Joe Montoya
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Security Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Montoya Sep 8, 2016. 6 Replies

As a church, we have been increasing our efforts on security over the past year. For the past 2 weeks, I wanted to ask the community here about your approaches and procedures on security for…Continue

Tags: safety, leadership, security, kidmin

Planning Center Online

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Montoya May 1, 2015. 8 Replies

Anyone use Planning Center Registration yet? It's fairly new and thinking about using it for summer camp registration. Thanks!

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Nursery, Preschool, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th
B.A. Liberal Studies @CSULB, 2-yr Cottonwood Leadership College
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I write stories and take a lot of pics with my iPhone.

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Using FaceBook to Connect with Families

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 7:34pm 0 Comments

We have had a children's church FaceBook page for years, but have been inconsistent with it for just as long. We've used it for mainly posting pictures of leaders, kids, and announcing events, but not really taking advantage of the power of social media to increase our connection with our families. Now that…


What I Learned At Summer Camp

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This year we took about 90 children to Summer Camp. I didn't have the responsibility of running camp this year, so I spent some time studying behaviors of children a little more closely, and I came up with a few observations. I'm writing them down to help me with next year's camp and to prepare myself when parents ask me questions.

  • Kids love to have fun. Fun, fun, and more fun.…

After the Conference

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 11:56am 0 Comments

After a great children's conference it's very easy to back into the grind of ministry and even forget to unpack all the “Aha!" moments and apply practical learnings into what we do. I am working on being more strategic with how I do kidmin at my church with my team. With that here are some golden nuggets I got…


Things I've Learned in the Toddler's Room

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 3:47pm 0 Comments

I have worked with elementary-aged children for over 25 years, so working with 2 and 3 year olds who are not my biological children is somewhat of a culture shock. I started in children’s ministry in 1992 in the Elementary Department, and except for a few times out of the year, I have stuck with this…

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At 2:16pm on May 1, 2015, Rod Munro said…

Thanks Joe !   It's nice to be connected with other children ministers !


At 7:40pm on December 20, 2012, Jesse Kretzu said…

hey Mr. Joe!

how you doin man?

At 1:21pm on May 8, 2012, Tyler Wells said…

I like your review of the "Eric Trap".  I have heard alot about it but have not ordered it yet.  Your review has helped me to put forth the effort to pick it up and read it.  God bless. 



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