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. 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.

The 3 Rules For Child Safety In Ministry

Child Safety … 3 Rules for Your Children’s Ministry

No matter how many policies you put in place, if they are confusing, riddled with exceptions and too easy to forget, a moment will come when your defenses are down. So, to keep your children safe, boil your strategy down to these words: Sticky, Simple and Consistent.
Recruiting Volunteers: Who and How to Recruit

Recruiting Volunteers: Who and How to Recruit

How do we get more volunteers? How do we keep volunteers? In kids ministry, you need more volunteers than any ministry in the church. To know how to recruit volunteers and retain volunteers is essential. You will not last without learning this crucial skill.
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Children’s Church or Big Church: WhereShould Children Worship?

A congregation that works to fully integrate all of its children into its public worship services will experience a great blessing in so doing.
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5 Things You Can Do Each Week to Make a Difference in Kids’ Lives

Incorporate the five steps in this verse and you will leave a legacy of faith in the lives of the kids you minister to.
What to Do When a Volunteer Quits

What to Do When a Volunteer Quits

When you lose one of your key volunteers, it has ramifications. Worst case scenario, you have other volunteers who decide it's time for them to quit as well.
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.
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11 Faith Skills Kids Need in Sunday School Before They Move to Youth Group

Statistics show that only 20 percent of the kids that grow up in church will stay in church when they become adults. With that in mind, find out more about 11 faith skills to develop in kids before they move to youth group.
Do you have the desire to better partner with parents, but struggles with how to actually accomplish that goal on a week to week basis? Find out more about partnering with parents on a weekly basis. #FamMin #FamilyMinistry #Kidmin #YouthMin #StuMin #ChildrensMinistry

Partnering With Parents on a Weekly Basis (With Resources)

Do you have the desire to better partner with parents, but struggle with how to actually accomplish that goal on a week to week basis?
The church I went to growing up had a ministry team for middle and high school-aged kids to serve in children's ministry. Let's discover the reason we need godly men serving in children's ministry. #kidmin #childrensministry #sundayschool #VBS #recruitingvolunteers

3 Reasons Why We Need Godly Men Serving in Children’s Ministry

I’ve come to realize that kids ministry is an amazing place for young men to serve. Here are three simple reasons why...
It all boils down to worldview. How can we instill a pro-life ethos in our children? No matter what is happening outside the front door of our homes, how do we create and foster and cherish a culture of life inside our own families? #prolife #Babiesmatter #teachingkids #Christianparenting #Christianfamily #mom #mother #Christianmother #Christiandad #Psalm139

Raising Pro-Life Children in a Culture of Death

It all boils down to worldview. How can we instill a pro-life ethos in our children? No matter what is happening outside the front door of our homes, how do we create and foster and cherish a culture of life inside our own families?
How to Thank Your Team in 8 Words or Less

How to Thank Your Team in 8 Words or Less

The power of sincere thanks cannot be overestimated.
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Dysfunctional Family Life Creates Emotional Concussions in Kids

Have you ever considered the term emotional concussion? Have you ever thought about what might be involved in an emotional concussion?
Fire And Lice...In Your Church - Being Prepared for Emergencies at Church

Fire And Lice…In Your Church – Being Prepared for Emergencies at Church

No church leader should be without a plan in the midst of a crisis. Knowing what to do when faced with a church crisis can be the difference between calm and chaos, courage and fear, and life and death.
Praying for More Than 'Safe'

Praying for Our Children – More Than ‘Safe’

It’s natural to want our children to be protected from harm, but lately I’ve been thinking that when we spend all our energy praying for our children to be safe, we are missing something big.
Check out these free Easter drama scripts for your church that kids and families will enjoy. These are great Easter dramas that will help everyone focus on Christ's resurrection this Easter. #Easter #ChristianEaster #Easterdrama #Easterskit #Eastermonologue #Easterplay #EasteratChurch

Free Easter Drama Scripts for Your Church

I’ve heard others asking about drama scripts or Stations of the Cross ideas, so I wanted to share these resources with the hopes that it will help your ministry!
10 Items You Need In Your Children's Ministry Tool Box

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.
Good Friday Family Experience

Good Friday Family Experience

This past Easter our church wanted to provide a family event that allowed families to talk about the gospel. We created an event prior to our churchwide Good Friday service.
Practical Discipleship: Four Questions That Transform Dinner into Discipleship

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.
An Exciting Battle to Quickly Strengthen Small Groups

An Exciting Battle to Quickly Strengthen Small Groups

Small Groups have something to look forward to together and the event builds such a strong community. Take my advice and look for an innovative way to build and strengthen your small groups.

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.
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