My 6 Most Helpful Posts from 2016

img_8480Did you reach your 2016 goals this year? One of mine was to share one blog post each week with the KidMin community. This goal was met and now I have shared 62 posts this year. More exciting than that is that people from 60 countries have viewed posts on my site! As we wrap up the year I simply wanted to share my 6 most helpful posts from 2016!

Why You Need To Listen To These 24 Excellent Podcasts
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Podcasts continue to break download records year after year. With a growth in popularity and expanding options, it’s good to have an inside scoop to know what podcasts are worth your time. After daily listening to a dozen podcasts for a few years, I want to share some of my absolute favorites. Here are 24 excellent podcasts to subscribe to today!

21 Powerful Leadership Quotes From The Orange Conference
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One of the best things you can do for your leaders, is to expose them to your decision making process. @fbealer
There are families who will never step foot into your church until you step into their world. @ReggieJoiner
You have no idea of the ripple effect through the generations!
At the end of your life regret will sting more than failure. @pwilson

8 Expert Authors Whose Books Will Grow Your Ministry To The Next Level
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Almost every ministry leader I talk with is reading a book to improve themselves and their ministry. But with more than a million books release annually, it’s difficult to select your next purchase. Which author’s have done the research necessary to release great content? Who can write as an authority on the subject that which you are interested? And honestly, who can write something worth reading? Here are 8 expert authors whose books will grow your ministry to the next level!

How To Host A Simple Turf War For Your KidMin
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This past week our preteens made lasting memories as they enjoyed pizza, funnoodles, and small group shenanigans during our Turf War. This annual event draws a crowd as each small group is battling to get the first pick on their small group rooms. While the activity itself is different each year, the Turf War promotes small group ministry, builds strong teams, and involves a lot of friendly competition. Here are a few steps to help you host a simple Turf War for your kids ministry.

17 Excellent Books You’ll Want To Read In 2017
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2017 can be your best year yet! You can work hard, reach your goals, and truly steward your time well. I believe a great book can motivate you to become the best version of you possible. Over the last 2 years, I’ve read over 120 books and I’ve narrowed this list down to a few of my favorites. Here are 17 excellent books that you will want to read in 2017!

3 Common Mistakes KidMin Make (And How to Avoid Them)
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Hopefully, you are not the same caliber leader you were last year. And hopefully, you are not making the same mistakes today that you made yesterday. At least a dozen times I have heard Jim Wideman say, “Successful leaders make mistakes, and then they learn from those mistakes and keep going.” Today I want to share with you three common mistakes kidmin leaders make and how to avoid them.

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