Author Archives: Dick Gruber


Comments Off on [Podcast] Splash Moments of Encouragement

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During this episode Dick shares a recent “splash moment” of encouragement and invites listeners to call or email in with their splash moments of encouragement that they’ve experienced.

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Tips for Getting Started in Children’s Ministries

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In this episode we respond to listener questions, discussing tips for getting started in children’s ministries. Group’s KidMin Conference is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, call 800-635-0404 ext. 4692

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Staying Relevant Using Technology, When to Kill a Program, Visions from Parents, KidMin Conference

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We’re back from our summer hiatus! In this episode we respond to listener questions, discussing staying relevant using technology, when to kill a program, visions from parents, and KidMin 2012 Conference.

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Crowd Control, Too Many Volunteers, Communicating with Parents

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In this episode we respond to listener questions, discussing crowd control in growing classes, too many volunteers, and communicating with parents.

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Partnering with Parents, Internships

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In this episode we respond to listener questions, discussing children’s ministry internships and partnering with parents.

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Cultivating a Cutting-Edge Children’s Church

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In this episode we discuss Dick’s new book, “Cultivating a Cutting-Edge Children’s Church.”

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Sets and Staging Ideas

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In this episode we respond to a listener question, discussing sets and staging ideas.

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Respecting the Church Building, Encouraging Parents to Continue Lessons, Representing Your CM to Entire Church

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In this episode we respond to a listener questions, discussing: respecting the church building, encouraging parents to continue lessons out of church, and representing your children’s ministry to entire church body.

It’s impossible to be pastoral when you’re in a panic. – Dick Gruber

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Choosing Big Church Over Kids Church

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In this episode we respond to a listener question, discussing when parents or children choose big church of children’s church.

Dick shared the following tips to remember when kids go to big church with parents instead of your kids church:

Unless the parents make it personal, don’t take it personally.

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Comments Off on [Podcast] Capital Campaigns and Kids

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In this episode we respond to a listener question, discussing capital campaigns and kids.

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