3. Ministry Administration

Master the key strategies to building a healthy children’s ministry.

What Is the Value of Midweek Programming?

Midweek programs for kids are being cut in many churches. The reasons range from a lack of resources, volunteers, and interest. However, despite these obstacles, the value of midweek programming is substantial. This article aims to explore the significance of these programs and encourages churches to continue, even when it feels like an uphill battle.  Here are three values of midweek church programs for kids:

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Creating Clear Mission and Vision Statements for Your Children’s Ministry

As a ministry leader, you probably have big plans, grand ideas, multiple initiatives, and lofty goals that you want to accomplish. We all start there but isn’t it true that usually within a few years the shine and excitement have faded, and we are thrilled to just survive a Sunday? Why does this happen? I believe in part because we have failed to put boundaries around our ministry, and we have failed to give it an identity.

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Creating a Children’s Ministry Assistant Job with Your Role in Mind

Ministries that are growing can encounter new challenges and opportunities. Throughout the history of God’s people, spiritual leaders have needed to expand their influence by raising up leaders to help maintain existing and new responsibilities. In Exodus 18, Jethro encouraged Moses to expand his leadership team by creating many assistant job roles. The disciples in the early church were successful in handling the rapid growth after 3,000 people came to faith at Pentecost by adding new ministry roles. Adopting a multiplying mindset in your ministry could involve creating new volunteer leadership positions.

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Will the Changes Ever Stop? Updates in Child Protection within Churches

This article was written by INCM Partner Dr. Melodie Bissell, President of Plan to Protect®. Recently, I was invited to attend a conference on child safety where I sat on a panel of leaders in law, insurance, law enforcement, and abuse prevention. The auditorium was packed with Children’s Pastors.  An attendee asked, “Have we seen

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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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Maximize Family Ministry in Your Church This Weekend

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

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