Upcoming Webinar with INCM and PLAYTIME

monkey mountain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Update: The webinar has happened! You can watch it at the bottom of this page. We are going to learn from our friends at PLAYTIME as they share some insightful research findings regarding how physical spaces impact our children’s ministries! On Thursday, June 25 at 12 p.m. CDT, we will dive into a discussion specifically focused on dedicated space versus mixed-use space … Read More

A Look Inside Dispatch Volume 2

Dispatch Volume 2

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Your next idea could be on its way. In less than a month, volume two of the Dispatch subscription box will begin shipping. Our team couldn’t be more excited! We’ve teamed up with some of the best resource providers to bring creative ministry tools to your kidmin. Here are some of the standouts:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] MOVE from Awana Help … Read More

5 Ways to Make a Volunteer’s Day


It’s summer time! We know many of you are settling into your summer time rhythms (which we hope includes some margin for you to rest and get recharged). The shift in seasons provides a great opportunity to reflect on some key volunteers in your ministry that have made a BIG difference! Notes of thanks are fantastic ways to communicate how … Read More

Where Guilt Is


It kind of felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest this morning. There’s nothing that makes my descent into guilt feel more like Six Flags’ Giant Drop instead of a gradual decline than when my son is battling separation anxiety as I head off to work. In these moments, it’s almost impossible to feel like a … Read More

The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Stay Rooted

Stay Rooted

I was planting flowers this past weekend in our front yard. My son (who is almost two years old) woke up from his nap as I was wrapping up. I brought my groggy Little Man outside, and gave him some chalk to play with while I attempted to get the last of my flowers planted. Alas, chalk is not nearly … Read More

5 Ways to Get the Most from #CPC15

CPC15 Notebook

CPC East is only a few days away and we want to make sure you know how to get the most out of the experience. Here’s 5 ways to rock CPC like never before: 1. Get a head start! The pre-conference ministry training will give you an opportunity to connect with speakers and other leaders as you explore the topic … Read More

#WeAreCM with Amy Dolan


Hear from Amy Dolan, family pastor at Willow Creek’s Chicago campus, as she she shares a word of encouragement to other children’s ministry leaders. http://youtu.be/8-iauBSxrww

#WeAreCM with Kathie Phillips


Hear from Kathie Phillips, director of children’s ministry at Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, as she shares how her role in children’s ministry has changed and offers encouragement to others who experiencing change in their roles. http://youtu.be/Okk6tRWsGBE

Meet Megan Marshman—KidMin Leader and CPC15 Speaker

Megan Fate Marshman

There are people who make the world a more illuminated, grace-showered place just by encountering them, and Megan Fate Marshman is one of those people. Megan is the director of student resources and production for David C Cook and has led and challenged thousands of students in their faith at Hume Lake Christian Camps. With a deep passion to see … Read More