PODCAST – Episode 10

As Kid Ministry leaders, we have so many things we need to do because children’s ministry is so much more than puppets and our daily tasks. But how do we get everything done? Are you bringing people around you or doing it alone? Join us in this podcast as we talk about three ways we can get things done. We appreciate what you do because you are making a difference every day. Our hope is that we can offer things that will help you and we gain in the process. See you next time on More Than … [Read more...]

PODCAST – Episode 9

Kids Min depends completely on volunteers and without them we couldn’t do what we do. How do we keep them committed? Today we talk about ways we keep volunteers focused, keep the vision in front of them, help them feel a part of the ministry, give them ownership and responsibilities and so much more. Also, should church be fun? What is the first question most parents ask their kids when they pick them up from your ministry? We have found it is “did you have fun today?” Fun or enjoyment is not … [Read more...]

PODCAST – Episode 8

We pray you are having a great ministry week. Some of our team went to the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. In this podcast, we talk about some of the concepts and ideas we gleaned from the conference. Are you willing to be and do your best and let God speak through you each week? Stay consistent and faithful to what God has for your ministry and find out who you are so you can be the only you God wants you to be. Resources: Christine Caine Catalyst Conference Simple Truths Books … [Read more...]

PODCAST – Episode 7

Do your ministry kids say or do things that add humor to your life? We share a few stories we have experienced with our kids as well as answer a question sent by one of you. Today, we also discuss Halloween and what a church can do or not do for this day. Do you see it as an opportunity for your church to reach out to the community, is it one of your “low hanging fruits” or just a worldly compromise? Remember that what you do makes a differences in the lives of your kids and their families so … [Read more...]

PODCAST – Episode 6

Hi! We hope you are enjoying and gaining some insight through these podcasts as that is our prayer for you in your ministry each week. In this podcast, we answer some questions you have sent to us and also discuss what we would change about ministry if we had no limitations. Please feel free to send us your comments, questions and input. Point back points: More Than Puppets Resources StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment Codes StandOut Strengths Assessment … [Read more...]

PODCAST – Episode 5

Welcome back to the More Than Puppets podcast! Are there times when it feels like you have so much information coming at you than what you feel like you can handle? Join us today as we talk about how we handle the flood of information in our personal and ministry lives. Also, do you ever feel like quitting? Listen for ideas on what we do when we feel that way…and so much more. … [Read more...]

PODCAST 4 – Ways to Engage with the Kids in Your Ministry

Hi Guys, Today we are chatting about “Ways to Engage with the Kids in Your Ministry” and “How We Manage Wearing so Many Different Hats.” These topics are something we deal with on a daily and weekly basis in ministry and I am sure you do too. If you have any ideas, input or strategies on either one of these topics, please send them to me at steve@morethanpuppets.com. We’d love to hear about them and share them with others. … [Read more...]

Podcast 3 – How to Intentionally Use Events that Draw Kids to Your Church

We have a special guest, Randy Isola from Chicago, IL, with us as we discuss how to intentionally use events to bring kids onto our campus. Think about how you plan an event. Do you strategically plan and approach an event in how it can lead to the next one? Are they a one-off event? Are they balanced in how they can move a child in their spiritual maturity? Are you going after the kid, but also highlighting the parent’s experience and gaining a new leader in the process? Today we talk about … [Read more...]

PODCAST 1 – HOW TO GET VOLUNTEERS AND HOW TO KEEP THEM

Welcome to our launch of the More Than Puppets podcast. My desire is that this will be an encouragement and resource to Children’s Ministry leaders everywhere. In each podcast we will discuss a few topics and generally just have fun. We are working on Phil’s enthusiasm level so stay tuned… In this episode, you will find out ways to get volunteers and then how you keep them. … [Read more...]