? There are some churches out there that require golf carts to move through parking lots, tags and intercoms for childcare, and separate staff just to organize coffee fellowship. The elementary and preschool departments have their own facility! Their annual budget for curriculum is more than you would believe. These are the congregations with fog machines, headliner worship bands, and personalized latte brands.
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!