3. Ministry Administration

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

Is “Big Church” thinking “Small Church” Relevant?

by Kurt Goble The country’s largest churches dominate the culture of Children’s Ministry. But is what they have to share applicable to most churches? They host conferences, publish curricula, and offer websites. Their children’s pastors speak professionally, write articles and books, and create resources. Their accomplishments and numbers seem to testify to their success. But […]

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From Pain to Healing: Course Correction Discipline

by Michelle Anthony The following story is provided by our INCM/CPC Partner David C. Cook. Disciplining children is probably one of the most time and energy-intensive aspects of a parent’s daily life. Yet, how we discipline our children, and how that discipline reflects who God is, is supremely important. The answers to these questions make the role of parenting something

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Does Your Curriculum Clearly Communicate Christ?

by Chad Miller I find myself inundated with conflicting messages on how to “do” ministry. Do you? There seem to be a myriad of voices calling for a strategic shift away from a curriculum-based instruction model into a more “experiential” model of teaching. Concurrently, there is a mounting movement to make sure that our students

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Special Needs: Creating an Inclusive Church Culture

This guest post was written by Amy Fenton Lee. In 1969 Sesame Street introduced a cast of everyday neighbors to carry minor plotlines as teaching tools for millions of American preschoolers. The groundbreaking children’s television series demonstrated how people with disabilities integrated into the everyday lives of the show’s other characters. Introducing Linda the librarian

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Placing the Child with Special Needs

by Amy Fenton Lee This article is part of a series of articles on Special Needs by Amy Fenton Lee. See the first article, Special Needs: Your Best Resource May be Outside the Church, the second article, Special Needs: The Volunteers’ Blessings and the third article, Special Needs: Understanding the Diagnosis, Understand the individual. Most children’s ministers with experience in

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Special Needs: Understand the Diagnosis, Understand the Individual

by Amy Fenton Lee This article is part of a series of articles on Special Needs by Amy Fenton Lee. See the first article, Special Needs: Your Best Resource May be Outside the Church and the second article, Special Needs: The Volunteers’ Blessings. Many churches lack formal programs that reach or intentionally include children with special needs. However,

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Creating Successful Seasonal Events

This guest post was written by Sharon Stratmoen. You’re already doing amazing things to reach kids. Have you ever thought about super-sizing your children’s ministry? I’m not talking about just adding numbers. I’m talking about super-sizing it with sensational seasonal events for major impact! Read on to discover how to super-size your ministry to impact

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