Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

Do We Need to Raise Tougher Children?

Do We Need to Raise Tougher Children?

Is there is a place for “Christian toughness”?
How to Have a Healthy Ministry to Children in Your Church

How to Have a Healthy Ministry to Children in Your Church

Effective ministry to children is critical to a healthy church.
What If You Acted Like Everyone Was Invited to the Party?

What If You Acted Like Everyone Was Invited to the Party?

This one idea—that God is throwing a party for everyone—could potentially change how we see the world around us.
The Problem of Praying for Our Children

The Problem of Praying for Our Children

Why I cannot pray for this and pray that God spare them from all earthly pain.
Sunday School Teacher vs Large Group Storyteller

Sunday School Teacher vs Large Group Storyteller

Moving to a Storyteller Mindset in kidmin can revolutionize the way kids experience your ministry.
Why Fascination is So Powerful in Kidmin

Why Fascination Is So Powerful in Kidmin

Why are we doing the same things over and over and over again when we teach kids in the church?
5 Reasons Your Kid Should Be in Church

5 Reasons Your Kid Should Be in Church

This is not trying to cram God down your throat but loving your kiddos enough to challenge you to invest in them spiritually.
How To Do Family Ministry Without Having A “Family Ministry”

How to Do Family Ministry Without Having a “Family Ministry”

Within a more “traditional” Children’s Ministry, there are many ways to do Family Ministry without calling it “Family Ministry.”
5 Essential Leadership Skills for Kids’ Pastors

5 Essential Leadership Skills for Kids’ Pastors

It’s critical that you understand leadership and that you grow in your leadership skills.
Free Ideas for Summer Fun

Free Ideas for Summer Fun

I’m also always on the hunt for inexpensive—or free!—ideas to keep those boys entertained…and away from their devices.
The Cosmic Importance of Children’s Sunday School

The Cosmic Importance of Children’s Sunday School

Russell Moore: If I was forced to choose, I'd pick Sunday School over seminary each time.
Why Your Team Needs "Trend Empathy"

Why Your Team Needs “Trend Empathy”

Those very trends can help us understand the world and phase of the kid we’re trying to love.
Five Reasons Lead Pastors Should Be Involved with VBS

Five Reasons Lead Pastors Should Be Involved With VBS

When your congregation is all-hands-on-deck, then you need to be there. The lead pastor should be an active and visible part of VBS.
How to Create a Personal Growth Plan as a Children’s Ministry Leader

How to Create a Personal Growth Plan as a Children’s Ministry Leader

If I have been assigned a leadership role in a church, I must be growing.
What If My Kid Doesn’t Have Any Friends at Church?

What If My Kid Doesn’t Have Any Friends at Church?

Navigating childhood friendships is hard but being strongly connected to the Body of Christ is totally worth it.
Creating a Church Culture that Invites Children into Worship

Creating a Church Culture That Invites Children Into Worship

How to help young families in your church blossom right under your nose.
When It’s OK to Disobey Your Parents

When It’s OK to Disobey Your Parents

"We first learn to obey and submit to God by obeying and submitting to our parents."
6 Things I Wish I Had Known About Communicating With Parents

6 Things I Wish I Had Known About Communicating With Parents

Powerful tips for healthy communication with the parents in your group.
Don't Overlook This Essential Spiritual Discipline for Families

Don’t Overlook This Essential Spiritual Discipline for Families

I'm concerned that this essential discipline often gets neglected.
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