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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.

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12 Community Service Projects Kids Can Do in Small Groups

Don't just talk about serving others, use these 12 ideas to have kids serving and reaching the community.
Year of the FAM: A Fresh Idea for Your Family

Year of the FAM: A Fresh Idea for Your Family

We wanted to become more intentional than ever before in accomplishing our goals and instilling our values into our children, and we felt that in a lot of ways, our family’s schedule was not allowing us to do that. This resulted in what we call “The Year of the FAM!”
Who Should Disciple Children?

Who Should Disciple Children?

There are a few significant facts that tend to get left out of the discussion about who should disciple children, facts that carry a lot of weight and are important for both the church and the home to consider as we continue the conversations.
5 Signs You Might Be an Insecure Leader

5 Signs You Might Be an Insecure Leader

Insecurity runs through leadership in epic proportions. Here's how to know if it's affecting you.
children's ministry decline

Why Many Children’s Ministries Are in Decline

Children's ministry decline is a growing problem for the church in America. But there are some children's ministries that are growing and we would do well to take a close look at what they are doing.
“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown”

“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown”

And at one time, most of the country would have agreed with Linus regarding what Christmas is all about…but times have changed.
Entitlement

3 Ways to Prevent an Attitude of Entitlement in Your Kids

The culture around us has gradually shifted America’s mindset to believe that we all have our rights, including the “right” to have what we want,...
Top Kid-friendly Video Games of 2019

Top Kid-friendly Video Games of 2019

2019 has been quite a year, especially for video games.  From new indie titles to massive triple-A series, it’s been a blast looking at...
family Christmas movies

10 Family Christmas Movies to Watch Over Christmas Break

The Small One. A Muppet Christmas Carol. The Nativity Story. The Peanuts Movie. Just to name a few of the best family Christmas movies you should watch over Christmas break.

Do This Instead of Spending All Your Money on Christmas Presents for Your Kids

As parents, we want to give our kids great gifts at Christmas. We get their wish lists and get as much as our budget allows. But what if we focused on making memories instead of tons of gifts?
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?
crafts

25 Best Christmas Nativity Crafts for Kids in Your Children’s Ministry

Here are 25 of the best nativity Christmas crafts we found for you on Pinterest and the internet.
Toys R' Us

What the Church Can Learn From Toys R Us’ Relaunch

As you may or may not know, Toys R' Us closed down all of their stores in the U.S.  I wrote an article about...
children's ministry

25 Largest Children’s Ministries in the Nation (2019)

Each year, Outreach magazine puts out a list of the largest and fastest growing churches in the nation.  Without exception, the churches always have a great children's ministry.
your child

5 Counterintuitive Ways to Make Your Child Happy

Every good parent wants to make their child happy. But what if as a parent, your good intentions are to bring happiness to your child is actually working against them in the long run?
praying with your child

10 Important Times to Pray With Your Children

There's nothing more important than praying FOR and WITH your child. These 10 important times you should be praying with your child, can change their life.
5 Key Elements for a Vibrant Children's Ministry

5 Key Elements for a Vibrant Children’s Ministry

Your church may have an inspiring vision, outstanding worship services, and strong outreach ministries, etc., but if you don't have a vibrant children’s ministry, families may stop coming.
How to Stop Behavioral Issues in Your Ministry

How to Stop Behavioral Issues in Your Ministry

Do you have behavioral issues in your room? Do you have a hard time getting the kids to sit still and listen to the lesson? Is your classroom noisy and hectic? Do you find yourself getting frustrated because the kids aren't listening to the lesson? Good news.  I've got something you can do to change that.
Help Children Succeed Spiritually

10 Ways Parents Can Help Children Succeed Spiritually

Parents want to see their children succeed academically.  Socially.  Financially.  Athletically.  These are all well and good, but the most important area a parent can help their child succeed is to help children succeed spiritually.
Six Personal Leadership Habits That Will Ignite Your Ministry

Six Personal Leadership Habits That Will Ignite Your Ministry

How are your leadership habits? All of us involved in spiritual formation want to lead people well, but sometimes we forget that leading others begins by leading ourselves.
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