Category Archives: KidMin

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 […]

“Read Your Bible” Kid Challenge

It is vital that you think long term when you are teaching kids. In other words, begin with the end in mind. Don’t just think about what am I going to teach next week. Think about what do you want the kids in your class to be doing when they graduate to the youth ministry? […]

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 […]

Helping Children Receive The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Let me begin with a story, my story.  I grew up in the church.  I loved God and everything about God.  When I was in seventh grade, I went forward to receive the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.  It was at the end of the service.  I went forward, but […]

Are you limiting your kids?

I am always amazed when people put age limits on what kids can do at church. Churches may limit what kids do but the Holy Spirit does not. My question for you is this, are you limiting your kids? I know that you love the kids you teach every Sunday and you enjoy teaching them but […]

What Every Preschool Class Time Should Include

Ministering to preschool children can seem daunting at times. They are very wiggly and active. I am going to give you four tools you can use every week. If you learn how to use these tools during our class time you will have success ministering to your preschoolers.

Are You Burning Through Volunteers?

The other day I bumped into an old friend at Starbucks. My friend was overseeing the KidMin program at a new church and he asked if I could meet with him. Then he made this statement, “We are burning through a lot of volunteers.” If you are burning through volunteers then it tells you that […]