Kidmin Talk is a weekly look at the world of children's ministry, hosted by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist at Kidology.org
Children's Ministry Now is a weekly show sponsored by CMConnect Global. Our goal is to Advance, Serve, and Connect Children's Ministers around the world. Each week we will have fun with a panel of leaders in the field discussing current issues, a question and answer time, as well as interviews with missionaries and other leaders. CM Now is your source for what is happening Now in Children's Ministry!
Rank #1: Nick Blevins - Training Volunteers to Lead like Staff - Breakout CMConference 2017.
This week we have a great Breakout from CMConference 2017 with Nick Blevins titled, "Training Volunteers to Lead like Staff." Children's Ministry Now (CMNow) is a weekly show sponsored by CMConnect. Our ministry exists to Connect, Serve, and Advance Children's Ministers around the world. Each week we will have fun with a panel of leaders in local churches. We will be discussing current issues, followed by a question and answer time. Additionally, we will feature interviews with missionaries and other kidmin leaders with unique insights into the world of ministry to children. Join the conversation by sharing your questions in our free forums at http://cmconnect.org. #kidmin #CMConnect
Rank #2: Children's Ministry Now - Episode 41.
This week our theme is all around Moving and Changing Jobs! When is the right time to move and how do you Transition well? Children's Ministry Now (CMNow) is a weekly show sponsored by CMConnect. Our ministry exists to Connect, Serve, and Advance Children's Ministers around the world. Each week we will have fun with a panel of leaders in local churches. We will be discussing current issues, followed by a question and answer time. Additionally, we will feature interviews with missionaries and other kidmin leaders with unique insights into the world of ministry to children. Join the conversation by sharing your questions in our free forums at http://cmconnect.org. #kidmin #CMConnect
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.
Rank #1: Helping Families In Crisis.
Dr. Shelly Melia joins the LifeWay Kids Podcast this week to help us think through helping families dealing with grief & crisis situations. What are some of the crisis situations […] The post Helping Families In Crisis appeared first on Kids Ministry.
Rank #2: 30 Seconds – A Critical Interaction With Parents.
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 […] The post 30 Seconds – A Critical Interaction With Parents appeared first on Kids Ministry.
KMC is about Children's Ministry, Leadership, Parenting, and other various ministry ideas
Rank #1: New Year Now What?? Kids Ministry Collective Episode #33.
So 2018 is here, now what?? What will God do through you, your family and your ministry in 2018? Here are 4 things from the story in Mark 2 that I think we need to have in place to see amazing things happen. 1) Faith- How big is your faith, is it as big as your God? Do you believe God can accomplish greater things than you've ever seen before? REALLY, do YOU??? 2) Plan- Whats your plan, are you ready to recieve God's plan or are you trying to copy what someone else is doing and using their plan? Are you a follower instead of a leader? are you a copycat kidmin? Don't use someone elses plan. Ask God for his plan for you, your family, your ministry and then WRITE IT DOWN! 3) Opposition- are you ready for it, do you know how to respond to it, instead of reacting??? It will come and if your faith is big and your plan is strong, you will push through any opposition and turn it into an opportunity to see God blow it away! 4) Implementation- Are you ready to put Gods plan into action. Don't question if you have the resources, time, budget or personell. If God tells you to do it, go and do it and he will provide everything you need. You need to order your steps and then take them. If God starts doing something, people will be saying, "We have NEVER seen anything like this!!!" Please post a review in iTunes for us, we grately appreciate that!! Also share in our FB group about what God is doing!!! Looking forward to hearing amazing stories!! #Neverseenthisbefore
Rank #2: Kids Ministry Collective #47 Power of Story w/John Tillman & Jason Tilley.
Join Host Tom Bump with guests, John Tillman and Jason Tilley from Ministry Accelerator, org They discuss the Power of Story and how to collect, clarify and utilize the power of story in ministry. Some great discussion in this episode and a couple of resources to check out. Livegodspeed.org Rev.com
This podcast is designed to encourage and equip Children's Ministry leaders in the local church.
Rank #1: 003: How to Set Your Leaders up to Win - Part 1.
We work hard inviting new leaders to serve in Children's Ministry, but once we place them in the ministry are we setting them up to win? In part one of this two part episode we'll cover four things that every new volunteer needs from us to succeed in their role.
Rank #2: 004: How to Set Your Leaders up to Win Part 2.
We work hard inviting new leaders to serve in Children's Ministry, but once we place them in the ministry are we setting them up to win? In part two of this two part episode we'll cover four things that every new volunteer needs from us to succeed in their role.
The Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast is where you can hear from top leaders in children’s ministry, student ministry and family ministry. You’ll learn the principles and practices they use to lead families with the goal of helping you maximize the potential in your ministry. For more content and notes, head to nickblevins.com.
Rank #1: Episode 038: Melissa MacDonald on Discipling Kids.
In this episode, I talk with children’s ministry speaker, consultant, and writer, Melissa MacDonald. She and I have a great conversation about helping kids find their place in God’s story. Melissa shares how to disciple kids and teach them the Bible in a way they can understand it and apply it to their lives.Melissa MacDonaldConnect with Melissa on Facebook | Twitter | InstagramChristian and Missionary AllianceMelissaJMacDonald.comLinks Mentioned in This EpisodeMissing (book) – Melissa shares how leaders can learn from millennials, not miss the next generation, and how to disciple kidsKey Notes from Missing: “I didn’t feel like I belonged.” What does community look like? “It was a nice story but it didn’t matter to me.” How do we help them encounter a living story? Do not depend on curriculum to dictate your direction Ask: Who are we? How are we gifted? What has God called us to? What four truths do we want to communicate? Weave your mission and vision into the curriculum you choose Where Do Churches Miss the Mark? Remaining stuck in tradition as culture changes Focusing on memorization and information instead of transformation Wasting time instead of making every minute matter How to Disciple Kids When Teaching the Bible: Remember that you are not a history teacher Help God’s word come alive and point kids to how they can apply it Insert yourself into the story Communicate that their choices effect God’s story Kids love to see the weird in the story Address the unnerving so that they understand that no matter what, God wants to redeem your story Be as prepared as possible and as interruptible as possible Action Items Check out Melissa’s book Missing Evaluate your teaching and the teaching of others on your team. Consider how much you are inserting yourself into the story and helping the kids apply it practically to their stories. Ask yourself: How much time do I spend on editing or re-writing curriculum? Subscribe | Share | Rate | CommentTo make sure you never miss a post, hit the subscribe button in iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Tune In radio. Keep your friends and co-workers up-to-date as well by sharing it with them via email or social media.Leave a rating and a comment in iTunes to let me know how this podcast is helping you and your ministry. Also, let me know how we can make it better!Next Episode: Michael CovingtonIn the next episode, I talk with Michael Covington of Disciplr. We have a great conversation about the new things Disciplr is putting out this year, and he shares the revolutionary changes they are making in how you get curriculum, customize it, and share it with your team.The post Episode 038: Melissa MacDonald on Discipling Kids appeared first on nickblevins.com.
Rank #2: Episode 157: Developing Staff and Volunteers in a Healthy Culture with Ally Evans.
In this episode, we welcome my friend and fellow NextGen Pastor, Ally Evans back to the podcast. Ally gives us an update on Life.Church and then dives right into what it looks like to develop leaders there, and hire staff internally and externally. She also shares what they do to create a healthy culture, highlights some of their key values, and talks about the importance of setting “norms” for your team. Ally EvansConnect with Ally on Facebook and InstagramEmail: Allyson@life.churchLife.ChurchFREE Resource: 15 Best Practices for Planning, Leading, and Promoting Events at Your ChurchLinks Mentioned in this EpisodeMinistry Boost – Developing Ministry Leaders CourseCraig Groeschel Leadership PodcastThe Reality-Based Rules of the WorkplaceThe 4 Disciplines of ExecutionProject Management for the Unofficial Project ManagerEpisode 041: Leadership Development at Life.Church With Allyson Evans (Listen for more on leadership development)Action Items Check out the Developing Leaders Course that Ally is leading with Ministry Boost – sign up for the email exclusive here Create 5 learning options Have a conversation to define your team’s norms Get Exclusive Content from this Week’s EpisodeUse the form below to subscribe to my email list where you’ll get an email each Tuesday when a new podcast comes out. That email will also include something exclusive related to the podcast that’s not found in the post or in the episode. Subscribe | Share | Rate | CommentTo make sure you never miss a post, hit the subscribe button in iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Tune In radio. Keep your friends and co-workers up-to-date as well by sharing it with them via email or social media.The post Episode 157: Developing Staff and Volunteers in a Healthy Culture with Ally Evans appeared first on nickblevins.com.
Kids and Children's Ministry Podcast for Church Leaders
Rank #1: 14 | Discipling World Changers.
Melissa MacDonald joins Tj to talk about how to disciple world changers.
Rank #2: 01 | How Do I Create Fun Games From Scratch in Children’s Ministry?.
Kenny Campbell joins TJ and Carlee to talk about how to create fun games from scratch. Children’s Ministry | Kid’s Ministry | Kidmin.
NextGen & Kidmin Leadership Audio Resouces with Jim Wideman & friends
Rank #1: Leading A Racially Diverse Team In Times of Racial Tension.
On this episode of theClub Leadership Podcast NextGen leader Helen Fuller joins Jim again to talk about a subject that freflects what's happening in America right now "Leading A Racially Diverse Team In Times of Racial Tension".After you take a listen log on to Kidmincoach.com and click on theClub group to discuss this episode or ask Jim and Corey additional questions. You can get 10% off your 1 time Kidmincoach.com membership with the coupon code: GET10, if you are not a member. Thanks for listening and learning together.
Rank #2: How To Read A Book.
On this episode of theClub Leadership Podcast with Jim Wideman. Sam Luce joins Jim once again to talk about a how to get the most out of the books you read. It's called; "How To Read A Book" Every leader knows they shoulfd be readers but are you reading intentionally and in the best way to put what you have read into action?After you take a listen log on to Kidmincoach.com and click on theClub group to discuss this episode or ask Jim and Corey additional questions. You can get 10% off your 1 time Kidmincoach.com membership with the coupon code: GET10, if you are not a member. Thanks for listening and learning together. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all us at Jim Wideman Ministries. To find out more about infuse go to www.jimwideman.com/infuse/.
The Kidmin Podcast is designed to help children's ministry leaders teach kids the Bible in the most creative way possible. In each episode, our host Adam Bush focuses on one aspect of children's ministry and interviews a children ministry leader making it happen every single week. With a huge emphasis on using creativity in your services, our hope is this podcast is a resource to churches of all sizes and stages of growth.For more information about the Kidmin Podcast, visit www.TheKidminResource.com.
Rank #1: Frank Bealer and the Myth of Balance | Episode 12: The Kidmin Podcast.
Frank is the CEO of Phase Family Centers and Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange / The reThink Group. He is driven to develop leaders to reach their full potential. Additionally, in 2017, Frank released his book The Myth of Balance, a book dedicated to turning the pressure of work and life into a win.In this final episode of the first season, Adam and Frank talk about practical steps to win at home even when working in the ministry.[ About The Kidmin Podcast]This is a podcast designed to help children's ministry leaders creatively teach the word of God to kids. Each episode we tackle one theme and interview a children's ministry leader making it happen every single weekend. Join us for season one as we talk all things #kidmin creative, from writing and message prep to music and puppetry. New episodes are posted the first Tuesday of every month. Hosted by Adam Bush. Presented by The Ambush Group.Follow @TheAmbushGroup on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter or visit TheAmbushGroup.com.
Rank #2: Northpoint Church's Kendra Fleming | Episode 11: The Kidmin Podcast.
Kendra Fleming is the Director of Children's Ministry at Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta, GA, communicating to over 12,000 kids every weekend. Let's just say, she's got a little bit of experience training volunteers on HOW to communicate from stage. In this episode, Adam and Kendra talk about how to spot potential in communicators, how to train them and what to do when it's not really working out. They also talk about WHY their communicators are called STORYTELLERS and not just PRESENTERS.[ About The Kidmin Podcast]This is a podcast designed to help children's ministry leaders creatively teach the word of God to kids. Each episode we tackle one theme and interview a children's ministry leader making it happen every single weekend. Join us for season one as we talk all things #kidmin creative, from writing and message prep to music and puppetry. New episodes are posted the first Tuesday of every month. Hosted by Adam Bush. Presented by The Ambush Group.Follow @TheAmbushGroup on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or visit TheAmbushGroup.com.
Kidmin Talk is a weekly look at the world of children's ministry, hosted by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist at Kidology.org.
Rank #1: Kidmin Talk #106 - May 6th, 2018.
Have you ever been scared by a display of love? Pastor Karl shares a story of a time his mother's love terrified him... but in a good way. What is ferocious love? Does God love us with a ferocious love? Karl thinks He does!
Rank #2: Kidmin Talk #088 - November 10th, 2016.
We serve an Awesome God, and yet, we get overwhelmed and stressed by the challenges of ministry. The struggle is ironic, but real. Ironic, because we have the Almighty God of the universe behind us - and yet, we often focus on the obstacles. This podcast will encourage you and help you have a Jedi-like calm as you realize that your big problems are no problem to the God we serve!
The Think Orange Podcast is a podcast with ideas and conversations to help you influence the faith of the next generation.
Rank #1: 028: How The Church Can Be The Bridge In Race Relations with Tasha Morrison.
Addressing racism and injustice is messy and difficult to talk about, and it’s natural to either avoid the conversation altogether or scratch the surface by using hashtags on social media and think you’ve done your part as a church. But often, our silence as a church is perceived compliance.In today’s episode of the Think Orange podcast, we’re joined with Tasha Morrison, founder of Be The Bridge, an organization at the forefront of racial reconciliation. Together, we discuss what our role is in relieving the tension in a racially-divided country.
Rank #2: 039: Tips and Tools for Time Management.
Have you ever gotten to the end of a busy day—one in which you rushed breathlessly from task to task—and asked yourself, “Where did the time go today?” It’s not that the things you did weren’t important, but you wonder if they were the most important? Sure, that’s a tension every ministry leader feels from time to time. That’s why today on the Think Orange Podcast, we’re talking all about how to maximize the time we have.First we’ll hear from Will Hutcherson on what it looks like to juggle multiple ministry responsibilities and why it’s important to focus on what’s most essential in our lives. Then Frank Bealer joins us for a practical conversation on how to switch from a to-do list to a calendar-oriented system. Frank challenges us to take control of the time we have, so we can eliminate chaos from our lives and invest more fully in our ministries and families. Welcome to Episode 39 of the Think Orange Podcast.
From the team at D6, this podcast is focused on building an excellent family ministry. Filled with useful tips and great interviews, we help ministry leaders and parents take practical steps to disciple families.
Rank #1: #103 | Four Strengths of Every Great Family – Jim & Lynne Jackson.
Jim and Lynne Jackson share with us four strengths that you can find in great, connected families. Ron Hunter provides information on the upcoming D6 Connect Tour.
Rank #2: #19 | Pursuing Health in our Families – Edward Moody.
Edward Moody joins us to discuss practical ways for families to pursue health by being emotionally intelligent and attacking emotional hurts. Matt Guevara also sits down with us to share ways to integrate scripture into every day life in order to help kids stay engaged and learn to love God's Word.
Children's Ministries podcasts. Encouraging you to go to the level God has called you to.
Rank #1: How To Be A Winner Part One.
This is part one of a two part series on how to feel like a winner in children's ministries. In this episode, you will join Jamie in a lecture that was given at a national children's ministries conference. During the lecture you will hear about vision, developing leaders and promotion and advertising.
Rank #2: Dynamic Children's Church Part 2.
Jamie Doyle is the Chidren's Pastor at http://radiantchurch.org This is a continuation of part one in which we are exploring the various formats for structuring a children's church service. Check out the site at http://JamieDoyle.com
Keys For Kids Ministries is a children's ministry organization, offering Keys for Kids, Down Gilead Lane, and much more.
Rank #1: Clearing the Cobwebs.
"You dust real good now," Darrell's grandma ordered. "The other maid left cobwebs everywhere."Darrell fought back tears as he ran the feathers of a duster over Grandma's pictures and keepsakes. When he came to a small shadow box with a butterfly inside, he couldn't take it anymore. Grabbing it off the shelf, he ran into the hall. Mom came out to find him clutching the memento, choking down sobs. "Oh, Darrell," she said, wrapping him in her arms. Ada, their favorite nurse, walked past them into Grandma's room. Darrell looked up into his mom's face. "Why do we even come see her if it hurts so much? She doesn't even recognize us. I want to go home."Mom cupped his chin in her hands. "I know it's hard to see Grandma like this, knowing how she was before she had Alzheimer's. Remember what she always said? 'Jesus never gave up on me, so I can't give up on anyone.' That's what we need to do now. We need to keep loving her and taking care of her, knowing Jesus won't give up on her either." Mom pointed to the butterfly in Darrell's hand. "One day He'll give her a new body--kind of like how a caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly--and she'll be herself again." Ada came out of the room with Darrell's grandma. "Y'all comin' for dinner? Mrs. Adkins was just tellin' me she has guests." As Darrell escorted his grandma to the dining hall, she noticed the box in his hand. "Oh, a blue morpho," she said. "I used to catch butterflies." "I know, Grandma. We caught this together, remember?" She gave him a puzzled look.After dinner, there was a hymn sing. Darrell's grandmother sang every word. He gazed up at her, surprised. She beamed down at him and took his hand. He smiled wide and sang loud."Give me a big smush, darling boy," Grandma said before they left."She does remember me!" Darrell exclaimed when they were outside. Mom nodded. "Sometimes it just takes a brush of God's hand to clear away the cobwebs for a bit. Love, old memories, and worshiping together remind us of what He has in store for us when we live with Him forever." Mary WhitlowHow About You?Do you know someone who's not the way they used to be? Maybe they grew old or got sick and seem like a different person. It's hard to see people we love change like that, but remember that Jesus is stronger. He promises to restore the bodies of those who trust in Him and to be with us as we wait for that day to come. Trust Him to help you not give up on loving others as you look forward to a bright future with Him.Today's Key Verse:Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. (CSB) (2 Corinthians 4:16)Today's Key Thought:Jesus overcomes life's heartbreaks
Rank #2: When Words Fail.
"I can't play with the kids here," Marley told Dad as they washed dishes after supper. "They don't understand anything I say!" Marley's family had gone overseas to help some missionaries in Papua New Guinea. They were living in a village in the mountains, and making new friends hadn't been easy. The village children spoke a language called Pidgin, but Marley's family spoke English. Dad plunged another plate into sudsy water. "You'll have to find another way to communicate with them."The next morning, two girls from the village spotted Marley outside and ran to her. Beaming, one of them timidly held out a short stick that looked like bamboo. Marley reached for it uncertainly."Sugar cane," one of the girls said in accented English. The other girl pointed to the side of the sugar cane with its bark peeled away. The inside of the sugar cane was yellowish and packed together in coarse strands. "Gut." She grinned and rubbed her belly.Marley tried to take a bite out of it, and the girls burst into laughter. "No, no," giggled the first one, and pretended to slurp."Huh?" Marley imitated the girl and discovered that the juice of the sugar cane was deliciously sweet. "It's good! Gut?" The second girl's eyes lit up. "Gut!"They grabbed her hands and motioned for Marley to come play with them.During lunch, Marley told her parents about her morning. "You were right, Dad. Even though we speak different languages, we can still be friends."Dad grinned. "Who would've thought those girls would use sugar cane when words failed?""What do you mean?" Marley asked."They couldn't use words, so they gave you something even sweeter," Dad said. "A gift. Kindness. Sugar cane. Friendship isn't always about words. It's about actions. Jesus told a parable about the Good Samaritan, who found a man lying on the road who had been robbed and hurt. The Samaritan cleaned the man's wounds, took him to an inn, and left money so the man would be cared for until he was well. That's the kind of friendship Jesus shows us and we need to show others, no matter how different they are from us." Hannah EdwardsHow About You?Do your words ever fail? Maybe you've been to another country where people speak a language you don't understand. Maybe you have a hard time saying what you feel. Jesus shows us that we can show love not only through words but also through actions. He tells us He loves us in the Bible and showed it to us by dying on the cross in our place. Show others that kind of friendship.Today's Key Verse:He went to him and bandaged his wounds...put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. (NIV) (Luke 10:34)Today's Key Thought:Actions speak when words cannot
Better Children’s Ministry is a weekly podcast from Every Generation Ministries for anyone who wants to see children in their church transformed by the love of Jesus.facebook.com/EveryGenerationMinistries instagram.com/EveryGenerationMinistries twitter.com/egmworld
Rank #1: Teaching Bible Truth to Children.
“Truth” is one of the five principles found in Deuteronomy 6 that we use at EGM when we work with churches to disciple children. Each of them -- Relationship, Experience, Truth, Discussion and Response – works to provide children with opportunities to respond to God and experience the transformed life He intends for them. In this episode of “Better Children’s Ministry,” Tara and Kelli discuss some of the best – and worst – ways to teach the Truth to boys and girls in church.Highlights:5:25 – What is the worst way to teach the Bible to children?7:11 – Tara’s favorite ways to teach Bible truth11:48 – Practical tips when considering how to teach this week13:10 – We can teach creatively without buying new supplies14:48 – What does God’s Word say about how we should teach God’s Word?18:05 – Encouragement as we look for new, fresh ways to teach
Rank #2: Bible Curriculum that Transforms.
The real-life experiences of children in the U.S. vary greatly. The life of a child in a rural southern town is not the same as the life of a child in a major northeastern city. How do we use the children’s ministry curriculum we have most effectively to speak into the lives of the particular children we serve?In this episode of “Better Children’s Ministry,” David Jesse and Tara Thomas discuss the most important elements of Bible teaching materials that are focused on transformation in the life of a child.Highlights:3:02 – What elements of a KidMin curriculum are most important?4:05 – The challenges of meeting every child’s need with curriculum10:00 – The value of a singular lesson aim for each Bible lesson11:34 – Lesson aim examples12:24 – First, let the lesson change you13:38 – What does the Bible say about how we teach the Bible?15:09 – Does every aspect of our time together point back to our lesson aim?
Helping Kids and Families Dig Deeper Into the Bible
Rank #1: Episode 26.
Investigate Jesus (Week 12)
Rank #2: Episode 27.
Investigate Jesus (Week 13)