Volunteers Zone

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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All Access Jesus' Baptism and Significance (Matthew 3:1-17) Sunday School Lesson

When and why should children be baptized? This lesson can help explain it.

Baptism
All Access Safety Beyond CheckIn

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

Child Safety,
All Access Recruiting Tool: NEW YEAR Flyer

A fun flyer to invite folks to consider the ONE New Years Resolution that will take care of all of them! Serving in kids ministry.

New Year Recruiting Flyer
All Access Volunteer Spotlight Templates

A simple fun way to recognize new or super volunteers! Just add a pictures and some interesting facts and post outside the room they serve in!

Volunteer Appreciation
All Access 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.

Recruiting, Volunteers
All Access Being a HELPful Volunteer!

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

Training Volunteers
All Access Dealing with Personal Criticism

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

Critism in Leadership
Starter FREE Ice Dragon Activity Booklet for Kids and Families

Download a FREE family activity guide for Ice Dragon, the new animated full-length feature film from the creators of God Rocks!

Christian Movie, FREE Activity Guide
All Access HELP! I'm Recruiting!

8 Tips on Recruiting from Karl Bastian

Recruiting
All Access How to be an AWESOME Small Group Leader

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.

Small Group Training
All Access How to Fire a Volunteer

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!

Volunteers, Guidelines
All Access How to Recruit F.A.T. Workers

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!”

Recruiting
All Access Is Your Kidmin in Survival or Creative Mode?

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

Leadership
All Access It's About Relationships

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!

Relationships
All Access No more Sinner's Prayer in Kidmin?

While we may have valid concerns to many of the practices associated with inviting children to receive Jesus into their hearts, Jesus' imperative to bring kids to him must be a priority for children's ministry.

Evangelism, Spiritual Formation
All Access Security Tag Signs

Signs for both the Check-in area and classrooms stating the importance and requirement to use the security tags for pick up.

Child Security
Starter Shepherd or Sheepherder?

You went into children's ministry because you wanted to be a shepherd of children – and all too soon you became more sheepherder than shepherd. What changed?

Shepherding
All Access Teen Training Session

Here is everything you need to hold a Teen Training Volunteer Session to inspire, instruct and instill confidence in your youth volunteers.

Teen Volunteer Training
Free Volunteer Recruitment is Best Through Relationships

Become more relational with your volunteers while recruiting.

Volunteers, Relationships
All Access We Know This Story Already!

How can you teach the standard Bible stories and still engage those kids who "already know this one"?

Bringing Stories to Life
All Access Wise Kids Still Seek Him (3 lesson unit)

This unit is PACKED with lesson ideas, skits, puppet routines, crafts, puzzles, and much more! A great download to teach or supplement ANY Christmas unit!

Christmas Unit
Free You Don't Have a Recruiting Problem

I hear it often... "I'm having trouble recruiting." May I be so bold as to suggest your problem isn't recruiting. If you focus on something far more important than recruiting, you'll have all the volunteers you'll ever need. You may even have extras! Read on for the secret to building the largest team in the church!

Recruiting, Volunteers
All Access Recruiting Tool: Volunteer Encouragement Postcards

Four volunteer encouragement postcards.

Recruiting
All Access Training Your Volunteers on How to Work With Children of Divorce

Here are some ways that you can train your volunteers to help them minister to children of divorce or children from single-parent homes.

Training Volunteers
All Access Recruiting Tool: Parent Survey

Parent Survey print-outs to encourage volunteering in the Children's Ministry.

Recruiting
All Access Recruiting Tool: Super Volunteer Poster

A fun poster highlighting the traits that make a Super Volunteer! 

Recruiting SUPER Volunteers
All Access Recruiting Tool: Back-To-School Checklist

Use this fun back-to-school checklist to recruit parents into the kids ministry. 

Recruiting
All Access Recruiting Tool: Join Me

Give this fun flyer to your volunteers and have them give to a friend to invite them to serve in kids ministry.

Recruiting
All Access "I Can't Feel God Today"

What will you say when a little child says to you, “I can’t feel God today”?  

Divorce Care
All Access "Kindergarten Welcome Wagon" - Great Way To Welcome Preschoolers Into Elementary Ministry

Welcome your Kindergartener's into kids church with a special event designed just for them (and their parents)!

Welcoming Ideas
All Access "Whether" getting you down?

Find out how you can calm the 'whethers' in your kids' lives, even if you can't control the 'weather'.

Divorce, Uncertainty
Free 10 Easy Ways to Partner with Families in Your Ministry

Ten easy steps to help you get started on your goal to partner with families in your church.

Partnering with Parents, Leadership, Equipping
All Access 10 Fun Ideas For A Friendship Lesson

 Use these ideas when teaching about friendship. 

Friendship
All Access 10 Interactive Storytelling Ideas for Elementary Kids

Use these awesome tips to make your teaching more interactive!

Storytelling, interaction
All Access 10 Scripture Passages for Children's Ministry

Here are 10 Bible passages for every kidmin to know. They will provide a Scriptural foundation for their ministry.

Bible, Leadership, Philosophy of Ministry
Free 10 Things Children's Ministry Volunteers Expect and Deserve!

What do volunteers really need from their leaders to give them support and help them feel appreciated? Hear what these volunteers said. 

Volunteers, Appreciation
Free 10 Tips To Help You Prepare for the Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and we have to be ready! Prepare now by keeping the following tips in mind.

Preparation for Fall
All Access 100 Questions for Kids - Easy Conversation Starters in English

Do you have trouble engaging with kids? Try these 100 questions to get you started. 

Discipleship
Free 11 Great Team Meeting Questions

Make your staff/volunteer meetings more productive and focused.

Volunteers, Meetings, Training
All Access 110 Reasons I Love Children's Ministry

Need a good reason to love Children's Ministry? How about 110 reasons?

Encouragement
All Access 15 Prayers for Kids in School

Let’s commit to intentionally praying for our kids this school year. 

Prayer, Back to School
Free 21 Questions to Ask Those You Lead

One of the most important skills a leader needs to learn is to listen. Here are 21 crucial questions we need to learn to ask. 

Leadership, Listening
All Access 3 Characteristics of Healthy Teams

Two people are better than one. They get more done by working together. Ecclesiastes 4:9

Teams, Volunteers
Free 3 Delegation Tips for Busy Kidmin Volunteers

In charge of ministry? You don't have to do it all!

Volunteers, Delegation, Administration
Free 3 Keys to Add More Volunteers To Your Ministry Team

How do you get more volunteers into your children's ministry?

Recruiting Volunteers
All Access 3 Resolutions for your Church Ministry in 2019

What small things can you do to make 2019 even better for your ministry?

Resolutions, New Year, Priorities
Free 3 Things I Tell EVERY Volunteer

How do you minister to the kids in your care? It shouldn't be just in the classroom. 

Volunteers
Starter 4 Tips for Gifting a Bible to Kids

Find some great tips for how to make a Bible even more special to the child receiving it.

Gifting Bibles
All Access 4 Tips For Helping Kids Serve in Kid's Church... Adults too.

Kid’s can be the church of today, if we let them… and help them.

Serving, Volunteers
All Access 4 Truths Kids Need Every Sunday

Be sure your kids experience these 4 basic truths evey Sunday. 

Lessons for Kids
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