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Reaching The Inconsistent Family

Building relationships with families can be tough when we are only seeing kids, parents, and caretakers about once a month.

We can blame COVID, club sports, or summertime schedules, but the bottom line is the same – there are kids and families who just aren’t as consistent at church as we would like.
So, what can we do about it?
This article will help you think of new ways to reach the inconsistent family so they feel connected and you have a game plan for when they visit.

How Simple Connection Can Change a Kid’s Life

I never worried about Derrick, a preteen who frequented our children’s ministry. His family was great. His grades were good. His extracurriculars were impressive. He seemed like a perfect kid… until his mom called the pastor with concerns. As a 5th grader, Derrick had fallen in with kids who were making really harmful choices. These …

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The Power of the First Impression

 Today’s post comes from Angela Lewton, the face behind the KidCheck blog and expert on the latest child safety research and trends.  In children’s ministry, a parent’s first impression of the ministry is important and difficult to overcome if it’s not positive. People make either conscious or unconscious judgments about cleanliness, security, professionalism, and competence based on that first …

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What New Parents Want You to Know about Their First Time Leaving Their Child in Nursery

It was a little bit like walking into the dentist’s office as a little kid — nerve-wracking, unknown possible outcomes, and crying children. That’s a little dramatic, but pretty close to what I remember it felt like as new parents walking our son to nursery for the very first time. We had been at our …

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