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9 Essential Elements of a Kid’s Church Service

This guest post was written by Hillsong Kids. Kids’ church services are a big deal. They’re the place where kids learn to worship, where they practice sharing their faith with …

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What Do Millennial Parents Think About Virtual Church for Their Kids?

In the first post on our findings from our Millennial Parents of Faith (Post-2020 Update) research study, we shared some introductory information about the results. In addition to the goals …

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Building Elementary Ministry Foundations

This post was written by Leann Woelk, a member of the INCM Blog team. When it comes to having a strategy for building an elementary children’s ministry, think of it …

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What We’ve Learned from Millennial Parents of Faith

Earlier this spring, INCM conducted a survey of Millennials who are parents and would identify themselves as disciples of Jesus. Our purpose was to gain an understanding of how this …

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Connecting in Sticky Moments

This guest post was written by Ron Hunter Jr., PhD, CEO of Randall House Publications and author of DNA of D6 Buying a gift for a toddler is easier than buying …

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How Simple Connection Can Change a Kid’s Life

I never worried about Derrick, a preteen who frequented our children’s ministry. His family was great. His grades were good. His extracurriculars were impressive. He seemed like a perfect kid… …

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How to Talk to Kids About Caring for People They Don’t Know

This guest post was written by the Because International team. A friend at school, a Sunday school teacher, the Davis family who lives down the street — it’s easy to …

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Connect Kids to Church Through Service

This post was written by Marta Cortez, a member of the INCM Blog team. As children’s ministry leaders, we desire to see the children we serve and shepherd become passionate …

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Making Memorable First Impressions for Visiting Families

This post was written by Angie Hooie, a member of the INCM Blog team. As visiting families are coming to church, maybe for the first time since the pandemic began, …

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