Category Archives: Children’s Ministry

4 Keys To Leading Young Leaders in Children’s Ministry

4 Keys To Leading Young Leaders in Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry is a tremendous place for leaders to “grow up”. Whether it’s designing a program for youth to enter into serving or adults who have never really led before, Children’s Ministry offers multiple opportunities to grow leaders. Here are 4 keys which I’ve found important to leading this group effectively: 4 Keys To Leading… Continue Reading

How To Have An AVERAGE Children’s Ministry

How To Have An AVERAGE Children’s Ministry

I’ve had the privilege of working with lots of churches to help them create healthy children’s ministry. Sometimes, at the beginning of the coaching/consulting/assessment process, I will ask them: “Do you want to have an average children’s ministry?”  I’ve gotten a “yes” only once, and that was in jest because she felt like her ministry was… Continue Reading

5 Things Church Leadership Should Expect From You

5 Things Church Leadership Should Expect From You

As leaders in Children’s & Family Ministry, we are typically (and rightfully) focused on our department. But, as with any organization, there’s a bigger picture that we work within. Understanding this is critical, not only because we are contributing to the success (or failure) of the bigger vision, but it directly impacts the success (or… Continue Reading

How To Deal With An Underfunded Children’s Ministry

How To Deal With An Underfunded Children’s Ministry

I had to smile a little after I typed in the title for this post: …An Underfunded Children’s Ministry – as if there’s any other kind, right? I served in 4 churches and 3 of them were drastically underfunded. The 4th was about where it should be, but certainly still limited. Virtually all of us who lead in Children’s Ministry have… Continue Reading

How to Offer Training Volunteers Want to Attend

How to Offer Training Volunteers Want to Attend

Training is an essential part of your Children’s Ministry. But it can be a challenge to get your volunteers to attend. It will always be a challenge and, likely, reaching 100% attendance will be next to impossible. But there are some things which we can do to make it more likely that volunteers will attend,… Continue Reading

A Children’s Ministry Volunteer Primer

A Children’s Ministry Volunteer Primer

Let’s face it, assimilating volunteers into our ministry is challenging. We need to have systems and processes in place to guide us through the recruiting, screening, training & placement of volunteers. Often times, though, once volunteers are ready to step into ministry, we get that “deer in the headlights” look. Especially those who’ve never served… Continue Reading

7 Ways To Help Volunteers Succeed

7 Ways To Help Volunteers Succeed

Children’s Ministries depend on volunteers. That’s the way it’s supposed to be – the body of Christ carrying out the work of the ministry. As leaders in the church, it’s our job to help them succeed. Here’s how we can do that: Continue Reading

7 Things Every Ministry Volunteer Needs To Know

7 Things Every Ministry Volunteer Needs To Know

Our children’s ministries are dependent on volunteer. Without them, children’s ministry – or just about any ministry! – doesn’t happen. Too often, though, when someone says they’ll volunteer, we simply throw them in the room with the kids and that’s the last they hear from us unless there’s an emergency. We can’t do that. If… Continue Reading

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