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.

8 Ways to Shape Your Family Spiritually

8 Ways to Shape Your Family Spiritually

One of our elders recently shared how he and his wife help their seven children develop spiritually. What follows are my reflections on the principles he shared with us about how to shape your family spiritually.
supporting your child's teacher

Be a Light for the Gospel by Supporting Your Child’s Teacher

For followers of Christ, this is not merely an opportunity to help a teacher but an opportunity to be a light for the gospel. Given that many teachers face pressure and criticism from parents, supporting your child's teacher can stand out all the more. ​
10 Manly Things Every Dad Should Teach His Son How To Do

10 Manly Things Every Dad Should Teach His Son How To Do

I’m the proud father of 3 boys, ages 9, 11, & 17. And every day it’s increasingly clear in many ways that they are boys becoming men. I've learned some things about manly things every dad should teach his son from parenting my boys.
Church or Parents: Whose Job Is Discipleship Anyway?

Church or Parents: Whose Job Is Discipleship Anyway?

Church or parents? It is time for us to release some of the burden we’ve put on the backs of parents by repeatedly telling them, “This is your job” by changing just one letter and a whole way of understanding and instead saying, “This is OUR job.”
Three Dangers of a Kid-Centered Family

Three Dangers of a Kid-Centered Family

It’s hard work to make sure that our homes are gospel-centered family vs. a kid-centered family. It’s something that our family continues to work on. And it is hard, but it’s doable.
kick kids out of church

How Can We Nicely Kick Kids Out of Church?

I found this question being asked: “How can we nicely invite the children to leave?” Doesn't that mean how to nicely kick kids out of church? Oh Church, what is happening? There is a better way.
15 Probing Questions to Ask Kids After School

15 Probing Questions to Ask Kids After School

For many families, school has either just started or is about to get underway soon. And every family needs good questions to ask kids after school. Here are 15 great questions.
daughter's birth mother

A Letter to My Daughter’s Birth Mother

To my daughter's birth mother, In a world of seven and a half billion people, it seems impossible that my words will ever find you. Still, they’ve been on my heart for years now and today I feel compelled to send them out wherever they may go.
Podcasts for Kids

The Top 25 Popular Podcasts for Kids

Podcasts are a great communication tool to share ideas, insights and teachings. Podcasts for kids are growing in popularity and there are now many podcasts that are geared for children.
10 Items You Need In Your Children's Ministry Tool Box

10 Items You Need In Your Children’s Ministry Tool Box

These are all simple, practical tools that can make your work more productive and efficient. Let's look at 10 tools that you need in your ministry toolbox.
family ministry

Family Ministry for the Kid Who Comes Alone

“How can I do family ministry with the kid who comes alone?”  That’s a valid question especially if a good portion of our programming, follow-ups and interactions are based around parental inclusion, equipping, and involvement.
15 Prayers for Kids in School

15 Prayers for Kids in School

You guys, it’s August 1 and school is literally around the corner. For some of you it’s starting momentarily. And we need prayers for...
Teaching Your Kids the #1 Thing God Expects of Them

Teaching Your Kids the #1 Thing God Expects of Them

As a parent, your top priority is teaching your kids the one thing God expects of them. There is surprisingly only one characteristic that God prioritizes as a requirement for children –obedient.
Stop Saying God Is not in School

Stop Saying God Is Not in School

Don’t limit who He is in their lives, in the lives of teachers and administrators who follow Him, and His Spirit that is everywhere, calling all of us to Love. Instead of sharing a meme that says God is not in school, share this post instead and remember, “Our God is with us!”
How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

How to Talk to Kids About Sexual Abuse

It's a difficult conversation but we must learn how to talk to kids about sexual abuse. I would suggest following the H.E.L.P. plan (or something similar to it) to prepare them.
Millennial men

Millennial Men: Dispelling the Myth of the Unreachable Generation

The belief that Millennial men are an unreachable generation is a myth. The interests and methods of communication may have changed, but the message hasn’t. God has already given us the solution to bring young men to maturity.
spiritual influence

The Two Biggest Spiritual Influences for a Child

Children are heavily influenced as they grow up. Who influences them the most? The two biggest factors for spiritual influence for a child are the family and friends.
Lord's prayer for your family

How to Pray the Lord’s Prayer for Your Family

I have found The Lord's Prayer to be a wonderful guide for me as I pray for my family. Hopefully it will help you as well as you pray The Lord's Prayer for your family.
how to teach kids the Bible

How to Teach Kids the Bible to Capture Their Attention

Would you like to learn how to teach kids the Bible that captures their attention?   A teacher that kids look forward to hearing?  A teacher that kids can't wait to learn from? You can be.  Here are 10 tips that can help you be a great kids' Bible teacher.
surprise kids

5 Meaningful Ways to Surprise Kids This Week

In our family, some of the things that we’ve found that our kids enjoy is when we do things spontaneously that are out of the ordinary. Here are a few ideas to consider trying this week to surprise your kids.
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