5 Multi-Age Small Group Tips

As a small group leader, when you meet with your few, when you show up for them consistently and randomly, you’re impacting the future faith of an entire generation. If you’re like many users of our Compact material, it feels like you have an entire...
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Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting November 26

These posts are designed to review the lesson, so plan for them to appear in your ministry’s social media accounts after you’ve taught the lesson in your ministry. Also, if you share social media accounts with other ministries in your organization, coordinate with...
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Three Questions We Ask Our Small Group Leaders

You probably have those kids in your small group who find every chance they get to stand up and move seats every three seconds, or those kids who have magically decided to form a new music supergroup in the last four seconds, or maybe even those kids who stare a hole...
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Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for November 19

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning...
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Allowing Room for Margin

Do what only you can do and let somebody else do the rest.  This is the best advice I have for busy ministry leaders!  It can be tempting in children’s ministry to just do it all yourself, because you know YOU will do it the way you want it done.  The problem with...
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Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for March 19

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