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.

Smart Teaching: Understanding What a Brain Can’t Ignore

Take a look at this great infographic from Orange Leaders about how to be an effective teacher.

Results Matter in Children’s Ministry

Our return on investment in family ministry is vitally important to those we serve.

Purposeful Play

Teach children biblical principles in the context of recreational activities.

The Spiritual Perception of a Child

Insight on how children uniquely see the things of God.

Attitude in Children's Ministry

A devotional on the importance of giving your all to your ministry's kids.

The Mediocre Kidmin Leader

Justyn Smith gives some insight and encouragement to fight the good fight against mediocrity in children's ministry

Bringing Music to Your Kids

Dove Award-winning recording artist Annette Oden offers great tips on incorporating music into your kids' services.

Managing Your Time for Influence

One of the most precious commodities any leader has is their time. How we spend it matters greatly. Do you care how you invest your time?

Don't Let Easter Sneak Up on You

The challenge is to handle Easter as if it were a fine-cut jewel with many facets.

Are You a Curious Leader or a Fearful Leader?

Sam Luce asks himself several questions to make sure he isn't leading out of fear.

Top 3 Ways to Handle Snacks in Kidmin

What do we do with snacktime in children's ministry when there are so many food allergies with kids?

A Little Child Can Lead Them…Really, They Can!

What if we encouraged children to lead worship? Are we ready for this?

Herding Kids vs. Leading Kids

Kendra Fleming: "When you are leading…every story matters."

Celebrating Diversity in Your KidMin

Dan Scott reminds us to make sure our ministries are multi-colored.

The Dropout Myth?

Kenny Conley reviews an article that discusses the children's dropout rate and adds his own thoughts to the issue.
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Feeding Your Spiritually Hungry Kids

As a Children’s Pastor, each week I witness kids who walk into the church hungry...hungry to learn, to be loved, encouraged, accepted and challenged.

What KidMin Can Learn From Great Leaders in History

Dale Hudson reviews 12 of history's greatest leaders and applies their greatest ideals to children's ministry.

Kidmin Leader – Do You Volunteer?

Keith Tusing urges children's pastors to also invest their skills elsewhere in their church or in their community.

Questions You Should Ask Your Tweens

J. C. Thompson offers some "musts" for questions to ask to all your 10-12-year-old students.

The Most Important Ability a KidMin Leader Can Have

A successful Children's Ministry is a team of empowered leaders working together to make an impact that is bigger than anything someone could do alone.

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