Archive for Archive for February, 2012

• Rule of Thumb

Words the Coach Uses:  “Rule of Thumb” Originally, the thumb, from the end to the first joint, became a unit of measurement, equivalent to about an inch. However, the “rule of thumb” has come to mean an estimate based upon experience, a rough calculation, as opposed to careful calculation. For me, it is a quick [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, February 25th, 2012

• Coach’s Conundrum #12

Coach’s Conundrum #12 Seven Times in Seven Places! This is not original with me. I first heard it from Karl Bastian, and I have been using it ever since. It just makes sense to me, knowing how much communication is needed in children’s ministry to just get the simplest message to stick. So here is [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 20th, 2012

• Walking With A Slow Walker

  Walking With A Slow Walker I was out shopping the other day and noticed a stressed child. Apparently, the mother was in a hurry. It appeared the mother was almost dragging the child behind her and the little girl was trying very hard, but fumbling, to keep up. With one hand above her head, [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 13th, 2012

• The Kid-Helper Credo

The Real Kid-Helper Credo A Real Kid Helper is one that is not only focused on the physical needs of children, but their spiritual needs, as well. To those who seek to minister to children in churches, we need to declare our public policy and intentions about how we treat every child that comes under [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 13th, 2012

• Learning Leadership On the Job

Learning Leadership On the Job Very few churches hire a Kidmin that is fully trained in Leadership. They expect you to grow in your leadership, while you are in the position. However, they expect you to have some training in place, so they do not have to fully training you in Leadership. So another way [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, February 5th, 2012

• The First Lemonade Stand

The First Lemonade Stand My five-year old grand daughter read Pinkalicious and decided that she wanted to make some lemonade and sell it at a Lemonade Stand. So she discussed this with her parents. My grand daughter gave me a call on Saturday morning to see if could secure some lemons for her. I had [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, February 3rd, 2012