No More Broken Crayons: Building a Better Children's Ministry
There is so much to Children's Ministry. And if we're honest - you either love it or hate it. A program of this broad scope can be tricky to get a good handle on. You need volunteers, you need curriculum You need good curriculum, you need good volunteers... but often we find so much that doesn't fit our needs. So bring it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Together we will tackle the foundational basics that need to be in place (i.e. your congregation actually wants children to be involved in the life of the church) and take a closer look at some of the details that actually speak to planning and carrying out an effective ministry to children.
Kelly Fitzgerald is the Associate Pastor for Family Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Sarasota, FL. She got her start in church ministry as a cool, free-spirited youth worker but now drives a mini-van and keeps 100 SPF sunscreen in the glove box. These two extremes help to navigate the world of "what's next and new" while operating the traditional church model. She is a Florida native and is blessed to be raising her three young girls along the Gulf coast with her husband, Mike.