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Children Lesson on Prayer: Why Jesus Loves to Hear From Us

Finding a fun, meaningful children lesson on prayer can be challenging. But kids of all ages will love this fizzy object lesson with an important message.

Christian Cartoons for Kids: Quality Content for Young Viewers

I never wanted to be the parent who just throws on the TV to get stuff done. But it happens. And that's when it's great to know about Christian cartoons for kids.

Ideas for Children’s Church: 10 Bible-Based Topics to Explore

When most people think about ideas for children's church, the first things that come to mind tend to be “classic” Old Testament stories. But Bible lessons for kids can extend far beyond beloved accounts of biblical heroes and adventures.

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Children’s Ministry Leaders

If you are in children's ministry, here are 7 new year's resolutions that can help you and your ministry grow in 2022.

Explaining the Bible to Children: 15 Helpful Tips for Parents and Teachers

Although young children can’t read yet, it's never too early to introduce Scripture. By explaining the Bible to children, parents and teachers convey the message that it is God's special book for us.

Church Problems: 12 Ways Churches Are Failing Kids

While some of these things can and do contribute to the demise of a child's faith, the church must also look in the mirror and see that we are a big part of the problem. We are failing kids in many areas and it becomes glaringly apparent as they grow older.

Thank You Gift for Volunteer: Handmade Presents to Show Appreciation

Are you looking for a great way to tell volunteers just how much you appreciate them? Have you run out of ideas for a thank you gift for volunteer?

Why Having a Vision Statement for Your Children’s Ministry Is Vital

A vision statement represents "why" you do what you do. It takes volunteers into a deeper dive about why they are serving. Here's how to create a great vision statement for your children's ministry.

Memory Verse Games: 10 Fun Bible Activities for Groups of Children

Bible memory verse games are a great way to engage young learners while helping them hide Scripture in their hearts. Enjoy these fun games with groups of children!

Why We Should All Work in the Church Nursery

The church nursery always seems to be a touchy subject, but I'd like to offer my two cents: We should all work in the nursery. And it's not an obligation...it's a joy.

How to Make 2022 Your Best Children’s Ministry Year Ever

How would you like to have your best children's ministry year ever in 2022? Here are some things you can do to see it come to fruition.

Sunday School Lesson on Prayer: Accept God’s Invitation to Chat!

Use this Sunday school lesson on prayer with kids of all ages. It’s from the popular book Kids’ Travel Guide to the Lord’s Prayer.

Connecting Parents: An Essential Part of Children’s Ministry

As someone who works in children's ministry, you might think your job is to reach and disciple children. And it is. But you'll be missing something vital if you don't seek to connect parents, too.

Six Personal Leadership Habits That Will Ignite Your Ministry

How are your leadership habits? All of us involved in spiritual formation want to lead people well, but sometimes we forget that leading others begins by leading ourselves.

When Kids Make Early Decisions for Christ

When it comes to Jesus and kids, how can we help our children make decisions for Christ that are genuine? How do we explain the gospel in age-appropriate language and help them be excited to go public with their faith?

The Slippery Slope of Families Attending Church Less

There is a trend happening in churches. Families are attending church less frequently.  In most cases, families that used to attend twice a month are now attending church once a month. Families that used to come once a month are now only showing up at Christmas and Easter.

Teaching the Bible to Kids: Tips for Parents

The Bible is central in the lives of many families, but making it accessible to children can be challenging. So here are a few tips and Christian activities that parents can use to successfully share the Bible with their children.

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.

Resource for Families: Family Fun Paper Nativity

Here is a fun resource that will provide an evening activities for families looking to engage Christmas in a meaningful way.

Mary and Joseph Travel to Bethlehem: A Free Bible Lesson for Kids

In this creative Christmas lesson, Mary and Joseph Travel to Bethlehem, children learn about the important journey that occurred before Jesus was born. Children will learn that God had important plans for Jesus' earthly parents. And he has important plans for us, too!

‘Redeeming Love’ Movie Releases—But Should Christians Go See It?

The film, “Redeeming Love,” based on the Christian novel of the same name, released today in theaters. Author Francine Rivers says her story demonstrates “the pursuing love that God shows to His people,” but Christian author Phylicia Masonheimer believes it could be "enormous stumbling block" for some.

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

Children's Ministry Leaders