Children's Ministry Leaders

Children's Ministry Leaders

Today’s children’s ministry leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, children’s pastors need leadership resources and children’s ministry resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times for children and families. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every children’s pastor and children’s ministry leader. If you serve on a church staff as a children’s minister, children’s pastor, director of Christian education, preschool minister, family ministry leader, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have children’s ministry resources and connections to a community of children’s ministry leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Children’s ministry leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of children’s ministry leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for children’s ministry leadership. Leading your children’s ministry and family ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

How to Do a Fall Festival During Church

How to Do a Fall Festival During Church

We made a decision to do a smaller Fall Festival, during church, with a focus on the families within our church inviting families they know.
11 Ways To Retain Volunteers In Your Ministry

11 Ways to Retain Volunteers in Your Ministry

One of your best ways to build your volunteer team is to keep the ones you’ve already got! Retaining volunteers is critical to continued health and growth in your ministry.
special needs Inclusion Inclusion Is Not a Place

Inclusion Is Not a Place

When we think of “inclusion” as a physical place within a building, we’re missing out on what it truly means. Inclusion has to be more than just geography…it has to be cardiology: studied and felt in the heart
A new study shows what families are missing out on when they're too busy to play. To say today's families are busy would be an understatement.

Too Busy to Play? What Families Are Missing Out On

Between very crowded calendars and today's pace of life, families have very little margin to just hang out and play with their children. Bottom line: Playtime for kids and their parents is getting squeezed out.
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Let’s Do Lunch

Ministry was the life of Jesus and his followers. They sold all their possessions to follow Him, they were about sharing the gospel in every motion they made. I am sure there was never a harvest carnival, or a family Olympics, but does that mean they aren't necessary?
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The Unreached People Group That We Overlook

These unreached people walk among us and live in our communities. It doesn't take a flight over the ocean to reach them, and yet we struggle to reach out. Here's what the church can do to help special needs folks in our communities.
When a Church Lets Kids Lead...Amazing Things Happen

When a Church Lets Kids Lead…Amazing Things Happen

"The next generation is hungry for God and is ready to serve Him."
What to Do When You Question Those in Leadership Over You

What to Do When You Question Those in Leadership Over You

The challenge for most leaders in the church is that we lead from the middle. Leading from the middle means we are not completely the vision-creators, rather we are the vision-carriers.
Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

Are you looking for a back-to-school lesson for your Children’s Ministry? One fun way to get kids back into the swing of things is by doing a “Blessing of the Backpacks.”
Get Creative with 8 KidMin Learning/Activity Stations

Get Creative With 8 KidMin Learning/Activity Stations

If you’re looking for ways to get the kids learning in a different way, don’t be afraid to give learning/activity stations a try. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
Jesus Takes ALL Our Sin Object Lesson

Jesus Takes ALL Our Sin Object Lesson

This visual will be stuck in their heads for all time and one day it just may click not to take Jesus on the cross for granted.
7 Tips to Help Your Leaders Be More Effective at Interacting with Kids on Sundays

7 Tips to Help Your Leaders Be More Effective at Interacting With Kids on...

Here are seven tips to help your leaders be more effective at interacting with kids on Sundays.
Discipleship at Home: The Sacred

Discipleship at Home: The Sacred

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5 Ways Your Church Can Have a Major Impact As the New School Year Begins

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Let me share with you what I have heard about great success stories of churches as a new school year approached. They are basic but profound.
Help! We have an unruly kid and nothing works. What do we do?

Help! We Have an Unruly Kid and Nothing Works. What Do We Do?

It can be so frustrating when you have one kid or a couple of kids that disrupt the entire group. Everything you’ve learned about classroom management has been tried and the kid is still out of control.
Child Born to Unwed Parents... The Latest Findings

Children Born to Unwed Parents…the Latest Findings

One of the biggest shifts has been children born to unwed parents. The latest research shows that about 40 percent of children born in the U.S. are born outside of marriage. This is up from 28 percent in 1990.
Five Ways to Pray for Back-to-School

Five Ways to Pray for Back-to-School

In many parts of the country, kids have started heading back to classrooms. After summers filled with camps and VBS and fun, they are headed back to their version of the “real world.”
DIY Finger Puppet Bible Theater for Kids

DIY Finger Puppet Bible Theater for Kids

Reach all three major learning styles with one simple activity—a Bible puppet theater. First, you share the lesson using your finger puppets to tell the story. Your finger puppet may be the student, and you, the teacher, talk to the puppet.
Discipleship Through Lunchboxes

Discipleship Through Lunchboxes

These lunchbox notes can be your way of speaking Truth to your children even when you can’t be with them throughout the day.
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Children’s Ministry Leaders

Today’s children’s ministry leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, children’s pastors need leadership resources and children’s ministry resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times for children and families. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every children’s pastor and children’s ministry leader. If you serve on a church staff as a children’s minister, children’s pastor, director of Christian education, preschool minister, family ministry leader, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have children’s ministry resources and connections to a community of children’s ministry leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

Children’s ministry leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of children’s ministry leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for children’s ministry leadership.

Leading your children’s ministry and family ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.