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.

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.
best way to reach a family

The Best Way to Reach a Family Is Through Their Children

The best way to reach a family is through their children because kids call the shots. Mom may drive to the restaurant, but her 9-year-old daughter decides which restaurant they are driving to. Do you know the best way to reach a family?
helicopter parents

Helicopter Parents: 5 Lessons to Learn From Parental Overreach

We see it often… helicopter parents who try to pursue success for their children at all costs, sometimes ultimately and sadly, costing them and their children more than anyone else.
kids ministry

To the Amazing and Fun People Who Serve in Kid’s Ministry

We offered VBS at our church last week for kids and families in our church and in our community. Our kids ministry team did an amazing job serving kids so well, teaching them about Jesus, and giving them an incredibly fun time.
Predator-Proof Your Organization

Child Abuse: Predator-Proof Your Organization

Children are vulnerable! That’s why as children’s ministry leaders you have the responsibility of doing all you can to protect those in your care.

Is Gender Neutral Parenting on the Rise?

Kate Hudson might not be taking an aggressively gender neutral approach with her parenting, but her perspective aligns with that of an increasing number of parents who are rejecting traditional gender norms as they raise their kids.
evacuation procedures

Must-Know Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Your Children’s Ministry

Emergencies occur every day. We can’t stop them from happening, but can do our best to be prepared. Are you prepared with your emergency evacuation procedures in the case of an emergency?

The Surprising Places Where Kids Spend Time Online

Today's kids are growing up immersed in technology and social media.  They've never known a world without it. It's critical to know where kids spend time online. Here are some big questions we must ask ourselves.
work in the church nursery

Why We Should All Work in the Church Nursery

The nursery always seems to be a touchy subject in churches. While there are a lot of church nursery ideas out there, I'd like to offer my two cents: we should all view the church nursery as an opportunity to serve the families of the church, which is a true act of worship.
Mr. Rogers

Tips for Teaching Kids From Mr. Rogers in Ways That Reach Them

Mr. Rogers (Fred Rogers) hosted a television show by his name for children from 1968 to 2001.  He was also a Presbyterian minister. Here's what we can learn from him.
single dads

How Do You Help the Single Dads in Your Church?

When many people think “single parent” they automatically think of the single mom. While single moms do make up the majority of single parents,...

Don’t Dumb Down Bible Stories for Kids

Faith, the foundation upon which we call ourselves children of God, is not only common to the whole community, but actually exemplified in children (according to Christ). Discover more about the importance of theology for kids.

Take Kids Through the Red Sea: Creative Sunday School Lesson for Kids

If you want kids to really get into the lesson, then you've got to go beyond lecturing and make it an experience. Here's an example. You can tell the kids that Moses lead the Israelites through the Red Sea. Learn more about this creative kidmin lesson.
summer in kidmin

How You Can Stay on Track for Summer in Kidmin

The summer season often brings with it disconnect, lack of volunteers, and the struggle to connect with kids regularly. Many kids’ pastors I talk to express their frustrations and discontent with the way ministry happens over the summer months. Discover ideas to stay on track for summer in kidmin.

This One Event Grew Our Bible Class by Over 300%

Bible Science is my favorite time of the year because it is so much fun, kids beg for it and it brings children to church that might not have come otherwise. We saw an increase in mid-week attendance of over 300% on our first night! Check out this exciting Bible class idea.
VBS Season

Keeping the Gospel at the Center of VBS Season

VBS leaders – because of you, kids are going to hear the gospel message. Because of your event, kids are going to experience the love of God and have a blast. Discover how to keep the Gospel at center in VBS season.
fun and games

Why I Believe Fun and Games Are Wrong in Kids Church

I wanted Kids to love coming to Kid’s Church more than going to Chuck E. Cheese, or laser tag, or a sleepover, or Disney. Discover more about fun in kid's church.

What’s the Point of Children’s Ministry if Children Don’t Come To Church?

When considering these facts, it can begin to feel as though children’s ministry or family ministry or next gen ministry is becoming…well, inconsequential. Find out more about the importance of leaving a legacy with children's ministry.
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