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JenningsDavid has served kids around the world for the majority of his life.  From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him.  Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.
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5 Ways to Boost Your Easter Egg Hunt

At the time of my writing this, we have only about four weeks until Easter is here. For many of us, that means preparing for the annual Easter egg hunt. If you are looking for ways to give your hunt an extra boost, we’ve found five cool ideas that you can implement for this year’s event…
Posted at 10:10

5 Free Apps for Your Children’s Ministry

Technology is great, but sometimes there’s so much to shift though that finding the right tools for the job can be intimidating. We’ve browsed though the app stores in search of the best downloads for giving your ministry a digital boost. Here are five great apps that you and your volunteers should check out today…
Posted at 08:04

6 Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

One thing I have heard from a lot of people: once you start looking at Pinterest, it’s hard to stop. So to save you the hours you would normally spend looking through hundreds of ideas, I’ve narrowed down the list for you. Here are seven great St. Patrick’s Day ideas from Pinterest that you can use in your ministry…
Posted at 11:21

3 Ways to Praise Kids

It’s easy to forget the power our words have, and we need to remember that what we say to our kids matters. And I’m not just talking about the negative things we say. The way we praise our kids—where we do it, why we do it, and how we do it—is important to think about. Here are three things to consider when praising your kids…
Posted at 10:33

7 Surprising Stats from the 2013 Children's Ministry Salary Survey

In the newest issue of Children’s Ministry Magazine, we’ve got the results of our 2013 Salary Survey. No one else does a survey like this, so the results are exclusive. We’ve asked paid children’s ministry professionals to tell us how they are compensated for what they do. The results are up on our website. After reading through the data, I thought I would point out some of the more unexpected findings and talk about them here. Here are seven surprising stats from the 2013 salary survey…
Posted at 12:16



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