A guest post by Joe Montoya
It’s easy to be a leadership junkie and get caught up in all of the facets of leadership to grow your team and your ministry. How many books have you read about leadership? How many aud… [continue reading]
Many of you know that we do Children's & Family Ministry Staff Searches for churches. We partner with them to find their next leader for these positions. Much of what we do in providing this service has to do with evaluat… [continue reading]
As a children's pastor for 20 years, special needs was always a challenging part of the job. I wanted so much to engage these kids - and just as much to offer some level of support and assistance to parents - but I often felt… [continue reading]
I get to work with lots of churches to help them create healthy children's ministry. Sometimes, at the beginning of the coaching/consulting/assessment process, I will ask them:
"Do you want to have an average children's min… [continue reading]
Here are some things I think are important in Children's Ministry. If we don't "get" these things - that is, understand and implement them in how we lead our ministries - we can't possibly be as effective as we should be. Fol… [continue reading]
Many of you know I (Greg Baird) serve as the Western Region Director for Kidz Blitz. My friend Roger Fields is founder of Kidz Blitz, but he's also a great author and comes up with some of the best articles on Children's Mini… [continue reading]
Start making it more about vision - a big, compelling, well-defined, life-changing vision.
Stop making it about need - people won't buy-in to or commit long-term to great need.
Start identifying new places to fi… [continue reading]
As leaders in children's & family ministry, we all work with a wide variety of groups. The overall message we must communicate is our vision for guiding kids toward a heart for Christ. But each group needs to hear certain… [continue reading]
Yet again we see tragic events all over the news in the Oklahoma tornadoes. And, yet again, children are included as victims of the tragedy.
It's hard to watch, hard to deal with - as an adult! Yet our children need to dea… [continue reading]
Focusing on what MATTERS, not just on what's important, is critical to effective ministry. It's about effectively LEADING your ministry into the vision God has given you. Here are a few thoughts on what we ought to be focused… [continue reading]
1. Align your vision for KidMin with the vision of your Senior leadership & church as a whole.
2. Grow yourself as a leader & focus on what leaders focus on.
3. Grow your team through spiritual equipping &am… [continue reading]
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