Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

Articles for 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. Find articles for children's ministry leaders here. Children’s ministry leaders from every denomination find articles for children's ministry leaders that 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.

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Fortnite…What You Can Learn From the Video Game That’s a Cultural Phenomenon

Let's take an inside look at what elements of the game are drawing so many kids in and see how we can translate some of those elements into our ministries.
Simple Ways to Serve Your Local Community

Simple Ways to Serve Your Local Community

There are plenty of ways that kids can serve their community that will not only benefit others, but will benefit them, too!
share Jesus kids Who Will Go After the One?

Who Will Go After the One?

Who is going to go after the kid who is really tough behaviorally? Who is sharing Jesus with the child with special needs? Who is going to go to the child in the neighborhood that everyone drives to avoid? Who is going to reach the child who is homeless? Who is going to reach the kid who just got kicked out of school? Who is going to care for the kid in a far away country that is closed to the gospel?
Why Kids Are Misbehaving in Your Class (and How to Fix It)

Why Kids Are Misbehaving in Your Class (and How to Fix It)

There's a reason why kids are misbehaving.  And it might just be the opposite of what you're thinking. 
Leaving Your Ministry: 7 Steps to Get It Right

Leaving Your Ministry: 7 Steps to Get It Right

Jim Wideman offers help with knowing when to leave a ministry.
5 Strategies for Small Church Children’s Ministry

5 Strategies for Small Church Children’s Ministry

Small Church Children's Ministry, BIG Challenge: To create impact—in any size children’s ministry—you must begin with a plan.
Parents ask me: What do we do when our kids don't want to go to church? It's a valid question. And in all my years of ministry, I've found these practical tips that work.

What to Do When Your Kids DON’T Want to Go to Church!

Should parents MAKE their kids attend church when they don't like it?
12 Tips to Supercharge Your VBS

Why Our Church Has Embraced the Elementary ‘Not-Lock In’

Over 15 years ago, when I was just beginning in the kidmin world, I had such a burden for children to be given the...
3 Practical Ways to Build a Legacy to Last

3 Practical Ways to Build a Legacy to Last

What is your personal legacy? Or to phrase it another way, if today was your last day, how would your kids and those closest to you remember you? If you want a legacy worth remembering, it requires being intentional.
Creating a Service for Kids to Process Their Faith Out Loud

Creating a Service for Kids to Process Their Faith Out Loud

At our church, as we thought about how we could provide opportunities and spaces for kids to express doubts and take personal ownership of their faith, we began to experiment with what we call experiential services.
When You Are Ministry Tired

When You Are Ministry Tired

Between VBS, camps and special events, many leaders will work an extraordinary number of hours within just a few weeks. And, oh by the way, at some point you have to plan for the fall.
How to Influence First-Time Parents

How to Influence First-Time Parents

We know the biggest influence in a child's life is his or her parents. So, if you want to influence children, then you must influence their parents.
Passing It On: Generational Discipleship in Church

Passing It On: Generational Discipleship in Church

Simply put, generational discipleship is the passing on of our faith from one generation to another.
3 Things Every Kids Pastor Wants Their Youth Pastor to Know

3 Things Every Kids’ Pastor Wants Their Youth Pastor to Know

Here are 3 things I think every kids' pastor wants their youth pastor to know.
8 Attributes of Spiritually Safe Environments

8 Attributes of Spiritually Safe Environments

Since our number one mission should be to train children spiritually, it is imperative that our environments are spiritually safe.
children's pastor

How to Know if You’ve Been Called to Be a Children’s Pastor

"Regardless of the circumstances, a person must be 'God-called,' and not pastor-called, parent-called or pressure-called."
Gideon and the Need for Volunteers

Gideon and the Need for Volunteers

There is one thing that every ministry has in common—volunteers. And most of us share the struggle to find more!
7 Keys to Balancing Ministry and Home

7 Keys to Balancing Ministry and Home

Being fully present when you're at work and fully present when you're at home is not an easy task. But it can be done with the right strategy and commitment. Let's talk about seven keys you can use to keep home and ministry balanced.
Volunteer Training

The Essential Basics That You NEED to Include in Your Volunteer Training

How often do you train your volunteers? This has become quite the buzz question for children's ministry.
Why is Ministry So Hard?

Why Is Ministry So Hard?

Ministry is hard. Every year is different. Every year sees new challenges. Regardless, one thing is certain—it’s not going to be easy. If you’re new to ministry, let me tell you a few things:
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