It's important to remember this: If you want your volunteers to be successful, then you have to set them up for success.
There is so much we want to teach our kids, but what is something we can continue to revisit on an annual basis that we can integrate into who we are and our theme?
No matter the generation, these mothers know what it is like to hold their child’s hand while crossing a street and then to have to let that hand go so their child can cross into foreign lands.
We’ve all heard sheep that proverbially bleat and distract. For the most part, though, church members are loving and respectful.
Here are some different ways I use food/drinks to motivate volunteers and show them I appreciate their hard work.
Engaging preteens in worship can be difficult. There’s a lot that goes into creating worship opportunities that really connect them to who God is and lead them to worship in a way that is comfortable for this admittedly awkward stage of life.
These things are true, but you might be surprised to hear your kids tell you they are.
Here is a little help as you plan children's church lessons for the new year.
It’s no secret. Attendance at church across the board is down…depending on what metric you use and what statistics you look at. But for the most part, it’s safe to say that regular weekly attendance in a church building is in a downward spiral.
Here's what to tell your child when their pet dies.
In our world today, many children experience early childhood trauma. Is your church equipped to minister to these needs?
The biggest problem with explaining the Trinity to kids is the fact that it is a mystery.
As children and family ministry leaders, it's important that we provide parents with tools they can use to guide their Gen Z children in the digital world they are growing up in.
No wonder the average “lifespan” of a children’s pastor is generally reported as less than 24 months.
As children’s leaders and ministers, we long for the children in our care to “delight in the Lord”; to genuinely enjoy the God who made them, saved them and walks with them.
Two strategies to make sure those Easter guests come back.
This guide is a collection of most of the principles, ideas, tools and practices I have found to be helpful when it comes to making the most of the limited time we have.
The next generation doesn't know Christianity is true, because we haven't been showing them that Christianity is true.
A simple way to give parents personalized steps to continue the learning at church.
Here is a list of untrue statements believed by many about children's ministry.