Friday, January 27, 2023

Make a Difference with New Year New You, He is Alive!, Trusting God Bible Maze Journey

How has Covid impacted your church and Children's Ministry? An article in Christianity Today said; "Before COVID-19 shut things down in March 2020, the independent evangelical church averaged about 220 people a week. Almost two years after the church briefly suspended in-person services because of COVID-19, he says they are averaging about 150 people a week.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Be So Very Careful . . . Don't Be A "Sponge"!

When we serve in Children's Ministry - or any area of the church - it can become very easy for us to accept the kindness of others . . . 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Planning a Ministry of Volunteer Support and Encouragement - Begin with Prayer!

We are looking at how to develop a ministry of support and encouragement for your volunteers. Your church and my church have each been gifted with volunteers who faithfully serve in the various areas of our ministries. While these people certainly do not serve for our thanks, it absolutely is appropriate to take the time to thank them! I have always enjoyed the ministry of appreciation - what could possibly be more fun than taking the time to thank and encourage those who serve as volunteers in our churches? There are many ways to thank your volunteers by supporting and encouraging them, let's take a look at the essential things to keep in mind . . . 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Absolutely More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys . . . Encouraging & Supporting Our Volunteers!

Today I'm writing about encouraging and supporting your volunteers! Volunteer encouragement and support are two of my favorite parts of Children's Ministry! Your church and my church have each been gifted with volunteers who faithfully serve in the various areas of our ministries. While these people certainly do not serve for our thanks, it absolutely is appropriate to take the time to thank them! I have always enjoyed the ministry of appreciation - what could possibly be more fun than taking the time to thank and encourage those who serve as volunteers in our churches?  There are many ways to thank and encourage your volunteers so let's look at how to plan an entire year of volunteer support and encouragement!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Children's Ministry Around the World - Japan!

We've been looking at Children's Ministry around the world . . . today on our final stop we will look at Children's Ministry in Japan! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Generations Quest - A Gift with Lasting Impact

Please share with the grandparents and parents in your ministry - With Christmas just two weeks away, we have been busy selecting gifts for the ones we love - and if you are like me, looking for the best buys. If you are looking for something which you could give to your family to help them all grow in their walk with God, consider Generations Quest! For just $10 you will receive an entire year of Bible readings, questions to get your family talking and activities to help you all understand the Bible and grow in your walk with God. Talk about a great buy!

Children's Ministry Around the World - Australia!

In the past few days we've "visited" Children's Ministry in Pakistan, Belize, and Northern Ireland . . . today we will "visit" the "Land Down Under" and see what children's ministry looks like in Australia!

Monday, December 19, 2022

Children's Ministry Around the World - Northern Ireland!

Today we are continuing our look at children's ministry around the world . . . join me on our "journey" as we head north to the Emerald Island and learn about a ministry in Northern Ireland!

Saturday, December 17, 2022

The DNA of Grandparents & Parents Who Hand Down Confident Faith - a Christmas Gift which Makes a Difference

Please share with the parents and grandparents in your ministry -  

"The DNA of Grandparents & Parents Who Hand Down Confident Faith" has a new cover, updated content, AND is available at a special Christmas price - save $2 per book! Look what Tim Kimmel (Family Matters) and Dr. Scott Turansky (National Center for Biblical Parenting) have to say about it -

Children's Ministry Around the World - Punjab, Pakistan and the Star Sunday School & Youth Ministry!

For those of us who live in the USA it can be easy to think Children's Ministry around the world looks much like it does in our churches, and while in some places there are many similarities, in others there are significant differences. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at Children's Ministry around the world and invite you to join me on this "journey" . . . we are sure to rejoice at all the children who are learning of Jesus and learn how to pray specifically for those who serve around the world sharing Jesus with children everywhere!