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• A Kidmin Giant?

When I asked one of my new graduate students to give me a metaphor that would describe her coaching experience from the beginning until now, she paused and thought. So I waited for any response, then it came. She said, “David and Goliath.” “Can you elaborate on that thought?” I inquired. “Well, when I started [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, December 19th, 2014

• A Busload for Heaven

By Jessica Klinker About 12 years ago, during my first year as a Children’s Director, we were celebrating our AWANA Pinewood Derby. I was still nervous speaking in front of adults (actually, I still am).  I asked our AWANA missionary to give our devotion for this night. I waited and waited, the Derby had started [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

• How Things Work

  Hitting your finger, instead of the nail, is a painful way to learn How Things Work. Hitting the nail on the head takes some practice and a steady stroke. A Systems Approach The systems approach to How Things Work is helpful to understand here. If you take a rubber band around all your fingers [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

• Living the Kidmin Legacy

    Usually, the term Legacy refers to an amount of money or property left to someone in a will upon death of another. However, it can be an inheritance, a gift, a body of work, where the benefactors are friends or members of your family. Anything that you are “known for” accomplishing in your [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

• Create Your Kidmin Brand

  Did you know there are 7,000 varieties of apples in the world? But they are all apples! Did you know there are over 1,000 varieties of bananas? But they are all bananas! Every fruit is a unique kind, but each kind has multiple varieties. When I have traveled overseas, I have encountered varieties of [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 17th, 2014

• Catching Little Wigglers

Catching Little Wigglers While in elementary school, I lived in Encinitas, CA.  I have memories of my Father taking my two younger brothers and I on a fishing trip to the Colorado River. My father used his deep sea fishing gear and us boys only had lightweight tackle. Dad used big hooks and big pieces [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, January 24th, 2014

• Top Kidmin Blogs

Tony Kummer at Ministry-to-Children.com has compiled a list of top 100 children’s ministry blogs! Again this year Kidhelper.com has made the list of the top 100 kidmin blogs. I have been doing some serious revision of our Kidology Coaching Handbook, so my posting has dropped some. However, my writing project is almost complete. I will [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 13th, 2014

• Stay in Your Own Lane!

    Maybe it has happened to you? You’re driving on a four-lane freeway (two lanes in one direction) the driver on your right, rushes up behind a slower eighteen-wheeler truck. You are in a line of traffic going 70 mph. He attempts to weasel his way into your lane of traffic, without signaling or [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

• Kidmin—Entry Scenerios

  From my vantage point, in getting to know many children’s ministry leaders, I concluded that there seem to be five typical ways or scenarios that persons use to come into the profession of Children’s Ministry. We like to call them KIdmin! 1. The Lay Volunteer (LV). This person begins volunteering in the children’s ministry, [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, June 17th, 2013

• What Parents Need to Know

What Parents Need to Know! We all talk about partnering with Parents, but what does that look like for the teacher? How is it that teachers can partner with the parents of the children in their class? It is quite easy to concentrate on the lesson preparation and managing the class each week and totally [...]

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