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Ministry rises or falls on leadership. You may have gotten into kids ministry because you were good at, well, ministry to kids. But now that you are in charge, you need to grow as a leader. Kidology is here to help!

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Premium 5 Things I Did to Get a Sabbath

it breaks my heart ot hear so many of my peers wrestling with whether or not they can or even should take a Sabbath.

Sabbath for Pastors
Basic First Steps as a New Children's Pastor

Seven Steps to Starting Successfully in a new ministry - or to get a 'new start.' 

Leadership
Premium How to be an AWESOME Small Group Leader

Many churches today use a Large Group / Small Group format. For small group leaders, here are FIVE TIPS to make your time as effective as possible.

Small Group Training
Premium Is Your Kidmin in Survival or Creative Mode?

I love Minecraft. I play it with my son and other kids. It also teaches me things about children's ministry.

Leadership
Premium No more Sinner's Prayer in Kidmin?

While we may have valid concerns to many of the practices associated with inviting children to receive Jesus into their hearts, Jesus' imperative to bring kids to him must be a priority for children's ministry.

Evangelism, Spiritual Formation
Premium 10 Easy Ways to Partner with Families in Your Ministry

Ten easy steps to help you get started on your goal to partner with families in your church.

Partnering with Parents, Leadership, Equipping
Premium 10 Scripture Passages for Children's Ministry

Here are 10 Bible passages for every kidmin to know. They will provide a Scriptural foundation for their ministry.

Bible, Leadership, Philosophy of Ministry
Premium 11 Great Team Meeting Questions

Make your staff/volunteer meetings more productive and focused.

Volunteers, Meetings, Training
Premium 2 Words To Avoid With Your Kids (And Co-Workers)

Have you ever used "Extreme Language"? We all have. The trick is to become aware when we're doing it, and put an end to it. Otherwise, we might start to believe it. 

Relationships, Leadership
Premium 21 Questions to Ask Those You Lead

One of the most important skills a leader needs to learn is to listen. Here are 21 crucial questions we need to learn to ask. 

Leadership, Listening
Premium 3 Reasons Why Kids Need Systematic Theology

Times have changed. As children's pastors and parents, we need to realize that our kids need more than what we're teaching.

Theology, Teaching, Culture
Premium 3 Steps for Taking Ownership of Your Curriculum

The curriculum we use should not set the direction of our children's ministry. As a #kidmin leader, you should tell the curriculum the direction of your ministry.

Curriculum, Planning, Leadership
Premium 4 Powerful Things Criticism Tells About You

Being the object of criticism can be discouraging and deflating. It can also be an opportunity for growth.

Criticism, Growth, Leadership
Premium 4 Reasons The Kids In Your Ministry Are Misbehaving

How do you handle discipline in your ministry? Not just punishment, but maintaining control before it gets out of control? Here are some tips to help you run a smooth Sunday morning (or Wednesday evening).

Discipline, Relationship, Leadership
Premium 4 Ways to Stop Your Hurried Pace of Life

Feel like ministry is on fast-forward mode all the time? Here are four ways to press STOP and learn to pause.

Leadership, Criticism
Premium 5 Things Children's Ministers Wish Their Senior Pastor Knew

An open letter from those who serve in children's ministry to their senior pastors.

Leadership
Premium 5 Things No One Told Me About KidMin

There are a lot of things you will learn once you begin your job as a KidMin. Here are a few that were learned the hard way. If only someone had told me first...

Leadership, Team Building
Premium 6 Questions To Ensure Your Ministry Outlasts You

How well prepared are you for when God calls you to move on? Have you prepared others to pick up where you left off?

Leadership, Preparation
Premium 7 Characteristics of a Healthy Leader

Are you a wise and spirit-filled leader? Paul gives 7 specific qualities in the book of Ephesians to strive for.

Leadership
Premium 7 Questions to Hitting Your Target

Don't just set goals. Make sure to take steps to accomplish your goals. Here are seven questions to get you on the right track.

Planning, Success
Premium 7 Things to Remember When a Parent Expresses a Concern

7 tips to consider when addressing concerns in your ministry.

Safety, Communication, Parental Concerns
Premium Are Parents Really the Primary Spiritual Leader of Their Kids?

Are you relying on the parents to be their kids' primary spiritual leaders? Read why this may not be what Christ intended. 

Leadership, Evangelism, Spiritual Leadership
Premium Are You a Carbonated Geyser?

Remember the parched and thirsty deer that yearns for a drink at the cool waters? Maybe it's time to rethink that imagery in light of New Testament teaching.

Ministry Direction, Change
Premium Be Proactive

You can be the victim in your ministry. Or you can be proactive with your ministry.

Leadership, Struggles
Premium Bringing Families Together

There's a reason why some families would choose to skip church for sports or other activities. The church needs to learn how to bring families together.

Families, Programming


  

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