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Are you a ministry volunteer looking for direction? Do you lead volunteers, and want to do so to the best of your ability? Check out the volunteer zone for a plethora of tips, tricks, ideas, and encouragement.

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An active duty law enforcement officer, SWAT operator, and former pastor gives advice on how to best protect the kids in your ministry.  

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Premium 50 Ways to Discover New Workers

Need some new workers in your children's minsitry? (Who doesn't?!?) Here are a variety of recruiting ideas compiled by the Kidologist.

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How can a volunteer truly H.E.L.P. their leader?

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Originally published in Children's Ministry Magazine Professional Edition, Karl Bastian shares insights on how to deal with criticism in leadership.  

Critism in Leadership
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8 Tips on Recruiting from Karl Bastian

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Many churches today use a Large Group / Small Group format. For small group leaders, here are FIVE TIPS to make your time as effective as possible.

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How do you fire a volunteer? That's a tough question, but here are some guidelines you will find helpful as you approach this delicate duty!

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Imagine this. Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount saying, “This ministry needs your help. I still need seven more disciples to complete our goal of twelve. If God is leading you to serve in this important ministry, please see Peter. He’ll be the one standing in the back with a clipboard. Thank you for your help!”

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I love Minecraft. I play it with my son and other kids. It also teaches me things about children's ministry.

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There is no shortage of programs, resources, or ideas in children’s ministry today—but at the end of the day, what is most effective in reaching kids for the Gospel hasn’t changed in a hundred years—it’s building relationships and personally introducing children to the Savior. This ebook is loaded with practical ideas on how to have a more relational ministry. You’ll be surprised by the results!

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