Category Archives: Volunteers

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 […]

How I Turned My Ministry into a Family Ministry.

We hear a lot of talk today about family ministry, but what exactly is family ministry? My thoughts about family ministry have changed over thirty-five years of ministry. I have a different view of things than when I started. This is my definition of family ministry: family ministry is comprised of the church and the […]

5 Things to Remember During a KidMin Christmas

5Christmas is such a busy time. There are parties, gifts to give, family time, plus all of the regular things that you have to do. Like, no one is going to come in and do all of my laundry just because it’s Christmas. Although, if you’re reading this Santa, “Do you wanna lend me just […]

12 Ways You Can Teach Thankfulness to Your KidMin

I have always thought it was so interesting that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas. A day where we spend being thankful precedes a day where we give and get gifts. I am not going to get into all of that. But I do think it is interesting to note. Like a lot of things in life, […]

Why is loyalty important?

Why is loyalty important

Let’s talk about loyalty for a minute. Loyalty is the glue that holds your team together. If you want loyalty from your leaders, be loyal to them. I remember the first time I complained about another staff member to my pastor. He looked at me and asked, “Have you talked to them?” “No.” “Then why […]

Classroom Management Tips

Classroom Management. Yikes, we all need it and maybe struggle with it, but no one talks about it. But in reality, each one of your church classrooms have different needs and it is not the same from one age group to the next. When your class does not have the structure needed for the age […]

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 […]