Children’s Ministry People You Should Know – Tony Kummer

Welcome to a new semi-regular series here on Dad in the Middle.  One of the great joys I have gotten from my involvement in children’s ministry is the chance to meet and interact with a number of exceptional people who are also engaged in children’s ministry in some for or another.  Some of these people, you will recognize, others you may not.  What I am comfortable telling you is that you should get to know these people better.  It will only serve to edify you and help you to minister to children even better.

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NAME

Tony Kummer

WEBSITE

Ministry-to-Children.com

TWITTER

@TonyKummer

FACEBOOK

Ministry to Children

MY FIVE FAVORITE “RECENT” ARTICLES FROM TONY

MY PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS

Tony was one of the very first people I interacted with online.  At the time, all I knew was that he ran this great site offering free children’s ministry resources.  Over the last few years, Tony and I have become friends and had the chance to meet in person a couple of times.  What I have come to find out is that Tony is one of the best at what he does, but also has a very humble and giving heart.  Tony’s unwavering commitment to his ministry, depth of thought and affection for his family make him a compelling human being and someone you should get to know.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

I asked Tony to answer the following question in “just a few sentences”:

What do you believe is the most important thing a children’s minister should do in their ministry?

Here’s how Tony answered that intentionally open ended question:

My first thought is to really love people and serve out of that motive.  That means making little choices to put relationships ahead of to-do lists.  It’s also the drive that keeps me serving and praying for these same people year-after-year.  I can’t say I do this well, but I’m trying…

1 Comment

  1. Dear Tony, I have been using the Ministry-to-Children web site for the past two years now. I have to say, it is the best children’s web site for free lesson plans that i have ever seen!! Thank You, for making it possible to teach the word of God to children in such a way that brings quality to their lives and the teachers. I have not been able to access the web site as of recent. There is a black bar across the web sites information. I have not seen this before and was wondering if you are working on the site and it is off limits temporarily. I would appreciate a comment from you. Thank You, Lorayne Treme.