Category Archives: Children’s Ministry

How to Deal With Angry Parents

Perhaps there is nothing more inevitable in youth ministry. It will happen. No matter what you do, how hard you try, or how good of a job you do, it will happen. It’s an eventuality and inevitability: parents will get angry and you will have to...
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And Then…

And then... These two simple words can be found together hundreds of times throughout the Bible. “…and then you will be able to serve Me.”  Jeremiah 15:19 “And then the Lord your God will…”  Deuteronomy 7:20 “Andrew…heard…and then followed Jesus.”  John 1:40 Every time the phrase is used, you know something happened first in order to set the stage for...
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A VBS Gift

A VBS Gift

By Stephanie Caro Like a speeding train you couldn’t stop if you wanted to, it’s almost here! The moment many churches wait all year for: Vacation Bible School! Funny title, right? There’s nothing “vacation” about it, at least not for all the dedicated leaders who pull it off every year. There’s “tired” and then...
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Do You Know the 12, 12, 12 Rule?

Many churches with which I’ve worked, especially those doing ministry in small churches that don’t have a very strong presence of young people, find themselves wondering what more they could do to attract youth. They recognize the benefits of having youthful energy and long for a thriving youth ministry. Why? Perhaps they feel like a...
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