Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

What Numbers are Important in Children’s Ministry?

What numbers--besides attendance numbers--determine the health of a children's ministry?

Qualities of an Exceptional Leader for Preteens

Preteen ministry is unique because preteens are unique.

Why Teams Fail

Sam Luce: "I am a huge believer in teams and team ministry, but everything rises and falls on leadership."

What Families Want From Church

My experience is that families have definite opinions – expressed or not – about what they want.

Teaching The Bible With Toys

Dale Hudson recommends teaching truth using familiar objects from a child's everyday world.

How Much Do You Listen to Kids? I Mean REALLY Listen?

Jesus listened to the children. Let us do so today. It may surprise us to hear all they have to tell us.

The WOW Factor in Your KidMin

When was the last time you asked a volunteer or a parent (figuratively or literally), "How can I wow you today?"

When Your Ministry Has a Fail

Justyn Smith talks about what he's learned when you do everything like you always do and things still turn out "blah!"

Your Children's Ministry Doesn't Care

Organizations don't care...people care.

What Do Families Want from a Church?

A Baylor University study finds that families want churches to give them opportunities to serve together.

Is Internet Porn This Generation's Sex Ed?

Online safety experts say kids are viewing online porn before their parents or local schools have a chance to talk with them about sex.

Understanding Change: A Leadership Must

No matter what the change is that you are proposing, you need to understand that there are going to be people who voice their disapproval.

3 Ingredients for Healthy Ministry Relationships

Ministry happens best through relationships. Greg Baird helps make them a priority.

New Safety Rules for Church Nursery Cribs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new safety regulations regarding cribs used in daycare centers and church nurseries.

Defeating the Game Boy God

Are we surrendering too much to game makers, Web sites, and television?

New Phone Apps Support Faithful Parenting

Free new smart phone apps from David C. Cook help parents in spiritual leadership of their kids.

Leading Through Personal Trials

How to lead children when you're traveling through personal darkness

Kids: Hidden Casualties of Recession

Children are impacted by the recession and job-loss as much as adults.

Ideas for Special Needs Ministry to Children

Two seasoned workers offer advice on ministering to special-needs kids.

Asking for Volunteers in Children's Ministry

Need more help? Alisa Linn suggests effective ways to ask for it.

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