Category Archives: How To

How to calm a “Reluctant Child”

We have all encountered a reluctant child.  You know, the one who is hanging on for dear life to their Mom or Dad’s leg.  Okay, that is a bit of an extreme mind picture for you.  But at times we will find children who are reluctant to enter our church class.  Many times it just […]

Recruiting That Works!

If you talk to most KidMin pastors, they will tell you that recruiting volunteers is the most stressful part of their job. Part of the reason for the stress is that many kids’ pastors spend much of their time on things that don’t work. First of all, let’s talk about what doesn’t work: Bulletin announcements […]

Can you be too confident?

Is it possible to have too much confidence?  Yes, it is. Self-doubt is one ditch while over-confidence is another ditch. Here’s one of my stories of dealing with over-confidence. My first four years in ministry was a mixed bag. It was a extremely hard time on many levels, but internally my ministry was growing by […]

Top 5 Reasons why Super Church Curriculum is for you

Are you shopping for curriculum?  I’ve got a couple questions for you… Have you ever thrown your hands up in the air in desperation while searching for curriculum? Have you ever thought to yourself when you find a great curriculum, “It costs how much!?” I bet you chuckled and said yes to at least one of these […]

5 Holy Spirit Object Lessons

It’s important to talk to kids about the Holy Spirit. Our kids need to know the Holy Spirit is real, powerful, and that He comes to live inside when we ask Jesus Christ into our hearts. This week I’ll be sharing five of my favorite sermons teaching about the Holy Spirit.  I guarantee these will […]

The Key to our Kid’s Relationship With God

Have you ever wanted to see your kid’s relationship with God to be stronger? You are not alone. Every kid’s pastor wants to see their kids grow in God and have a strong relationship with Him. I have some prayer principles that I impart when I am teaching kids. Number One:The Bible teaches us that prayer is […]

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 […]