Author Archives: Missy McKinnon

Gifts for your Volunteers at Christmas

I love gifts! I love getting gifts, I love giving gifts. Gifts is my love language for sure! That is why I love having a chance to give gifts to people. Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines day, Presidents Day. Ok, maybe not that last one. But I love giving gifts to people. And they do not need […]

5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Sunday Easier

Sunday Mornings. They are game day for us KidMin folk. Growing up, I loved Sunday mornings. I could sleep in. My school started at 7:50AM, so I had to get up early. But on Sunday mornings I could sleep in a little. There was no traffic on Sunday Mornings. They were so chill. Somehow between […]

The 18 Best Bible Verses for KidMin

Sometimes, I need some inspiration. I have a whole board on my personal Pinterest page that is full of Bible verses. Whenever I feel down, or like I cannot do one more thing for another person I look up some verses on Pinterest. My favorite Bible verse is Galatians 6:9. I also have this printed […]

What Does a Successful KidMin Look Like?

Whenever I meet a fellow kids minister I start by asking about their church. Over and over I hear the phrase, “We are not very big.” “We don’t have a lot of kids in our ministry.” “We only have about 9 kids.” When did numbers become the only yardstick by which we measure success? There […]

9 Ways You Can Encourage Families to Come Back Next Week.

My husband and I are looking for a new home church. It has been awkward, to say the least. We have been married for 7 years, and at least one of us has been working at a church for the entirety of our marriage.  The church we were at had to close, but I never imagined […]

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 […]

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. […]