Can I Pray?

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Just a few hours ago, my family invited a 10-year-old girl into our home. Through Safe Families, we have opened up our home to a lot of kids over the years. Some stay for a weekend, others for weeks, one stayed for two years. But the little girl I met yesterday did something no one ever has in our home. … Read More

Find & Keep the Sabbath

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I came across a training today about all the things kidmin leaders Google. Yes, as kidmin leaders, what we Google and especially what we buy at Walmart can be hilarious. And there are numerous skills we can hone in our craft of working with children and families. But the area I find most leaders struggling in does not have anything … Read More

Kidmin Curriculum Party

Kidmin curriculum party

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] It’s fall, so we all have kidmin curriculum on our minds. Maybe you are starting a new curriculum or you’ve been thinking about changing. Maybe you’ve changed too much or not enough. Experiencing how the kidmin curriculum resources we use play out in each age group with the teams … Read More

Thrown on the Potter’s Wheel

Thrown on the potter's wheel

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Last week I shared about how our “now” is held in God’s hands (Psalm 31:15). I continue to find references to God’s hands in Scripture. Next up: Jeremiah. The book of Jeremiah gets a bad rap. It can be hard to read. Jeremiah is kind of a weird dude. … Read More

Getting Children’s Ministry Curriculum Just Right

Getting Children's Ministry Curriculum Right

How do you find and choose children’s ministry curriculum? This is a struggle – especially when we start adding up the time spent rewriting, reformatting, retooling our lessons week in and week out. How do we get our children’s ministry curriculum just right, so we can maximize our impact? This is a big question every Kidmin leader faces. The options … Read More

Free Ebook: I Want My Kids to Argue

If you’re a parent, you are routinely embroiled in disputes with your child. Those disputes, especially in teens, are the symbol of appropriate developmental separation from parents. It’s a vital part of growing up, but it can be extraordinarily wearing on parents. There is an art form to training up your child through a positive argument process with an end … Read More

Introducing CPC+ — A Free Online Conference for Kidmin Everywhere

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[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Here at INCM, we just can’t help ourselves- we LOVE the Children’s Pastor’s Conference. There is nothing more thrilling to us than to gather with leaders like you at CPC and celebrate the magnificent things we have in common- a love for God, the gospel, and the kids and families in … Read More

Register for CPC17 for a Special Bundle

It’s that time again! Time for #kidmin all across the globe to start gearing up for another great event, as Children’s Pastors’ Conference 2017 promises to be as valuable this year as the last. Expect to hear some of the most dynamic and phenomenal speakers today. And best of all… if you register for CPC17 today, you will also receive … Read More

What Matters in Children’s Ministry Right Now?

Kidmin like you are constantly working to stay relevant (along with the many other tasks that come along with running a ministry). Keeping up with curriculum, culture, technology, and kids can be difficult. That’s why, leading up to CPC16, we asked 40 kidmin experts and veterans to answer one question: “What matters in children’s ministry right now?” In return, we … Read More