Talk to children’s ministry workers and one of their top three worries on a Sunday morning is keeping kids safe. Also on that list is making sure the parents are aware of the safe-and-secure efforts that have been instituted on behalf of their most prized possessions.
This time of year, churches far and wide are facilitating Vacation Bible School, commonly known as VBS. VBS can have a huge impact within your church community and in your larger community. Because there are so many different sized churches, and so many different styles, formats, and sizes of VBS, we polled about 15 churches to take a closer look at the facilities costs related to VBS programs.
Youth ministry involves handling a variety of ministry issues. Studies show that kids who are exposed to Christianity have a much higher chance of encountering and engaging with the Gospel. In fact, this occurs even if their parents don’t take them to church. We’ve compiled this list of youth ministry conferences to provide you with opportunities to learn and grow in your ministry craft.
Ministry Brands, the leading provider of church management software solutions, recently released data showing mainline Protestant and Evangelical churches are utilizing background checks at an increasing rate.
If your church isn’t yet using church software to check in children at church, this type of software can be a wonderful option to put in place to ensure the safety of children—both to protect them and to protect your church. Nearly all of the church management software systems offer check-in, and there are many options to consider. As you move through the process of deciding on a system, you’ll want to consider the speed of check-in, self-check-in vs. volunteer manned check-in. Cost is also a factor.
A successful Sunday school is more than a good curriculum, it’s a bridge that connects classrooms with family rooms in the home. Alongside a pastoral vision for ministry, children's ministry leaders can partner with parents to help them "train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6). Sunday school curriculum combined with online family devotions can help.
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