The podcast for children's pastors, by children's pastors that seeks to help individuals in ministry who want to take their ministry to the next level. Weekly interviews with top ministry, children, and student experts helps to keep you up to date on all of the new trends and the time honored traditions relating to children's ministry. The host, Todd Hixenbaugh, helps to provide an experience each week and ask questions that lifelong children's ministry folks, as well as newbies, are asking.
I kick off a new series that will be examining and answering the question: What does love require of me? Join us today to hear what we will be in store for over the coming weeks and to gain a snippet of our next episode!
I decided to go deep and tell you the story of the last three years of my life. It is what I have learned, where I have failed, where I have won, and ultimately what I feel as though God has been teaching me. I believe that this episode is full of stories that will connect with you and help you to grow as a leader. Join us in listening.
Difficult conversations happen all the time in ministry. But if you are like me, you probably hate them. That doesn't mean we have to be bad at them though. This is a fun story I share to help you learn about how to make these already difficult moments—less so. Join us on this journey to better conversations.
Comeback season is upon us. Todd is so excited to be able to have the opportunity to recap what the new iteration of the pod will look like and how this is going to work. He talks about what has been up over the last year and what you can expect while you "herd" your own cats. Subscrible to the podcast for regular updates to this show!
As the Executive Director for the International Network of Children’s Ministry, Michayla oversees the ministry and provides guidance for initiatives that inspire and equip the kidmin community. For over a decade, she has had the privilege of serving in various aspects of the children’s and family ministry community. Michayla married her best friend and childhood sweetheart. They are having a blast raising two little boys.
Kristen Ivy is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange and co-author of "Playing For Keeps", "Creating a Lead Small Culture", and "It’s Just a Phase
So Don't Miss It”. Kristen earned her bachelors of education from Baylor University in 2004 and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University in 2009. Before joining Orange, she worked in the public school system as a high school Biology and English teacher, where she learned firsthand the joy and importance of influencing the next generation. Kristen lives outside Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Matt and their children Sawyer, Hensley, and Raleigh. For more information, visit KristenIvy.com, or connect with her
on Instagram @_Kristen_Ivy.
Justin Herman recently was fired from his job at Sandals Church. He gets real and honest about what happened as well as what he has learned from the situation. He also talks about his social media game, a little bit of middle school ministry strategy, and a teaser about a new book??????
Creator of the website futureflyingsaucers.com and object lesson coach, Anne Marie Gosnell, talks about how to create stories that make an impression and how to create eternal results through our teaching.
Lynne Howard was born and raised in Marion, Indiana, where I attended Indiana Wesleyan University. She received a degree in Children's Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University and has worked. in churches doing full time children's ministry and writing curriculum for over 13 years. She currently is the Lead Editor for children's ministry at Stuff You Can Use.
I have wondered for years about how to become an effective leader. What I didn't realize is that it has a lot more to do with how I grow the Kingdom of God than how great I am. I have 3 ways to make disciples and become a leader factory using, "The Process."
This is the audio version of a blog post that was published on March 19th, 2019. It centers around the idea that creatives within children's ministry can hack the time they are given during the week to optimize projects by structuring and planning.
Dan talks about how to effectively partner with middle school leaders to transition children from pre-teen and elementary environments to middle school. Also, he details event ideas, and ways for folks to integrate ministries much earlier than promotion Sunday!
JJ Graves and Todd talk about how to make puppetry a fun and relevant experience no matter what type of church you attend. He also tells a cool story about Ronald McDonald showing him how to build a puppet....
In this episode, Todd talks about the importance of not becoming too attached to advertising events from the stage of our churches. He also lays out a four step plan to effectively advertise the event and maximize the impact you can have each time.
In this episode, Andrae and Todd have a conversation about the number of men Andrae has recruited into his church's children's program and why it is important. They also touch on the training and the process volunteers go through as well as what in the world "Real Deal Fridays" are on Andrae's Instagram. Hailing from One Community Church in Plano, TX, this is one conversation that is a big, loud, and fun as the state Andrae comes from.