Category Archives: Volunteers

Are You A DIY-er?

When tackling projects, are you the type of person who will figure it out (no matter how long it takes, get what you need (no matter what the cost), and definitely Do-It-Yourself?  In other words, do you love DIY projects? If you do, that is great, but when it comes to your kid’s ministry if you are […]

A Simple Way to Add Value to Others

Several years ago, Mark and I were at a conference.  On the way to the conference we stopped at a coffee shop.  At the check-out I noticed a small package of Chocolate Cherries and purchased them.  I love Chocolate Cherries! I loved them so much, that I ate the whole package. The next day when […]

Don’t Do It Alone – 5 Steps to an effective KidMin Team

“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” What was Jesus doing when He said these infamous words? He was building His team. “I have chosen you. You have not chosen me.” This tells me that Jesus was selective about who was on His team. What was Jesus looking for when He was […]

What Type of Kids’ Pastor Are You?

There are different types of Kids’ Pastors.  This is why it can be unwise to go look at someone else’s program and copy it.  If a church has a successful program, then they built their program around the strengths of the leader; but you may or may not have those same strengths. I’m not saying […]

Do you feel like you are starting all over again?

5 Leadership Principles – as we Re-Open our KidMin The beginning of this year has been quite the beginning and I have seen the KidMin Community not running from the challenge, but rising to the occasion.  Anyone in a KidMin leadership role has had to adjust, adapt, and learn new skills – sometimes daily. Some […]

7 Reasons to have Teenagers in your Ministry

I have heard people say that teenagers shouldn’t be allowed in Kids Ministry. This breaks my heart. Let me tell you why. My parents have been in ministry my entire life. My parents also involved me in the ministry my whole life. I was 7 years old, the first time I was in a puppet skit. […]

Is Amazon Bringing Back The Holiday Catalog?

Last week, I received in the mail, at my home, a catalog from Amazon.  It included stickers and a special page for kids to write down what they wanted for Christmas.  Yes, Amazon has brought back the “Holiday Catalog.” If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is that receiving gifts is […]