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Kid Connection Podcast
40 minutes | May 18, 2018
Episode 12: Lead Yourself Part 2: The Fixin's Are In
In this episode, we look at the other side of leading yourself. Prayer, small groups, and learning are all incredibly important to the development of a kid pastor. Leading yourself doesn't have to be hard, but it does take time.
30 minutes | May 12, 2018
Episode 12: Lead Yourself Part 1: The Dark Side of Children's Ministry
In this episode, Todd talk about the dark side of being in charge in children's ministry. There are three main reasons why we get to a point where we are frustrated and burn out. It is interesting though because even in the lies we tell ourself and the excuses that exist, we have the ability to fight back. Join Todd as he explores the dark side of being in charge in children's ministry.
45 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
Episode 11: Church in an Aquarium? Nope, Just Mobile Church with Kristina Cooper
In this episode, Kristina and Todd talk about Downtown Harbor Church located in..... downtown Ft. Lauderdale. This is a church plant of almost three years that has been making waves in the church plant world for the way in which they have adapted to their surroundings and worked to bring the Gospel to the people of their city. This episode talks about best practices for mobile church, church planting do's and don't's, and how they actually do children's ministry in an aquarium..... Check it out!
51 minutes | Mar 4, 2018
Episode 010: Gina McClain on Training Volunteers to Win at Leading
In this episode, Todd interviews Gina McClain of Faith Promise Church and co-author of the book, "Don't Quit." She talks about how to set volunteers up to succeed and how we can look for qualities in volunteers to create winning teams.
47 minutes | Feb 5, 2018
Episode 9: Leading Not Normal Volunteers with Adam Duckworth
In this episode, Todd talks with Adam Duckworth of Downtown Harbor Church about leading volunteers.
44 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
Episode 8: Bringing the Bible to Life with Keith Ferrin
In this episode, Todd talks with Keith Ferrin about how we can be more dynamic as we teach children and students about the Bible. How can we make something thousands of years old relevant? Keith is here to help us learn more!
52 minutes | Jan 1, 2018
Episode 7: Beth Cunningham on Alignment within a Kid's Ministry
In this episode, Todd talks with Beth Cunningham who is the Kid Director at Church of the Highlands in Alabama. She talks about values and vision transferring from leadership to volunteers and part time staff as well as how vision and values can transfer in a multi-site construct. If value transference amongst your teams is something you are after, this is the episode for you!
34 minutes | Dec 27, 2017
Episode 6: Yancy Richmond on Leading Children in Worship
In this episode, Todd talks with Yancy who is a musician based out of Nashville, Tennessee. She talks about creating worship experiences for children and discusses the importance of musical worship in a child's faith development.
40 minutes | Dec 27, 2017
Episode 5: Dale Hudson on Leading, Training, and Recruiting Volunteers
In this episode, Todd talks with Dale Hudson about volunteers, volunteer care, and training.
27 minutes | Dec 27, 2017
Episode 4: Tom Bump on Winning the Battle of Partnering with Parents
In this episode, Todd talks with Pastor Tom Bump of Newpointe Community Church about winning the battle of partnering with parents. Many times, we can feel as though we are fighting a war when it comes to working together with parents in our church to teach children about God. Pastor Tom talks about tips to make this easier as well as how to supercharge your ability to help parents in the home.
34 minutes | Dec 27, 2017
Episode 3: Dan Lovaglia on Creating a Relational Children's Ministry
In this episode, Todd talk with Dan Lovaglia of Slingshot group and author of the book "Relational Children's Ministry" about creating a children's ministry that focuses on relationships rather than programs. While this may sound obvious, Dan brings out new ways that we can begin to help our volunteers to win at creating relationships with kids and families.
45 minutes | Dec 27, 2017
Episode 2: Gabe Boucher on Creating an Engaging Environment in your Ministry
In this episode, Todd talk with Gabe Boucher of Worlds of Wow about creating an environment in your children's ministry that engages children as well as provides functionality for parents. Meaningful experiences do not have to cost thousands of dollars and can in fact be created for free if you use some of the ideas Gabe lays out in this episode.
52 minutes | Dec 27, 2017
Episode 1: Matt Guevara on Influencing the Next Generation
In this episode, Todd talks with Matt Guevara the former Executive Director of INCM (International Network of Children's Ministry) about influencing the next generation. Specifically, they talk about Generation Z and how we can teach and prepare ourselves to help this new generation grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
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