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5 Ways to Bully-Proof Your Kids’ Social Media

Children grow up in a social media saturated world. This world is full of possibilities: instantly communicating with friends and family across the world, learning opportunities, or seeing photographs from every corner of the world. However, social media, with all it’s advantages and promise, also has a shadow side that ministry leaders and parents must …

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Invest in Volunteers

5 Ways to Invest in Volunteers (So They Invest in Your Kids)

Every children’s ministry relies on volunteers. I’m always wondering, “How can we invest in these people in ways to bring out their best?” I learned most of what I know from an incredible leader named Kim Gunderson. 1. Time Several years ago I was on a children’s ministry team celebrating the 10 year anniversary of …

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Sunday School One Way

Unconventional Sunday School Ideas: 5 Ways to Change It Up

1. Make it Midweek The modern family schedule is becoming more and more crowded. Many churches are looking for unique times to offer services and programming not only from a scheduling standpoint, but also to meet space issues as well. I know churches that are moving their primary worship experiences throughout the week, making a …

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Volunteer Not Working Out

When a KidMin Volunteer Just Isn’t Working Out

I’ve met with hundreds of children’s and family ministry leaders and pastors. I’ve toured countless church buildings and Christian Education departments. I have never encountered a children’s ministry that pays everyone who serves in the ministry. Have you? Every children’s ministry depends on volunteers. That dependence is critical, especially when the kidmin is dealing with …

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#HowToKidMin

#HOWTOKIDMIN — Interview with C.S. Fritz

I’m thrilled to announce a new web video series from INCM called #HOWTOKIDMIN. #HOWTOKIDMIN = learning from a children’s and family ministry leader, asking them 3–4 questions related to their ministry and the tradecraft of #kidmin. Watch, share, and learn with us. Our guest for the inaugural episode of #HOWTOKIDMIN is C.S. Fritz (you can …

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