Jeffrey Reed
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Started Jul 14, 2015 0 Replies

This week I'm in the midst of sand gnats and 100 degree temps in South Georgia. This is compelling me to say THANK YOU to every kidmin person that has sweated it out this summer either at camp or…Continue

How are you helping kids dig deep into Scripture?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wanda Parker May 9, 2014. 9 Replies

What teaching techniques are you using to encourage kids to ask more questions, to know more of the Bible story, or to imagine what it was like to experience the moment?Continue

What are your favorite VBS tips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Brashaw Jul 30, 2014. 14 Replies

From planning, to decorating, to teaching, tell us your favorite VBS tips.Continue

How do you reach the kids in your ZIP code?

Started Oct 8, 2013 0 Replies

Sometimes it’s hard to bring kids from the community into the church. Don’t we all want to reach the kids in our communities who normally would not come to church? …Continue


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Nursery, Preschool, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th
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Works with the LifeWay Kids team in Nashville and thousands of KidMin leaders across the globe.

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Let the Word Dwell in You

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 3:28pm 0 Comments

You’d be surprised at how many myths have crept into Christian thinking over the years.

“Joan of Ark was Noah’s wife.”

“Paul was one of the disciples.”

“The Lord helps those who help themselves.”

These might seem trite and even comical. However, the importance of understanding the Bible and being able to articulate its relevance and inerrancy is more important than ever.

These seemingly minor misconceptions usually lead to…


Old Enough to Defend

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 2:15pm 1 Comment


You’ve probably heard that a majority of kids leave the church when they graduate from high school. Some say that the number is as high as 80%.

I don’t know how accurate that stat is, but it sounds about right. Whether it’s 80% or 8%, we should be alarmed that any kids leave the church after being nurtured by it for so long. Are the parents responsible? Is it the church’s job to ensure that the love for the church is so deep that they are compelled to continue…


Use Your Church’s Gifts and Talents to Engage Kids with Zip!

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 11:49am 0 Comments

I love that moment when kids "get it." I love the look on their face and the sound in their voice when they understand the gospel for the first time. I've seen it happen during small group Bible study, an art project, a song during worship, a science experiment, and even a messy game. Just like kids "get it" through different learning styles, adults connect more strongly with certain interests or gifts. Some feel paralyzing anxiety when they think about teaching a room of kids about God, but…


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At 2:55pm on April 22, 2015, Jennifer Riggs said…

Thanks so much for sharing at the CM conference this past week. It was an encouragement to me. 

At 8:26am on October 3, 2013, Mary Rice Hopkins said…

Hi, Jeffrey!

Welcome to this site!  So many helpful ideas here!

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