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. 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 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.

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7 Leadership Qualities Children’s Ministry Leaders Need

Children's ministry is just like any other area of the church...everything rises and falls on leadership. Great children's ministries are made possible by great leadership.
Loving Kids in a Pumpkin Pie Culture

Loving Kids in a Pumpkin Pie Culture

As I love on kids I know what I’m aiming for. I want them to know they’re worth the time and effort. I want them to know they are loved for who they are. I want them to know that they matter. And bottom line, I want the love I show them to point them right to Jesus. Here are some things I intentionally do.
Why I Don’t Like Church Christmas Programs

Why I Don’t Like Church Christmas Programs

Is there anything cuter than kids in a Christmas play? I mean seriously, don’t we just love seeing the kids sharing their songs, saying their lines, quoting their Bible verses and wearing all the Christmassy things?
Looking For Advent Resources For Your Family?

Looking for Advent Resources for Your Family?

Christmas is such a significant time to teach our kids the value of Christ to show them a God who came near. There is so much of our faith that our kids have to grow into.
30 Ideas for a Christ-Centered Family Christmas

30 Ideas for a Christ-Centered Family Christmas

If you are like me, you want your family’s focus during Christmas to be on the birth of Jesus, which is the whole reason why we celebrate Christmas! So, what can you do to keep your family’s eyes locked toward the birth of Jesus?
Free Christmas Song

Check Out This Free Christmas Song – Born to Set Us Free

Here’s an early Christmas gift—a free Christmas Song. Enjoy "Born to Set Us Free" to use in your ministry.
Christmas Family Night - A Holiday Night to Remember

Christmas Family Night — A Holiday Night to Remember

People love Christmas events, and it’s easy to put together a night that will be fun for the entire family.
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Family Advent Launches December 1—Don’t Miss It

Families are so busy during the holiday season that it is challenging to take time to focus on what matters most. We all want our children to recognize that Christmas is about Jesus. This resource gives families an easy and fun way to take a few minutes each day to focus on Him.
How to Have Great Kid’s Worship Without Live Music

How to Have Great Kid’s Worship Without Live Music

We talked with several kid’s ministry leaders and pieced together a strategy that has worked really well at engaging our kids more than anything else we’ve tried.
Come, Let Us Advent Together!

Come, Let Us Advent Together!

These brief readings and prayers do not take a lot of time (can easily be done at the dinner table) but they help to frame Advent and the celebration of Christ’s birth in the larger story, the metanarrative, of Scripture.
10 Scripture Passages to Pray for Your Children

10 Scripture Passages to Pray for Your Children

God has made it abundantly clear in Scripture that he wants to bless our children and descendants. He’s given us many promises to give us faith to hope and pray for their salvation and well-being.
Thankful for You - Children's Ministry Leader

Thankful for You—Children’s Ministry Leader

Dear Children's Ministry Leader, on this Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for you.
Letting Kids Be the Tradition-Makers

Letting Kids Be the Tradition-Makers

"When we allow children to have a creative voice in how we celebrate the holidays, we let them exercise the gifts and talents given to them by our precious Abba God."
A Great Thanksgiving Tradition To Share With Families

A Great Thanksgiving Tradition to Share With Families

Holidays are such a great time for parents to make spiritual memories with their children. Here is a great Thanksgiving tradition parents can start with their children.
Thanksgiving Activity Guide

Downloadable Thanksgiving Activity Guide for Parents

Thanksgiving is all about family, so why not take this opportunity to encourage family discipleship when families are gathered together! Check out this downloadable Thanksgiving activity guide.
Edible Advent Wreath

Edible Advent Wreath

To kick off the beginning of Advent, our elementary children made edible Advent wreaths in class yesterday. They loved them and so will the children in your ministry!
Planning a Preteen & Parent Retreat

Preteen and Parent Retreat Planning

We wanted to connect the hearts of preteens and parents in this unique stage of life, and we prayed that God would do more than we could ask, think or imagine.
Cold and Flu and Kidmin - Are You Ready?

Cold and Flu and Kidmin—Are You Ready?

As we come into the cold season, make sure your parents know that you have an illness policy (if you don't, well you should). The next step is to tell them why you have it, because you love their children and want to see them happy and healthy at church...and your workers too!
Letting Go Of Fear - Free Kids Lesson

Free Lesson for Kids on Fear: Letting Go of Fear

Fear robs them of joy and peace making them feel utterly powerless. The experience below is designed to help the children in your group to do two things: 1) to own their fears by admitting them to the group and 2) to disown their fears by surrendering them to Jesus.
Nursery Ministry Matters

Nursery Ministry Matters

Nursery ministry matters...a lot. And if you serve in nursery ministry, you matter and what you are doing in the nursery matters.

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