Dale Hudson
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  • Palm Beach, Florida
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What Video Clips Are Appropriate to Use In a Kid's Service?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Simons Nov 2, 2012. 1 Reply

Have We Made Children's Ministry Too Feminine?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Norman Feb 29, 2012. 1 Reply

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Dale Hudson

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Church Denomination:
non denom
Number of members attending your church:
30,000 (9 campuses)
Number of children attending your weekend services (birth to 5th grade):
3,500 (9 campuses)
Which age groups do you work with (check all that apply):
Nursery, Preschool, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th
Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology and 27 years as a CP
Other Things About Me:
Named one of the top 20 most influential kidmin voices by Children's Ministry Magazine. Co-Authored Children's Ministry in the 21st Century, Turbo Charged Children's Ministry,Turbo Charged Preschool Ministry and If Disney Ran Your Children's Ministry, Leading Volunteers columnist for Children's Ministry Magazine.

The love of my life...Pamela...we've been married for 27 years...our two sons...Josh and his wife Jenny and Caleb who is 22.
























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8 Keys to Getting Students Serving in Your Children's Ministry

Posted on October 28, 2016 at 9:35am 0 Comments

A few years ago, while at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, I stopped to watch one of the  parades.  Everything was over-the-top as usual, but one thing in particular really stood out to me.  It was the age of the characters in the parade. They were all high…


If Disney Ran Your Children's Ministry - EBOOK now available

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 11:43am 0 Comments

Over 230 pages of insight from Disney's success that will help you build the children's ministry you've always dreamed about.  Available at www.kidminmouse.com…


3 Key Things You Need to Give Volunteers Before They Start Serving

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 7:46am 0 Comments

Imagine this and put yourself in this scenario.  You’ve never played football before.  You get drafted by a team.  The season schedule is posted as well as the starting line up.  You find your name on the…


New Strategy for Seeing Fall Festival Guests Return

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

It's that time of year.  Churches everywhere are gearing up for their Fall Festival.  We're in the middle of our preparations.

One of the biggest questions churches ask as they prepare is, "How do we see the guests who attend come back on a Sunday for…


20 Largest Children's Ministries in America 2016

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Here's a list of the 20 largest children's ministries in America for 2016.  Though size and growth are not the only signs of spiritual health, they are important indicators.  Anything that has life grows.  God tells us to go out and compel people to come so His house will be full.  You can't reach empty seats.

There is much that can be learned from these children's ministries.  I would encourage you to click on the links and check out their websites.

Though these…


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At 10:33pm on September 26, 2013, Michael Chanley said…

Hey Dale... I just wanted to say thanks again for blogging in our community. It is a real blessing to serve alongside of you.

Thanks for all you do!

At 5:24pm on April 12, 2011, Bill Graybill said…
Dale, thanks for the connection and looking forward to getting acquainted. By the way great blog titles.
At 8:55am on January 19, 2011, Wendy Douglas (savedsister7) said…
Started reading the book you mentioned from Gene DelVecchio and am loving it! It's jam packed with so much! Thanks for the recommend!
At 11:47pm on December 2, 2010, Leisa Jenkins said…
Dale Letters to God has made a great impact on me the kids and the parents. It will be a series! I will be posting every week on Sunday! I would love for you to join me on that! We have found a way to really engage the parents. this has been an emotional journey in just 2 weeks. The parents are emailing me wanting to know what their kids are writing. Letters to God has been laid on my heart in a very big way. LEt me know your outcome!!!!!
At 10:00pm on December 2, 2010, Dean Butterfield said…
I'll send you an email as I would love to see them....

God Bless, Dean
At 11:59am on December 2, 2010, Dean Butterfield said…
Hey, I just listened to your break out from 2010's CPC on getting started in multi-site campues and had a question....

You mentioned the curriculum your church is creating might be available to other churches in 2011....is that ready yet?? If so, where might I be able to preview it???
At 9:26pm on October 29, 2010, Wendy Douglas (savedsister7) said…
Are you using a certain curriculum for your midwek discipleship program or are you writing your own?
At 12:10pm on March 30, 2009, Aaron Jack Bauer said…
Just curious -

where did you get the giant prop legos?!
At 3:29pm on March 11, 2009, Matt Markins said…
Dale, I keep hearing some good stuff about you as I travel around to different churches in TX. Proud of you bro.
At 6:39pm on February 19, 2009, Jim Wideman said…
Looking forward to seeing you in TN. I'll see you Friday night at the conference. maybe we can hang out afterward, sorry we couldn't get together earlier


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