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The Kids Ministry 101 Podcast is designed to train, resource and encourage Kids Ministry Leaders and Volunteers! Each episode considers current trends and resources and how to best communicate these to the kids you serve! The LifeWay Kids team brings conversations and interviews with some of the leading voices in children’s ministry to the table to help you hear more about how to best serve the children and families in your ministry.

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The Kids Ministry 101 Podcast is designed to train, resource and encourage Kids Ministry Leaders and Volunteers! Each episode considers current trends and resources and how to best communicate these to the kids you serve! The LifeWay Kids team brings conversations and interviews with some of the leading voices in children’s ministry to the table to help you hear more about how to best serve the children and families in your ministry.

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48 Ratings
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By ecascioli - Nov 26 2017
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As a new Children’s minister, this thought-provoking and inspiring podcast leaves me excited and encouraged about Kids Ministry every time I listen! Thank you, LifeWay for creating a quality podcast!

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By Red felt - Feb 24 2017
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Full of practical help for kids ministry leaders

iTunes Ratings

48 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
2
3
0
1

So Good!

By ecascioli - Nov 26 2017
Read more
As a new Children’s minister, this thought-provoking and inspiring podcast leaves me excited and encouraged about Kids Ministry every time I listen! Thank you, LifeWay for creating a quality podcast!

Good stuff

By Red felt - Feb 24 2017
Read more
Full of practical help for kids ministry leaders
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Kids Ministry 101

Latest release on Feb 13, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Grounded for Life: An Interview with Vicki Courtney

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A recent study found that nearly 75 percent of Christian young people fall away from the faith and leave the church after high school. As children’s leaders, we have a […]

Apr 06 2017

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Rank #2: How to Lead When You’re Not the Leader

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Matt Morgan discusses practical ways you can use your position to support and to lead those above you.  Matt Morgan is Kids Pastor for Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, […]

Jan 03 2019

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Rank #3: Tough Topics for Kids Ministry Leaders

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Heidi Hensley joins the podcast, from our ETCH Family Ministry Conference, to help us think through several tough topics that kids ministry leaders will face. Some of those tough topics include: […]

Jul 27 2017

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Rank #4: Podcast Episode 3 – The Mission and Legacy of VBS

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Welcome back to the LifeWay Kids podcast! Today’s post features Jerry Wooley, the man we refer to as The VBS Guy. He’ll talk all things VBS with podcast host Jeffrey Reed. […]

Sep 02 2015

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Rank #5: 30 Seconds – A Critical Interaction With Parents

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We know that we’ve got to lead parents into understanding that they are to be the primary spiritual influences in their kids lives. In fact, practically every Christian publisher gives […]

Oct 01 2015

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Rank #6: Connecting with Volunteers

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As kid ministers, we are to care for the adults who serve under our leadership. Do you care and connect with the leaders in the kids ministry? Do you know […]

Jul 20 2018

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Rank #7: Settle for Nothing Less: Part 1

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Jana Magruder, Director of LifeWay Kids, joins us on the podcast this week to unpack the research in her new book, “Nothing Less: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith.” Her book unveils a […]

May 31 2018

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Rank #8: Where do I start in Kids Ministry?

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Jana Magruder, Bill Emeott, and Chuck Peters discuss the first thing a kidmin leader should do: develop a kids ministry philosophy. Plus an exciting announcement from Chuck at the end. […]

Mar 07 2019

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Rank #9: Gospel Centered Kids Ministry

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What does it really mean to put Jesus at the center of your Kids Ministry? Bill Emeott, Lead Kids Ministry Specialist for LifeWay Kids, joins the podcast to share how […]

Jul 05 2018

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Rank #10: Building the Best Kids Ministry Team

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Klista Storts and Bill Emeott discuss what personalities are valuable when building a kids ministry team and how to work with all of these different personalities. Klista Storts serves as an […]

Jun 13 2019

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Rank #11: What KidMin Leaders Need to Know about Volunteers

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Volunteers are vital to a kids ministry. When you’re on church staff, it’s easy to forget the perspective of a volunteer. Klista Storts, who has previously served as a kids […]

Aug 30 2018

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Rank #12: The Gospel Project: When you get it, it changes everything

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The Gospel Project is a Christ-centered chronological Bible study for babies-adults. On today’s podcast, Brian Dembowczyk, managing editor of The Gospel Project, shares the vision of The Gospel Project and […]

Jun 21 2018

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Rank #13: Mobile Kids Ministry: Serving In A Church Plant

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Serving in a mobile ministry means leaders face unique challenges but also are positioned for great opportunities. In this week’s episode, Jana Magruder, Director of LifeWay Kids, joins Chuck to discuss her […]

Mar 23 2017

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Rank #14: Deciding Your KidMin Vision & Mission

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Landry Holmes and Bill Emeott discuss ways to decide a vision and mission statement for your kids ministry. Landry Holmes is the Manager of LifeWay Kids Ministry Publishing. A graduate of […]

Mar 14 2019

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Rank #15: Make Them Want To Come Back

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Though, we ultimately want every child to meet Jesus and our dream is to see all children respond to the Gospel in our services, we should also focus on creating […]

Nov 16 2017

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Rank #16: New to KidMin – The Basics for Beginners

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Are you new to kids ministry or do you know someone who is? You’ve got to hear this sit-down we had with Meredith Teasley. She lends her expertise to this […]

Jan 14 2016

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Rank #17: Equipping Your Teachers with Classroom Management Skills

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Mark Jones joins the podcast to discuss some simple strategies that teachers should use to create a peaceful environment even when they resemble wild monkeys. Mr. Mark is the Children’s […]

Nov 07 2019

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Rank #18: Making Kids Ministry Goals

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Chuck Peters discusses why making goals for your kids ministry is important, and how to make practical goals for your ministry.   Chuck Peters is Director of Operations for LifeWay Kids. A graduate […]

Mar 28 2019

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Rank #19: A Trained Volunteer is the BEST Volunteer!

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Bill Emeott and Klista Storts chat about how to best train your kids ministry volunteers. This episode is hosted by Bill Emeott, produced by Micheal Walley, and sponsored by the […]

Jul 25 2019

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Rank #20: More than Babysitting: Making Disciples in Early Childhood

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Matt Morgan joins the podcast to discuss how in the first 5 years of life, children are actually absorbing information and using that information to understand the world around them […]

Oct 24 2019

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