Why We Take Our Kids to Big Church

A few disclaimers first… –  This is not the Funderburke Proclamation of how everyone should parent. –  We are (obviously) not anti-kidmin.  This is just a philosophy that we have adopted in our own home and I wanted to explain why we do what we do. –  We are big believers that every family has the right and responsibility...

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ENGAGE Kids While Teaching

Our volunteer team is working through several sessions of training focusing on effectively teaching large groups of children.  In our first session we talked about how we must ENGAGE the kids we lead.  I made up a pretty cheesy acronym to help remember what that looks like: 1.  Exciting.  Kids are repelled by boring.  If we want kids to retain anything...

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Six Unique Needs of Foster Kids

Catherine Greer shared her personal experiences as a foster mom in our last two posts (here and here).  Today she shares interesting insights into unique needs that kidmin staff and volunteers need to be aware of.   1.  Teachers should keep in mind that foster children lack social skills, including being “bossy”, poor language choices,...

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Foster Care and Kidmin

I so enjoyed our guest posters’ perspectives on adoption and how we can best minister to families who are on that adventure.  I’m most thrilled that you had the opportunity to meet those precious families.  This week we will explore the world of foster care and kidmin. Since moving to Florida, I’ve loved getting to know families...

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Blessings and Challenges: A Kidmin’s Story, Pt. 2

This post is the second provided by guest blogger, Jason Underhill.  You can read the first part of his family’s story here. Adopting kids is an incredible adventure.  However with it comes a ton of blessings and a ton of challenges.  Many times the challenges out-way the blessings that God has given you.  You become blind by what God is doing...

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