6 Tips For Connecting With Parents During VBS

VBS Tips to Connect With Parents

We all know VBS takes a LOT of planning. You’ve probably spent hours researching VBS tips, deciding on your schedule and theme, recruiting volunteers, and coming up with all kinds of creative ideas to keep your kids happy and engaged. But, you might be forgetting something. How are you planning to connect with parents? Adding […]

What Parents Want To See From Your Children’s Ministry

what parents want from children's ministry

Dropping kids off in a church nursery or children’s ministry for the first time often makes families feel anxious, especially when visiting a new church. Kids can understandably have a tough time when separated from their parents (and they probably aren’t afraid to show it). Parents may be more stoic, but chances are they’re also […]

7 Easy and Affordable Ways to Update Your KidMin Area

update kidmin area

Does your KidMin area fill the kids in your church with delight? Are they excited to show up every Sunday and spend an hour or two learning about Jesus in the space you’ve designed for them? Hopefully the answer is yes, but we know budget restrictions often mean updated KidMin areas get pushed to the […]

This Is Why We’re Excited About KidMin. Are You?

Did you know the quality of your children’s ministry can make or break a new visitor’s desire to return to your church? It impacts your ability to retain current members, too. 64% of adults say that spiritual programming for children and teens is a major factor when choosing a place of worship. A healthy children’s […]

Why A Healthy Children’s Ministry Leads To A Healthy Church

 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 lets us see that Jesus knows children are important — he made sure to show them they are loved and valued.   Is your church doing the same? A thriving children’s […]

8 Tips for Effective School Marketing

Christian School Marketing Tips

A successful school needs students—and with effective Christian school marketing, you can begin engaging parents and helping them consider your school today! Here are 8 tips that can help you lead a successful recruitment effort. 1) Brag a Little Share your school’s unique advantages with parents up front! Is your school centrally located in the community? […]

8 Steps to a Vacation Bible School that Attracts Families to Your Church

8 steps to a VBS that attracts families

Can your vacation bible school do more than lead kids to Christ? I think it can and I will share how we’ve had success using summer camp to welcome new members into our church. At our church, New Song, we have four distinct goals for our vacation bible school/summer camp: Disciple the children of our church […]

How Your Children’s Ministry Can Help Grow Your Church

Grow Your Church Through Your Children's Ministry

As you begin inviting your community to church, it’s important to ensure you have a great children’s ministry or child-friendly amenities. Chances are, you will often be reaching families who have children in the home. Making parents and kids feel comfortable in your church is a huge step toward turning visitors into returning guests and eventually […]

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