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10 Scary Things That Today’s Kids Think
This article was written by Chuck Peters, Director of Lifeway Kids. My team and I have done a deep dive into research on Gen Z and Generation Alpha to help Kids and Student Ministry leaders better understand how we can best reach the next generation…
Creating a Children’s Ministry Assistant Job with Your Role in Mind
Ministries that are growing can encounter new challenges and opportunities. Throughout the history of God’s people, spiritual leaders have needed to expand their influence by raising up leaders to help maintain existing and new responsibilities. In Exodus 18, Jethro encouraged Moses to expand his leadership…
Planning Outreach Events for Greater Impact
A leader only has a few opportunities to put on events that impact their external community. You may only get 2-3 chances a year to do an outward-facing family-friendly event, inviting people from your town or region. Hopefully, these considerations will help improve the impact…
Three Reasons Ministry Leaders Can’t Ignore Digital Discipleship
This is an excerpt from “Time to Update: 7 Areas to Integrate Digital Discipleship into Your Children’s Ministry Strategy” by Brittany Nelson, creator of DeeperKidMin.com and INCM Partner. There are many positive and negative opinions about the next generation’s obsession with the digital world and…
Called to Serve: An Operation Christmas Child Testimony
This article was written by INCM Partner Samaritan’s Purse. My name is Edouard Ndecky. In my country in West Africa, over 95% of the population is not Christian. It is a very difficult place to follow Jesus. But I am blessed because I was raised…
Creating Rhythms for Time Management
This post was written by Melissa Hendrickson, an INCM Blog Team member. Time management looks different for everyone, but these three rhythms can help simplify any schedule.   1. Yearly Planning When thinking about how best to manage your time, it is helpful to begin by…
3 Things Potential Volunteers Need To Hear From a Children’s Ministry Leader
I have been a volunteer in the Children’s Ministry at my church for 9 years. Yes, I have a calling and a passion for the discipleship of kids and families, but knowing the benefits of volunteering is what keeps me coming back. I’m not talking about the…
5 Tips to Get Kids Interested in the Bible
Struggling with helping the kids in your ministry desire to read the Bible? Need some ideas to get them excited about opening God’s word at church and at home? Here are 5 tips to help guide their spiritual growth through reading scripture! 1. Read it…
Will the Changes Ever Stop? Updates in Child Protection within Churches
This article was written by INCM Partner Dr. Melodie Bissell, President of Plan to Protect®. Recently, I was invited to attend a conference on child safety where I sat on a panel of leaders in law, insurance, law enforcement, and abuse prevention. The auditorium was…
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