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.

How do we get more volunteers? How do I love, train, and keep the volunteers I have? What curriculum do you use and do you like it? The answer to all of these is a great children's ministry curriculum. Let's talk how to choose a children's ministry curriculum.

How to Choose a Children’s Ministry Curriculum

How do we get more volunteers? How do I love, train and keep the volunteers I have? What curriculum do you use and do you like it?
5 Ways You Can Easily Partner with Public Schools

5 Ways You Can Easily Partner with Public Schools

Public schools are a massive missions field that, though closed off in some big ways, still have many open doors for ministry.
It’s Not About the Easter Bunny

Easter Is Not About the Easter Bunny

Easter to me is not about a bunny. It’s about the cross. It’s about Jesus’ love for us and His willingness to give up His life for ours. It’s about the sacrifice He made so we could live forever with Him. Aren’t you so grateful for His sacrifice? I am!

3 Resources to Help You in Ministry

As a new ministry year begins, many of us are looking for ways to be more effective in our mission. With that in mind, I wanted to share three resources to help you in ministry.

Teach Them to Serve Like Jesus

I brainstormed some ways my kindergarten through fifth graders can serve. Here are some ideas I have come up with.
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Parents: Do These Blinders Prevent You From Protecting Your Child?

Even good parents can have blinders when it comes to protecting their children from sexual abuse. Here's what you need to know.

Bored in Ministry? How to Bring the Excitement Back

Let's look at a few ways you can bring yourself and your ministry back to where it needs to be.
Here are the top 13 children's ministry conferences for 2019 in the United States. Get the training, refreshment, and encouragement you so deserve.

Top 13 Children’s Ministry Conferences for 2019 in the U.S.

We put together this list of the top 12 children's ministry conferences for 2019 in the United States so you can get the training, refreshment, and encouragement you so deserve in 2019.
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3 Ways Churches Coddle KidZ and StudentZ

Is the church in danger of playing a part in our cultural problem of coddling of the American mind?
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Are We Telling Children to Go to Hell?

It seems to me that, when we fail to have an adequate focus on the Gospel, we might as well be telling our kids to…go to hell!
Parent's Night Out: Valentine's Day Edition

How to Host a Parent’s Night Out: Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine's Day provides the perfect opportunity to give parents a night out. Here is a step-by step guide on hosting a parents night out for Valentine's Day.
When Ministry is Discouraging

When Ministry Is Discouraging

How do we keep putting one foot in front of the other during discouraging times of ministry?
The Formula for Keeping Kid's Attention

The Formula for Keeping Kids’ Attention

I believe the best approach is to first ask HOW can I capture kids' attention and then how can I hold their attention for more than 30 seconds once I've got it.
The Biggest Thing Christian Parents Forget

The Biggest Thing Christian Parents Forget

"One of the biggest errors Christian parents make is to forget."
7 Keys To An Effective Volunteer Training System

7 Keys to an Effective Volunteer Training 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.
The Biggest Key to Having Sundays Run Consistently Smooth

The Biggest Key to Having Sundays Run Consistently Smooth

Here’s the change that made the biggest difference: For each service, we found (are still finding) someone whose only job is to manage volunteers and handle crises.
10 Mistakes to Avoid in Kids Ministry

10 Ministry Mistakes to Avoid in Kids Ministry

Mistake to avoid: Spending all your time, energy and resources on kids.
6 Deliciously Easy Valentine’s Day Snack Ideas for Kids

6 Deliciously Easy Valentine’s Day Snack Ideas for Kids

If you’re looking for sweet treats for your own children or children at your church, check out six of my favorites, courtesy of Pinterest.
Volunteers & Safety Procedures: What works?

Volunteers & KidMin Safety Procedures: What works?

Safety Procedures are some of the more important and more minute aspects of Kids Ministry. And these details of ministry are critical to creating a safe environment for kids.
God Questions

God Questions

If you could ask God any question, what would it be? That’s the question I posed to the kids at church this past Sunday. It was Mustache Night at KidVenture and I wanted to know what questions they “mustache” God.
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