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A Dream of Crayons: How an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Changed a Life
My 5-year-old insists that crayons are an essential purchase this season, and I can only agree. She has a deep joy for giving to kids she may never meet, a joy she shares with her little brother as they intentionally pray over every colorful shoebox…
Get Feedback for Great Events
Event feedback is so helpful in creating great long-term events and deciding what new events to add to your ministries. With holiday events right around the corner, you might be trying something new or wondering how effective your current events are at meeting your ministry’s…
6 Ideas to Recruit Volunteers for Large Events
We can all agree that volunteer recruitment is an essential part of our roles as kidmin leaders. Let’s face it: we could not do what we do in ministry without a healthy and expanding volunteer team. But how do we grow our volunteer base to…
A Volunteer Transformed by Serving Kids
When volunteers serve in children’s ministry they grow in a variety of ways. Sometimes their lives can be transformed by serving kids. A while back I had a college student show up at my classroom door after church one week. She asked if we…
6 Ways to Consider Seniors in Serving Kids
Churches need babies and grandparents. But what are the barriers to them being in the same room together? There are many seasoned saints that would love to rock a new baby member of your church but just cannot imagine doing it. With the up and…
Investing In The Spiritual Growth Of Volunteers
As ministry leaders, this is our heart. We want to equip and empower our volunteers to be the most amazing, dynamic, and effective leaders that they can be. But we would be remiss if we focused strictly on their ministry impact and neglected their spiritual…
Teaching Essential Skills to Children’s Ministry Volunteers
When it comes to training children’s ministry volunteers, what essential skills does anyone teach? We know it’s vital to train volunteers so that they can effectively communicate God’s word and work with kids in grace-filled and healthy ways. But anyone who has started in kids…
How to NEVER Recruit the Wrong People for Your Ministry Again
Let’s face it. There are times in ministry when managing volunteers feels like your full-time job. Recruiting, training, retaining — it is NOT easy, but it has to be done. Out of desperation, ministry leaders can fall into the trap of “filing the…
Register for Breakouts at CPC23
We’ve just busted open registration for Breakouts at CPC23! When you attend CPC23, there are so many things to look forward to.  From the General Session Speakers to the Resource Center.  From networking with new friends to learning from a veteran leader in a one-on-one…

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