You have volunteers that need to be trained for Fall Launch, we can help!

Gather your volunteers together, and we’ll take it from there! By joining the Fall Launch Party, you’re giving your volunteers an opportunity to be trained by dynamic and expert leaders in 5 key areas!

-Vision for the Importance of Children’s Ministry
-Spiritual Formation for Kids
-Teaching Kids the Bible
-Managing Behavior
-Building Relationships with Parents

***Every leader who registers for the Fall Launch party gets the replays and debrief resources to use whenever it works for their team – so even if you can’t join us for the live event on August 25th, you’re still able to use this great training for your team!***

Learn more! –> https://incm.org/fall-launch-training-party-2018/

Date: August 25, 2018
Time: (10:00am-04:00PM)
Event: CPC Webinar.
Topic: Why Kids Ministry Matters.
Sponsor: INCM
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Why you need volunteers, why they need you. CPC 2013 Breakout #2

Many of you may have come with questions 

What do I need to do to get more volunteers?

What are some sure fire tried and true methods for keeping volunteers for the long term

How do I get volunteers to come to my training meetings

 

We all start in the wrong place sunday comes every week so we need to get things done so we are consumed by what and how that we neglect the most important question that is found deep within the minds of our volunteers. Why?

“People don’t by what you do they buy why you do it” Simon Sinek”

Most people start with what how then why amazing companies start with why then how than what.

 

Why are you doing what you are doing? 

If you can’t answer that for yourself you won’t be able to communicate that to your team.

Why do you need Volunteers?

  • To release gifts
  • To grow the church
  • To Trust Christ more than yourself.

Why they need you?

– We need to not just grow our volunteers wide we must grow them deep. 

  • To grow them spiritually
  • To pour into them relationally
  • To thank them incessantly

When you go home this week – 

How to focus on the why.

1. Be a better story finder and story teller –

2. Repeat the good – fix the bad (bad stories are funnier and travel faster but they KILL the why)

3. Say it, write it, chant it mime it

4. Pray and seek God for your why moment – don’t make up a why

5. Talk to your pastor find out his why.

6. The why should evoke emotions, in you and in them –  we avoid emotionalism but we need emotions because emotions are the containers that hold truth in a way that it can accessed in the future.

*VIDEO – “The best Job is the hardest job” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NScs_qX2Okk

Whatever your why is. It MUST be found in the WHO and the who is Christ. Whatever you do never forget to bring what you do back to Jesus because if you leave this conference thinking you are going to try harder to be a better leader you will fail. Whatever your why is it will not be accomplished by you trying harder but by you trusting deeper.

How to communicate so kids can understand. – CPC 2013 Breakout #1

How to Communicate to kids.

Communicating to to anyone especially kids is more of an art than a science. I remember teaching a lesson to the kids it was a small group of like 30 kids I was going for it I had props I was ready I was engaging a boy in the 3rd grade raised his hand and I called on him he said “This is boring.”

Where you start from is as important as where you go.

To communicate to kids you need the following

1. A love for God’s word – No matter how fun amazing crazy slimy, explosiony our message is, if we are not continually pointing kids back to the bible we will have failed. We have to be more intentional than ever to create a biblical world view in the hearts of our kids.

Psalm 119:89-93
89 Your word, LORD, is eternal;
it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
you established the earth, and it endures.
91 Your laws endure to this day,
for all things serve you.
92 If your law had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
for by them you have preserved my life

2. A love for Jesus – If you love Jesus it will fundamentally change how and why you do what you do. The core of our teaching has to be the Gospel. – When kids encounter the Gospel it changes them fundamentally.
One of the advantages of serving in kids ministry at the same church for 14 years you are able to see the results of ideas and philosophies you have. One of the things I regret most is not preaching the gospel as clear or as often as I should of. I don’t change hearts Jesus does.

Romans 1:16-17 
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes, first for the Jew, then for the Gentile
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Communicating to kids in large group setting.

  1. Always maintain eye contact – Kids learn with their eyes if you don’t have their eyes you don’t have their hearts and minds and most importantly their imaginations.
  2. Don’t stay in the Safety Zone –  We all have a level we are comfortable with don’t stay there have Highs and lows. One of the best ways to get the attention of you kids is not yelling at them but by getting quiet.
  3. Don’t just give kids facts your information will not be life changing if it conveyed in the context of a story. Jesus did this all the time he called them Parables. Tell kids truth in a story. Tell them stories about you. Kids love personal stories about you especially if you messed up in some way.
  4. Talk to kids like people not babies – Hello boy’s and girls (Elmo voice)
  5. Use massive amounts of energy. – You can rarely be to animated. If you feel stupid you are probably right on track.
  6. Help kids focus – Use lights, segments and music.
  7. Be relevant – Know what kids like now don’t use examples from when you were a kid.
  8. Use your Bible – Bring it on stage. Kids need you to reinforce that bible is life. It’s not a book of fairy tales.
  9. Distill truth don’t simplify it. – We underestimate what kids can understand Einstein said “If you can’t Distill it you don’t  understand it well enough.”  One huge example for me was faith I used to describe it as “Believing in the unseen” that is a simple definition of faith a distilled version is “Knowing God loves you and because he loves you, you can trust him no matter what.” It’s easy to understand, theologically correct and doesn’t lose the power though oversimplification.
  10. Always elevate Christ – I always try in the application section to elevate Christ that because of what He’s done for us it empower us to live for him.

Communicating to kids in a small group

  1. Listen – Kids want to talk listen to them.
  2. Know you lesson, know you lesson – The better you know what you are doing the more you kids feel respected. The more you can connect with your kids. The more you can listen to the Holy Spirit and make those small adjustments that make all the difference.
  3. Take every question seriously.
  4. Be there for the families of you small group kids. What you teach makes an impact but when you capitalize on those God moments your kids will never forget it.

Communicating to kids one-on-one

  1. Get down to their eye level.
  2. Make sure you always great the kids before the parents.
  3. Give kids your full attention when they are talking.

Resources

The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School – Aaron Reynolds
Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe edition – Sally Lloyd-Jones
An Hour on Sunday – Nancy Beach
Creating ever cool

Why you need to come back to – CPC Orlando

cpc 2013

I went CPC last year for the first time it was amazing the conversations that where had the quality of the teaching that was available in each breakout and main session. Most people I talked to said there was “something different” about CPC. Michael Chanley and his team have done an amazing job to create value all year round focused on the five values INCM refers to as initives.

Here they are:

  • Impart God’s truth to this generation
  • Provide a safe and relevant environment
  • Communicate with families
  • Network with a community of leaders
  • Pray for the international children’s ministry community

When a conference is built around simple values it rather than just getting people to attend it creates sustainable value to you and your team all year long.

If you want to connect with me I’ll be at the Orlando location, doing two breakouts.

How to Communicate to Kids – Creative Teaching
Sam Luce
How to communicate to kids from large groups, small groups to one on one. Practical ways to hold their attention and bring application.

Volunteers want to know WHY – Volunteers
Sam Luce
Talk about the why behind the what of ministry. How volunteers want to know why we need them and why they need us. How our why must be found in the correct who.

Bottom line CPC is a great conference that has been around for over 30 years and is only getting better. If you have never come to CPC come this year. If it’s been a while come see what so different. Hope to see you there.

If you haven’t registered make sure you do it NOW and you will be registered to win a ton of prizes like Kindle Fires, Nexus 7, and free airfare and lodging to CPC. So do it now get registered.