Category Archives: KidMin

Kids Don’t Receive A Junior Holy Spirit

When a children receive Christ, they Holy Spirit comes to live inside of them. Kids don’t get a junior Holy Spirit. They get the same Holy Spirit that you and I get. Why does the Holy Spirit come to live in us? To lead and to empower us for ministry. If I could do my […]

The Call of the Father

There is a lot of work involved in leading a kids’ ministry in a local church; but at the end of the day, it is all about the kids and connecting them with their Heavenly Father. I was a kids’ pastor for fifteen years before I really understood the heart of the Father for His […]

Recruiting That Really Works

If you talk to most KidMin pastors, they will tell you that recruiting volunteers is the most stressful part of their job. Part of the reason for the stress is that many kids’ pastors spend much of their time on things that don’t work. First of all, let’s talk about what doesn’t work. • Bulletin […]

What Do Volunteers Want?

Business 101 asks three questions: 1.     Who are my customers? 2.     What do they want? 3.     How can I get it to them? Volunteers are the lifeblood of any KidMin program. I can survive without money, but I cannot survive without volunteers.  We need ask the question, “What do […]

What To Do When God Seems Far Away

What to do when God seems far away

Has there been a time in your life where things were really difficult? Have you ever felt like God was far away? Had the feeling like you were wandering around a desert with no map? Sometimes God can feel like He is far away from us. One thing I sometimes forget is kids can feel […]

What Do You Do When Everybody Starts Quitting?

  I still remember the day I changed my strategy for recruiting and training volunteers. It was a cold winter morning in 1987 and I had just accepted a new position as a kidmin pastor at a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was frustrated because yet another volunteer had informed me they were stepping down. […]

How To Thank Your Team In 8 Words Or Less

  As a leader, we need to have vision for the future, while not forgetting who helped us yesterday. One of the best ways is to send a “Thank You” the old-fashioned way – an actual note card from you. It makes a huge impact on the receiver because of how much we are in-undated […]