Saturday, August 17, 2019

How to Build Healthy Teams




Teams are the lifeblood of Children's Ministry. The health of our ministry stands or falls on the health of our teams.  

However, building healthy teams is easier said than done. To be honest, teamwork is, well, a lot of work.  

That's why I took the last two episodes of the Simple Kidmin Podcast to do a deep dive on how to build healthy teams in Children's Ministry. Along the way, I share some of the painful lessons I've learned from the last 25 years of leading teams as well as some helpful tips I've picked up watching teamwork in action.  

Check out the episodes below and let me know what you think. 


How to Build Healthy Teams Part 1



In Episode 23, we talk about why teams matter, what to look for when recruiting awesome team players and how to make sure your teammates are sitting in the right seat on the bus. 

Listen to Episode 23 here on the blog or over on iTunes


How to Build Healthy Teams Part 2



In Episode 24 we get into the nitty gritty work of helping people to learn to think like a team and not just as individuals.  From there we jump into the tough business of fighting for the health of your team and how to overcome dysfunction.  It's not for the faint of heart, but the results are totally worth the effort that it takes to keep your team on track with God.  

Listen to Episode 24 here on the blog or over on iTunes.  


Friday, May 10, 2019

Episode 21: Making Move Up Sunday Awesome for Families




Whenever you transition the kids in your Children's Ministry to a new room or grade, it's a great opportunity to make a special touch with parents. In today's episode we will look some simple ways you can be more intentional when it comes to Move Up Sunday, Promotion Sunday or whatever you may call it in your church.

You can listen in iTunes or on the media player below.







Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Episode 19: 8 Ways to Prepare Your Children's Ministry for Easter



Easter Sunday is the biggest Sunday of the year in the life of the church. In this episode we will talk about 8 things you can do to get ready to celebrate and welcome guests in your Children's Ministry on Easter.

You can listen in the player below or check it out on iTunes.








Help your families get ready for Easter with Best Surprise Ever, a free downloadable ebook with seven devotions written to bring the resurrection story to life.




Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday Motivation: What You're Doing Matters



Still feeling wiped out from "springing forward" last Sunday? Check out this mini episode of Simple Kidmin where I share an encouraging story to remind Children's Ministry leaders what we do really matters.

Remember what Galatians 6:9 says, "So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up" (NLT).

Don't give up!

You can listen in iTunes or right here on the blog.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Easter Devotional for Families

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We all love fun surprises, don’t we? About 2,000 years ago, God gave us the biggest and best surprise of all time. After three days in the tomb, Jesus was alive again!
This Easter, help your family rediscover the wonder of the resurrection story through the Best Surprise Ever devotional book.  In this seven-part series, your kids will get a close-up look at Jesus’ surprising power and grace.
When you sign up for the Family Jetpack email list, you will receive the Best Surprise Ever ebook delivered straight to your inbox.
Sign up for your Best Surprise Ever Easter ebook and get ready bring the Easter story to life for your kids.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Episode 18: Storyteller Training Part 1 (Using Your Voice)



This is the first of a three-part series focused on training for Children's Ministry storytellers and large group teachers.  

Today we will look at the worst advice ever given to storytellers and several ways storytellers can use their voices to bring the Bible to life.


Check it out in iTunes or in player below.








Friday, March 1, 2019

The Simple Kidmin Podcast Is Back!


Wow, hard to believe it's been three months since the last episode of the Simple Kidmin podcast.  

Just writing to let you know that the podcast is coming back this month with some new episodes to help encourage, inspire and challenge you to take your Children's Ministry to the next level.

Check out this quick update on iTunes or in the player below to find out what I've been up to and what you can expect from the podcast in the next couple of months.