Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

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."
How to Thank Your Team in 8 Words Or Less

How to Thank Your Team in 8 Words or Less

The power of sincere thanks cannot be overestimated.
Musical Chairs to Fill

Musical Chairs to Fill

Do the kids at your church experience God's presence through the songs you sing?
Delegation: The Secret Sauce to Effective Leadership

Delegation: The Secret Sauce to Effective Leadership

The reality is there is not really much that a leader can’t delegate to their team.
11 Faith Skills to Develop in Kids Before They Move to Youth Group

11 Faith Skills to Develop in Kids Before They Move to Youth Group

"I realize that these are high goals for fifth graders, and I realize not every child will reach these goals; but please don’t tell me it can’t be done."
Hope for Hurting Parents When Kids Rebel

Hope for Hurting Parents When Kids Rebel

"What do you do during this stage, while you’re waiting for your child to come to repent?"
Choosing to Grow Before You Go

Choosing to Grow Before You Go

When we are facing frustration, choosing to grow through it rather than go from it is typically our best initial choice.
Learning about St. Valentine for Kidmin

Learning about St. Valentine for Kidmin

Saint Valentine was a priest and a bishop, and was martyred in Rome under Claudius II and buried on February 14th.
5 Ways You’re Hurting Your Family (And you don’t even know it)

5 Ways You’re Hurting Your Family (and You Don’t Even Know It)

Although usually unintentional, these five mistakes can have a costly price on your family.
Is it Possible to Find Balance Between Your Job and Your Personal Life?

Is it Possible to Find Balance Between Your Job and Your Personal Life?

Here are three ways we can fight for balance between our work and our personal lives.
7 Reasons to Put More Introverts on Stage

7 Reasons to Put More Introverts on Stage

It seems that introverts have the upper hand at reading the crowd and adjusting their delivery accordingly.
Seven Principles for Angry Parents Disciplining Angry Children

Seven Principles for Angry Parents Disciplining Angry Children

"How do we discipline exasperating kids without in turn exasperating them unnecessarily?"
What to Do When Your Church Doesn't Value Children's Ministry

What to Do When Your Church Doesn’t Value Children’s Ministry

Do you feel like you are the only one who really cares about reaching the next generation?
5 Signs You Might Be an Insecure Leader

5 Signs You Might Be an Insecure Leader

Insecurity runs through leadership in epic proportions. Here's how to know if it's affecting you.
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