Thursday, April 14, 2011

9 Things They Didn't Teach Me in College About Children's Ministry by Ryan Frank (A Review)

Reading this book felt alot like sitting down with a good friend over coffee to chat about children's ministry. Ryan Frank shares things he has actually learned doing ministry that he wasn't taught in college...9 things to be exact. He shares valuable insights from what makes a successful children's ministry to encouraging your team to family ministry.

My favorite chapter was Chapter 2 - People Over Paper. In this chapter, Ryan talks about the importance of relationships in ministry.

Here are just a few of the nuggets he shared in this chapter:

Stop and do an attitude check. Do you have the attitude of a servant or is it all about you?

Sometimes the greatest thing we can do for people is to love them.

Communities are created when Christians lock arms and serve God together.

If you want more volunteers, make heroes of the ones you've got.

You can purchase the book here:

You can learn more about the author here:

This is a fantastic book for anyone in children's ministry.

You can enter to win a copy of this book by leaving a comment here on my blog. I will announce the winner Friday night.


  1. When I went to college they didn't have children's ministry - It was mainly youth ministry :-O

    (Commander Bill)

  2. Great review, Wendy. Thanks for being part of the tour.

  3. My children once said to me, "Wait... you can go to COLLEGE for CHILDREN's MINISTRY?" Like it was the best idea in the whole world!

  4. And the winner is...Brandon! My Zachary pulled your name as the winner! Please email me with your address at so I can mail your copy of the book. Thanks to all for entering!


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