A Zine For Kids Ministry Leaders & Volunteers
Teaching kids week-after-week can get tiiiiring. Sometimes we wanna lay down + take a nap. We know how easy it is to get lukewarm and lose heart for the good work of making little disciples.
Here are 3 bible verses we cling to throughout the week (srsly, we turned them into a mini zine / booklet for weekly motivation!) to get us leading and volunteering on Sundays with confetti-popping-glee! 🎉
1. DO NOT HINDER
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
We’ve heard this verse time and time again in kids ministry. But we want you to focus on the second part for a minute. “do not hinder them”. It’s not as warm and cozy as the first part, “Let the little children come to me…” but it’s just as important. In this story in Matthew, Jesus has to tell his own followers to get out of the way! And the hard truth in this verse to swallow is that sometimes we get in the way.
2. MAKE DISCIPLES
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
Jesus’ final words to His followers while He was on earth is a simple command to go on mission to make disciples. The task of making disciples is our job in children’s ministry and we take it very seriously. But even more than making little disciples and planting God’s Word in their hearts, we need to first ask ourselves a very important question.
“Why do I want to make little disciples?”
Think about it for a second. Most likely, there are real reasons...important reasons. Maybe for you it’s freedom from frustration, growing alongside kids as a Christ follower or getting back your wonder and becoming childlike again...
3. DO NOT TIRE OF DOING GOOD
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
Some days with kids are toughhhh. We worry if the stories we’re teaching are landing in the kids’ hearts. Some Sundays we wonder if we’re just glorified babysitters while the “real” teachable adults get to listen to the message.
Sometimes we don’t see the fruits of our labor right away, but we hold on to this verse knowing that the weekly work we do in discipling children has lasting and impactful effects that echo in heaven!
We hope you use this mini booklet to take time to reflect on what you will and will not do in your holy and set apart calling to Make Little Disciples!
DOWNLOAD THE FREE ZINE:
Just fill in your first name + email and the FREE zine will pop up in your inbox soon! Print as many copies as you need to make with your fellow leaders + volunteers.
HERE'S HOW WE DO IT:
Download + Print:
Just fill out your name + email and hit "GET THE CRAFT" below to download your freebie.
Cut + Fold:
Cut along outside dotted lines. Fold hot dog style, open and fold hamburger style. Cut the dotted line in between the middle 2 pages. Now open up the zine and fold the inside 2 panels outward. There’s a video below that shows you how…
Learn + Transform:
We hope this zine serves as a reminder to you + your team in serving your kids!