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8 Easy, Affordable Ideas for Children’s Church Room Design

Does your children’s church room design delight kids and parents? Are young learners excited to spend time learning in the space you’ve designed for them? Check out these fresh new ideas for children’s church room design.
10 Safety and Security Mistakes Churches Make

10 Safety and Security Mistakes Churches Make

Every church that wants to grow in today's culture must make safety and security a top priority. When parents walk in the doors of your church, they are wondering "Is my child going to be safe here?"
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Scripture About Children: 28 Bible Verses to Share With Kids

Scripture about children appears throughout the Bible. It’s important for parents, Sunday school teachers and children’s ministers to share these verses with kids and remind them of God's great love for them.
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Children’s Ministry Leadership: 7 Essential Qualities

As with any other area of the church, programs aimed at children require strong, effective leadership. Solid children's ministry leadership teams make great children's ministries possible. 
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Lord’s Prayer Craft Idea: A Colorful Bracelet for Kids

Children of all ages love to make crafts. Here’s a fun, easy idea for a Lord’s Prayer craft that kids can make and wear. The colorful bracelet will remind children about this important prayer.

Salvation: Is Jesus Really the Only Way to Heaven?

Share with kids that salvation isn't based on what you do, but rather on who you know as your Savior...Jesus.
how to discipline with love

How to Discipline With Love: 3 Essential Everyday Practices

One crucial key to parenting is knowing how to discipline with love. I learned that from experience.
trunk or treat ideas

Trunk or Treat Ideas: 27 Creative Avenues for a Fun Harvest Event

For planning purposes, children’s ministers need to be thinking at least one season ahead. That means it’s not too early to start brainstorming trunk or treat ideas for the fall. Check out this long list of theme possibilities!
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Summer Family Activity Packet: Journey With Paul

These five activities invite the family to engage with the people, places and teachings of Paul.
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Children’s Sermon on Fear: A Free Interactive Lesson

All children are familiar with fear, which means a children's sermon on fear is timeless. This free interactive experience is designed as a practical, meaningful children's sermon on fear.
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Change the World: Help Your Kids Avoid Negative Christianity

I don’t know about you, but as a parent, I don’t want to raise my children to buy into the lie of negative Christianity.
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Object Lesson on Prayer: Jesus Gets Excited When We Pray

Finding fun, meaningful children’s ministry lessons can be challenging, especially for a wide range of ages. I’m always on the lookout for easy yet cool finds. For this object lesson on prayer, I was inspired by fizzy antacid tablets. Effervescence is awesome!
single dads

How Do You Help the Single Dads in Your Church?

Single dads are on the rise. Here's how to minister to them.
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Dads, Your Humble Willingness to Apologize to Your Kids Speaks Volumes

Though he could at times be good-natured and funny, my dad's default mood seemed to be disapproval of us. Dads, be willing to apologize to your kids.
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.
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Need Children’s Ministry Volunteers? How to Recruit New Team Members

At a recent Kidmin Conference, I taught about how to recruit volunteers and then asked attendees to design prototype posters. The goal? Illustrate the principles I’d described for when they need children’s ministry volunteers.
teaching kids about heaven and hell

Teaching Kids About Heaven and Hell: 6 Important Points

When children’s pastors teach children about salvation and spending eternity in heaven, they often leave something important out. We need to tell the whole truth when teaching kids about heaven and hell.
helping children cope with trauma

Helping Children Cope With Trauma: 8 Important Steps

Despite our best efforts, we can't always spare children from hearing about or experiencing tragedy. Yet people who minister to kids can have a huge impact in helping children cope with trauma and grief.
what is the purpose of Sunday school

What Is the Purpose of Sunday School?

Sunday School is perhaps the best-structured agency in the local church for effectively  carrying out the teaching ministry of Christ. What is the purpose of Sunday school? It's a vital arm with four parts: reaching, teaching, winning and caring.
devotions for toddlers

6 Devotions for Toddlers That Are Perfect for Summer

Summertime brings plenty of heat with it, which means we need to keep our little ones cool. What better way to have devotions for toddlers than through fun water play!

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