At the Alliance we’re passionate about people and reaching them with the love of Jesus — and kids are some of God’s most precious people. Why is it important to reach kids?
We’ve known for a number of years that statistically speaking people are most receptive to the gospel as children. By the age of 5 a child’s lifelong concept of God has been formed. That’s right, 5. And before the age of 12 they are at their most receptive to God. The window of opportunity to reach kids is now. Read on for some of the latest articles and information designed to expand your reach as a KidMin leader.
Recent KidMin Articles
“In all honesty, we would rather not have you come.” That was not the answer I expected to hear when I called the activity director of the nursing home to set up a time for our church youth to sing Christmas carols to their residents. It was the Christmas season and, traditionally, that’s when youth […]Read more of this story
Releasing a Volunteer
Today I released a devoted ministry volunteer. He’s honest, available, driven—outspoken about causes he believes in—and he loves the Lord. He’s also creative and experienced. He told me, “I want this ministry to be effective and for you to feel supported in ministry.” Why would I release a volunteer who says things like that? Here […]Read more of this story
How I Stopped Getting Saturday Night Volunteer Cancellations—And How You Can Too!
It can be a downer to be on social media on Saturday nights. Inevitably, I see posts from kid’s ministry leaders from across the country in churches of all sizes posting about last-minute volunteer cancellations or shortages in ministry spaces for the next morning. And, honestly, I’ve been there. I’ve even walked into church […]Read more of this story
How True Heart Change Happens
I’ve spent the last several months immersed in the world of teenagers. As a paraprofessional at our local high school, I log almost 40 hours a week with students from a variety of races, economic levels, and family structures. We live in the conservative Bible-belt South, which makes my observations of them that much more […]Read more of this story