011 Helping 5th Graders Transition to Student Ministry

February 28, 2018

How do you finish strong with 5th graders and help them to transition into Student Ministry?  Today we will talk about my church's process and amazing family event called 5th Grade Celebration.


010 How Safe Is Your Children’s Ministry?

February 11, 2018

In this episode we will look nine areas you need to consider if you want to make your Children's Ministry as safe as possible.  


Kidmin Coffee Break #1: Cappuccinos & Conflict

February 9, 2018

The Kidmin Coffee Break is a mini-episode of the Simple Kidmin Podcast where we sit down over our favorite beverage, catch our breath and get re-energized to lead well in Children's Ministry.  Today we're talking about how God may want to use the conflict we experience in ministry for his good purposes.  


Free Easter Resource for Families from Simple Kidmin

February 9, 2018

This is a quick update to let you know about a free Easter resource for families called Best Surprise Ever.  It's a seven-week Easter family devotional series available at SimpleKidmin.com.  


009: How to Handle Tough Conversations with Parents, Part 2

December 4, 2017

In today's episode we're going to look at ten simple steps to take when you have to initiate a hard conversation with parents.  


008: Are You a Thankful Children’s Minister?

November 17, 2017

Our level of thankfulness reveals the condition of our hearts, shapes how we relate to other and determines the direction of our ministry.  In this episode we will discover three things that may hinder our gratitude and three "turkey busters" that will stop these selfish turkeys in our lives and children's ministries.


007: How to Handle Tough Conversations with Parents, Part 1

October 21, 2017

What's the best the way to respond when a parent brings a concern or suggestion about your Children's Ministry?  In this episode we will cover 9 tips to help you turn this potentially challenging situation into a great opportunity for ministry.


006: Are You Taking Time to Rest?

July 11, 2017

Are you taking time to rest and fill up with God or are you leading your Children's Ministry on fumes? In today's episode we'll talk about how you can develop a healthy rhythm of work and rest for your personal life, for your Children's Ministry and for your leaders.


005: Baby Dedication Services

March 7, 2017

Last year our church did a total reboot of our parent and baby dedication service, creating a brand new experience called Rooted.  In this episode we'll talk about what we changed to make it more intentional for families.


004: How to Set Your Leaders up to Win Part 2

February 17, 2017

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.