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. 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 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.

25 (God-Approved) Summer Family Activities

Be a hero with parents, the kids and with God! There are many activities kids can do by themselves or with each other to have fun outside of television, but the idea is for parents to spend quality time with their kids. Discover these 25 summer family activities.
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11 Ways to Celebrate Dad

Here are 11 Father's Day ideas to really celebrate the dad (or dads) in your life. These ideas are solid gold!
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Why I Created Our Own VBS Program (And Why YOU Can Get Creative Too!)

With so much great programming right at my fingertips, why would I go through the work of creating our own? The more I thought about it though, the more I couldn’t get away from the idea. Discover how you can create your own VBS here.
6 Lessons on Creativity from Disney

6 Lessons on Creativity From Disney

Being in a creative place can spark new ideas, give inspiration, and refresh your mind and soul. With all that being said, over the last couple weeks, I spent some time in some of my favorite creative places, Disney World and Disneyland. Check out the 6 lessons on creativity from Disney.
5 Ideas to Consider about Faith and Preteens

5 Ideas to Consider About Faith and Preteens

As preteens grow and develop, abstract thinking makes the topics trickier and conversations stickier. Check out these 5 developmentally appropriate realities to keep in mind when talking about faith and preteens.
Father's Day Crafts for kids

21 Best Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

Father’s Day is sneaking up on us! Pair the love your kids have for crafts with the love they have for their dad with...
Use This 1 Tool To Visualize Your Ministry Plans

Use This 1 Tool to Visualize Your Ministry Plans

When you are planning a ministry endeavor, whether it is a worship service, a community block party or a children’s event, it can be hard to envision every aspect of what will happen. Discover more about this tool to visualize your ministry plans.
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How to Recognize the Behaviors of a Traumatized Child

A trauma-informed church understands how a crisis affects children. Do you recognize traumatized child behaviors?

One Thing Two-Thirds of Parents Will Bring Their Kids to Church For

Even parents who don't attend church and wouldn't think about sending their kids to a church during the summer have a positive view of this age-old church program.
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How to Transition Children From Elementary Ministry to Student Ministry

On of the most critical graduations that happens in children's ministry is the transition from children's ministry into student ministry. Find out more about transitioning from elementary ministry.
How to Turn 5th Sundays into Family Invite Days

How to Turn 5th Sundays Into Family Invite Days

For me, fifth Sundays has always felt like a natural Sunday to do something different than normal. But our church has always struggled to figure out what exactly that different-than-normal thing should be.
4 Truths for Grandparents to Embrace

4 Truths for Grandparents to Embrace

With life’s long-range view, we see four ways childhood is a unique time to invest in the lives of our grandchildren.
3 Things Your Pastor DOESN'T Need You to Do as a Children’s Ministry Leader

3 Things Your Pastor DOESN’T Need You to Do as a Children’s Ministry Leader

As a children’s ministry leader, we are asked to do a lot in our church. It is not uncommon to be asked to take on responsibilities outside our “job description.” Discover three things your pastor doesn't need from you.
Fruit of Discipleship “I’m Not Sure I’m Cut Out for This ‘Discipling’ Thing”

Fruit of Discipleship “I’m Not Sure I’m Cut Out for This ‘Discipling’ Thing”

As a parent, I can at times become discouraged when I don’t see the fruit of discipleship evident in my children’s lives. Like most Christian parents, I wonder, “Have a done this thing right? Have I shared the right things? Have I been a good disciplemaker?" Find out more about discipling kids.
Leaving a Legacy: How to Leave Your Kids Something of Value

Leaving a Legacy: How to Leave Your Kids Something of Value

Two years ago I started a legacy project for my kids that will take me eight years to complete. Discover more about how to be intentional about leaving a legacy.
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50 Best Ideas to Teach the Armor of God for Kids

God’s Word is very clear that we need the armor of God for kids to stand during spiritual battle. And God has given us...
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Object Lesson for Pre-Teens: The Holy Spirit

The very idea of who the Holy Spirit is and how the Holy Spirit can be in more than one place at a time is confusing. Yet understanding the presence of the Holy Spirit is essential to children’s spiritual growth. Check out this object lesson for pre-teens.
Free Ideas for Summer Fun

5 Free Ideas for Summer Fun for Families

The lazy hazy days of summer are upon us. If you’re a parent, the novelty of summer break is probably just starting to wear down a bit. Discover the ideas for summer fun.
3 Ways to Practically Include the Holy Spirit in Lesson Prep

3 Ways to Practically Include the Holy Spirit in Lesson Prep

It’s not that I didn’t think the Holy Spirit was in our lessons, I just never thought about it in terms of how I can intentionally invite the Holy Spirit into the process. Discover these ways to intentionally include the Holy Spirit in your lesson prep.
Where Churches Are Failing Kids

Church Problems: 12 Ways Churches Are Failing Kids

While some of these things can and do contribute to the demise of a child's faith, the church must also look in the mirror and see that we are a big part of the problem. We are failing kids in many areas and it becomes glaringly apparent as they grow older.

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Pastor Greg Laurie on Suicide: Hope Has the Last Word

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship delivered a message Thursday at a special service remembering the life of Jarrid Wilson. While Laurie had a number of exhortations for his listeners, he especially emphasized the preeminence of Jesus.

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Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.

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