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Children Workers Unite!

Children Workers Unite!

by Brandon Roysden

As a denomination with a lot of diversity, we realize that there is a wide range of approaches to children’s ministry within our ranks. From full-time to volunteer staff and children’s church to nursery only, each church deals uniquely with the call to “suffer the little children.” Knowing that, this channel of the ENGAGE Leadership Network is probably the one with the possibility for the most unique insights and impact. That’s why we want you to be involved.

The goal of this channel of ENGAGE is to provide tips, resources, and community for those of you who have devoted so much time and energy to share the gospel with the next generation. It is something that is very close to the heart of Randall House and its D6 Curriculum, so we hope that we will be able to serve, empower, and encourage you to continue in such a great calling.

In order to do that, we want to identify children’s ministry leaders who are being creative, effective, and faithful who can share some things that are working for them in their various contexts while ministering to children. At times, this make take some time, but we’ll work hard to find voices who can speak into your world. At some point, we also hope to launch a social network that would allow sharing of your own ideas with other children’s workers across the denomination.

So we hope you’ll join us on this journey. We’re still working out where that might lead, but we ultimately hope that everything done through ENGAGE will be to further the development of Jesus’ church through leadership training and community. If you’re unsure how to get involved, be sure to check out the list below and stay tuned for what’s next. Welcome to the community!

  1. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and new initiatives.
  2. Read What is ENGAGE? to understand exactly what we’re trying to do.
  3. Show up at events like the NAFWB National Convention or your local church meetings.
  4. Contribute. If you have something to say, be sure to comment or even submit a post of your own.
  5. Find someone older and someone younger than you and start meeting/talking with them regularly about life and leadership.
  6. Commit to being a part of the community. We won’t be perfect, and we won’t always have what you’re looking for, but commit to being a contributing member of something bigger than yourself.

Brandon Roysden is the coordinator for the D6 Conference and serves as the Events Director for Randall House Publications. He is a former teacher and coach who has a heart for students and their families. Brandon and his wife Beth were married in 2005 and have two children, Ethan and Kate.

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