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Ministry Position Switcheroo: 12 Questions to Ask During an Interview

Considering a new ministry position can be exciting as well as intimidating. Based on my experience, I've compiled a list of 12 essential questions to ask very early in the interview process.

VBS Volunteer Gifts: 98 Ways to Say Thank You for Volunteering

VBS volunteer gifts are an important way to appreciate program helpers. Saying thank you for volunteering also helps ensure that those helpers return. Check out these 98 ideas for thanking kidmin volunteers!

How to Help Your Child Grow Spiritually: 7 Tips to Guide Young Faith

Knowing how to help your child grow spiritually is a top priority for Christian parents. Being able to guide children to grow spiritually is a privilege but can seem weighty at times. Read these 7 helpful tips on faith development and growth.

Creation Scavenger Hunt, Plus More Summer-Friendly Activities for Kids

Outdoor activities such as a creation scavenger hunt help children learn about God's world. Plus, they build bonds of friendship and are loads of fun! So try this wide range of summer experiences with kids!

Successful Children’s Ministry: 18 Tips Every Leader Needs to Know

Many people who step into church children's ministry literally have no idea what they are getting into. When I started helping kids at church, I was clueless. So here are a few things I’ve learned along the way.

Books of the Bible Song: 12 Lively Versions That Children Will Love

A books of the Bible song is a fun way to teach kids about God’s Word. Use these 12 tunes to help children memorize the 66 books of Scripture.

Ideas for Church Family Events: 5 Volunteer-Free Summer Ideas

Need ideas for church family events this summer? Instead of bringing families to your building, try taking them out for fun in your community! Consider these 5 easy ideas.

Back to School Prayers for Students: Share These With Parents

Need some back to school prayers to share with parents in your church? Here are two prayers for students that I share with the parents in our children's ministry.

Church Games for Kids: 17 Just-for-Fun Children’s Activities

Church games for kids are a blast to play. When you just want to have fun with kids, check out these 17 group games for children.

Summer Church Activities: 7 Faith-Builders for Families

Looking for summer church activities for families? Check out these easy, inexpensive yet powerful suggestions. They're sure to spark great conversations about faith.

What Is the Purpose of Sunday School? 4 Key Program Roles

What is the purpose of Sunday school? This Christian education program has four key parts: reaching, teaching, winning and caring.

5-Minute Children’s Sermons: 7 Bible-Based Messages for Kids

These 5-minute children’s sermons are short but powerful. They’re sure to grab and hold kids’ attention while teaching them core Christian truths.

The Mighty Oak Tree Proverb: Helping Children Grow in Faith

The mighty oak tree proverb is a great example of faith growth. And in children's ministry, our most important goal is to help kids and families develop spiritually.

Church Volunteer Burnout: Why It’s NOT Their Fault

Church volunteer burnout is costly, and it often comes back to poor leadership. Discover how to avoid seven mistakes with your kidmin helpers.

20 Keys To Keeping the Kids at Your Church Safe

Churches that want to reach families in today's culture must have a clear safety and security plan.  They must also have a way to keep Covid-19 from being spread at church.

Gen Z Slang: Dozens of Terms From Today’s Kid Culture

Gen Z slang may seem like a foreign language to older adults. But it's important to know the terms popular with kids we're teaching and reaching. Check out this list of Gen Z slang words.

13 Sanity Savers for VBS Directors

13 Sanity Savers for VBS Directors -  Details – big and small – must be planned out, tweaked, and re-tweaked to welcome a few hundred campers and volunteers to our program each day.  If you are overseeing VBS, you know exactly what I mean!

16 Tips for Recruiting Children’s Ministry Volunteers

Recruiting children's ministry volunteers who genuinely want to serve kids and teach them about Christ's love isn't as difficult as it might seem.

Childhood Trauma: Developmentally Appropriate and Trauma-Informed Interventions

When treating kids with trauma, I remember these two crucial elements: therapeutic relationships are essential, and being developmentally appropriate is honoring. For the sake of children, let’s join in the play.

Gen Z Religion and Atheism: Cute Lessons May Backfire, Stats Show

Gen Z religion is a hot topic, and rightly so. Statistics show a high degree of atheism among kids born from 1999 to 2015. Find out how your children's ministry can address this urgent problem.

Rick Warren Successor Andy Wood Apologizes for 2021 Mark Driscoll Interview;...

Andy Wood, named as Rick Warren’s successor at Saddleback Church, has apologized for inviting Mark Driscoll to speak at the 2021 Echo Leadership Conference. Critics, however, say Wood's apology leaves too many questions unanswered.

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.

Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders