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Dysfunctional Family: 5 Sneaky Traps To Avoid as Parents

Parents often make several common mistakes, even without realizing it. Discover if any of these dysfunctional family signs appear in your home.

Divorce & the Holidays: Ministering To Divorced Parents at Christmas

Divorce is difficult at Christmas. Read these five tips about ministering to divorced families during the holiday season.

Christmas Party Games: 15 Holiday Hits for After Children’s Church

Christmas party games add joy and laughter to kidmin gatherings. Use these 15 ideas after a children's church service or program.

What Christmas Is All About: Charlie Brown Shares the Season’s Meaning

What Christmas is all about plays a key role in the Peanuts classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas." How can we, like Linus, remember and share the true meaning of Christmas?

Jesus Heals the Lepers: KidMin Bible Lessons About Thanking God

After Jesus heals the lepers, only one returns to say thanks. Use these resources to teach children the importance of expressing gratitude to God.

Help Children Listen To God When Choosing Friends

It's important to help children listen to God, especially when they're choosing friends. Use this object lesson in your kids ministry!

DIY Christmas Decorations for Kids: 3 Ideas to Deck Your Halls

Need some creative, super-affordable DIY Christmas decorations for kids of all ages? These 3 ideas for children’s ministry spaces are amazing!

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: God’s Good and Perfect Gifts

A Thanksgiving craft for children’s ministry teaches appreciation and thankfulness. Grow gratitude with this Bible-based kidmin activity!

Christmas Message for Youth: Change the Lives of Preteens

If the Christmas message is familiar to your preteen students, try these ideas to go deeper.

20 Keys To Keeping the Kids at Your Church Safe

Churches that want to reach families in today's culture must have a clear safety and security plan.  They must also have a way to keep Covid-19 from being spread at church.

Thanksgiving Activity: Wall of Thanks KidMin Outreach Idea

In this kidmin Thanksgiving activity, children give thanks as they point out what God does for us.

KidMin Leader: Discover the Most Important Skill You Need

For a kidmin leader, I believe the most important ability is raising up other children's ministry leaders.

God’s Eye Craft: Teach Children That God Always Watches Over Us

A God’s eye craft is a perennial favorite for kids. Did you know it also has biblical symbolism?

Fall Craft for Preschool: Make These Seasonal Sensory Boxes

Need a creative fall craft for preschool children? Then check out this neat autumn-themed sensory box.

Kids Church Games: 14 Active, Indoor Ways to Grow Faith

These fun kids church and Sunday school games are active and played indoors. Plus, they help kids grow their faith and work out the squirm!

Pray With Your Children: 10 Important Times to Talk to God

Do you pray with your children or merely for your children? Yes, it's incredibly important to pray for your kids. But you also should be praying with your children.

Halloween Object Lesson: Make Pumpkin Pancakes With Children

This fun, yummy Halloween object lesson has an important Bible-based message for children.

What Are the Fruits of the Spirit in the Bible: A Look at Godly Traits

What are the fruits of the Spirit in the Bible? Be prepared to teach Sunday school students about these nine biblical traits from Galatians 5:22-23.

Ruined Church: The Surprising Impact of Working in Children’s Ministry

Working in children's ministry ruined church for me. Discover why...and how kids can serve as examples for adults.

Fall Kidmin Ideas: 9 Fabulous Activities for Children & Families

Need fall kidmin ideas for your church or children's ministry? Check out these 9 activities for kids, families, and the entire congregation.

‘Jesus’ Film Now in Over 2,100 Languages — Including Waorani, the...

One of the new languages the 'Jesus' film was translated into was for the Waorani tribe, which some may remember as the famous Auca Ecuadorian tribe known for killing five American missionaries in 1956.

Natasha Smith: How To Make the Church Safe for People Who...

Natasha Smith joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what she has learned about the process of grief and how pastors can make their churches safe places for people mourning the losses of life.

Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders