50+ Ministry Checklists



The BEST way to ensure you, your staff and your volunteers execute ministry they way you planned is a system of checklists! We’ve developed 50+ checklists for just about every role and every occasion, completely editable for your situation. Visit the Checklist Resource Page to take your ministry to the next level!

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Invest in Your Ministry This Fall

For more than ten years, I have strived to invest in the Children's Ministry community. It all started with this blog (there was actually a season where I posted 10-12 times a week). However, I'm really excited about this new opportunity to invest in ministry leaders....

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Redefining Preschool Ministry

Last week I celebrated my one year anniversary. It was one year ago that I made some strategic staff shifts which placed me in the leadership seat of Preschool. I'm a NextGen Pastor. I've been one for a decade now. The fun (and challenging) part of being in this role...

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Have You Found Your Tribe?

I've learned a lot of things over the years. After 20 years of vocational ministry, it's easy to see your missteps and missed opportunities. I could write a book on the 10-20 things I've learned that I wish I had known when I started. However, there is one thing that...

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Super Volunteers

Cody * Brett * Jan * Duane * Dana * Kelly * Greg * Susan * Pete * Brad * Roy * Lisa * Barbie * Brian * Heather * Jay * Kurtis * Dan * Jenn These are the names of some of my favorite people in the world. When I think of my favorite moments of ministry, most of these...

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Why is Ministry so Hard?

The 2017-2018 ministry year has been one of my hardest. It's odd to feel that way because it was such a great year. I have an amazing staff that I get to work with every day. I have a pastor and leadership team that believes in me and empowers me. We saw amazing...

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My 2017 Reading Goal

2017 marked my second full year of my intentional journey of reading. For years, I would read 10-12 books on average. I got a lot out of every book I read and would be disappointed by the growing number of books I added to my bookshelf that I never read. In 2015, I...

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For nearly a decade, thousands of practical, inspiring and insightful articles have been written to help those in kidmin. Click the button to the right to begin reading or choose from one of the six article categories below.


Nothing will define your ministry more than your ability to lead.


There is nothing new under the sun… but have you tried this yet?


The heart and soul of any ministry are the people who make it happen every week.


God’s master-plan for world evangelism and discipleship start with mom and dad.


I know an app that will change everything for you.


You’ll never believe what I’ve been thinking lately.