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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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7 Current and Future Trends in Children’s Ministry

I really enjoyed hearing what Jody Brolsma had to say. You can tell she has a heart for kids, which is good seeing as she’s a major part of every vacation Bible school program Group puts out. She presented seven ongoing and future trends that she can see in the area of children’s ministry, and I thought you would enjoy hearing them as well…
Posted at 08:15

3 Ideas for Raising Leaders

Are you raising leaders in your children’s ministry? Most formal leadership training doesn't even begin before the age of 25, when corporations provide staff with assessments, coaching, and training. Helping your kids grow as leaders will help prepare them for the world, give them the tools to help others, and grow stronger as a team. Here are some ideas that you can use to help raise leaders for God today…
Posted at 14:12

5 Ways to Redeem Halloween

It’s always a plus when we can take something like Halloween and use it for God. Fall fest preparations are under way at many churches, so I wanted to share with you some tricks and treats to help make this year’s celebration the best…
Posted at 11:48

The People Your Ministry Is Missing and 7 Ways to Reach Them

On this blog, we talk a lot about kids: who they are, how to best connect with them, their needs, and their wants. We have also talked about parents: how to equip them, and how to help them during difficult discussions. But there’s one group of people your ministry can help that you may be missing— and they are currently in your church…
Posted at 08:16

Q & A — Expert on Large Group/Small Group Format

I wanted to introduce you to one of the editors for Living Inside Out, Jessica Sausto. Besides being a fellow Groupie, she is also a good friend with a heart for children. I thought it would be interesting to hear from her about how she started working on the curriculum, and why she thinks that the large group/small group format is a great way to go…
Posted at 11:40



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