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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Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting October 29

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting October 29

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 them to develop a plan for when to schedule posts and how to designate the intended audience. If Pampers and Goldfish are more your speed, check out our First Look blog for the social media plan to connect parents with... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 22

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 22

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 off: While kids may not have all that much, chances are they still have SOME money they’re responsible for. One of the best things we adults can do right now is to teach our kids how to manage their little now so that they can be... read more
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting October 22

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting October 22

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 them to develop a plan for when to schedule posts and how to designate the intended audience. If Pampers and Goldfish are more your speed, check out our First Look blog for the social media plan to connect parents with... read more

Navigating the Three Phases of Elementary School

Phase Defined: A time frame in a kid’s life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. The phase that should matter most to you is the phase they are in now. The phase that matters most happens before or after this phase. Adults tend to assume, “They are like me now.” Adults tend to assume, “They are like I used to be.” Every kid at every phase is changing in six ways: physically, mentally, relationally, culturally, emotionally, and... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 15

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 15

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 off: Stewardship isn’t just a money thing. We’ve been trusted with WAY more than just money. God has given us time, talents and resources (stuff) too. And one day, we’ll give an account for how well we managed ALL of it. When you sit... read more
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