Category Archives: Teaching

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 […]

Halloween, To Trick or Treat or Not?

  Halloween can be a very divisive holiday for Christians. There are people who think they should not celebrate in any way, and stay home with the lights off. And you have people on the other end of the spectrum who go Trick or Treating. Growing up in the church, and my parents being Children’s […]

The Candle of The Lord – Object Lesson

Scripture Reference: Proverbs 20:27 Take Home Point: God will guide us through our spirit. What You Need: 1 large candle and 1 package of matches. Object Lesson Application: The Bible says that the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord. What does that mean? That means God will enlighten us or guide us […]

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’ […]

Discovering Young Leaders

Discovering Young Leaders

There are young leaders in your class. They may be the kids who are trying to take over. Sometimes what we call rebellion is really young leaders trying to use their leadership gifts. One thing about leaders is that they want to lead. If they can’t find a positive way to use their leadership, they […]

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