Multi-Level Planning and Strategy in Children’s Ministry
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Multi-Level Planning and Strategy in Children’s Ministry

Years ago I landed my very first gig in Children’s Ministry, and I was in so deep over my head that I didn’t even realize I was under water. In complete fairness to younger me, the odds were well and truly stacked against me. The last staff person had come into the church in the…

Evaluating Your Ministry in the New Year with Measurable Markers
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Evaluating Your Ministry in the New Year with Measurable Markers

Introduction An inquisitive visiting parent once asked me a good question during the holiday season, “I can tell that you have a strong children’s ministry just by the number of children involved, but what can you tell me about the depth of your ministry? How do you evaluate what is happening with children from the…

Stages in Discipleship Development: A Well-Established Concept
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Stages in Discipleship Development: A Well-Established Concept

Introduction Which of us has not finished our training and entered the workforce of the Church with great dreams of helping young people “find Jesus” and move on to become giants of the faith, filling their personal pews for years on end, serving God’s children from a purity of heart, and raising themselves a whole…