Childrens ministry training is all about building leaders that are equipped to shape the lives of children with biblical truths.
Teachers are not born, they are built...
If they are built… What are you doing to build your teachers?
I have been on the other side of the door where teachers face the challenges of pouring God’s Word and values into containers that never seem to quit moving. Children’s ministry is both labor and skill intensive.
If you want to invest in children or if you want your teachers to invest in children then you must invest in the teacher first.
Inspiration and skills are necessary and essential, but as ministry leaders, we cannot afford to stop here, we must help the teachers grow spiritually if they are going to impact the lives of children.
Even committed teachers need to feel valued as an integral part of the team.
Focus remains sharp for only as long as they can see the goal, that requires regular and meaningful communication.
That’s what we do at! We inspire teachers, build skill sets and whet their appetites to know God more deeply.
Let me ask you a very important question.
- When was the last team you evaluated yourself or your team- skill sets; team spirit; or spiritual commitment?
- When did you last attend a conference?
Conferences can be very expensive and they aren’t the only way to invest in teachers. We can help you build up your teachers! And I really mean it.
I understand how busy you are. You have lessons to plan, meeting to attend and families to nurture. How do you juggle it all? Don’t try to do it all yourself.
Can we give you a hand?
We’ve been there. We know what it’s like to have all the responsibilities that go with children’s ministry without any extra hours to make it happen! You need an ongoing plan to build your teachers! You need training that goes beyond skills to inspire the heart of teachers-that’s what we do best. We’re passionate about children’s ministry and making the Bible come alive in people’s hearts. You’ll feel that passion in every session you hear. Let me tell you about it!
We have 5 very different options to help your church build your children’s ministry staff.
Teacher Appreciation Banquet Pat on the Back
What will an on-site conference do for your church?
- People will get excited about ministry!
- They go back into the classrooms better equipped/trained and thus happier teachers.
- Attendance will increase because the class is fun and meets student’s needs.
- Recruiting new teachers will become easier and teacher longevity will increase.
Benefits from having an on-site conference in your church:
- A powerful way for leadership to invest the ministry staff
- Better attendance
- Promote district, community and church unity by inviting area Churches.
- You can customize the conference to meet the needs and interests of your church
How will an on-site conference benefit the Churches and their teachers?
- A seminar is a tangible way for the Church Leadership to show the value they place on the teachers as individuals and their place of ministry.
- 30 years of Children’s Ministry experience will be poured into your teachers.
- Teachers will catch a fresh vision of the importance of ministering to adults and children
- They will develop new skills and enrich fundamental skills that are vital to classroom success.
- They will be exposed to new products and resources that are available.
Contact us We’d love to come to your church.
It’s hard to get people to attend one more meeting. Everybody is busy. We’ve learned to multitask. “Listening and Learning” while you do something else is a great way to equip your teachers. So we’ve put together 12 subjects that we feel every teacher should know and put them into a set–one for every month.
A plan that really works!
Now you can invest in your teachers every month with a recording by Patricia Holland that will ignite their passion and sharpen their skills. We send you the12 master CDs. Copy enough CDs for all your workers.
Save valuable meeting time!
People are busy! It’s hard to get people to meetings, even important ones. This organized training plan eliminates the need for a monthly meeting. Put all your news in a simple newsletter with the outlines that come with the teaching. They can listen to the teaching at their convenience, in the car while commuting to/from work or while doing household chores. They’ll want to listen to them again and again.
Make them accountable
People don’t do what you expect. They do what you inspect. Make the training easy and accessible to everyone. Once a month have the teacher’s pick up a packet with their teaching CD and handout. You might want to stick a little treat in the packet as well to show them your love and appreciation. Have them listen to the teaching and return the completed handout. (You can find great ideas to make your teachers feel special on Steve Greer’s Appreciation CDs.) Once a quarter or semi annually have a Teacher Celebration. When they complete the program give them a certificate of completion made from the master provided in your packet.
Here’s How it Works
You will receive 12 reproducible master teachings on CD , and 12 reproducible handouts. You have permission to duplicate the CDs and handouts for all the teachers in your church. For just pennies per teacher, you can give your teachers a teaching on CD and handout every month that will build another vital teaching skill and inspire them to minister more effectively. They will have the CD in their personal library to refer back to again. Your teachers will want to listen to them again and again. This will increase the learning curve and the probability that they will put the principals in practice.
For beginning or experienced teachers.
How could that be possible? Training for experienced and inexperienced teachers? Sounds like an oxymoron! But these teachings are more than just skill development. These CDs will inspire your teachers and ignite their spiritual passion. Plus these teachings will reinforce the right things they are already doing in the classroom. Positive reinforcement works for teachers too! It’s a great feeling to hear your philosophy and methods reinforced by someone else.
Use these teaching CDs to:
- Train new teachers at home.
- Teach Basic Skills
- Motivate teachers
- Sharpen their skills
- Enlarge their vision
- Prevent teacher burnout
- Create enthusiasm
- Replace monthly meetings
- Express your love & concern for teachers!
Training Titles Include:
. Make the Bible Come Alive
. Great Ways to Use Great Visuals
. How to Tell a Great Story
. How to Use Puppets in your Class
. How to Use Costume Characters
. Recruiting Ideas
. You are a Gift to the Church
. You Can Be a Godly Leader
. Getting Organized
. Growing Kids in the Word
. Discipline that Works
. Involving Kids in Ministry
ONLY THE CDS THAT ARE IN THIS COMPLETE SET ARE REPRODUCIBLE!
Go to the store to order Building Leaders
Any time is a good time to say thank you to teachers.
Any time is a great time to Say Thanks!
- Because they can never hear it too much!
- Because they are so valuable!
- Because it means so much to them.
Aesop tells of an old farmer with a very special goose. This goose looked like any other goose, but she laid eggs unlike any other eggs. The eggs were solid gold. The farmer and he wife were thrilled, they had never owned much. Their lives had been filled with endless work in the hot blistering sun. Now they were blessed with this incredible goose that laid pure golden eggs. You can imagine their excitement as they waited each morning for the mother goose to lay yet another golden egg. But the farmer and his faithful wife grew weary of waiting for the daily one egg to be deposited in the feather lined nest. They wanted more gold and they wanted it now. So they decided the goose must be made of gold inside. In order to get the gold, they decided to kill the goose and remove all the gold so they would be rich now instead of later. So they killed the goose but inside they only found goose organs and not a single ounce of gold.
The moral of this story is “Don’t love the gold more than the goose!” Take good care of the goose that lays the golden eggs. In ministry terms that means take care of the workers that God gives you.
Now if the old farmer was very wise like most farmers are, how do you think he would have cared for his goose? If that goose was mine I would protect it. I would watch over it carefully, feed it the best food money could buy, see that all of its needs were met.
Are you getting the picture? These volunteers that God has trusted you with are the ones that are doing all the work. They are the ones that are teaching the kids, making the visits, on and on. They are making your vision of reaching children possible. You just can’t do it without them unless you have a very small ministry or plan to have a very small ministry soon.
Do you value the workers and team that God has sent you? Then show them! It’s not appreciation until it is expressed.
Appreciation isn’t a one time event, it is a way of life. Everyone needs to feel appreciation. An appreciation banquet is a powerful way to express your appreciation and invest in your teachers at the same time. Appreciation banquets are a great way to express your appreciation. A motivating speaker is always a good choice for your banquet. Listen to Patricia to see if she is what you are looking for at your next banquet.Your teachers don’t have to burn out, rekindle that fire with inspiration, skill development and fresh vision. Patricia will bless your ministry team.
Just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean it’s not good. Patricia’s DVD training is taken from both live and studio recordings. They cover a variety of subjects and can be purchased from the online store on this website. See the store for an up to date listing of all the workshops available.
- Make the Bible Come Alive
- You Can Tell a Great Story
- Visuals Galore
- Passing On Your Pentecostal Heritage
- Belonging to a Dream Team
- Change Agents
- Anointed to Minister
- Marketing Your Ministry
- Cooking Up a Great Program
- Discipline That Work
You can download the reproducible outlines that go with each of the DVD teachings.
This resource is an audio teaching, PowerPoint and handout give you the blueprint to help you teach your teachers. This saves you time preparing the handouts, PowerPoint and research, but still gives you the option to customize it to your needs and those of your audience
- How it works
- Pray before you listen to the audio teaching.
Ask God to help you fit the lesson to meet the needs of your audience.
Ask Him to help you see the emphasis that God wants you to take with the lesson.
- Listen to the audio and preview the PowerPoint visuals for your training session.
- Adapt the teaching to fit your time slot, your personality and the needs of your audience.
- Copy enough handout sheets for each person attending the session.
- Teach the session with confidence.
- See the store for a complete list of titles.
What benefits will you team gain from a conference?
- Children’s ministry is labor intensive. Fresh inspiration is necessary to maintain a focused staff.
- They will develop new skills and reinforce existing skills to make teaching a joy.
- Refreshing. Stop the Burnout! Encouragement and skill development helps prevent teacher burnout.
- Team Building experience. Your team will learn together. Pray together and laugh together. All strong team building activities.
- Your staff will be exposed to new and cutting edge resources that increase effectiveness.
How are our conferences different?
Much more than just a series of how-to workshops, this seminar is different.
We love children’s ministry and children’s workers. We’ve ministered in both large and small churches for over 30 years. We understand the problems and needs of children’s workers.
It will stir up the gifts that God has deposited in your life. There are special gifts that God has deposited in your life. Instead of copying what you see others do, you’ll be challenged to develop the special gifts in your life. Again and again, you’ll say, “I can do that.” You’ll be challenged to do it and do it better than ever!
Strong spiritual focus.
While most seminars focus on only the mechanics, this seminar will stir your staff to lead the children into the presence of God and yet teach strong biblical truths.
- Customizable choices. Customize the conference to meet the needs and interests of your teachers. Schedule a full day or a half day. Morning, afternoon or night sessions to fit the personality and needs of your team.
Who should attend?
Sunday School Teachers and Assistants
Wednesday night Workers: Royal Rangers, Missionettes, Blue Bells, Awana, Adventure Clubs
Outreach Staff: Backyard Bible Clubs, VBS Leaders, Sidewalk Sunday School Staff, and Time Release Staff
If you are in children’s ministry, this conference is for you.
Most sessions are geared toward teachers of elementary age students and above. However, many of the sessions can be adapted for younger teachers as well.