it is not everyday that you get asked to write a chapter in a training resource for kids ministry. then, when you hear you get to be a part of a ministry resource with some of your favorite #kidmin friends, well you are just humbled, challenged, and full of smiles. here are some people, way smarter than me, that contribute to this resource:
recently, church leaders asked me to write a chapter about ministry to younger children for their children’s ministry volunteer handbook. not only was i challenged, i learned so much as i researched, wrote, and evaluated my own ministry.
Here is a description of this new resource:
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14).
One way to impact the next generation of Christ-followers is to serve in the children’s ministry at your church! Whether you teach or assist in a children’s class, provide administrative help, or volunteer in the nursery, this handy little book is for you. Inside this volunteer handbook you will find helpful information and insights, such as…
- Teaching tips for kids at various ages — from nursery to pre-teen
- Age-level insights and characteristics
- Children’s ministry team roles and functions
- Classroom management ideas and techniques
- Including children with special needs
- Playing with kids and partnering with parents
Also included in this book are supply lists, safety information, ministry team discussion questions, and more!
here is the fun news! i get to give a copy away! please comment on this post about how this resource would be helpful to you. i will pick a winner and one copy of this book will be mailed to you for FREE!