Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

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Why Your Children Need the Sabbath

Don't overlook this profound spiritual truth: We need regular periods of rest in our lives.

6 Benefits of Serving in Children's Ministry

Dale Hudson shares the best parts of serving in kidmin.

The Struggle of Sharing the Gospel With Kids

It’s the most important thing that we get to do, it’s something that we must get right.

Why Your Children Need the Sabbath

Don't overlook this profound spiritual truth: We need regular periods of rest in our lives.

Is Your Calendar Killing Your Children's Ministry?

Dale Hudson gives 13 warning signs that your children's ministry is too busy.

Authentic Worship for Kids

Authentic worship is an “essential” in our Children’s Ministries, but just how do we do it?

12 Reasons Guests Don't Come Back

Having a difficult time getting guests to return? Here's twelve reasons that might help you figure out why.

Parents, Bring Your Kids to Church!

JC Thompson tells a miraculous story of how God entered a sixth-grader's life.

10 Practical Ways to Be a Spirit-Led Teacher

Jim Wideman invites you to work hand-in-hand with the Holy Spirit as you lead kids.

Inexpensive Classroom Makeover Ideas

19 ideas for your Sunday school classroom that'll cost you next to nothing.
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21 Outreach Ideas for Kids to Reach Kids

Use these outreach ideas for kids to help your churched kids reach out to their unchurched friends and families.

8 Discipline Tools You Already Have

Greg Baird explains how to use what you already know to effectively and lovingly discipline your kids.

Answering Children’s Questions

Here are some helpful guidelines to prepare yourself for the questions children are always asking.

7 Characteristics of Breakout Children’s Ministries

Greg Baird gives his thoughts on how ministries can have momentum, engagement, high participation and impact.

Challenges of a Megachurch Kidmin

Clayton Hurst, kids' and family pastor at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, talks about the challenges of leading a large ministry that apply to all ministries.

9 Ways NOT to Parent Your Kids

We make some pretty bad parenting decisions in the heat of the moment.

9 Priorities of the Children’s Ministry Leader

Greg Baird lists and details the nine things that should be at the top of a leader's priority list.

Why Do You Teach That Way?

Justyn Smith wishes more children and youth ministries asked that question.

Addition by Subtraction: When God Moves Someone Out of Your Ministry

Greg Baird gives great insight from what he's learned about people leaving his children's ministry.

Even Children's Ministers Need Mentoring

For some reason, in the kidmin world, we tend to isolate ourselves and be lone rangers, but every leader should have a Timothy, a Barnabas, and a Paul in his or her life.
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