Category Archives: Volunteers

Helping Kids Get BIG Spiritual Muscles

Helping Kids Get Big Spiritual Muscles “Go into all the world and make disciples.” Jesus wants us to “make disciples” of the kids we teach. This begs the following questions: • How do I actually make a disciple? • What does a disciple look like? • What does a disciple do? The word disciple means […]

What Matters Most?

Recently, I was consulting at a local church.   I was interviewing some of the key volunteer leaders and one of them asked me a question, “What matters most?”   I didn’t hesitate, “Begin with the end in mind.”   Then I asked this question, “What does a spiritually strong 5th grader look like?’  They began to say things like, “They are unselfish, kind, […]

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Week

One of the challenges of leadership is learning how to bring correction to your team and instill confidence at the same time. If I just bring correction I can destroy their confidence. If I am too nice they may not get it. The answer is to train your team members to coach themselves. The old […]

Have you thought about TRAINING your Kid Leaders?

Being in KidMin requires that we wear multiple hats in our role.  There are loads of things we need to put our time into every week, because Sunday is coming. I know what that is like.  You are driven by your passion to minister to kids.  Simple. But what it takes to have a great […]

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 […]