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Parents | Technology

The Comparison Trap in the Age of Virtual . . . Everything

Much has been written about the impact of social media—and the Internet in general—on adolescents and their self-image, especially young girls. But 2020 has thrown multiple curveballs our way, such… Read More

How To | Orange Strategy

How and Why Orange Works in a Small Church

And I’ve noticed people in small churches can carry an inferiority complex about what they’re able to offer. They try (and fail) to emulate big churches without the big budget,… Read More

Covid-19 | Leadership

Why You Need Input from Your Children’s Ministry Leaders to Relaunch Church

If you’re a pastor, you’ve likely faced an onslaught of questions as you consider how and when to reopen your church during this pandemic. How many people can gather? Will… Read More

Covid-19 | Events

Neighbors Around the World

It may be the first of September, but that hasn’t stopped your favorite retailer from decking the halls with boughs of (plastic) holly! This year, it feels as though we’re… Read More

Uncategorized

Free Christmas Programming Bundle

We've put together several free downloadable resources designed to help you connect with parents and kids this Christmas in fun and memorable ways. Get everything you need to engage families… Read More

Child Development | Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

3 Ways to Help Preschoolers Understand God

When it comes to the Bible, preschoolers might miss a few details. Just remember, they aren’t overthinking it. They are imagining it. Read More

Strategy

3 Ways to Cast Vision in Your Kid’s Ministry

And although it’s true that sometimes people just don’t get it, or sometimes they just can’t grasp the vision of where we’re going, the bottom line was that even though… Read More

Uncategorized

Announcing Kids Ministry Exchange

What does your fall look like? If you're like me—and a lot of the leaders I've been talking to—the big word for your fall is unknown. Read More

Volunteers

Making the Most Out of Virtual Small Groups

At least for the near future, virtual environments in kids’ ministry are here to stay. Many of us are asking: How do we do this well, keep kids engaged, and… Read More

Preteen

How to Help Elementary Schoolers Develop Friends

By the time kids hit upper elementary, they begin to realize their first major crisis: Friendship. Read More

Covid-19 | Volunteers

5 Ways to Recruit Kids Ministry Volunteers (and one way not to)

While the easiest thing to do is say that we need more stage time, or wish the senior leader would talk about the needs of kid and student ministry every… Read More

How To

From Sunday School to Small Groups: Why and How

In experiencing both models extensively, I definitely have strong opinions about which method I’d choose to utilize. I know this can be a divisive topic. I also recognize neither one… Read More