I recently started up my PodCast – I have been talking about doing it for… well, a long time. But now it’s finally happening. I have gotten some great responses from those who have subscribed (over 130 subscribers to date). Thanks to those of you have listened in and sent me comments. I have even gotten some good tips from some experienced PodCasters – Thanks for your help as well. If you have not headed over to itunes or to the PodOmatic site to download, listen or subscribe, you can do so off to the side of this blog by simply choosing the episode you want to listen to and listening to it with the player provided (you don’t even need itunes, but it helps). Please send me or post your comments and any ideas for future episodes.
Thanks once again and I hope you enjoy!
Hey my blog-readin’ friends… I just posted my first Children’s Ministries PodCast. Take a listen and subscribe. I plan to add to it at least monthly. This first epidsode is part one of a two part series called: Dynamic Children’s Church. So, I will probably add part two next week.
I am waiting approval by the itunes store to get the PodCast listed there as well – but you can subscribe to your itunes from the PodOmatic site.
Please check it out and give me some feedback at the PodOmatic site. You can even record your comments – perhaps I would use your recorded comments in an upcoming PodCast.
7. Never stop learning – you cannot expect to stay fresh if you are not constantly feeding yourself. I suggest reading blogs, books and magazines – subscribe to Jim Wideman’s Leadership Club and search some of the podcasts out there related to children’s ministry. Attend as many seminars and conferences as you can – especially if they are local.
8. Mix it up a bit – in your children’s church and classrooms, don’t get stuck in a rut. Have your teachers switch the agenda’s around once in a while. Challenge them and yourself to keep doing things that you have never done in your class before. Try new teaching methods and activities. You can have a weekend with teaching stations or small group breakouts or moving the entire class to a different location to teach a specific topic – even if you don’t plan to make it these things regularly scheduled events.
9. Invite the other pastors or church leaders to your services – Set aside time to introduce the leaders to your kids. Just by asking them to come as a guest of honor and to stay until the end to pray with the kids will speak volumes to them, the leader as well as the kids. Interview them at the class or children’s service. This helps to build the lines of authority in your church, the kids know who that person is and if good stuff is going on in your service – others will hear about it.