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. 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 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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A Vital Verse for Dads (How to Be a Good Dad)

Is there hope for those of us who want to know how to be a good dad, but also blow it from time to time due to our anger?
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Why You Should Not Welcome My Special Needs Child to Your Church

If the church does not find a way to include special needs families, it will hinder any possibility of these parents or children being able to contribute to the Body of Christ within the church.
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When Sundays are Hard: How You Can Serve Young Families in Your Church

When I arrive at church on Sunday, any ounce of judgment I once felt toward families trotting in late has been replaced with empathy. “They deserve a round of applause for making it today.” Discover more about how to serve young families.
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10 Object Lessons to Teach Kids About Giving

Here are 10 object lessons we've used in recent months to teach kids about giving. Feel free to use these in your ministry.
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Don’t Miss Those Parenting Moments

As a dad, one of my biggest fears has recently been centered around missing “it.” Here’s what I mean. Discover more about how not to miss important parenting moments.

25 (God-Approved) Summer Family Activities

Be a hero with parents, the kids and with God! There are many activities kids can do by themselves or with each other to have fun outside of television, but the idea is for parents to spend quality time with their kids. Discover these 25 summer family activities.
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11 Ways to Celebrate Dad

Here are 11 Father's Day ideas to really celebrate the dad (or dads) in your life. These ideas are solid gold!
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Why I Created Our Own VBS Program (And Why YOU Can Get Creative Too!)

With so much great programming right at my fingertips, why would I go through the work of creating our own? The more I thought about it though, the more I couldn’t get away from the idea. Discover how you can create your own VBS here.
6 Lessons on Creativity from Disney

6 Lessons on Creativity From Disney

Being in a creative place can spark new ideas, give inspiration, and refresh your mind and soul. With all that being said, over the last couple weeks, I spent some time in some of my favorite creative places, Disney World and Disneyland. Check out the 6 lessons on creativity from Disney.
5 Ideas to Consider about Faith and Preteens

5 Ideas to Consider About Faith and Preteens

As preteens grow and develop, abstract thinking makes the topics trickier and conversations stickier. Check out these 5 developmentally appropriate realities to keep in mind when talking about faith and preteens.
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21 Best Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

Father’s Day is sneaking up on us! Pair the love your kids have for crafts with the love they have for their dad with...
Use This 1 Tool To Visualize Your Ministry Plans

Use This 1 Tool to Visualize Your Ministry Plans

When you are planning a ministry endeavor, whether it is a worship service, a community block party or a children’s event, it can be hard to envision every aspect of what will happen. Discover more about this tool to visualize your ministry plans.
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How to Recognize the Behaviors of a Traumatized Child

A trauma-informed church understands how a crisis affects children. Do you recognize traumatized child behaviors?

One Thing Two-Thirds of Parents Will Bring Their Kids to Church For

Even parents who don't attend church and wouldn't think about sending their kids to a church during the summer have a positive view of this age-old church program.
How To Transition Children From Elementary Ministry To Student Ministry

How to Transition Children From Elementary Ministry to Student Ministry

On of the most critical graduations that happens in children's ministry is the transition from children's ministry into student ministry. Find out more about transitioning from elementary ministry.
How to Turn 5th Sundays into Family Invite Days

How to Turn 5th Sundays Into Family Invite Days

For me, fifth Sundays has always felt like a natural Sunday to do something different than normal. But our church has always struggled to figure out what exactly that different-than-normal thing should be.
4 Truths for Grandparents to Embrace

4 Truths for Grandparents to Embrace

With life’s long-range view, we see four ways childhood is a unique time to invest in the lives of our grandchildren.
3 Things Your Pastor DOESN'T Need You to Do as a Children’s Ministry Leader

3 Things Your Pastor DOESN’T Need You to Do as a Children’s Ministry Leader

As a children’s ministry leader, we are asked to do a lot in our church. It is not uncommon to be asked to take on responsibilities outside our “job description.” Discover three things your pastor doesn't need from you.
Fruit of Discipleship “I’m Not Sure I’m Cut Out for This ‘Discipling’ Thing”

Fruit of Discipleship “I’m Not Sure I’m Cut Out for This ‘Discipling’ Thing”

As a parent, I can at times become discouraged when I don’t see the fruit of discipleship evident in my children’s lives. Like most Christian parents, I wonder, “Have a done this thing right? Have I shared the right things? Have I been a good disciplemaker?" Find out more about discipling kids.

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Jay Kranda: This Is Why You Should Care About Online Church

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