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JenningsDavid has served kids around the world for the majority of his life.  From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him.  Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.
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5 Amazing Easter Crafts

As Easter draws near, we wanted to continue highlighting what others plan on doing with their kids. Last week we gave you five great ways to boost your Easter egg hunt. This time, we’ll focus on Easter crafts. Once again, I dove into the creative melting pot that is Pinterest to discover some of the cutest and coolest crafts around. Here are five of the best craft ideas I found. You can try them out in your ministry—or maybe they will inspire you to create something completely original…
Posted at 13:30

7 Surprising Stats from the 2013 Children's Ministry Salary Survey

In the newest issue of Children’s Ministry Magazine, we’ve got the results of our 2013 Salary Survey. No one else does a survey like this, so the results are exclusive. We’ve asked paid children’s ministry professionals to tell us how they are compensated for what they do. The results are up on our website. After reading through the data, I thought I would point out some of the more unexpected findings and talk about them here. Here are seven surprising stats from the 2013 salary survey…
Posted at 12:16

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

This is my 30th blog post for Children’s Ministry online. And as much as I enjoy sharing my thoughts and research, I absolutely love hearing from you all. So, in honor of the 30th blog, I wanted to revisit some of our more recent topics and hear what our Facebook friends had to say…
Posted at 12:11

5 Insights for Dealing with Discussions on Death

Death. Every year roughly 2.3 million people die in the United States; 16,000 are children. When children are touched by the loss of significant loved ones in their lives—parents, grandparents, teachers, even friends—it can be hard for us as leaders to help them through the grieving process…
Posted at 08:58

Q&A: Single-Parent Ministry From a Dad’s Point of View

One out of every four kids in your church is part of a single-parent family. Whether it is by death or divorce, it’s a sad but growing statistic. With that in mind, how well does your ministry meet the needs of these children, as well as their parents…
Posted at 15:04

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