Meet Kathie

Welcome to KidMinspiration!  My name is Kathie Phillips and I serve as the Director of Children’s Ministry at Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is my personal blog.  Started in 2012, KidMinspiration is designed to provide practical tips and inspiration to kidmin leaders, volunteers and families.  I write about leadership & ministry basics, programming, and my life as a leader.

I typically post on average two times per week.  To make sure you don’t miss my posts, you can subscribe on the by signing up on the right side of the home page.

 My Top Posts

If you are new to my site, you might like to check out my top 5 all-time posts:

Mother’s Day Prayer for Moms in Every Season of Motherhood

Free and Inexpensive Ideas for Volunteer Appreciation Week

Preschool Curriculum: Why We Chose Orange’s “First Look”

Year-Round Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

My Mom, My Greatest Teacher

More About Me

I have served in some capacity of Children’s Ministry since the age of 13. I am passionate about Children’s Ministry and feel confident that in addition to being a wife and mom, my life’s work is Children’s Ministry.  Three specific areas of ministry form the basis of the work God has called me to:

*I am passionate about helping children love and follow Jesus.

*I am passionate about equipping and empowering volunteers who share my vision and passion and feel called to serve in Children’s Ministry.

*I am passionate about partnering with and equipping parents as they help nurture and support their child’s faith.

Over the years, I have served in both volunteer and paid staff leadership roles.  In addition, I have been privileged to lead numerous Children’s Ministry workshops in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area. In addition, I also regularly review books and other resources for Children’s Ministry.

In addition to KidMinspiration, my work has been published at,, and Children’s Ministry Magazine.  Occasionally, I also guest post on other blogs.  Click the links below to check out some of my published work:

Creating Momentum & Curriculum Crossroads (

How to Equip Preteens to Own Their Ministry (

Transitions in Ministry (Children’s Ministry Magazine)

In 2013, KidMinspiration was recognized as one of the top 100 kidmin blogs and in 2014 I was recognized as one of the top 100 #kidmin users on Twitter.  More recently, I was a contributing author for Reggie Joiner’s book, Lead Small Culture, which was released in April 2014 and Kidology’s Bright Ideas, which was released in September 2014.  In October 2014, I became a columnist for Children’s Ministry Magazine.

My Family

My husband Lance and I have been married for 18 years and have two teenagers.  They are my biggest supporters and I couldn’t imagine doing ministry without them!   In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading and watching episodes of my favorite TV show, the original Beverly Hills, 90210.

My family

My family


My Contact Information

I’d love to connect with you!  You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, CMConnect, or Pinterest.  You can also contact me via email at

Disclaimer:  The opinions expressed in this blog are my own and are not necessarily those of Central Presbyterian Church.

5 responses to Meet Kathie


    I’m going to use the to teach memory verse. It gets the children involved in the teaching. Its be used in all ages for school so I said why not Sunday School. Check it out and tell me what you think. There are lots of youtube videos on whole brain teaching.



    Hi Kathie, I’m so glad I found your blog. Love your page, blog and creative ideas. I’m working with children’s ministry two Sunday’s a month. The 4th Sunday is something new we are starting it is solely dedicated to memory verse for k-5th grade.



      Oh, I’m so glad you found me too! It sounds like you enjoy working with the children in your ministry. I’d love to hear more! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe by email to receive new posts when they’re published! Blessings to you.



    So glad I stumbled upon your blog! Thank you for what you’re doing to change the lives of Children. Looking foward to reading more of your posts! God’s best.


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