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Making Your Children's Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid's Week

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Promiseland is Willow Creek’s highly successful children’s ministry. Using examples from Promiseland and churches of all sizes around the country, this book provides step by step guidance and creative application exercises to help churches develop a thriving children’s ministry—one that strives to be the best hour of every kid’s week. Included are Scripture-based principle ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 23rd 2004 by Zondervan (first published 2004)
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Heather Gmiterek
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was good. It had a solid foundation to build on and a lot of good reminders. It was more of a chronicling of the events then a how to... which isn’t a bad thing, hearing the ways God showed up for them was faith building but I expected more of a how to book.
Elissa
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Definitely learned a lot.
Jo Oehrlein
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very strong emphasis on getting children to have that moment where accept Jesus, but in general a good, encouraging book about setting a vision/values/strategy for your children's ministry, recruiting volunteers, and taking care of both yourself and the volunteers (emphasis on spiritual gifts).

I do think she uses sort of a straw man for comparisons against Promiseland (their SS curriculum), though. She talks about no one liking to sit there in SS and do a workbook. In my years as a kid in Sunday
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Rebecca
Apr 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Some good, practical ideas for how to vision/strategize improvements to your Sunday School program. Based on mega-church Willow Creek in the Chicago area, you could feel overwhelmed with all they accomplish because of their size, but still some good ideas for visioning for any size church. Also, not as much conservative, evangelical religion as I feared when I saw where it came from.
Daniel Wilson
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Building a ministry

I recommend this book to anyone who is new to children's ministry or looking for some inspiration. It will put the desire back in your heart to lead the children into the world of tomorrow.
Catherine
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent for anyone who is interested in children's ministry.
Rob
Jul 24, 2014 rated it liked it
A few good ideas on organization and method.
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Sue Miller is a teacher, leader, speaker, and author with a passion for bringing out the best in volunteers. She mentors leaders, inspires volunteers, and consults with churches.

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