Category Archives: Volunteers

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, […]

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 […]

Gifts for your Volunteers at Christmas

I love gifts! I love getting gifts, I love giving gifts. Giving 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. Maybe not that last one. But I love giving gifts to people. And they do not need to […]

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 […]

Heart Transplant

It just really erks me when people call my KidMin a daycare or babysitting. This just happened last weekend, thankfully I did not hear it but another teacher told me about this exchange. A parent was showing their friends who were first-time visitors where our Kids Ministry met. He introduced it by saying, “this is […]