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Discipline

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Jenny Funderburke

on 11 September 2016

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Transcript of Discipline

Reasons
for
Misbehavior
Illuminate 2013
Controlling the Chaos
Theology
of
Discipline

Proverbs 6:23
Proverbs 19:18
Matthew 7:13-15
Discipline = Life
Hebrews 11:6
Revelation 3:19
Discipline = Love
Hebrews 12:7-11
Purpose?
Misconceptions
About
Discipline
Our goal is to create kidmin environments where all kids are safe to learn and free to connect with God so that they can become disciples.
- Discipline = Mean
- Kids don't like rules
- We can't discipline at church!
- Kids won't like us.
- Our goal is still and quiet.
Kids don't like rules
We can't discipline @ church
Kids won't like us
Our goal is still and quiet
A disciplined environment is no fun.
Unmet Needs
From http://teach-nology.com
- Unrealistic expectations
- Unreached learning styles
- Ignorance of rules
- They are still kids!
- For all have sinned...
Unreached
Learning Styles
Ignorance of
Rules
They Are Still
Kids!
For all have sinned...
What culture
are we creating
ministry-wide?
Volunteers?
Curriculum?
Schedule/flow?
Environment?
-Consistency?
-Volunteers?
- Curriculum?
- Schedule/flow?
Before class
even starts...
- Know your class well.
- Consistency is KEY!
- Be overly prepared.
- Think through potential problems.
- Invest in relationship.
- Pray.
Be overly
prepared.
Think through any potential problems.
Invest in relationship
Pray.
During class...
- Give full attention
- Acknowledge each child.
- Withitness
- Smooth transitions
- Steady momentum
- Out of chairs!
- Choose your battles
Acknowledge each child.
Withitness
Smooth transitions
Steady momentum
Out of chairs!
Variety & fun
Surprises
Choose your battles
Correct without disrupting
Partnering with Parents
Evaluate afterwards
Why?
1.We are truly partners.
2. We run the risk of losing trust.
1.Balance grace and truth.
2. Communicate relationship.
3. Seek partnership.
When they don't want to hear it.
1. Keep communicating relationship.
2. Decide your line.
3. Err on the side of partnership without sacrificing safety.
Knowing all of this, why is discipline a challenge in kidmin?
Who are you?
Where are you from?
Craziest discipline story/most stressful issue?
Problem
Solving
Skills

- Everything we do is with mind of pointing them to Christ
- Relationship (1 Peter 4:8)
- never shame, never revenge
- continuum of ignore to address immediately
- Major on the majors.
- avoid power struggles
- Clear and consistent expectations
- Honor the child
- Different kids, different solutions
- Behavior be example
- Proximity
- Change voice volume
- Drop names
- Acknowledge appropriate behaviors.
- Be interesting.
Jenny Funderburke
jennyfunderburke.com
@jen_funderburke
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