March 15, 2012

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4 Simple Tips to Prepare for the Unexpected

A few weeks ago I woke up on Sunday morning and I was sick! Even though I was leading Large Group Time and teaching the preschool class, I knew I couldn’t go. People get sick; emergencies happen. It is important to have a plan for dealing with those unexpected things. 1. Recruit a go-to person […]

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March 10, 2012

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Curriculum Pick – Discipleland

It can be hard to find good, solid, Biblical curriculum. I spend a lot of time previewing different curriculum and searching for the best-valued and most Biblical curriculum for my readers. Discipleland is one of my top 3 picks. Here’s a promotional video about their curriculum that highlights one of the reasons why I love […]

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March 8, 2012

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Now is the Time to Start Cultivating Next Year’s Volunteers

Here are three ideas to start cultivating next year’s volunteers. 1. Keep the volunteers you already have through appreciation and training Recruiting is an ongoing issue for children’s ministry leaders. But it is less stressful if you have a core of volunteers who return year after year. The best ways to ensure your volunteers keep […]

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March 4, 2012

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There is Huge Value in Spending Time with People Who Share Your Passion

Every couple of months I get together with other children’s pastors in my city. We meet for lunch and catch up on each others’ lives. We talk about what is going well in our ministries and what isn’t. We talk about ideas we have for special events and programs. We seek advice and use each […]

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February 29, 2012

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How do you develop a vision statement for your children’s ministry? Part 3 – Get the Word Out

You have finished brainstorming and created a single sentence vision statement. The last step in this vision-creating series is to make sure that everyone knows the vision for children’s ministry in your church. You want everyone in children’s ministry to know and champion this vision. Gather your volunteers for a training day. Tell them how […]

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