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Help! I'm A Children's Pastor
28 minutes | Oct 24, 2012
37 – Reboot!
Hey folks! We're switching things up at Help! I'm A Children's Pastor. It's been long enough that we're doing a Reboot! Listen and be introduced to our new co-host Pastor John Steinklauber to the show. John's a brand new Children's Pastor though he's not new to ministry. Listen to the show for all the details. Send in your comments and questions for Ep 38! Suggested Books: Getting Things Done by David Allen Helping Our Children Grow in Faith: How the Church Can Nurture the Spiritual Development of Kids by Robert J. Keeley Resources: FontSquirrel.com - 100% free commercial fonts MailChimp.com - Free mailing lists BlueHost.com - Cheap website and blog hosting
68 minutes | Jun 27, 2012
36 – Dealing With Problem Parents
Parents are not a problem in Children's Ministry... but some parents cause problems for us as pastors and leaders. This episode covers some hard-learned tips and lessons on how to handle irate, angry or just misinformed parents. Check out ParryGripp on YouTube!
52 minutes | Jun 10, 2012
35 – How To Find and Keep Volunteers
Practical tips for attracting and keeping volunteers in your children's ministry. A focus on praying in volunteers over Suggested Books: On Being A Servant of God by Warren W. Wiersbe, Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Eric Trap by Jim Wideman
68 minutes | Apr 12, 2012
34 – Starting From Scratch
This episode we're offering suggestions to Pastor and Ministers who are staring a children's ministry in a new church and to those who are tasked with starting a children's ministry from scratch. Basically answering the queston, "How to start the children's ministry on the 'right foot'?" Plus your emails, questions and suggestions. Resources: Getting Things Done by David Allen | Kindle Check out Mat Lee's video/short film Rescue Movie
43 minutes | Jan 12, 2012
33 – Big Church Sermon
This episode I'd like to share a sermon I did for big church last year. I hope the message ministers to you.
42 minutes | Jul 9, 2011
32 – Children’s Sermons
This episode we look at how to build a children's sermon and service from the ground up. Whether you're using curriculum or starting from scratch it can be difficult to keep your kid's attention while preaching a children's sermon. The tips in this podcast will help you from start to finish. Resources: Ireland Photos Work Flowy avs4you.com Muddy River Media FreeCountdowns.net Free-Loops.com
33 minutes | May 29, 2011
31 – Letting Go
How do we respond when a gifted volunteer says goodbye? We also talk about how to handle reporting suspected child abuse, board members and "stupid good guys". Also go listen to my audio journal to hear about my awesome Sunday experience where my daughter acted as my assistant for Sunday service.
40 minutes | Feb 19, 2011
30 – Stage Presence
Stage presence is one of the most important things a person speaking to children can have. It is equal parts entertainment, education and discipline. This week we look at stage presence and offer practical tips on how to improve your communication skills. We also look at several things not to do while on stage. Links Mentioned: Cheap audio/video editing suite - http://www.avs4you.com Countdowns - http://www.muddyrivermedia.org Free Countdowns - http://www.freecountdowns.net/main.html Email us: email@example.com Call us: 209-5NLCast Follow James on Twitter Friend James on Facebook
29 minutes | Jan 9, 2011
EP 29 – Editing Videos, Countdowns and Audio
Since our last show I've gotten a few questions on how to create countdowns, how to edit videos and audio clips and sound effects, so I hijacked this episode to share some of the resources I use for animated full-motion backgrounds, animated clip art, game sounds, background tracks and more. I share free software and other resources as well. Links Mentioned: Adobe Audition - Audio editing software. Sony Vegas - Video editing software. Audacity - Free audio editor for PC. (Tutorial) Windows Live Movie Maker - Free video editing software for the PC. (Tutorial) Animation Factory - The best and cheapest source for motion backgrounds, animated clip art, PowerPoint backgrounds. Free Sound effects - freesound.org Great Sound effects, not free - soundsnap.com NewGrounds' Audio Portal - An excellent resource for driving music to go behind a game or countdown. High Voltage Kids Ministry - Game music, altar music, video countdowns, curriculum Countdown Creator - Quickly and easily merge music, backgrounds and text to create custom video countdowns. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Call us: 209-5NLCast Follow James on Twitter Friend James on Facebook
29 minutes | Dec 19, 2010
28 – Games As Object Lessons
Games don't have to be wasted time. This week we discuss the role stage games play in a children's service, how they can be used to teach, and how to use them effectively.
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