Tag Archives: vision

How to Write SMART Goals

November 26, 2013


Once you know your purpose, mission, and vision, it’s time to create some goals. Goals are the result that you are working towards; the aim. There are some similarities here to vision, but goals are much more specific. The vision is a single sentence dream for your kids. Goals are the multiple, specific and measurable […]

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How’s Your Vision?

November 25, 2013

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Once you have figured out your purpose and your mission, it’s time to move onto your vision. I have already written a series on vision in children’s ministry.       Here are the links to that series: Why Do You Need a Vision for Your Children’s Ministry? How Do You Develop a Vision Statement […]

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Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Goals in Children’s Ministry

November 21, 2013


I can understand the temptation to jump right in. You are the new children’s ministry leader at your church or maybe you are the Sunday School Superintendent or maybe the pastor has asked to you take on the VBS program at your church. Whatever it is, the temptation is to jump right in and get […]

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Is it time for a check-up? Here’s a Program Evaluation Tool

April 26, 2013

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No matter what ministry you are involved with, periodic evaluation is necessary. Programs in children’s ministry can run for years with parents and volunteers assuming that everything is fine. But it’s important to take a step back every once and a while and really consider how a specific program is doing. Is it fulfilling its […]

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Why Biblical literacy is an issue that every Children’s Ministry leader needs to address

March 18, 2012


I read some articles and blog posts the other day that were centered on the issue of Biblical literacy. One blogger I read said they were concerned that a focus on Biblical literacy would mean making a relationship with God less important. In another article, the author calls Biblical illiteracy a crisis and “the most […]

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