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Back to School Activities: 7 Ways to Welcome Kids to Sunday School

Back to school activities work well for Sunday school and children's church. Use fun back-to-school lessons, games, and crafts in your children's ministry program. Start with these 7 great ideas!

Children’s Ministries That Stand Out: 7 Important Characteristics

We all want our children’s ministries to grow and thrive. Learn 7 characteristics of standout kidmin programs.

Sex Positive Parenting and What That Means for Your Family

Sex positive parenting honors God and teaches children about biblical sexuality.

Summer Games for Children: Play This Fun Creation Race With Kids

In this outdoor summer game, children discover the story of Creation while getting creative in a fun relay race.

Children’s Bible Questions and Tips for How to Best Answer Them

To answer children’s Bible questions, use these tips from a kidmin expert.

Children’s Ministry Training Basics You NEED to Include for Volunteers

Children's ministry training is a hot topic. How (and how often) do you train your kidmin volunteers?

Bible Lessons for Toddlers: Tips & Resources for Sharing God’s Love

Bible lessons for toddlers are so important because little children are so important to Jesus! Use these tips and resources.

Birth Mother Letter: Thank You to a Beautiful and Brave Woman

Read this touching letter to a birth mother who gave the precious gift of life.

How to Retain Volunteers: Why the Best Helpers Regularly Return

Want to know how to retain volunteers? Discover 5 reasons the best helpers return to children's ministry year after year!

Characteristics of Middle Schoolers: 3 Things You Need to Know

Knowing some common characteristics of middle schoolers will help you teach and minister to preteens.

How to Explain the Holy Trinity to a Child: 3 Important Teaching Tips

Because it's a mystery, knowing how to explain the holy Trinity to a child can be challenging. We can never fully understand God's three-in-one nature. But we can and should grow in our understanding of the holy Trinity.

How to Recruit Volunteers Who Stay in Your Children’s Ministry Program

How to recruit volunteers who stick around is a key challenge for most children's ministry leaders. Check out these 11 tips for finding helpers who stay.

Five Reasons Why People Don’t Volunteer

There could be many reasons why people don't volunteer in children's ministry. Some of those reasons we can do nothing about. They are simply out of our control. However, many of the reasons that keep people away from children’s ministry can be addressed and fixed.

Bible Stories for Preschoolers: 9 Places to Find Lessons for Little Learners

Bible stories for preschoolers contain age-appropriate, easy to remember lessons from God's Word. Check out all these options!

Family Olympics Ideas: 6 Awesome Summer Games to Try With Kids

Family Olympics ideas are a hit for summer, even if it's not an Olympics year. These 6 fun Olympics-style games are for everyone.

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.

Fruit of the Spirit Joy Activities: A Fun Game for Kids of All Ages

Fruit of the Spirit joy activities teach children about Christian living. In this fun game, kids discover how our hearts overflow with joy from God.

7 Creative Ways To Collect Offering at Church

For those of you who give your kids a time for giving at your church, I want to share some creative ways to collect offering at church.

Free Bible Stories for Kids: Be Ready for Sunday School and Devotions

Free Bible stories for kids always come in handy. A wide range of Bible materials and lessons are available online, many at no cost.

Inexpensive Ideas to Tell Volunteers Thanks: 18 Great Gifts for Helpers

Need inexpensive ideas to appreciate children's ministry volunteers? Then check out these 18 great thank-you gifts and gestures.

Woman Attempts To Steal Gas From Church Van; Church Responds by...

A week after someone attempted to steal gas from its church buses, Rocky Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina, held an event to hand out gas cards to people in the community. 

Benjamin Watson: What Church Leaders Need To Know About Abortion and...

Benjamin Watson joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what the pro-life movement should focus on now that Roe has been overturned.

Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders