Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

God Ministered to Me through a Little Kid

God Ministered to Me Through a Little Kid

Being in children’s ministry can wear you down physically, emotionally and even spiritually. Then, all of a sudden, along comes a child who reminds you of why you stay in kids ministry.
The Changing Role of Dads in Today's Culture

The Changing Role of Dads in Today’s Culture

Today's dads see themselves as less strict, feared, distant and work-focused than their own fathers.
Why Kids Need More Than Just Their Parents

Why Kids Need More Than Just Their Parents

Moses was actually the first guy with the idea, “It takes a village.”
Stop Slandering Public School Teachers

Stop Slandering Public School Teachers

The last 10 years have made me realize that many Christians speak unfairly about public school teachers. They may even speak slanderously.
Digital Bibles for Teaching Children?

Digital Bibles for Teaching Children?

I have been told that this generation of children will no longer use an actual Bible, but rather a tablet or phone, and that being able to use a Bible is not as important as it was 10 years ago.
Please Don't Judge Me Before You Know Me

Please Don’t Judge Me Before You Know Me

My life has been a rollercoater, Rarely a place I belong, But I’m thankful for the church people, That I’ve known I can always count on.
3 Myths Ministry Leaders Believe

3 Myths Ministry Leaders Believe

I’ve found that a lot of church leaders (including myself) believe things about their church or about their community that aren’t always true.
6 Steps to Planning an Easter Party for Kidmin

6 Steps to Planning an Easter Party for Kidmin

An Easter party is a prime opportunity to present the message of salvation to children.
How to Help Your Kids Own Their Own Beliefs

How to Help Your Kids Own Their Own Beliefs

"We are sadly seeing a mass exodus of young people leaving the faith of their parents, and I believe that this is often one of the main reasons why—we’ve always owned their faith, and inadvertently allowed them to simply mirror ours."
Disney Intros Gay Character in Beauty and the Beast...A Response From a Children's Ministry Leader

Disney Intros Gay Character in Beauty and the Beast…A Response From a Children’s Ministry...

The early reviews have definitely increased expectations that this movie will represent a significant shakeup of traditional Disney values.
How to Offer Training Volunteers Want to Attend

How to Offer Training Volunteers Want to Attend

"The biggest way to add value to a Children’s Ministry training...is to give practical and useful tools to the team that they can use this week in their ministries."
5 Key Traits Children's Ministry Leaders Need to Have

5 Key Traits Children’s Ministry Leaders Need to Have

"Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart and a humble mind." (1 Peter 3:8)
Our Children Are Not Trophies

Our Children Are Not Trophies

If you're not resting in your vertical identity, you will look horizontally, searching to find your reason for living in something in the created world.
Dealing with Criticism

Dealing With Criticism

If you are getting criticized, it may not mean you're doing anything wrong, it just means you’re a leader.
Oh! The Stories You’ll Tell! Dr. Seuss and Three Storytelling Tips

Oh! The Stories You’ll Tell! Dr. Seuss and Three Storytelling Tips

"The writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
3 Things to Speak Over Your Class

3 Things to Speak Over Your Class

"When you speak the Word, you retain 90 percent of what you hear yourself say as opposed to only retaining 10 percent of what you hear someone else say."
Why Parents Need to STOP Trying Make Their Kids Happy

Why Parents Need to STOP Trying to Make Their Kids Happy

"Our job as parents is not to make our children happy, but to help them become “good”: compassionate, honest, responsible, hard-working."
Encourage Parents to Spend More Money on This & Less on This

Encourage Parents to Spend More Money on This & Less on This

"A large percentage of toys parents give children aren't actually wanted or valued."
How my ADHD Makes Me Successful in Kids’ Ministry

How My ADHD Makes Me Successful in Kids’ Ministry

“Your son will not sit still and is always talking to the other students.”
4 Huge Lessons Children's Ministry Can Learn from the Lego Company

4 Huge Lessons Children’s Ministry Can Learn From the Lego Company

"Lego is the only toy company in the world that claims to capture the interests of both kids and parents."
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