kidmin – Roger Fields

By: Roger Fields  09-12-2011
Keywords: child care, Child Care Providers

A chronic complaint among kidmin is that we aren’t taken seriously enough. Often we have lamented the fact that we are treated as child care providers rather than ministers. Well, here’s an opportunity to be a ministry, to stand up on a cultural issue that strikes at the very heart of children’s well-being in this [..]

What will happen when KidMin East clash with Kidmin West? Introducing the East vs. West KIDMIN CUP Sand Volleyball Tournament. The Orlando Children’s Pastors’ Conference in affiliation with Kidz Blitz Ministries will be hosting the first ever East vs. West KidMin Sand Volleyball Tournament. The tournament is officially sanctioned by the International Network of Children’s [..]

In Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax, the author examines why boys are becoming so demotivated in today’s society. One of his conclusions is a well-researched finding that correlates the lack of competition in education with boys losing their desire to excel. Destined to stir up some debate, Sax argues that because boys and girls [..]

What is the most vital thing I learned in 15 years of intense children’s/family ministry? What is THE one thing? Kidz Blitz events have been the most sought-after, successful kidmin/fammin events for most of the fifteen years since it began. That’s not hype. It is fact. We have conducted family/kids events in hundreds and hundreds [..]

Just when I thought I had seen it all, I stumble upon this atheist camp for children. With about ten locations in America, and a few abroad, Camp Quest is designed to promote skepticism, free-thinking and atheism to kids 8-17. To be fair, it not only seeks to dismantle belief in God, but also anything [..]

There are a lot of “suddenly”s in the Bible. God touched someone’s life, spoke to someone or reveled Himself and everything changed…instantly. It doesn’t take 3000 hours to impact a life. It doesn’t even take 40 hours. It takes God an instant. God’s love and grace can penetrate someone’s life/heart in lightning speed when the [..]

I have often stated that Saturn’s Rings are comprised mainly of discarded take home papers from children’s ministry. This little known fact is increasingly capturing the imagination of kidmin people. Many have asked me how kidmin papers make their way to Saturn. So I thought it might be good to offer an explanation of this [..]

Children’s Ministry Expo OK, I know I’m not an impartial bystander for CMX. Kidz Blitz sponsors this event. So I am biased. But I do love it. Here are some reasons why. I like… 1. Seeing a lot of new resources I didn’t know much about. Some of them I didn’t even know existed until [..]

Do you know the 7 things that will conspire to crush your heart for Children’s Ministry? Here they are in no particular order. Unsupportive Pastor Disinterested Congregation Low/No Budget Lame Facility Unpaid Position Rowdy Kids Undependable Workers So what? Most of us have experienced at least half of these heart crushers. Laugh at their feeble [..]

KidMin: Black Hole of the Church Some people in your church view children’s ministry as a black hole. They don’t know exactly what it is, but they fear if they get too close it will suck them in never to be seen again. Make sure people know that your children’s ministry has a back door. [..]

This is part fun and part serious. See what you think… 1. Jesus had a KidMin. Jesus didn’t seem to target specific groups like seniors, teens, singles (except maybe the Woman at the Well). He did specifically target kids. Numerous times Jesus called kids to Himself (Mt. 18:2, Mk. 10:14, Lk. 18:16) 2. Only ministry [..]

Let’s start a nationwide movement of KidMin people eating together every Wednesday at a local Mexican restaurant. All it takes is one person per city/town to get the word out. Copy this pic on your Facebook status page and tag the local kidmin people you know. RULES: Pick one Mexican restaurant and stick with it [..]

Join me at Uprising! The Uprising Conference is a super-cool event put on by my home church, Quest Community Church. Pete Hise and Erwin McManus are both amazing leaders who will enlarge your vision for what the church can be. It is a one-day conference with some pre-conference stuff the day before. Kidz Blitz will [..]

Leonard Sweet called Edwin Schlossberg’s book Interactive Excellence a game-changer. Why? First, who is Edwin Schlossberg. Most know him as husband to Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy’s daughter. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University Edwin Schlossberg changed museum design forever (as in never-to-be-the-same-again-forever). If there is any job more boring than church design it might [..]

I look for renegades, not team players. I don’t need a bunch of people who think like me. I already think like me. Why do I need more people like me? I want people who think differently from me. Give me people off the beaten path. You can keep your bland/typical churchgoer types who have [..]

I love techy stuff: Twitter, Macs, Facebook, WordPress, etc. but I am not a fan of depending on multi-media—videos, Power Point, etc.–for children’s church. Multi-media is cool for praise/worship, but not my preferred teaching style. Being MMD (Multi-Media Dependent) is not…well…healthy. Here is why. 1. I like stuff that works ALL the time. When I [..]

Timidity is the cancer of modern ministry. Ministers are allowing fear to guide their dialog and actions. Understandably, churches/ministries are hesitant to do, or say, anything outside of what has become culturally acceptable. The climate that is becoming increasingly hostile toward Christianity and we all feel that. We can talk about love, acceptance, diversity, social [..]

1. The way you carry yourself makes a difference. Remember you are a minister, not a big kid. If you conduct yourself like a big kid don’t be surprised when no one respects your ministry. Act like you believe in what you are doing. 2. Team building happens best by direct recruiting. General announcements in [..]

The greatest myth in Christianity: changing your behavior means you are in right relationship with God. You used to be a drug addict, now you are clean. You must be saved. You used to be promiscuous, now you are faithful. You must know God. You used to be mean, now you are tolerable. You must [..]

Way-Back Wednesday Pulled an old article of the shelves today. Dusted it off and here it is. Wrote it back in 2003-ish. It’s been on my mind lately. What do you think? Your Bible story is like an orange. You can hand it off to a kid and expect him to tear into it and [..]

Most things just aren’t the same anymore. The message is the same but that’s about all. I thought this little comparison might help stir some thoughts. What do ya think? What are some other comparisons?

Little tips on upright living do little to inspire and nothing to empower. Kids need more. The world is brutal. Life’s challenges are overwhelming. People can be ruthless. Tinkering on the fringes of life are not enough. Kids need a deep-rooted conviction that God is wildly committed to their future. They need a longing to [..]

Keywords: child care, Child Care Providers

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whatever… – Roger Fields

When the Wright boys invented a whole new way of getting from A to B, the train companies still had their heads down, laying more tracks. Unsupportive Pastor Disinterested Congregation Low/No Budget Lame Facility Unpaid Position Rowdy Kids Undependable Workers So what. I have visited hundreds of churches in every denomination, every demographic, every economic level.


Kidz Blitz – Roger Fields

I did the whole Lead Pastor thing for 16 years, complete with heavy starched shirts that would stand up by themselves and a big chair on the platform. When my wife, Tammie, and I started this ministry, I had no idea it would grow as fast as it did or last as long as it has. So in our naive attempt to describe the interactive nature of KBL we said it was a “Nickelodeon-style” event.


devotional – Roger Fields

If your version of Jesus is one of a Jewish peasant wearing a middle eastern robe and sandals, you might want to upgrade to Jesus 2.0. Today, on, Greg Baird is talking about what really matters in children’s ministry, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If there was a Fretters Anonymous, most children’s pastors would have to put down their puppets and sign up.


personal – Roger Fields

Recorded at a monastery in Ontario, Roger explains that he has sworn to not bathe or shave until he has completed his tell-all book, The Kidz Blitz Story. Last Saturday night I dusted off my Hart Schaffner Marx suit and joined my politically active daughter, Mica, at Ten Lakes Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. I put a kleptomaniac on the church board. I was an associate pastor of staff.