Questions About Curriculum

What's the hottest curriculum right now? Should I be writing my own curriculum? What should we look for in a curriculum? These are all questions that you may wonder about. Learn what Ryan’s answers are to all of these important questions!


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Digging Deeper | Teaching Kids About Money

When it comes to money, how do we teach our kids? Why is it important to teach kids about money? How can churches partner with parents on this topic? When is a good time to talk to kids about money? What are some tips for how to have this conversation? Learn the answers to all of these questions here!


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How to Solve the Volunteer Retention Problem

We talk a lot about recruiting volunteers in children's ministry, and the need to recruit. We talk about the 10 tips to recruit, and seven best kept secrets for recruiting. But there's not a whole lot of attention given to retention. There are a lot of churches that don't have a recruiting problem; they have a retention problem.

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Love & Respect From Who Knows You Best

It is so easy to go through life and put on what I would like to call a game face. Depending on where you are, you play the part. You put on a game face at church; you put on a game face with your spouse. You put on a game face with your kids; you put on a game face at work. You put on a game face when you're with your friends. Here’s the truth; game faces are worth very little.

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Successfully Recruiting Volunteers

People don't sign up to help you at your church. Here's the thing, they're not going to sign up to help you at your church. They are not. They need you to go out and get them. However, you can only get volunteers one at a time.

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Prayer-Powered VBS

I want you to right now commit to start praying for VBS. If you feel like you don't have enough support for your VBS (I hear this all the time), or you don't have enough support from your church, let me give you a secret. You need to start building a prayer team right now.

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Where Honor is Due | Recognizing Your Volunteers

One of your most valuable assets as a ministry leader or a non-profit leader are your volunteers. You've heard me say it a million times that volunteers are the lifeblood of your ministry or your nonprofit organization. They are indeed your most valuable asset, and while we all recognize that (at least I hope we do) we really, really, really, really need volunteers. How much time are you spending recognizing your volunteers?

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Momentum is Crucial to Success

A lack of good momentum will cause you sleepless nights. Do any of you deal with sleepless nights? Isn't it something how problems always seem worse at night? Or I can be fine during the day and all the sudden I wake up in the middle of the night, and then I lay there and my problems grow ten times worse. Get rid of sleepless nights with the right momentum.

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First Things First

How have I applied Mark Twain’s quote of “eating the frog first”? What does water, coffee, and frogs have to do with each other? One thing I want to do is I want to help you think, create, and work better. This is one thing I can do to help you. Read more to find out the connection of all of these things.

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Being Good With How God Made You

I want to encourage you to be acutely self-aware of who you are and how God has wired you because you are amazingly unique. You bring a special gift to your church; you bring a special gift to those kids and to those families that no one else can bring because of who you are and how God has wired you. A lot of times, we overthink how we need to do ministry.

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Digging Deeper-The Importance of Good Relational Skills

Are relational skills really that important? Jesus spent three years on earth teaching his disciples and really teaching them how to love people and how to relate to people. As a children's pastor or a youth pastor, you can teach a great lesson, you can lead killer games, and you can plan great events. But, if you lack people skills, you aren’t going to be effective.

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Breaking Down the Big Project

Big projects can seem a little overwhelming. The bigger the project, the more unfamiliar it is to you, the more intimidating it can be. I want to help you break that project down into a few steps that can really be game-changers for you.

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When Kids Feel Like They Don't Fit In

How do you help kids who feel like they don't fit in? I think this is a part of every kid's life or maybe not every kid, but it has to be 98 out of a hundred. If you think about your childhood, very few people felt like they always fit in or they were always accepted.

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Together We Are Stronger

From the very minute you wake up to that alarm clock, the very second, you are making choices. You make choices all through the morning, all through the afternoon, all through the evening. Those choices really impact your mindset, the path of your day, your week, your month, and your life.

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Having an "I Get To" Mindset

From the very minute you wake up to that alarm clock, the very second, you are making choices. You make choices all through the morning, all through the afternoon, all through the evening. Those choices really impact your mindset, the path of your day, your week, your month, and your life

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