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Easter Crafts Proclaim the Good News that Jesus Is Risen

Need creative Easter crafts for your Sunday school classes? These keepsake rocks remind kids that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter morning.

Why We Should All Work in the Church Nursery

The church nursery always seems to be a touchy subject, but I'd like to offer my two cents: We should all work in the nursery. And it's not an obligation...it's a joy.

Family Fun Ideas for Easter: 5 Activities for Parents to Lead

Family fun ideas for Easter help parents and children celebrate Jesus' resurrection. These 5 parent-led activities work well as family devotions.

Church Problems: 12 Ways Churches Are Failing Kids

While some of these things can and do contribute to the demise of a child's faith, the church must also look in the mirror and see that we are a big part of the problem. We are failing kids in many areas and it becomes glaringly apparent as they grow older.

Easter Object Lesson for Kids: Forgiven and Brand New

An Easter object lesson is a great way to teach children about Jesus' resurrection. This demonstration will be a hit with Sunday school kids.

Water Into Wine Activities: 14 Lessons for Sunday School

Turning water into wine was Jesus’ first miracle during his earthly ministry. When you’re teaching Sunday school students about the Wedding at Cana, use these 14 object lessons and activities.

Children’s Ministry Easter Outreach Idea: Christ’s Victory Is Yours!

Need a children’s ministry Easter outreach idea? This Palm Sunday-themed activity shares encouragement and hope with Sunday school kids and hospital patients.

Kids Worshiping: Why Children Should Attend the Adult Service

Kids worshiping with grownups is controversial. Read why one church leader says children should attend worship with the rest of the family.

How to Partner With Parents in Your Children’s Ministry Each Week

Are you wondering how to partner with parents at your church? Then check out these 6 practical tips for partnering with moms and dads on a weekly basis.

10 Ways Parents Can Help Children Succeed Spiritually

Parents want to see their children succeed academically.  Socially.  Financially.  Athletically.  These are all well and good, but the most important area a parent can help their child succeed is to help children succeed spiritually.

Children’s Sermon for St. Patrick’s Day: The Story of the Shamrock

In this children’s sermon for St. Patrick’s Day, kids will learn how St. Patrick used a shamrock to teach about the Trinity.

Children’s Ministry Volunteer: You’re an Amazing Servant of God!

Want to uplift a children's ministry volunteer? Share these insights to remind your kidmin helpers they're making an eternal difference in children's lives.

Classroom Emergency Procedures for Church and Children’s Ministry

Classroom emergency procedures are essential for churches and Sunday school programs. In case of emergencies or evacuations, are you and your kidmin staff prepared?

10 Surprising Reasons Our Kids Leave Church

It's distressing to see our kids leaving Christianity. If you're wondering why they are, here are 10 surprising reasons kids eventually stop going to church.

Friendship Activities Preschool Children Will Love: 3 Fun Ideas

Need friendship activities preschool kids will enjoy? Then check out these three age-appropriate friendship-building ideas for young children.

Preschool Valentine Crafts: 14 Fun Activities for Young Children

These 14 sweet preschool valentine crafts are ideal for young children in your church and Sunday school classes.

Sunday School Dropouts: Debunking a Bad-News Myth About Kids

Preventing Sunday school dropouts and church dropouts is crucial. How do we keep kids from leaving the church and the faith? First, we need to debunk a myth.

Valentine’s Day Game for Elementary Students: Balloon Buddies

In this hands-off, high-energy Valentine’s Day game for elementary students, kids try not to “let down” their buddies. Play it with the children in your Sunday school classes.

Valentine’s Day Bulletin Board Ideas: 12 Lovely Kidmin Displays

Valentine’s Day bulletin board ideas are a sweet way to celebrate and share God's love. Plus, in children's ministry hallways and classrooms, these displays are perfect for expressing love for students.

3 Ways to Protect Your Child From Their Own Heart

Solomon wanted his son to know how to direct his heart rather than be destroyed by it. So he gave these three reminders to his son that you can teach to your child to protect them from their own heart.

Tennessee Library Director Fired for ‘Negative Pushback’ During Kirk Cameron Book...

On March 15, Hendersonville Public Library director Allan Morales was terminated due to the “unkind pushback” he demonstrated to Kirk Cameron’s children’s book reading.

Gabe Lyons: Engage Culture and Reverse Negative Cultural Stereotypes

Gabe Lyons of Q Ideas addresses questions like: What are some perceptions people have of Christians? Why is it so hard for Christians to engage culture?

Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders