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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: 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...

Do the Hard Things in Ministry

  Taking care of the hard things in ministry is never easy, but if you run and hide every time something pops up, they will find you sooner or...

How Do You Connect with Others in Kids Ministry?

  In today's episode I talk about how to get connected with other preschool and children's ministers. I love being a part of a group of people that...

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again!

https://youtu.be/rDjr4BxoJLM   You’ve got great ideas for your teachers. You've got great ideas for the kids in your ministry. Sometimes it doesn’t...

Dress for VBS!

  I’m wondering what to wear for VBS. The clothes we wear are like a walking decoration. When the leader and teachers wear the theme in a fun way,...

With or Without God

  We are back to work after the holidays and already overwhelmed with meetings and list making. I am shocked! How did all this creep up on me? I...

School’s Back in Session! Hooray!!!

I hope you will enjoy this encore podcast about starting a new year of school and a new year of classes at church. I have been teaching Kindergarten...

Great Advice for Ministry: Improving Your Relationships

  Here is part two of this encore podcast with Miss Amy Adams. Our ministry hinges on our relationships. Everything God does is through...

Great Advice in Ministry: Stay Away from “Little Man Syndrome”

Mr Mark, Have you worked with people who are always talking about their successes? For Months? Makes me wanna barf! The thing is, they are...

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...

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...

Gathering and Providing Parenting Helps

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

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...

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