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How We Do Kindergarten Promotion Weekend

Gina McClain explains how she handles the promotion of pre-K students to her elementary program.

Transitions: Did I Do a Good Job?

Don't you always wonder if your successor will keep in place the programs and systems you developed?

How to Be a Problem-Solving Leader

Want to test the measure of a leader? Throw a problem at him or her.

7 Ways to Better Reach the Millennial Family

Learn methods and ideas on how to reach today's young families with your ministry.

Reaching Tweens With the Gospel

We need to help our young people do the work of evangelism and discipleship.

Discipline Q & A: Foul Language

A ministry struggles with a child who uses profanity and disturbs the classroom. What to do?

10 Ways to Help Children Having Trouble Paying Attention

In this day of video games, fast-food and music videos, it's a little wonder children have trouble paying attention in any learning environment.

4 Steps to Great KidMin Lessons

Kent Shaffer: "What we do ultimately sets the stage for salvation and discipleship to be possible."

Is It Time to Update Your Ministry?

Dale Hudson encourages children's leaders to consider an upgrade to their ministry practices and offers direction in doing so.

Putting on the KidMin "Show"

Greg Baird: "Some leaders are adamant that they don't 'put on shows' for their kids. That's too bad."

Child Anger or Autism?

Amy Fenton Lee advises children's leaders against confusing a discipline problem with a potential special-needs situation in a child.

Top 10 Tips for Starting a New Children’s Ministry

How do you get started in kidmin? Roger Fields has some great ideas.

Leading KidMin Worship: 6 Practical Tips

Sam Luce gives insight into his ministry's worship time and gives great tips for children's worship leaders.

Partnering with Parents to Protect Their Kids

Keith Tusing offers tips on teaming with parents to protect their kids from negative cultural influence.

How to Plan That Big Kidmin Event

Keith Tusing offers great advice on planning, prepping and hosting a large ministry event.

Make a Great "Last" Impression

The last few minutes a guest family spends on your campus will be a big part of what they remember about the experience.

10 Steps to Effective Ministry Delegation

These steps will help you develop depth in your volunteers through action and help you be a master of delegation and duplication.

Lessons in Kidmin Customer Service

After a "furnace incident" in his home, kidmin veteran Dan Scott offers his learnings about the importance of "customer" service in dealing with parents.

4 Ingredients for Success in Kids' Ministry

Use these tips as a great recipe for a quality children's ministry!

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Children's ministry veteran Jim Wideman offers help with knowing why, how, and when to leave a ministry.

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