Category Archives: Creativity

Can a 5-year old receive Christ?

Ninety percent (90%) of a child’s personality is formed before the age of 5 years old. When ministering to preschool children you are establishing their foundation, in which their spiritual life will stand and be supported. You have an incredible opportunity to influence the character and development of the kids you are teaching. Don’t lose a minute. […]

4 Tools For Your Preschool Class

Ministering to 3-5 year olds can seem daunting at times. They are very wiggly and active. To set you up for success, here are four tools you can use every week. Yes, do these same four things every week. ONE: PLAYTIME An important part of your preschool class is playtime.  Playtime is important, because play […]

PRAYER: Teaching Kids How To Get Answers To THEIR Prayers.

Do you remember the first prayer that you prayed and received an answer? What was that like? It was empowering and exciting, wasn’t it? That is why it is important to teach kids how to pray and get answers to their prayers. STEP ONE: Teaching kids that prayer is the key to our relationship with […]

Luci’s Prayer

THE BENEFIT of being a grandparent is – THE GRANDCHILDREN! Mark and I have three grandchildren, James, Andrina, and Lucille.  Luci is four years old and is full of life (she has red hair, does that tell you anything?) One of my favorite things is to watch and hear Luci pray for our meals.  Every-single-time, we get […]

Have you thought about TRAINING your Kid Leaders?

Being in KidMin requires that we wear multiple hats in our role.  There are loads of things we need to put our time into every week, because Sunday is coming. I know what that is like.  You are driven by your passion to minister to kids.  Simple. But what it takes to have a great […]

Stop Being Afraid, IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE, or is it?

God does not want fear controlling our life. However, fear is all around us and I have especially noticed how kids are afraid of a lot of things these days. Some fears are real and some are imaginary. There is fear of spiders, snakes, monsters and the boogieman. There is fear of dogs, heights and […]

THE KEY to looking beyond what you see

Have you ever had a “problem” that you were facing and it seemed like a giant mountain? Or, maybe you looked at a situation and thought, “How is this going to work out?” We all have had situations and life experiences that seem overwhelming to us. It looks like there is no way out. There […]

Don’t Do It Alone – 5 Steps to an effective KidMin Team

“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” What was Jesus doing when He said these infamous words? He was building His team. “I have chosen you. You have not chosen me.” This tells me that Jesus was selective about who was on His team. What was Jesus looking for when He was […]

Are the Formative Years really that important?

I love spending time with my grandchildren Andi (6), James (8) and Luci (4). Not only is it great fun, but every experience is a learning experience. This picture is from this summer. – Lutsen, Minnesota Are a child’s most formative years — from birth to age five? Studies show that 90 percent of a […]