Category Archives: KidMin

How to Turn Volunteers Into Leaders

Not all your volunteers will become leaders. In fact, most volunteers do not want to lead, they just want to follow. Followers are people who want to follow. They don’t want to make decisions. They want someone to tell them what to do and they will do it. Leaders are people who want to lead. […]

Teaching Kids to Love Others

Self Pity is one of the greatest sources of unhappiness. On the other hand one of the greatest sources of happiness is in helping other people. We all have problems we are dealing with. If we stay focused on our problems we can become depressed. When we shift our focus to helping others it not only helps them but […]

The Number One Job Of A KidMin Pastor

  I was a Children’s Pastor for 15 years before I understood the primary purpose of my job. I thought the main thing was teaching kids the Word of God, but really the main thing is being a conduit of the love of the Father to the kids that you teach. I still remember the […]

How to Involve Parents in Children’s Ministry

We hear a lot of talk today about partnering with parents but how do you do this if you have little exposure in the pulpit? The best way to partner with parents is to get parents involved with the children’s ministry program. In other words, use the kidmin program to disciple the parents. I meet […]

Should We Stop Doing VBS?

  If you could push a button and wipe away VBS forever would you do it? I never really understood the name “Vacation Bible School.” The words “school” and “vacation” should NEVER be in the same sentence. When I hear someone say Vacation Bible School, it reminds me of summer school. Admittedly I have never been […]

The Importance Of Teachings Kids To Pray

  The Importance of Teaching Kids to Pray You and I have the tremendous opportunity of speaking into the lives of our kids and helping them cultivate their relationship with God. We get a few hours a week to share God’s Word and its everlasting truth. So, how do we expand the amount of time […]

The Big Lie Evangelicals Tell Christian Parents

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 We have heard it preached from the pulpit for years. “If you are a good parent and train up your kids in the Christian faith they will not leave the faith.” I’ve preached it […]

How To Talk To Preschool Kids About Salvation

A foundation is a basis upon which something stands or is supported. When ministering to preschool children you are establishing their foundation – It’s a foundation upon which their spiritual life will stand and be supported. Ninety percent (90%) of a child’s personality is formed before the age of 5 years old. You have an incredible opportunity […]

The Most Critical Years for a Child’s Spiritual Growth?

A child’s most formative years are their youngest — from birth to age five. About 90 percent of a child’s brain develops in that time, according to studies. And 85 percent of a child’s intellect, personality and social skills are developed by age five. This begs the question, Is this also true with spiritual education?