PODCAST – Episode 13

Do you have those days when things just don’t go the way you expected or your attitude starts to take a nose dive? Well kids have bad days too. Today we talk about how to deal with kids when they have bad attitudes or their behavior is difficult. We get them and I am sure you do too, those well-meaning and not always so positive emails from parents and volunteers. In this podcast episode, we go over how we respond to those always fun negative emails. Point Back: “Dealing with Bad … [Read more...]

PODCAST – Episode 12

Welcome back to another episode of More Than Puppets. What processes do you have for reporting and dealing with child abuse in your children’s ministry? In this podcast, we talk about having the “what if” discussions and the processes needed as a required mandated reporter. We also take some time to answer a few of your email questions. Do you have a “what was I thinking” dumb thing that you have done or said? Come on, we all do! If so, please email us at steve@morethanpuppets.com. We would … [Read more...]

PODCAST – Episode 11

Can you fire a volunteer? The answer to that question is YES YOU CAN! Today we talk about how to fire a volunteer and when you might need to do that. This is sometimes a necessary thing to do for that person’s growth and the health of the children’s ministry you lead. Also, do you have Jr. High, High School and College students serving in your ministry? We couldn’t do Kid Min without them! They are a huge asset to us, very committed and we see this as a great opportunity to build into our next … [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...]


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...]