One common denominator in each of our eight church plants has been the age of the people who came. In one church after a couple of years we had just twelve high school kids – but we had 150 kids between kindergarten and sixth grade.
Our young parents were just not old enough to have high school kids. Havinga solid children’s ministry was imperative if we were going to keep those young families who were showing up.
If you’re in this situation you already know that resources out there are meager. Darlene Spangler is a world class expert in children’s ministry. With decades of experience she has developed a children’s ministry system that will lead kids to Christ and perhaps just as importantly – get their parents to come back to your new church plant.
Her 245 page book on children’s ministry is now part of the Guerrilla Church Series and you can get it free in Kindle format from Amazon today and tomorrow (July 19-20). It’s called “Guerrilla Children’s Ministry; Preparing Kids for Combat.”
Every post modern church advertises, “Child Care Provided.” Yet most of us are like the dog that after chasing cars for years finally catches one. They don’t know what to do with it. When a new family visits your church and asks, “What kind of program do you have for my kids, what will you say?
“Guerrilla Children’s Ministries” is a comprehensive, proven system for managing your church’s kid’s line up. It covers budget, staff, volunteer management and a wide-ranging catalog of special situation solutions like:
- What would you do if there was an accusation of child abuse in your nursery?
- What kind of records do you need to keep?
- What is the role of children’s department follow-up in visitor retention?
- What would a projected annual calendar for children’s ministries look like?
Darlene developed the children’s ministry for a 10,000 member church in Northern California. She started small and did it right. You can too. The eBook normally sells for about eight bucks, but as noted you can get it free right now. The URL is below.
Go to http://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Childrens-Ministry-Operational-ebook/dp/B008FQIVN4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342453289&sr=1-1&keywords=guerrilla+children%27s+ministry.
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