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Better Children’s Ministry is a weekly podcast from Every Generation Ministries for anyone who wants to see children in their church transformed by the love of Jesus.

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Better Children’s Ministry is a weekly podcast from Every Generation Ministries for anyone who wants to see children in their church transformed by the love of Jesus.

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    31 Days of Prayer: Nurturing Families

    31 Days of Prayer: Nurturing Families

    On January 1st, we kicked off the “31 Days of Prayer for Children.” EGM is spending the month of January praying for boys and girls around the world in a specific way each day.

    On this episode of “Better Children’s Ministry,” Kelli talks with Quinton Hufferd, EGM’s Bible Resource Publisher, about the value of praying for nurturing families. Quinton shares some of the qualities of a nurturing family and how we can minister to children who are not growing up in an nurturing environment. We are encouraged to know that any child, no matter their circumstance, has the opportunity to become part of God’s nurturing family.

    We encourage you to join us for the rest of our time in prayer this month! You can sign up to receive daily emails with specific prayers: 

    Highlights:

    5:30 – What are some of the qualities of a nurturing family?

    9:27 – Why do we pray for children to have nurturing families?

    10:45 – What does God’s Word say about the value of family?

    17:14 – How can we minister to children who don’t have nurturing families?

    21:58 – Encouragement as we continue to pray

    • 23 min
    31 Days of Prayer: Health and Wholeness

    31 Days of Prayer: Health and Wholeness

    On January 1st, we kicked off the “31 Days of Prayer for Children.” EGM is spending the month of January praying for boys and girls around the world in a specific way each day.

    On this episode of “Better Children’s Ministry,” Daniel and Kelli talk about one of our prayers – that children grow up with health and wholeness. Daniel points us to Jesus’ own childhood and the many layers of meaning in the word “wholeness.”

    We encourage you to join us for the rest of our time in prayer this month! You can sign up to receive daily emails with specific prayers: http://eepurl.com/gbQnzn

    Highlights:

    3:12 – Health and wholeness in light of Luke 2 and 1 Samuel

    5:53 – More than just physical health and wholeness

    7:40 – What aspects of health and wholeness affect a child’s spiritual growth?

    10:12 – How do we minister to children who are not growing up in health and wholeness?

    12:04 – Encouragement as we continue to pray

    • 16 min
    Entering 2019 with Thanks

    Entering 2019 with Thanks

    So here we are approaching the new year. As we were thinking about what to discuss for this episode, we were thinking about what would bring us all into 2019 in the right frame of mind. So on this episode of Better Children’s Ministry, Daniel and Kelli talk about thankfulness and how important it is to have a thankful heart in children’s ministry.

    Highlights:

    0:40 – The strangest gift Daniel ever received

    2:08 – Why is thankfulness an important practice in ministry?

    8:55 – What might keep us from being thankful?

    10:40 – Practicing the discipline of thankfulness

    11:54– How can we model a heart of thankfulness to children?

    12:57 – A 37-year prayer was answered this year

    15:08 – Children transformed in Belarus

    • 17 min
    "Welcome Them" - Our Year-End Celebration

    "Welcome Them" - Our Year-End Celebration

    Every year at EGM, the staff gets together and we pray and discuss what will be the focus of our year-end celebration. What will be the message in our annual Christmas card. What does God wants us to share about Him in light of our ministry to boys and girls.

    This year, the theme of our celebration is “Welcome Them.” This comes from Matthew 18:5.

    In this episode of Better Children’s Ministry, Daniel and Kelli discuss how we can apply the truth of this passage as we celebrate Christmas.

    Highlights:

    2:52 – What does Jesus means when he says we welcome him when we welcome a child?
    5:29 – Why is this passage significant to the ministry of EGM?
    8:45 – How can we apply the truth of this passage at Christmas?
    10:15 – Welcome the children who are hardest to love

    • 15 min
    A Call to Ministry is a Call to Prayer

    A Call to Ministry is a Call to Prayer

    When we serve in children’s ministry, we are leaders. And when God calls us into ministry as a leader, He also calls us into prayer. God invites us into an ongoing, intimate conversation with Him as we serve the boys and girls in our churches. He provides guidance, encouragement, strength and so much more when we rely on Him to direct our ministry.

    In this episode of Better Children’s Ministry, Daniel Watts explores the ministry calling of Paul, and how his life was characterized by God’s direction through prayer. Daniel and Kelli discuss the different ways God offers us help in ministry, and how we can trust Him even when we don’t feel like our prayers are being answered.

    Highlights:

    3:42 – Where can we see prayer as part of a leader’s calling in the Bible?

    9:33 – We can ask God for specific guidance about our ministry work

    12:33 – We don’t have to know everything – what a relief!

    14:28 – What do we do when we don’t get an answer to our prayer?

    17:31 – Go to His Word. Go to His People.

    19:56 – Encouragement when our prayer life isn’t what it should be

    Do you need prayer for your ministry? We want to pray with you! Email us at info@egmworld.org.

    • 23 min
    A Leader in Church and at Home

    A Leader in Church and at Home

    During this hectic holiday season, God’s call on our lives to minister to children can feel overwhelming. Balancing our responsibilities at home with our families and at church with our service can become very challenging.

    In this episode of Better Children’s Ministry, Daniel Watts walks us through 1 Timothy 3:4 and some of the qualifications of a church leader. We talk about how important our family responsibilities are in the life of our ministries. Daniel offers encouragement to those who are feeling spread thin.

    Highlights:

    4:22 – A good leader in the home will be a good leader in the church

    4:40 – How do we apply 1 Timothy 3 during the hectic Christmas season?

    8:55 – Learning how to say “No”

    10:10 – Modeling home and ministry life balance for children

    12:26 – The more time we spend with God, the more clearly we can discern His call

    13:49 – God’s more concerned about who we are than what we’re doing

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

Jessiemp7 ,

So awesome!

I’m LOVING these podcasts! I’ve worked in Children’s Ministry for almost 20 years. It’s so easy to get stuck in the day to day classroom/management responsibilities and lose sight of the “why” and “how” behind our role as kid influencers and disciple makers in the Church.
These podcasts offers such great encouragement, reminders of truth, and practical advice for anyone working in Children’s Ministry. I highly recommend it!

monijs ,

So thankful to find this podcast!

I just became our church’s Children’s ministry coordinator and was looking for some inspiration. So thankful to have found this podcast. It’s inspired, encouraged & equipped me to do my job better! I so appreciate EGM’s heart for ministry and the practical insight they offer here.

n9ppa ,

Great

So relevant to true ministry. Keep up the great work.

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