Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

Father's Day

For Father’s Day: Most of Us Have Spotted Records

This Father's Day, appreciate your dad for what he did right and forgive him for what he failed to get right.
Kid Leave Church Why Do Kids Stray?

Why Do Kids Stray?

With all that we are attempting to make happen through the church, a large number of students stray from the church when they graduate from high school.
Gen Z

Top Gen Z Slang Terms to Know

Each generation has a "slang language" and Gen Z is no exception. If you want to connect with them and enter their world, then it is very helpful to know the slang terms they use.
6 Ideas for Teaching Kids About Sin

6 Ideas for Teaching Kids About Sin

Jenny Funderburke offers up six effective ways to illustrate the concept of sin to children.
Parent Win

Setting Dad and Mom Up for the Win

Our pastor has said to our team many times that it’s more important for parents to be the heroes in the lives of our...
children of divorce

Help Children of Divorce Transition to the Other Parent’s Home in Summer

Depending on where you live, children will be getting out of school in the next few days and weeks. This means many children will...
This Interview Will Convince You To Foster care

This Interview Will Convince You to Foster

Ryan and Kayla North have been married 15 years and are adoptive and foster parents living in Dallas, Texas, with their six children—four adopted and two biological.

18 Ideas for Church Summer Fun

God's work doesn't have to take a sabbatical during the summer months. Try one of these great ideas to make your summer family outreach sizzle!
These Competing Things May Be Hurting Volunteer Recruitment

These Competing Things May Be Hurting Volunteer Recruitment

I have been a part of two churches in my life. My home church I grew up attending and the church I’ve been on...
Take Out Church: A Summer Resource for Families

Take Out Church: A Summer Resource for Families

I love a good find on Pinterest…especially when it has to do with great resources for the families at church. I came across an idea...
8 Healthy Leadership Characteristics I Learned from a Kid

8 Healthy Leadership Characteristics I Learned From a Kid

I was asked to speak on healthy leadership to children’s pastors, and God took me back to David and Goliath. What better place to learn about healthy leadership than through a kid?
Are We Teaching Too Many Bible Stories?

Are We Teaching Too Many Bible Stories?

We are masters at telling children stories about God, but when it comes to telling God’s Story, we can fall short.
Why Nothing Should Ever Be "Just for Fun" at Church

Why Nothing Should Ever Be “Just for Fun” at Church

I believe NOTHING should ever be JUST FOR FUN at church.
7 Things We Need To Understand About Training Volunteers

7 Things We Need to Understand About Training Volunteers

As church leaders, one of our primary roles is to “equip volunteers to do the work of ministry.”
Personalizing Your Guest Experience on Sunday and Monday

Personalizing Your Guest Experience on Sunday and Monday

Specifically, in the Kids and Family ministry, an easy and strategic starting place to implement personalization is with guest families.
today's christian woman 6 Breathtaking Examples of Motherhood from History

6 Breathtaking Examples of Motherhood From History

History offers today’s Christian women “older women…to teach what is good…that the word of God may not be reviled.”
Promotion... Beginning or End of Summer... Which is Best

Promotion… Beginning or End of Summer… Which Is Best

Promotion is a key part of children's ministry. How you help kids transition up to the next grade is vital. And a big part of HOW you do promotion is WHEN you do promotion.
6 Ways to Keep VBS Volunteers Energized

6 Ways to Keep VBS Volunteers Energized

Here are six ways we have found to be successful at keeping our VBS volunteers energized...
What Partnering With Parents Looks Like

What Partnering With Parents Looks Like

Parents are the primary means God uses in the life of a child to come to an understanding of the gospel in the context of relationship.
Why the Next Generation is Building Thier Own God

Why the Next Generation Is Building Their Own God

A recent report from Pew Research found that 80 percent of Americans say they believe in God. But...for many in that group...it's a "god" they have formed using their own preferences. The "god' they believe in is not the God of the Bible.
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