Why VBS? A Summer Discipleship Opportunity

2023-11-15T21:17:26+00:00February 21st, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Why VBS?  A Summer Discipleship Opportunity— Lately, as I have been working on some personal health goals, I keep getting asked, “What is your why?” It has been a good question. Slowing down to think about what motivates me to do the hard work on these goals has helped me to identify the most important reasons, and it has helped me stay focused. I’ve been [...]

The 5 P’s of Volunteer Recruitment

2023-11-15T21:17:51+00:00February 14th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

The 5 P's of Volunteer Recruitment— Do you feel like recruiting volunteers is a never-ending task? Do you dread the “no’s”? Do you feel like people avoid you because they think you’re going to ask them to serve? These are all too familiar to most Children’s Ministry leaders. Volunteers serving out of [...]

Starting a Special Needs Ministry

2023-11-15T21:18:19+00:00February 8th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Starting a Special Needs Ministry— Many of us feel overwhelmed when it comes to the idea of starting up a special needs ministry. We may think, “I don’t have any training in that area!” In the same breath, we realize that we simply can’t leave any children out, and so, however fearfully, [...]

Hopefully Devoted to Jesus

2023-11-15T21:18:51+00:00February 7th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Hopefully Devoted to Jesus— During much of my early adolescence, I was absolutely infatuated with Olivia Newton-John—for her Aussie accent as well as her music. It all began with the movie Grease, and one of her many hit songs from that musical: “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” In my foolish pre-teen mind, this song [...]

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