Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

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Easter Photo Scavenger Hunt for Families

Since we are getting close to Easter, I wanted to share this photo scavenger hunt again. We’ve all got our smart phones in hand; why not put them to good use and use them to tell our children the story of Easter? #Easter #scavnegerhunt

Are You Over-Parenting or Under-Parenting?

There are generally 3 types of parents and parenting styles? While most parents are doing the best they can with what they know, many parents are doing one or the other – either over-parenting their children or under-parenting them.

How to Stay Motivated During a Pandemic

Staying motivated during a pandemic can be a challenge for sure.  But it can be done through intentional steps.  Here are a few tips about staying motivated in the midst of a pandemic.
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6 Deliciously Easy Valentine’s Day Snack Ideas for Kids

Why not add a little snack to that Valentine's Day lesson.
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What Story Will Your Kids Tell?

What story will your kids tell?…Will they talk about parents who loved them and loved each other?
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5 Steps to Take When You Enter a New Ministry

In a new ministry role?  In the process of following God's call to a new leadership adventure?  Need to hit refresh on the ministry you are currently leading?

Kids, Parents, and Media: An Opportunity for the Church

Once the pandemic ends, 66% of parents say they expect the time they spend watching content with their children will stay the same or even increase.
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Meet Generation C

Generation C will set a new precedent for physical interaction, making normal signs of intimacy – like hugging – abstract and normalizing virtual attendance at events and in classes.
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25 Ways to Tell Your Kids I Love You (without saying ‘I Love You’)

Kids enjoy being shown they are loved just as much if not more than they enjoy being told they are loved. Here are 25 ways to tell your kids I love you without telling your kids “I love you”. #love #kidmin #fammin #kids
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Practical Discipleship: Four Questions That Transform Dinner Into Discipleship

Inviting Jesus into that everyday practice takes it from ordinary to sacred, from dinner to discipleship, from temporal to eternal, and that is discipleship at home.

Short on Volunteers? How to Rebuild Your Volunteer Team During COVID-19

And in the midst of all of this, in the back of our minds, we are hoping that once the pandemic has subsided, volunteers will flock back.  And the temptation is just to put everything on cruise control and ride this out until things return to normal.
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Four Types of Church Families in 2021

Four Types of Church Families in 2021 - 2021 will definitely be different, but God has many incredible things in store. As you share the love of Jesus, may God give you discernment to reach each family right where they are.
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Tim Tebow Wanted to Tell Kids About Jesus—So He Wrote a New Book

Tim Tebow's book, "Bronco and Friends," follows Bronco and his friends as they encourage one another on their way to a party. Tebow says he wrote the newly released children's book in the hope of sharing the gospel with kids.
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Why Kids Should Not Sit Still at Church

Do you think kids at church should be forced to sit still? More and more evidence is proving that kids are more attentive and learn better when they are allowed to move.

Will COVID Cost Us a Generation of Kids?

One thing that burdens me heavily right now is the thousands of kids who are no longer attending church on a consistent basis.  As weeks turn into months and months turn into an entire year, I have been thinking of the spiritual ramifications.
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6 Practical Ways to Honor Your Parents

"God calls every child of every age to show honor to our parents."
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The Kids of 2020

This data provides great insight into the lives of the kids of 2020.  I would encourage you to take these findings and use it as a guideline as you prepare lessons, activities, games, etc. for both your online kids and kids who are worshiping in person.  This list is a great resource for teaching topics, skits, games and other parts of your kids' worship.
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Fun Christmas Jokes You Can Tell Kids

It's also a great time to connect with the kids through fun Christmas jokes.  Kids love jokes.  You can use these with one kid before service, in a large group or small group.

Yes, Virginia: Why My Family Chose to Embrace Santa

More than a few parents wonder whether to pass on the Santa story and all its accompanying traditions.
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Why Our Childrens Ministries Should Be More Like Mr. Rogers and Less Like Disney

Mr. Rogers had friends come by who struggled with difficult issues like divorce, physical disability, and even race. He didn’t create an alternate universe by which he could escape reality. He lived in a house and told kids when make believe was happening. He used fairy stories to smuggle truth.

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Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year.

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Our latest podcast series, "LGBTQ and the Church," takes on what has already been an important conversation—and it is only growing more urgent that church leaders engage in this discussion with love and wisdom.