Got a volunteer crisis? Need help choosing curriculum? Wondering how to balance ministry, health and life? This handy handbook offers advice and how-to's on all this and more from seasoned ministry leaders, as well as relatable church life anecdotes.
- Chapter 1: Family & Intergenerational Ministry
- Chapter 2: Parents & Guardians
- Chapter 3: Children's Ministry
- Chapter 4: Preteen Ministry
- Chapter 5: Youth Ministry
- Chapter 6: Intergenerational Worship & Serving
- Chapter 7: Spiritual Milestones
- Chapter 8: Disability Ministry
- Chapter 9: Curriculum & Ministry Design
- Chapter 10: Volunteers
- Chapter 11: Marriage & Divorce Ministry
- Chapter 12: Crisis & Counseling
- Chapter 13: Navigating Human Resources and Organizational Charts in Ministry
Sarah Flannery has led ministries for children and families for the past 15 years, both as a church staff person and a volunteer. After graduating from Asbury University with an English degree, Sarah earned her master's degree in Family Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She currently serves as Assistant Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, KY, where she leads in children's ministry, supervises other ministry teams, and provides pastoral care to church members. She and her husband, John, parent two boys, Thomas and Jack, and live with an alpha cat named Annabelle and a goldendoodle with zero chill named Ripley. Sarah hopes anyone reading her books will find that in her stories of hit-or-miss ministry experiences, they also can discover new ways to live out their callings to serve and disciple families.