Pastor Richard Gifford of Waycross, GA shares his passion for reaching children in the community. While reaching for children and families in the community, he began to see the transformation that took place not just in the children, but in the teens, young adults and retired seniors that were involved in the ministry. In other words, it began to change his entire church culture!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Investing in Futures: goo.gl/HgkGA8
In this episode, we talk with Pastor Nate Roberts from Joplin, MO.
Pastor Nate has been a children's evangelist for 23 years. He shares some insights on the transition from evangelizing to pastoring. He also shares a unique perspective on a pastor's expectations when it comes to children's ministry and how kidmin workers can connect with families and allow children's ministry to be a central part of the church.
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Interview with Justin Jeter
"Connecting the church and home"
In this episode, we sit down with Justin Jeter, children’s pastor in Bentonville, AR. We talk about the importance of connecting the home and family and strategic ways to do so. Justin explains his strategies he uses every to engage parents and shares some tips on how to effectively use social media to connect with families.
Resources mentioned in the episode:
Parent handout used in Justin’s ministry: goo.gl/gFDkeA
There is a fine line in #kidmin when it comes to entertaining or connecting. Kids need to have fun in our programs but more importantly they need to be connected to something bigger. Entertainment doesn't last but an experience with Jesus does.
There are three questions that we must ask ourselves on a regular basis. These questions will help us stay focused and effective when reaching kids.
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