Topic - Children's Ministry Leadership
What Would You Tell the Next Generation of Church Leaders?
Encouraging Your Children's Ministry Team
For those of us in leadership, are we more obvious in our desire to get ministry right in terms of philosophy, theology, practical application, and a general order of things as compared to our obvious and believable love for people? We desperately need both, but where do we tend to land? This seminar is intended to do two things. First, it is intended to delight our hearts in the Gospel reality of God’s rich mercy and great love upon His own children. In sum: Be glad, God loves you in Jesus’ name! Secondly, it is intended to cultivate love for the people we serve with. It is intended to strengthen our longing to be with them, and to encourage them and to do so in practical ways. In sum: Love others!
Prayer: Utter Dependence on God
We can do so much in our lives and ministry without God, can’t we? Don’t we? How long would it take us to notice if the Spirit has left us on our own? Has He? We are utterly dependent upon God in every circumstance, in every relationship, and in all ministries for all good and for the ability to honor His great name in them. There is a necessary connection between our felt dependency upon God and our pursuit of God in prayer. This bleeds over into our ministries. We are either modeling before people (children and adults) how to serve without God, or with Him. This seminar is intended to cultivate your thirst for a felt dependency upon God, and to express that thirst in prayer as you meditate upon Scripture. It is also intended to cultivate creative thought in how to lead your ministry teams and children/youth in prayer in the context of the ministry program, as you corporately meditate upon Scripture. This seminar is about seeking God with all of our hearts, through prayer.
Protecting Your Church From Predators
Have you thought about how to protect your church from sexual predators? In this seminar, we will consider ways in which you can protect the children entrusted to your care. We’ll consider the common techniques of predators, and we’ll try to give you practical ways to adjust your policies and programs to fight against this problem.
Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
How can you turn recruiting from headache to joy? How can you see greater retention of current volunteers from year to year? What does the Bible have to say about recruiting? This workshop will seek to answer these questions and more for leaders in children’s ministry and beyond. We will look at a number of time-tested and biblical lessons learned for recruiting and retaining volunteers.
How to Share and Spread the Vision
As a follow-up to the seminar, The Importance of Sharing and Spreading the Vision, this session provide practical tips and suggestions for implementing the vision. Issues such as removing blocks to the vision, maintaining the vision, and ensuring the curriculum is not the focus of the ministry will all be explored.
Mobilizing Men for Children's Ministry
How can we motivate men to be involved in a ministry role that can be perceived as a ministry better suited for women? This seminar will consider why the role of men in children’s ministry is crucial to the strength and effectiveness of that ministry, and explore strategies for mobilizing and equipping men for effective ministry with children and youth.
Shepherding Leaders Well
Would you like to be settled and satisfied in God as you encourage and equip your team of leaders? Would you like to make the best use of your gifts and even your goof-ups, while navigating through anxiety and affliction? Come, be refreshed and strengthened with Gospel hope for the ministry to which God has called you.
How do you encourage new teachers and help them grow into mature teachers who effectively impart spiritual truth to children and youth? This seminar equips you to come alongside your new teachers with training and encouragement to help them grow in their teaching effectiveness. Instruction will be given on how to do teacher observations to provide helpful teacher feedback.
The Centrality of God in the Children's Ministry Leaders
This seminar will both explore the effect of our influence on others and challenge us to “guard our hearts and minds” so that we are authentic examples to the next generation.
Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers: Choosers Can't Be Beggars
How can you turn recruiting from headache into joy? How can you have greater retention of volunteers from year to year? We will take a look at a number of "keys" for recruiting and retaining volunteers that are time-tested and biblical.
Vision-Driven Children's Ministry Leadership
This workshop is designed to help leaders in children's ministry think through how to lead with vision and not just be driven by the tyranny of the urgent or the expediency of the activities.
Partnering with Parents
What does it mean to partner with parents as we minister to children and youth? This seminar describes a model for partnering with parents that recognizes the parents' God-given responsibility, and the unique position of the church in equipping and resourcing parents.
A Vision for God-Centered Worship in the Next Generation
A Vision for God-Centered Worship in the Next Generation explores the difference that intentional vision has on ministry as well as the definition of and biblical basis for “God-centeredness.”
Teaching Children to Know and Love God by Knowing and Loving Theology
The Generations in the Worship Service
Involving Parents in the Classroom
Recruiting and Training Volunteers
Linking Church and Home for Discipleship
The Importance of Sharing and Spreading the Vision
The Realities of Ministering to Youth and Children
Preparing Children for Marriage
Preparing Youth for Marriage
Holiness is for Hard Times: How the Holiness of Christ Sustains Children and Youth Workers over the Long Haul
Part 1: A Vision for the Glory of God and the Joy of the Next Generation
Part 2: Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God
Part 3: A Vision for Encouraging Faith in the Next Generation
A Vision for Biblical Literacy in the Next Generation
A Vision for Biblical Literacy in the Next Generation examines the place that the Bible has in children’s ministry and outlines the essential pieces of a ministry that teaches children the whole counsel of God. (Jill Nelson joins David & Sally in this talk.)
A Vision for Encouraging Faith in the Next Generation
A Vision for Encouraging Faith in the Next Generation emphasizes the urgent call to teachers and parents to encourage faith in the next generation, through biblical teaching of the word, recognizing that faith is a work of God in the heart.