Mark Jones is a creative Children’s Pastor with practical ideas to champion Kid’s Ministry by encouraging and resourcing leaders.
Smart Things Every Children’s Minister needs to Know
Through all the years of serving the church I have learned some things that I want to pass on to you over the next few weeks. We don’t have to learn everything the hard way. For me, there have been times of learning when I blew it and was stung so I never forgot […]
Ministering to the Family Before the Baby
Lately, I have noticed more churches with wonderful bulletin boards sharing the news of expecting babies coming soon. This shows the heart of your preschool ministry to anticipate and planning for new babies coming to church. In this episode, I speak with Delanee William, Childhood Ministry Specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources. She has great and […]
Engaging Children in Missions and Serving
I have met many children’s ministers who provided missions education in their program for children. There are few who engage children with regular service projects. My friend, Gina McKean, is a leader and example of serving others. She provides meaningful experiences where kids learn the joy of helping someone else. Gina is the Children’s […]
Great Advice for Ministry: Improving Your Relationships
Here is part two of this encore podcast with Miss Amy Adams. Our ministry hinges on our relationships. Everything God does is through relationships. It is worth stopping and evaluating how you are doing with the relationships God has given you. Change your negative thinking into positive behavior. You are spending way too much […]
Bible Sword Drill this Summer!
Yesterday, I spoke to a children’s minister in Kentucky. She is wanting to introduce Bible Drill during the summer and I cautioned her. Yes, I believe the kids should be memorizing Bible verses and learning the books of the Bible, but have a soft launch during summer. Begin with learning how the Bible is […]
Knowing how preschoolers learn is the biggest issue with our early childhood classes. It feels like teachers are moving toward childcare rather than Bible teaching. The problem is understanding how preschoolers learn. If we could understand this part, it would make more sense why we set up the classroom a certain way and the […]
I took notes! 😜
Consistency Is Overrated
I always enjoy Mr. Mark’s Classroom. Mark is a great host and his guests give great information. I always get practical ideas that I can put to use right away.
This is good information for anyone teaching boys!