Jana Magruder joins the podcast to discuss different ways to do Christmas in our ministry from anywhere.
Diane Dokko Kim joins the podcast to discuss the importance of virtual disablity ministry in the times that we are in.
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Jeff Land joins the podcast to discuss how to better equip volunteers within your kids ministry.
Bill Emeott and Melita Thomas join the podcast to discuss ways to do VBS this summer with alternative schedules.
Today we kick off part one of a 4-week series on healthy habits for kids ministry leaders, featuring Lifeway Kids director of operations, Chuck Peters. Throughout the series we will identify and unpack 8 tips to help set you up for success in your role.
Logan Meek joins the podcast to discuss 6 practical expectation we can ask of our volunteers:
1. Active Engagement
2. Enthusiastic Participation
3. Relational Connection
4. Catalytic Conversation
5. Supportive Supervision
6. Prayerful Preparation
Logan Meek serves on the CentriKid Camps team. Logan began serving with Student Life and Lifeway after spending two years as a Sixth Grade teacher with Teach For America. He believes in the importance of strong kids ministry to help kids build strong spiritual foundations.
Sam Luce joins the podcast to discuss that we all agree Family Ministry is a good idea. The question therefore is not how and where family ministry happened. The question we need to now wrestle with is what do we do to make family ministry happen and why do we do it?
Sam Luce has been a pastor at Redeemer Church in Utica NY for the past 21 Years. In those years he have served in multiple roles currently he serves as the Pastor to Families for all five of our locations. Sam served as chairman of INCM, co-authored “The Eric Trap,” has been involved in several book projects, and been blogging at samluce.com since 2007.
Dorena Williamson joins the podcast to discuss that today’s church is awakening to the needs of our growing multicultural world. Leaders long to be more equipped to minister to diverse families. Explore biblical ways to be inclusive while fulfilling the great command to love our neighbor.
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Dorena Williamson is the author of ColorFull, ThoughtFull and GraceFull, published by B&H Kids. She speaks in Public schools, Christian schools, churches and conferences, fostering relevant conversations that celebrate the beauty in God’s Diverse Kingdom. A veteran of cross-cultural ministry, Dorena serves as First Lady of Strong Tower Bible Church in Nashville, a richly diverse faith community.
Dr. Shelly Melia joins the podcast to discuss gender identity issues that are happening in the church today.
Dr. Shelly Melia serves as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Ministry, assistant professor of childhood education and program director for the Master of Arts degrees in children’s ministry and family ministry at Dallas Baptist University.
William Summey joins the podcast to discuss how one of the biggest impacts to a child’s journey is as home and the importance to teach kids according to their age. Learn more about the Levels of Biblical Learning.
William Summey is the Publishing Team Leader for Bible Studies for Life: Kids. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Vanderbilt University. William lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Christy, and their two sons.