Children's Ministry Blogs

Sporadic Summer Attendance

Summertime usually equals sporadic attendance in the student ministry world. You’ve probably witnessed this firsthand if you’re a small group leader. Sometimes only one...

Evaluating Yourself As a Leader

All children’s pastors want their ministries to grow, and I believe God wants them to grow as well. For this to happen, we must...

The Cure for Jealousy

I’m sure you’ve never been jealous of someone, or of someone’s ministry or speaking ability, but I sure have. Working in ministry, it’s easy...

Don’t Forget the Parents

Connecting with students is hard work. Ask any seasoned volunteer, ministry staff, or parent. But when it comes to relationships with teenagers, parents may...

Top 10 Things You Need to Recover From VBS This Summer

You might want to bookmark this article to come back to during the post-VBS haze.

Your Kid Needs Counseling

Seriously, your kids need counseling and this isn’t meant as an insult to you as their parent.Yesterday I wrote about how failure as a...

Failing As a Parent Is Inevitable

Are you ready for a full dose of reality? Failure as a parent is inevitable. Stop living in a dream world, you’re probably not as...

The Demise of the Modern Family

Yes, that blog title was a bit extreme I will admit. Maybe it was too much, but it points to a real issue that...

Getting Along With Grown-Ups

Most children’s and student ministry leaders are more comfortable in relationships with young people than with adults. However, if you cannot lead and impact...

Football, Leadership and Ministry

by Matt Norman I’m know I’m the only one. I am probably the only children’s pastor/worker/ministry leader/business leader that has ever done this, but I am...

The Key to Ministry is the Heart

by Sarah Bragg I love coffee. More than that, I love Starbucks coffee. There is just something about it. Something different. Maybe it’s the aroma...

Including Teens and Adults with Special Needs

by Amy Fenton Lee We’ve all seen the climbing statistics of children being diagnosed with autism. And we know that those kids turn into teens, who should...

The Way You’re Working

by Bre Hallberg Maybe the way you’re working isn’t working. Ever thought about it? Ever wish you could get more done in the time that...

Does It Matter How Your Church Does Kids Check-In?

Whatever your church uses for kids check-in, make sure your systems allow you to easily handle attendance, emergencies, guest information and security.

What Happens When Parents and Kids See Youth Group as Simply an Elective?

by Benjamin Kerns For the past few years, it has been obvious that the culture in which we do ministry has fundamentally changed. I know that...

5 Reasons Parents in Your Church Don’t "Get It"

Many leaders feel that most parents in their church don’t get that it is the parents' responsibility to be the primary spiritual leader in their kids' lives.

Leaders, Manage Well

by Ronne Rock I typed “how to be a leader” into the Google search bar. 1.7 BILLION results popped up. Clearly, we have an obsession with leadership. I’ve...

The "R" Word

by Bre Hallberg Don’t say the “r” word. You know, the one used to describe the part of ministry that leaves you lying awake at...

Change, Everyone Hates It but Differently

We’ve been going through a few changes with the transition in our student ministry staff over the last few months. The change is exciting...

High Capacity Leaders: Leading Over Time

by Pat Rowland In my personal finances I have to keep reminding myself that investments DON’T pay off immediately, they require time. The same is...
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