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.

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Podcasts for Kids

The Top 25 Popular Podcasts for Kids

Podcasts are a great communication tool to share ideas, insights and teachings. Podcasts for kids are growing in popularity and there are now many podcasts that are geared for children.
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10 Items You Need In Your Children’s Ministry Tool Box

These are all simple, practical tools that can make your work more productive and efficient. Let's look at 10 tools that you need in your ministry toolbox.
family ministry

Family Ministry for the Kid Who Comes Alone

“How can I do family ministry with the kid who comes alone?”  That’s a valid question especially if a good portion of our programming, follow-ups and interactions are based around parental inclusion, equipping, and involvement.
15 Prayers for Kids in School

15 Prayers for Kids in School

You guys, it’s August 1 and school is literally around the corner. For some of you it’s starting momentarily. And we need prayers for...
Teaching Your Kids the #1 Thing God Expects of Them

Teaching Your Kids the #1 Thing God Expects of Them

As a parent, your top priority is teaching your kids the one thing God expects of them. There is surprisingly only one characteristic that God prioritizes as a requirement for children –obedient.
Stop Saying God Is not in School

Stop Saying God Is Not in School

Don’t limit who He is in their lives, in the lives of teachers and administrators who follow Him, and His Spirit that is everywhere, calling all of us to Love. Instead of sharing a meme that says God is not in school, share this post instead and remember, “Our God is with us!”
How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

How to Talk to Kids About Sexual Abuse

It's a difficult conversation but we must learn how to talk to kids about sexual abuse. I would suggest following the H.E.L.P. plan (or something similar to it) to prepare them.
Millennial men

Millennial Men: Dispelling the Myth of the Unreachable Generation

The belief that Millennial men are an unreachable generation is a myth. The interests and methods of communication may have changed, but the message hasn’t. God has already given us the solution to bring young men to maturity.
spiritual influence

The Two Biggest Spiritual Influences for a Child

Children are heavily influenced as they grow up. Who influences them the most? The two biggest factors for spiritual influence for a child are the family and friends.
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.
church nursery

Why We Should All Work in the Church Nursery

The church nursery always seems to be a touchy subject, but I'd like to offer my two cents: We should all work in the nursery. And it's not an's a joy.

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Megan Fate Marshman: What If What You Think Your Ministry Needs...

"Listen a lot," is Megan Fate Marshman's advice to ministry leaders. This week, Megan shares how conducting an "Ephesians 4" ministry honors God and creates space for people to feel valued and truly own what they believe.