Children’s Ministry

5 Reminders for Camp This Summer

By Michael Bayne It’s summer time so it’s probably getting close to time for camp. If you work with kids or teens you know the power that a week away from home can bring. No matter what your camp format…

Going Back to Your Childhood

By: Michael McClendon My nephew, then age 3, was coming to visit. While making preparations my wife and I discovered we were in short supply of toys. Fortunately, my parents stockpiled mine from childhood. So off we went to their…

The Power of Story: David and Nathan

By: Michael McClendon “There were two men… one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb… He raised it, and it…

Becoming Fluent in Feminine

By Courtney Clark Cleveland I met Kevin in the sixth grade. Jason in seventh. Scott was freshman year and Blake entered my life in 10th. Every youth pastor God brought into my life had a significant impact. And that wasn’t…

Stop Leading on an Island

By: Michael Bayne Recently Chelsea, my wife, was leading a webinar for ParentMinistry.Net and she had a great question come up. What do you do as a children’s or student pastor when you feel like you’re leading on an island and your…

How to Encourage Volunteers

By Natalie Elliott, Student ministry is a labor of love, and not just for student pastors. Effective student directors know that the foundation of a flourishing student ministry is good support staff and volunteers. Whether your ministry has two volunteers or…

Kid’s Drama Ministry Start-Up Advice

By: Amy Harlan Writing one post about starting a Drama Team is a daunting task! Each church, each ministry, each group of kids are different and one solution might not work across the board. But with that said… let’s give…

Informal Mentoring

By: Alvin Reid Odysseus has some of the most famous adventures in the annals of Greek mythology. Before going away to fight the Trojan War, Odysseus sought a man who would care for his son, Telemachus. Odysseus knew he would…

Heroes: Sidekicks

(part three of a three, part one, part two ) by Natalie Elliott What’s a superhero without his trusty sidekick? Saving the world is tough and a good sidekick can make all the difference. The apostle Paul had his sidekick, Barnabas, a spiritual…

Heroes: Superpowers

(part two of a three, part one. ) by Natalie Elliott Superheroes leave us awestruck with wonder at their incredible super powers. Talents such as super strength or super speed are part of the hero package. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul describes some…