Kidmin Talk #057 - July 27, 2013
Duration: 00:36:34Download MP3
Vision, Training, Writing & Other Kidmin Questions
Welcome to the fifty-seventh episode of Kidmin Talk, the webcast show hosted by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist. Listen here on Kidology or subscribe via iTunes to listen on-the-go with your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or other mobile device.
SPONSOR: This episode is sponsored by THE KIDOLOGY WAY: The Four Pillars of Children's Ministry
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW TODAY:
- The Kids Church Cookbook
- Leadership Lab on VISION
- Philosophy of Ministry
- Why is a Philosophy of Ministry Important?
- How to Write a Philosophy of Ministry
- The Gospel According to Flying Chickens
- Kids Church Cooking Show: HATS
- Podcast: What Do I Teach Next?
- The Kidology Handbook (trains in Hook, Book, Look, etc.)
Robert asked about what important things to train teen helpers in kidmin.
- Ownership / Input
- Create an Identity
- Give Responcibilities
- Teach Relational Skills
- Train Safety and Security Guidelines
- Keep Training Ongoing
- Make it FUN!
Joan asked about the difference between a philosophy of ministry and ministry vision.
- Philosophy of Ministry is what you believe and why you do ministry the way you do.
- You already have a philosophy of ministry, it already guides you, you need to define it.
- Once defined, communicate it.
- Philosophy of Ministry rarely changes
- Vision answers, "What will it look like when I'm done?"
- Vision changes ministry to ministry, and year to year.
- When a vision is fulfilled, you need a new ministry.
Steve asked for some tips on being a better camp speaker.
- Thematic games with a point
- Great story telling, but also personal stories unique to you.
- Be relational off the stage
- Have something uniquely you (I sling shot jolly ranchers!)
Rhoda asked how to provide an inclusive atmospher for kids with special needs.
- Short answer? Include them.
- Recruite "Friends" to provide one on one care and attention.
- Talk to parents to learn their needs and gain insights for success.
Glen asked about my strategy for creating kidmin content.
- Start with high level goals of what you want to accomplish.
- Create long term scope and sequence.
- Each lesson has a Big Idea
- HOOK, BOOK, LOOK, TOOK and (Karl's addition) COOK
- HOOK: Creates curiosity for the topic
- BOOK: What does the Bible have to say about it?
- LOOK: Explain and explore the meaning of the passage
- TOOK: A practical application to real life
- COOK: A opportunity to do something with the topic hands on.
"Bob" the senior pastor asked about the importance of "Big Church" attendance.
- Yes, "Big Church" is important!
- A shepherds can ask a volunteer about church attendance.
- Don't be legalistic, but set high expectations.
- Have defined volunteer job descriptions and expectations.
- Start with questions, rather than accusations.
- Provide opportunities for volunteers to get a break.
- Pastor and kidmin leadership must work together on strategies for the needs of the whole person when it comes to volunteers.
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