Category Archives: Leadership

5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Sunday Easier

Sunday Mornings. They are game day for us KidMin folk. Growing up, I loved Sunday mornings. I could sleep in. My school started at 7:50AM, so I had to get up early. But on Sunday mornings I could sleep in a little. There was no traffic on Sunday Mornings. They were so chill. Somehow between […]

The 18 Best Bible Verses for KidMin

Sometimes, I need some inspiration. I have a whole board on my personal Pinterest page that is full of Bible verses. Whenever I feel down, or like I cannot do one more thing for another person I look up some verses on Pinterest. My favorite Bible verse is Galatians 6:9. I also have this printed […]

How to Evaluate Large Events

At our church, we have just completed two large events with a couple more staring us down. One of the things I try to do after each event is to evaluate the events effectiveness and my and my team’s competence. I realize that for each church this may look different, but I also realize that we sometimes need […]

What Does a Successful KidMin Look Like?

Whenever I meet a fellow kids minister I start by asking about their church. Over and over I hear the phrase, “We are not very big.” “We don’t have a lot of kids in our ministry.” “We only have about 9 kids.” When did numbers become the only yardstick by which we measure success? There […]

Magnify Your Ministry

If you have been doing kids’ ministry for any length of time, you have discovered that many do not see it as “real ministry.” This is false, of course, but people’s attitudes can still wear you down. As the leader, it’s critical that you not allow this to happen. You have to continue to encourage […]

How to Develop a Volunteer-Training Program

One day I took a look at how we were training our volunteers, and I was not happy with what I observed. It seemed like I was so focused on recruiting new volunteers that I was not doing a good job training the new people we recruited. So I asked Aaron, a former restaurant manager […]

Who wants to be a Leader?

Inter-active OBJECT lesson WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Being a leader is making smart decisions, being proactive, and doing things without being told. This object lesson is going to teach the kids in your class to not just sit there, but to start doing things! WHAT YOU NEED: A swivel office chair. INSTRUCTIONS: Pick one contestant to […]

5 Essential Leadership Skills for Kids’ Pastor.

As you minister to the kids, you will grow as a leader. You are going to need a lot of volunteers to reach a lot of kids, so it’s critical that you understand leadership and that you grow in your leadership skills. Here is my list of the top-five leadership skills you need for kids’ […]

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