Essential Rules To Help Kids Grow Into Mannerly Adults

Kids need high expectations! And the structure we provide for them to excel is important. I just finished reading a book by Ron Clark called the Essential 55. This book, mostly geared toward classroom rules, manners and management, would be good for parents, teachers and ministry leaders! For next generation ministry leaders, it’s not always … Read more

7 Ways To Let Kids Proclaim God’s Glory In Worship

Through the praise of children and infants, you have established a stronghold… Psalm 8:2  Some churches have separate kid’s worship the whole hour, often for each hour of worship.  Other churches worship together in one room at one time – kids, students, and adults together. Some churches dismiss kids halfway through worship in a children’s church … Read more

Five Ways To Put Your Family First

When a leader puts his family first, the community benefits. When a leader puts the community first, both his family and the community suffer. – John Maxwell – The Most Powerful 21 Minutes Of A Leader’s Day  There’s a song I’ve been hearing on the radio titled Dream Small. The first couple of lyrics in … Read more

Parents: Respond, Don’t React

Kids learn quickly. They have a high level of control over their parents. There are certain things they can do to get their parents attention. It happens naturally right out of the womb with a cry. But as the child grows, the parents must mature in the way they come running. There have been times when my child only seemed to be crying because I … Read more

Three Ways To Build A Rhythm Of Discipleship In Kids Ministry

No matter the curriculum you’re using or how many minutes you have to meet with your group of kids during the week you can incorporate these three things into your time together. Some kids come from homes where nothing of spiritual significance is taught. Others may have more spiritual direction. Still, every kid can benefit … Read more

Three Stages Of Marriage

Marriage is interesting. I’m fortunate enough to have seen many solid witnesses of faithful marriages my whole life – beginning with my parents, grandparents, and all the way down to aunts and uncles and our church family. I attended a couple weddings in the last six months and witnessed some new homes and families just beginning. … Read more

How To Get More Kids To Come To Kid’s Ministry On Sundays

Most local churches want to see kids on Sunday mornings. Some churches may be in the phase of the life cycle or in a location that may make this seem impossible. Other churches are busting at the seams with kids worship happening concurrently with Sunday morning worship. Still, some others may be stuck in the … Read more