Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

The Big Problem with Family Ministry

The Big Problem With Family Ministry

"The family discipleship model is great for Christian kids with Christian parents, but what about all the unsaved kids who don’t have Christian parents to disciple them?"
Perfect Peace for Imperfect Parents

Perfect Peace for Imperfect Parents

"Failure isn’t an option in parenting. It’s an inevitability."
The Biggest Thing Christian Parents Forget

The Biggest Thing Christian Parents Forget

"One of the biggest errors Christian parents make is to forget."
Using the Week Gap Between Christmas and New Year’s to Plan Ahead

Using the Week Gap Between Christmas and New Year’s to Plan Ahead

The down week between Christmas and New Year’s is probably the best chance you have to get ahead for next year.
10 Things You Need to Unlearn about Children's Ministry

10 Things You Need to Unlearn About Children’s Ministry

"Over the years, I've learned somethings that I had to go back and unlearn."
Should Parents Lay Down The Law Or Give Grace?

Should Parents Lay Down the Law or Give Grace?

I have parents who talk to me all the time about their struggle with the question, "When should I enforce law and when should I give grace?"
5 Ways to Regain Classroom Attention

5 Ways to Regain Classroom Attention

"I’ve found that there are several ways you can prevent losing the room, and ways to regain it when accidents happen."
9 Things I Will Teach My Kids About God

9 Things I Will Teach My Kids About God

"God won’t always give us clear and crisp directions."
How Parents Affect Their Children's Faith (the Latest Findings)

How Parents Affect Their Children’s Faith (the Latest Findings)

"83 percent of evangelical parents are taking their children to church."

5 Easy Ways Parents Can Bless Their Children This Holiday Season

Family expert Dr. John Trent shares 5 ways parents can bless their children during Holiday school breaks.
6 Things I Tell Every Story Teller

6 Things I Tell Every Story Teller

"What I have found is the things that make good story tellers great story tellers is they are constant learners."
The #1 Parenting Passage in the Bible

The #1 Parenting Passage in the Bible

"The Great Commission summarizes your calling as parents, and its promises remind you of where you can look for help and hope!"
Church as a Community Stress-Reliever for the Christmas Season

Church as a Community Stress-Reliever for the Christmas Season

We all know the list. The preschool play. The elementary choir performance, hand bell performance and live nativity (which you will do five times leading up to Christmas).
Gaining a Perspective on Failure

Gaining a Perspective on Failure

At my first job in a church, my boss told me he wanted his children to fail as young as possible.

5 Things to Teach Your Children This Christmas

"Christmas provides a wonderful opportunity to pour the truths of the gospel into the hearts of our children."
Letting Kids Be the Tradition-Makers

Letting Kids Be the Tradition-Makers

"When we allow children to have a creative voice in how we celebrate the holidays, we let them exercise the gifts and talents given to them by our precious Abba God."
Teaching Kids to Hear the Voice of God

Teaching Kids to Hear the Voice of God

"Children don’t receive a junior Holy Spirit."
Concern vs. Personal Responsibility

Concern vs. Personal Responsibility

"If I take on the weight of even half of the hurts and needs that I encounter in just one week, I greatly decrease the effectiveness of my ministry."
8 Things Most People Don't Get about Children's Ministry

8 Things Most People Don’t Get About Children’s Ministry

"If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children." D. L. Moody
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