Category Archives: Volunteers

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started KidMin

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a KidMin Facebook group and asked this question, “If you could give some advice to a person who is new in ministry, what would it be?” I was blown away by the answers. So I am going to share some of them here today. Some were duplicates, […]

The KidMin Event Checklist

It can be very overwhelming to plan a large event. So, I have made an event checklist just for KidMin! On it, I have laid everything out by time, and I have also kept a couple of blank spaces that you can fill in if you need it. What do you think? Should something else […]

7 Things to Include in Every Volunteer Meeting

There are 7 things that every meeting should include. 1) Food Maybe it is a cultural thing. Maybe I am just a little hungry while I am writing this. Either way, every meeting should include some type of snack. Ideas for food to have: Muffins, donuts, bagels, fruit/veggie trays, nutra grain bar, nuts, cookies, or […]

Don’t Be Batman!

I grew up loving Batman. I was a kid when Batman, the animated series played on Saturday Morning. I have some great memories watching that show with my brother and my dad. Batman has several good traits, but he also has a bad one. I am going to talk about his one bad trait. Batman […]

Gifts for your Volunteers at Christmas

I love gifts! I love getting gifts, I love giving gifts. Gifts is my love language for sure! That is why I love having a chance to give gifts to people. Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines day, Presidents Day. Ok, maybe not that last one. But I love giving gifts to people. And they do not 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 […]

9 Ways You Can Encourage Families to Come Back Next Week.

My husband and I are looking for a new home church. It has been awkward, to say the least. We have been married for 7 years, and at least one of us has been working at a church for the entirety of our marriage.  The church we were at had to close, but I never imagined […]

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 […]