Author Archives: Missy McKinnon

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. […]

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 […]

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