This post was written by Mercedes Hayes, a member of the INCM Blog team. One of the beauties of ministry to children is the tapestry it creates from the loving people around them – grandparents, parents, foster parents, aunts, uncles, children, friends, and volunteers. From the beginning of creation, it has been God’s design for […]
As children’s leaders, we work with all different kinds of people with different personalities and opinions; some that we get along with, and some that we might, at best (let’s be honest), only tolerate. These are difficult sentiments to utter because, as Christians, we are called to love our brothers and sisters as Christ loves
This post was written by Cera Talamantes, a member of the INCM Blog team. As sad as it is, summer will soon be ending. We plan and prepare for another fall season of ministry, all with the desire to tackle those big or small goals we might have had on our hearts for a while
by Mike Heinz Adapted from an article for “Home Base” January 2011 In Mark 10:13-16, Jesus’ disciples prevent children from coming to Jesus. It is clear that this had been going on for some time before Jesus intervenes. The Greek indicates that parents “kept bringing” their children and the disciples “kept rebuking” them. Jesus was
by Kurt Goble Fourteen years ago I stepped into the position of Children’s Pastor at a 100 year-old church. My charge was to get our children’s ministry up-to-date. But there were some members who did not want to see change. So began my first season of conflict in ministry. Over the years, I have dealt
by Danielle Christy Most people have been pregnant with an idea and one that is especially close to them that takes time to develop and come about. As a children’s pastor I have found myself pregnant with ideas many times but this time not only am I pregnant with ideas but also with a baby.
by Cindy Sanders One of the most important things you can do for your children’s ministry is to encourage the leaders that pour their lives into the boys and girls. Building relationships with them and giving them a chance to get to know each other is the foundation of a sound Children’s Ministry. Most everyone