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Sermon Notes for Children: 11 Free KidMin Resources

Providing age-appropriate sermon notes is a great way to keep children engaged with worship. These resources also help kids make connections between Scripture and daily life.

The #1 Parenting Passage in the Bible

"The Great Commission summarizes your calling as parents, and its promises remind you of where you can look for help and hope!"

10 Surprising Reasons Our Kids Leave Church

It's distressing to see our kids leaving Christianity. If you're wondering why they are, here are 10 surprising reasons kids eventually stop going to church.

Who Made God? Sunday School Lessons on Creation for Children

Teaching young children about Creation is a true delight. Sunday school teachers might see the wheels in kids' heads start turning as they ponder: If God made everything, then who made God?

10 Steps to Awesome Children’s Ministry

When you see an awesome children's ministry being built, you can be assured that there is much prayer and seeking God's face behind the scenes.   

Salvation Message for Kids: 4 Things You Should Stop Saying

To clearly explain the meaning of believing in and following Jesus, use care when presenting a salvation message for kids.

1.5+ Million Children Have Seen Death of Parents Due to COVID

While no one knows for sure how many children have seen the death of parents because of the pandemic, a new study published in the British medical journal The Lancet has developed an estimate.

What Is a Tween: A Close-up Look at Preteen Kids

It’s important to know the kinds of students you're ministering to. So I’ve gathered stats and insights from my preteen ministry and compiled an overall picture of what is a tween.

Parents, the Enemy Has Stepped Up His Game – Have You?

The fact that we can’t see this lion on the prowl (whose goal is the destruction of our children) doesn’t make him any less real.

Kids’ Spiritual Gifts: Help Children Develop & Use Their God-Given Gifts

In children's ministry, never underestimate the truths kids can understand. Regarding kids’ spiritual gifts, young students can grasp several key biblical concepts.

Children’s Ministry Conferences: What’s Slated for 2022?

Along with most everything else, children’s ministry conferences were postponed, scaled back or taken virtual during the pandemic. So it’s exciting to see that several children’s ministry conferences have announced plans to resume in 2022.

Children’s Ministry: How to Respond to Angry People

Tough situations will arise. Follow these 10 steps and you will be a leader who knows how to respond to angry people.

ZTechnology – It’s an Addiction

As children and family ministry leaders, it's important that we provide parents with tools they can use to guide their Gen Z children in the digital world they are growing up in.

Children’s Church Object Lessons: 10 Attention-Grabbing Ideas for Kidmin

Object lessons that will have your kids talking and thinking all week.

Van Ministry: 10 Tips for Getting Your KidMin Bus Rolling

Why does your church need a bus or van ministry? This outreach program provides opportunities for unchurched children to hear and respond to the Gospel.

What’s Your Vision for Children’s Ministry? Learn How to Vision Cast

Vision casting is simply communicating your vision so that others make your vision their own. Here are 7 steps for successfully casting your vision in a way that others can grasp and own it.

Church Volunteer Training: 7 Keys to a Fine-Tuned System

In many cases, training and coaching is not a core strength or skill for the leader. In all cases, Sunday is always coming and the pressure of being ready for the weekend, along with everything else (meetings, events, care, etc.), pushes out time for investing in volunteers.

20 Hilarious Quotes From Kids

I thought I'd share some funny quotes from kids to brighten your day as you catch your breath before the weekend begins. 

5 Bible Science Experiments That Teach God’s Truth

The goal of science experiments is to discover and understand scientific truth. Bible science experiments have the added benefit of helping young learners discover and understand God's truth.

Children in Church: 5 Reasons They Belong in Regular Worship

Where do you think children in church should be most of the time? I think several compelling reasons point to why kids belong in the main worship service regularly.

Michigan Vigil Prays for Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti

More than 100 people gathered Sunday in a small Michigan town to pray for the safe release of a local family among 17 missionaries kidnapped by a gang in Haiti more than a week ago.

Beth Moore, Part 1: How Galatians Is ‘Astonishingly Relevant’ to American...

“You name any issue on the table today in the church at large," says Beth Moore, "it's somewhere most likely reflected in [Galatians].”

Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders