The Red Book is about the things in kids' ministry that are essential and eternal. In an era of rapid change, the importance of ministry to children should be on those things that don't change - like God. Red represents the blood of Christ. The blood of Jesus Christ is just as important a message today as it was yesterday. Mark Harper draws from his 38 years in ministry giving you a lot of ways to make children's ministry fun and exciting while also paying attention to things that really matter.
The lifeblood of any kids' ministry is volunteers. You can survive without money, but you can't survive without volunteers.
One of the dangers of kids' ministry is that you can become isolated from the church body. It is also vitally important that you maintain a good relationship with other leaders in your church.
Not only does God want you to lead kids and peers, he also wants you to 'lead up.' In other words, it's important that you learn to have influence with your senior pastor.
Finally, and most importantly, you are ministering to God when you minister to kids.