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Publicize Your Ministry

  “Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.” – Seth Godin   Jesus…the Public Relations Guru Jesus was a leader of people, not things. Mark...

Practicing Fire Drills

  Yes, we had a Fire Drill on Sunday morning. We left the building and met at our safe location. I remember bringing it up in staff meeting and...

Favorite Things at Grouptime

  Adding some of these ideas to your grouptime with younger children will give you more of a variety of activities as a large group.  Take note and...

Tips for Classroom Appearance 

  Please understand that your classroom needs your attention. We have moved in and out of these classrooms all year and it’s time to clean it up...

Eight Ways Preschoolers Learn – Part 2

Knowing how preschoolers learn is the biggest issue with our early childhood classes. It feels like teachers are moving toward childcare rather than...

Teaching Preschoolers

  Knowing how preschoolers learn is the biggest issue with our early childhood classes. It feels like teachers are moving toward childcare rather...

Are We Teaching for Biblical Literacy? 

  It is scary to think we could be looking at the first generation of biblically illiterate kids. Yes, the kids we are teaching right now. I’m not...

Distracted Adults Teaching Distracted Kids

  Are you easily distracted?  I know I am. Often, I get my best work done the last hour of the day when I’m all alone in my office. I used to work...

Building a Ministry Team 

https://youtu.be/G7ZvXHKn6FU   Begin the building process by understanding who you are.  Learn your strengths and weaknesses.  Yes, you have...

Engaging Children in Missions and Serving 

I have met many children’s ministers who provided missions education in their program for children.  There are fewer who engage children with...

Publicize Your Ministry

  “Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.” – Seth Godin   Jesus…the Public Relations Guru Jesus was a leader of people, not things. Mark...

Ministering to the Family Before the Baby 

  Lately, I have noticed more churches with wonderful bulletin boards sharing the news of expecting babies coming soon.  This shows the heart of...

Gathering and Providing Parenting Helps

    3 things to know when you begin to gather and provide parenting helps: What is the age group you want to target? Younger Preschool, Older...

Podcast: There are NO Short-Cuts

In this podcast episode: Go the extra mile- Matthew says, “If a man beckons you to go with him a mile…” Not a popular idea. Many people are looking...

Podcast: Affirmation is a Priority in the Classroom!

To be affirmed - Man, it feels so great when someone says to you, "Good job!" "Great work!" "Way to go!" When people say to you how wonderful it...

Podcast Interview with Linda Ranson Jacobs: Ways to help the Disruptive Child   

Linda will address these topics in the podcast: Expect and be prepared for discipline problems Disruptive Children and what to do What you do with...

Podcast: Support Your Spouse’s Parenting

I probably didn't give my wife, Gail, enough praise during the tough years of parenting. There are lots of things I would do differently as a parent...

Ministry Everyday

In this podcast episode, I discuss some leadership points every minister should be aware of and practice in their routine each day.  Look over the...

Podcast: “The Kid Min Mouse”

I hope you enjoy this interview with Dale Hudson from RelevantChildrensMinistry.com.  He is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Christ...

Podcast: Interview with Jana Magruder, Director of LifeWay Kid’s Ministry

                The “Levels of Biblical Learning” from LifeWay, illustrates spiritual concepts and primary truths kids can learn throughout their...

Parenting- End Your Discipline Times Positively 

                “Your relationship with your child is a bridge, and your lifestyle values are carried across that bridge to your children.  The...

Podcast with Linda Ranson Jacobs

Linda Ranson Jacobs is one of the forefront leaders in the areas of children and divorce and single-parent family needs. Having been both divorced...

Podcast- Dale Hudson “The Kid Min Mouse”

I hope you enjoy this interview with Dale Hudson from RelevantChildrensMinistry.com.  He is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Christ...

Podcast- I’m New! What do I do?

Listen as Mr. Mark discusses advice he shares with interns before stepping into their first kid’s ministry.  These five keys will help you step out...

Podcast: Consistency is Over-Rated

10 Reasons we over-value consistency: It seems fair. If we have more than one child, we want to be fair to each. But unless you have twins, your...

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