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The No. 1 Way to Transform Your Children’s Ministry

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Are you ready to see your children’s ministry transformed? Remember, everything rises and falls on leadership.

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Tips for Praying With Your Youth

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Find out why children need to understand that God is there and attentive to what they have to say.

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20 Ways to Make Kids Laugh at Church

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Do you ever wonder why when we tell kids to sit still and be quiet and they grow up that way when it comes to the church, or they don't come at all?

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Volunteers and Safety Procedures: What Works?

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Do you have a set of safety procedures for your children’s ministry volunteers? Which are most important?

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5 Reasons People Aren’t Volunteering at Your Church

Ron-EdmondsonDo you need more preschool workers to serve children? Do you need more greeters to greet? Do you need more ushers to … ush?

If so, you’re in familiar territory.

I’ve never met a church that said, “You know, when it comes to volunteers, we’re good. We’ve got plenty. In fact, there’s a waiting list for the nursery.”

Churches everywhere need to mobilize more volunteers to get ministry done. But before you start signing people up and filling slots, it might be helpful to take a look at why people are not volunteering.

Here are five reasons people might not be volunteering at your church:

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How to Make Jesus Really Mad

Steve-Murrell-Headshot smallRecently I had the privilege of speaking to over 400 Filipino kids' ministry pastors, coordinators and volunteers at our annual Victory National Kids Ministry Summit. The delegates came to Island Cove from 50 Philippine cities, plus Singapore, Cambodia and Dubai.

My topic was the “why” of kids' ministry. I told some stories, read some Bible verses and asked four questions. Here are the Bible verses and questions.

Question 1: Are we bringing kids to church or to Jesus? Getting kids to church is a good start, but it is only a start. The goal is to get them to Jesus. Let’s not be like the disciples in Mark 10:13 who completely missed the point: “People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them” (NIV).

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