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This episode is about surviving and thriving in ministry. If you want to stay in ministry for many years, applying these simple truths can help. I don't think I'm sharing anything groundbreaking new but, many leaders still struggle to implement and live by these truths and that's one reason we see so many walking away.

Tom offers the real lessons that he's learned to keep him going after experiencing some deep hurts in ministry. 
If you are a hurting leader and need someone to talk to, please reach out and email me at or text me at 717-574-9564 I am here for you! I don't charge for hurting leaders.

If you would like some mentoring/coaching I have 1:1 openings where for 4-6 months I'll walk alongside you and help you lead yourself and develop a longer-range vision for growth.  check out


Thank you to our sponsor for their financial support of this episode. If you are looking for training and communication tools that are safe and secure for your ministry, check out ServeHQ!! 



To minister through volunteers you must minister to volunteers. Volunteers need a thriving community where they experience purpose, connection, and growth. And we want to take some time today to chat about how and why this is so important.

Join host, Tom Bump and his guest Jason Tilley from as they discuss the why and how of cultivating a thriving volunteer culture. 


Special Thanks to our financial sponsor of this episode SERVEHQ

HuddleUp, which is an online (with a mobile app too) communication tool that’s designed to replace how a ministry uses Facebook Groups, Mailchimp, Remind, Slack/Groupme, etc. It’s a central hub for comms with volunteers, parents, and even students because it has safety/accountability baked into the design. Functionally, it allows you to send emails and texts and also hold ongoing chats. 

Join host Tom Bump and his guest Stanley Mearse a Children's Pastor from Hickory North Carolina.

We are talking today about how to develop your preteen students into leaders and this is sometimes a challenging thing because while they are growing up, they are still children. Yet, they make some of the most amazing leaders when given the proper coaching and encouragement. 

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This is a special edition of the KMC Podcast: We had the privilege of recording the breakout at Children's Pastors Conference. The Small Church Panel group had a great discussion about 5 things that affect most Kidmin leaders. Marta Cortez, Ken Baker, and Bill Gunter joined Tom Bump in this discussion group.

We hope you'll enjoy this podcast and I know your heart will be challenged and encouraged.  Thanks for being our sponsor of this episode. 

Welcome to another edition of the Kids Ministry Collective Podcast, Join your host Tom Bump and guest Julia Ball as they discuss what many leaders wrestle with a fear of failure and anxiety.

This also overflows into our ministries.  There is also a higher level of fear and anxiety in children and families than ever before. 

Here's a helpful article to go along with todays episode: 

- my social media:
@thatministrymom - Instagram
Julia Ball:Ministry Mom - Facebook - Website 


Her devotional book is “Conquering fear”- Available on Amazon

Join Host Tom Bump and his special guest Leann Woelk

As they discuss her breakout from the Children's Pastors Conference. INCM.Org

Prayer is so important and connecting with God the Father is vital to a child's discipleship. If you want to freshen your own prayer life you DON'T want to miss this episode. 

Join Host Tom Bump and Jennifer Kline "THE BEST VBS" 

Learn about the WHY? behind a great VBS program and how you can find that same passion to reach so many children this summer.

What does it take to have a BEST VBS? and What do you do to make sure you have the teams planning to make it happen!

Enjoy this episode!! 

Join Host Tom Bump and his well... 2 Guests Ben Fowlkes, Senior Kids Pastor at and the JOY Germ

If you'd like $50off a Mentoring Group head to and request a free30 min consult call to learn more about them! 5 available only! These groups will fill up!


Join Tom Bump as he wraps up 2019 and looks forward to 2020! 

Are you asking yourself and your teams the right questions?

Are you wanting to make 2020 a greater year for the Kingdom? then you need to examine the questions your asking and have the boldness to take steps even at the risk of failure!

Here are links Tom mentioned on this episode:

To get on the Waitlist for the KMC Volunteer Hero Bootcamp:

To be considered for a Mentoring Group:

to Donate for the KMC Fundraiser:

If  you are a hurting leader and need someone to talk to: message me at

Join Host Tom Bump KMC COACH and His Guest Jason Underhill as they discuss how challenging it is for Ministry Leaders to gain influence and favor with Senior Leaders. Jason shares from his 20 years of experience in leading a team and serving under leaders how he found ways to gain his leaders trust and to lead up and out.


Jason serves as the Children and Family Pastor at Austin Ridge Bible Church


Instagram: Jasonunderhill

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