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.

It Takes a Church to Raise Your Child

It Takes a Church to Raise Your Child

This “village” is not there just to keep them in line when they get unruly, but to experience the joy of seeing them grow up in God and grow up for God.
connect with kids

Connect With Kids: 7 Ways to “Break the Ice” With Kids in Your Children’s...

Anyone who leads and serves in Children’s Ministry needs to make it a priority to connect with kids early (as in, as soon as they walk in the building/classroom) and often (as in, different situations throughout the service/event).
Volunteer Rejects

24 Volunteer Rejects for Children’s Ministry… And 1 We Might Keep

A funny reminder to keep God’s perspective in mind as we evaluate volunteers (or staff!).
Children's Ministry Volunteers

20 Important Questions to Ask Your Children’s Ministry Volunteers

One of the best ways to help your volunteers grow is by asking them questions. Open-ended questions that will give them the opportunity to share about what God is doing in their life and ministry as they serve.
Goal as Parents

Goal as Parents: Why Parents Need to STOP Trying to Make Their Kids Happy

"Our job as parents is not to make our children happy, but to help them become “good”: compassionate, honest, responsible, hard-working."
Easter Craft

Easter Craft: Crafty Thursday-Triumphant Entry Donkey Balloon

As many of us get ready for Easter and the events leading up to it, here’s a great craft for kids introducing them to Palm Sunday. Jesus enters Jerusalem on a borrowed donkey the week before his crucifixion.
lessons learned

20 Ministry Lessons Learned in 20 Years

Some of the most effective ministry lessons are learned from mistakes and in-the-trenches ministry experiences. If you are new in ministry, here are some tips from someone with 20 full-time years of kids ministry experience to help you avoid pitfalls and burnout in ministry.
Using Basecamp To Manage Events, Trips, and Projects In Family Ministry

Using Basecamp to Manage Events, Trips, and Projects in Family Ministry

There are many good project management solutions out there and I use a couple others for different reasons, but Basecamp has worked best for our family ministry staff.
Ministering to Children That Stomp Into the Room

Ministering to Children Who Stomp Into the Room

You might be surprised to know that in our class the stomping kid turned out to be an OK class with an OK kid. So how did we get this child to go from stomping and not participating to becoming involved with our group?
What I learned about Kid’s Ministry on a VBS Mission Trip to Haiti

What I learned About Kid’s Ministry on a VBS Mission Trip to Haiti

As Kids’ Pastors, we can do so much more with missions in Kids’ Church to cultivate the hearts of kids and let them feel how connected all God’s people are throughout the earth.
How I Turned My Ministry into a Family Ministry

How I Turned My Ministry Into a Family Ministry

We hear a lot of talk today about family ministry, but what exactly is family ministry? My thoughts about family ministry have changed over 35 years of ministry. I have a different view of things than when I started.

A Kids Worship Conversation With Yancy

If you are passionate about kids ministry, you are passionate about kids worship. Kids ministry leaders long to see kids and families worship in Spirit and in Truth.
How Parents Affect Their Children's Faith (the Latest Findings)

Who Is Responsible to Disciple My Kids?

The answer to the discipleship of the next generation is not either or but both and. How can the church be intentional about discipling kids and how can parents make church an important aspect of their kids' lives because of that?
Leading KidMin During Flu Season

Leading KidMin During Flu Season

Every year flu season is terrible in its own way and this season is not any different. Sometimes families will avoid your nursery or children’s ministry to avoid germs.
children's ministry more inviting

10 Ways To Make Your Children’s Ministry More Inviting

Our children’s ministry environments matter...a LOT! There are easy ways to improve our ministry environments which will instantly make them more inviting to parents and kids. Find out more about how to make your children's ministry more inviting.

Guaranteed Way to Get New Families to Visit Your Church

Families are looking for places for their children to play indoors during the summer and winter months. When you encourage the families in your church to invite people to come play with their kids at the playground, you will see great results.
4 Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity

4 Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity

Creativity is especially valuable to ministry. A novel, gospel-centered solution to a problem points others to Jesus. Using our creativity to better love our fellow man glorifies God.
best family movies

Best Family Movies: The 6 Best Foreign Films for Family Movie Night

Here are six films I recommend to Christian families wishing to broaden their children’s horizons.

Senior Adults…The Next Generation Needs You

If you are reading this and you are a senior adult, turn and look behind you. The next generation needs you to speak into their lives and invest in them spiritually. They are counting on you to pass them the faith baton.
train volunteers

A New Way to Train Volunteers

We still highly value the onsite training and will continue to host these events, but we will definitely continue to use video for training our volunteers throughout the year.

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Moviegoers in Canada will not currently be able to see the movie Unplanned in theaters. Three of the nation’s largest distributors have rejected the film, meaning it cannot even receive a rating.

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Anthony Thompson: What Happened When I Forgave My Wife’s Murderer

The Emanuel AME church shooting cut short the lives of nine people. Rev. Anthony Thompson lost his wife, Myra. He was also the first to publicly offer the shooter, Dylann Roof, forgiveness.