These essentials will look different depending on the church, but the principles behind them can work in any setting. The more your ministry grows, the more it will tend to drift into complexity. Fight it all the way. Keep it simple. Hone in on creating kid-geared, God-focused ministries. Develop environments that cover, connect and captivate kids. Work on the key ingredients I outlined above for six months and see if it doesn't make a tremendous difference in you're reaching and connect with kids.