Joy Goodwin

The Dos and Don’ts of Your First Year as a Children’s Minister

As a children’s minister, your first year in the position can be both exciting and overwhelming. You have the opportunity to impact the lives of young children and their families, but the responsibility of leading kids to Jesus can be weighty. You want to do it right because communicating God’s love to kids is life-changing […]

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Creating A Plan for Communicating with Parents

This article was written by Anthony Hunt, a ministry leader and guest writer for the INCM Blog. As a leader in children’s ministry, you work hard to provide valuable programming and information to families to support the spiritual formation of their kids. And yet, it sometimes seems like transmitting that valuable information to parents is

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What to Do When You’re New to Children’s Ministry

If you’re new to children’s ministry you might be wondering: What do I do first? You’ve either received training or been handed a ministry handbook and are now left to put on a ministry to kids, whether you have done it before or not.  And if you’re brand new, you might feel a little overwhelmed.

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4 Tips to Prepare Your Volunteers for Sunday

Your volunteers are busy. Many of them are working full or part-time, taking care of their children. Attending PTA meetings, mom’s groups, or classes. Carting kids to soccer, football, or dance. Or are just trying to manage their household. Whether moms or dads, empty nesters, or college-aged kids, volunteers have a lot on their plate. AND they want to serve in your ministry. YAY! Before you jump to managing your volunteers’ lives, consider first how you can help them to lead this coming Sunday morning. Really simply, what does it take to prepare your volunteers for Sunday morning children’s ministry?

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