This guest post was written by Kathleen Jaoudi. The definition of Family Ministry varies so much from church to church, and organization to organization. The truth is, every Sunday, our churches do family ministry—whether it’s intentional or not is up to us. At its foundation, family ministry looks at persons not only as individuals but …
Whatever your wish list is when it comes to handling challenging behavior in your ministry, here is some great news: God provides, and there is a whole field in Education dedicated to addressing behaviors in children. This article will outline some of the best practices in behavior management from the Education world that you can apply in your children’s ministry.
I have a dream that one day every church leader will champion worship to happen in the disciples they are making. We champion giving, missions, and serving but oftentimes, are less than enthusiastic or passionate about encouraging songs of the redeemed to rise up and be proclaimed. The result is that we have a lot of spiritually malnourished Christians in the area of worship. You may question that statement saying that “worship” happens in your services.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your children’s ministry budget? You’re not alone! Children’s Ministry budgeting can be a challenge, no matter how long you’ve been in ministry. Maybe you are new in Children’s Ministry and have no idea what to do with the budget you were just given. Or maybe you are a veteran looking for ways to stay on top of your budget! As children’s ministry leaders, we have been entrusted with money to budget and steward for your church and God’s kingdom. Being wise with our financial decisions is a key part of integrity in ministry, whether your budget is $500 or $50,000. Take a look at these five tips to make your budget work for you!
The word “trauma” arises more and more often among communities invested in caring for children.
It is a heartbreaking reality of our world – two out of three kids will experience at least one traumatic event during their childhood.
These events have devastating effects on children’s minds, hearts, and spirits, leaving them feeling afraid, out-of-control, rejected, and worthless.
This is a guest post by Jen Edwards, a kid’s ministry coach and consultant. The families in your church matter, and so do the families outside your church. God has positioned you and the church you are in to uniquely serve the families around you and help them grow spiritually, meet their physical needs, and …
This guest post was written by Coleen Cotton. Teaching kids the Bible can be one of the most rewarding responsibilities in a leader’s ministry life. But how do you do it with the same stories in new ways that go deeper? Church experts are watching many kids walk away from their faith altogether at alarming …
Every leader wants two things for their ministry: growth and stability. They want the ministries they lead to increase their impact and remain stable amid adversity. Understanding what brings these goals about is both easy and elusive. It’s easy because we know that the stability of any ministry is founded on the solid rock of God’s unfailing word and is grown through the Spirit’s life-changing work. It’s also elusive because it doesn’t come by sitting idly and doing nothing.
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 gift we pack as a family. I love getting to model generosity for my children and teach them about Jesus. God nurtured these desires in my heart and continues to reveal His perfect timing in fulfilling the deep desires of my heart. And it all started with a box of crayons.