kidminleaderI recently posted a discussion thread on asking children’s ministry leaders to give me their best/funniest answers to the phrase “You might be a KIDMIN Leader if…” Here were their responses:


Jeff Childs: “…you use the term ‘big church.'”

Michael Chanley: “…your vision for what happens in a child’s life begins in the nursery and ends in a spiritually mature disciple-making adult believer.”

Patricia Williams: “…you wear weird and wonderful costumes to church and don’t mind the strange looks you get because you know you’ll be making a memorable teaching moment with little people.”

Tom Bump: “…you watch Disney and Nickelodeon for ‘Research!'”

Joni Lum: “…you GO to Disneyland for ‘Research.'”

Sarah Bundy: “…playdough, markers, and helium tanks are found in your office.”

Stacy Marks: “…you have a budget line for Baskin Robbins trips.”

Mark Harris: “…you KNOW that on Sunday mornings there is a fine line between grace and caffeine!!!”

Sarah Bundy: “…costumes mysteriously make it into your laundry hamper.”

Kim Botto: “…you prefer the ‘kid table’ at family holiday meals.”

Wanda Parker: “… when everyone else is excited because summer is coming and they are going to be able to lay back – you are headed into the busiest time of your year.”


Which 1 do you like best? Maybe you can think of one to add! Leave your comments/replies in the comment section!

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.


  1. When you have to carve out time during office hours to choreograph motions to songs… And get “caught” by random church members!