Category Archives: KidMin

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 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. […]

Are You Holding The Rope?

Mark shared a powerful story at our webinar yesterday afternoon about holding the rope. He shared an excerpt from “Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission” by John Piper regarding a meeting of the Baptist Missionary Society on October 2, 1792 that inspired the famous rope holder imagery. “Fuller, more than anyone else, felt the […]

How 12 KidMin Leaders Are Successful In Ministry

Yesterday, I was just sitting in my office thinking to myself, what makes KidMin Leaders successful in ministry? So, I decided to ask the KidMin community that I’m a part of on Facebook a simple question… “What’s Your Best Advice That You’d Give To A New KidMin Leader or Pastor?” Honestly, I was blown away […]