Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

Helping Volunteers Win in 3 Seconds or Less

Helping Volunteers Win in 3 Seconds or Less

It's important to remember this: If you want your volunteers to be successful, then you have to set them up for success.
PILOT Teaching Series

PILOT Teaching Series

There is so much we want to teach our kids, but what is something we can continue to revisit on an annual basis that we can integrate into who we are and our theme?
A Tribute to Mothers Who Send Their Children Into Missions

A Tribute to Mothers Who Send Their Children Into Missions

No matter the generation, these mothers know what it is like to hold their child’s hand while crossing a street and then to have to let that hand go so their child can cross into foreign lands.
10 Lessons I Have Learned After 10 Years Of Pastoring

10 Lessons I Have Learned After 10 Years of Pastoring

We’ve all heard sheep that proverbially bleat and distract. For the most part, though, church members are loving and respectful.
Feed Them! 7 Volunteer Food Ideas

Feed Them! 7 Volunteer Food Ideas

Here are some different ways I use food/drinks to motivate volunteers and show them I appreciate their hard work.
4 Ideas to Help Engage Preteens in Worship

4 Ideas to Help Engage Preteens in Worship

Engaging preteens in worship can be difficult. There’s a lot that goes into creating worship opportunities that really connect them to who God is and lead them to worship in a way that is comfortable for this admittedly awkward stage of life.
6 Surprising Things Your Kids Think ... But Don't Say

6 Surprising Things Your Kids Think…But Don’t Say

These things are true, but you might be surprised to hear your kids tell you they are.
Children's Church Lessons for the New Year

Children’s Church Lessons for Anytime of the Year

Here is a little help as you plan children's church lessons for the new year.
Shifting Blame: Digging Deeper on the Question of Church Attendance and Family Ministry

Shifting Blame: Digging Deeper on the Question of Church Attendance and Family Ministry

It’s no secret. Attendance at church across the board is down…depending on what metric you use and what statistics you look at. But for the most part, it’s safe to say that regular weekly attendance in a church building is in a downward spiral.
animals in heaven “Mommy, Do All Dogs Go to Heaven?”

“Mommy, Do All Dogs Go to Heaven?”

Here's what to tell your child when their pet dies.
Today’s Kids Are Experiencing a World Full of Trauma. Is Your Church Trauma-Informed?

Today’s Kids Are Experiencing a World Full of Trauma. Is Your Church Trauma-Informed?

In our world today, many children experience early childhood trauma. Is your church equipped to minister to these needs?
Explaining the Trinity to Kids

Explaining the Trinity to Kids

The biggest problem with explaining the Trinity to kids is the fact that it is a mystery.
Generation Z's Technology Addiction

Generation Z’s Technology Addiction

As children and family ministry leaders, it's important that we provide parents with tools they can use to guide their Gen Z children in the digital world they are growing up in.
The #1 Killer of Kidmin Leaders

The #1 Killer of Kidmin Leaders

No wonder the average “lifespan” of a children’s pastor is generally reported as less than 24 months.
Imagine This: Children Enjoying God

Imagine This: Children Enjoying God

As children’s leaders and ministers, we long for the children in our care to “delight in the Lord”; to genuinely enjoy the God who made them, saved them and walks with them.
Two Strategies to Bring Easter Guests Back

Two Strategies to Bring Easter Guests Back

Two strategies to make sure those Easter guests come back.
How to Be Productive: The Ultimate Guide (100 Tips)

How to Be Productive: The Ultimate Guide (100 Tips)

This guide is a collection of most of the principles, ideas, tools and practices I have found to be helpful when it comes to making the most of the limited time we have.
Why the Next Generation Doesn't Know Christianity is True

Why the Next Generation Doesn’t Know Christianity Is True

The next generation doesn't know Christianity is true, because we haven't been showing them that Christianity is true.
Giving Parents Personalized Steps to Take with Their Kids Every Week

Giving Parents Personalized Steps to Take With Their Kids Every Week

A simple way to give parents personalized steps to continue the learning at church.
Urban Myths of Children's Ministry

Urban Myths of Children’s Ministry

Here is a list of untrue statements believed by many about children's ministry.
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