Hey Friends! I work at a mid-size church (about 250 on Sundays) and our Wednesday night program has been growing recently. We hit about 40 kids and suddenly, things seem REALLY crazy. The kids are fidgety and they can't seem to focus on the lesson. They talk to their neighbor a lot or fall off chairs. Oh boy! The lesson time is about 15 minutes, 15 minutes for songs, 15 minutes for small groups and 15 minutes for games. It is a large age range.. ages 4 to 12. Just wondering if anyone…Continue
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When life gets busy I need systems and structure to keep on track. In fact putting boundaries in place around different activities allows me to be quite impulsive and creative in those times and not getting stressed because of all the ‘urgent’ things that I need to do.
This is where “Chunking” comes in for me!
Life seems to always be adjusting the…Continue
When it comes to recruiting volunteers, what are you afraid of? Yes, I said, "afraid". So often people in children's ministry seem to almost "hate" recruiting or at least strongly dread and dislike it. Which leads me to my question; what are you afraid of? Are you afraid people will say, "no" when you ask them to serve? Are you afraid you will feel "awkward" if people say "no"? Are you afraid you won't have the volunteers you need and then worry about how to "cover" the…Continue
The kids were full of energy as they came into the Gathering Room and sat down with their Discipler to begin the morning, “Say, who can tell us what we talked about last week?”
The above is probably a scene that would be replayed across the world on Sunday mornings if such a question was even…Continue