Halloween, To Trick or Treat or Not?

  Halloween can be a very divisive holiday for Christians. There are people who think they should not celebrate in any way, and stay home with the lights off. And you have people on the other end of the spectrum who go Trick or Treating. Growing up in the church, and my parents being Children’s […]

7 Tips for Starting a Worship Team in your KidMin

Do you remember your first couple of weeks as the KidMin leader? Expecting everyone and their dog to come volunteer at this incredible ministry God had laid on your heart, only to discover most adults wanted to stay in “adult” church. Hmm. Well, when the adults are away, the kids will play. Let me tell […]

How to Use Social Media for Your Church Part 2: How

Last week I talked about why we should use Social Media for your church. This week I am going to talk a little bit about How to use Social Media. Different Social Medias to use: Facebook I suggest to start with Facebook. It is the easiest to use, and one of the most-used social media. […]

6 Ways Kids Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

As many of you know, Hurricane Harvey hit fast and strong. As I was sitting on my couch yesterday, scrolling through Facebook. I saw image after image of helpers. I love this quote from Mr. Rogers, that during any tragedy, that his mom told him to “Look for the helpers.” I am not currently able […]

How to use Social Media for your Church Part 1: Why

PART 1 – Why use Social Media Whether you like it or not, social media is part of our culture. You can do two things: Ignore it. Or use it for your churches advantage. When used correctly it can build community. So how do you do that? I will share how to do that in […]

How to Develop a Volunteer-Training Program

One day I took a look at how we were training our volunteers, and I was not happy with what I observed. It seemed like I was so focused on recruiting new volunteers that I was not doing a good job training the new people we recruited. So I asked Aaron, a former restaurant manager […]

Ask These 10 Questions Before Accepting a New Ministry Position.

In 16 years as a full-time children’s pastor, I have done some interviewing in my time, and I have also interviewed many potential staff members.  Along the way, I have compiled a list of some of the most important questions- essential questions- to ask very early on in the interview process. Admittedly, these questions are […]

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