Category Archives: How To

Do you do this in your Preschool Class?

Ministering to preschool children can seem daunting at times.  They are very wiggly and active.  I am going to give you four tools you can use every week.  If you learn how to use these tools during our class time you will have success ministering to your preschoolers. PLAYTIME An important part of your preschool […]

How Kids Help Grow Your Church

The church growth people tell us that kids are one of the top three reasons why people choose a church. 1. Pastor 2. Worship 3. Kid’s ministry I discovered this early on. I was helping my youth pastor plant a church in Michigan. I had all the kids in one room because we were just starting out. I was teaching on […]

The Salvation Experience

The Salvation Experience Praying the Prayer of Salvation with another is one of the most exciting things to do as a Christian.  In children’s ministry we have an opportunity to do this, every week.  While we continue to strive for excellence in ministry and keeping kid’s attentions, it’s important to remember why we do what […]

Most Important Message we will Ever teach our Kids!

What is he most important message we will EVER teach our kids – it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  It is the starting point of a relationship with God!  It is important for kids to know Jesus and what He has provided for all of us! It’s amazing how many churches think a bold presentation of the […]

Tap Into The Leadership Gifts of Your Kids

It’s easy for a parent or a teacher to recognize leadership gifts in their children. If I can spend several hours teaching and observing a group of children, I can pick out who the leaders are. One thing about people who have leadership gifts is that they will find a way to use their gifts. […]

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, […]

“No Way! That’s too deep to teach kids!”

Have you ever told the Lord – No? When I began in full time ministry, I had just graduated from Bible school and moved to Port Huron, Michigan to help plant a church. I also began to travel and conduct kid’s crusades.  This was an exciting time because at every church I went to, most […]

There isn’t anything like this for preschoolers!

Mark and I have several grandchildren.  Right now, our youngest, Lucille is 4 years old. We love Luci; but, from time to time it is extremely difficult for her to listen. She will go on about her business, as if she doesn’t hear me, whether I ask her to put away a toy, it’s bath time, or […]