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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.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to lead a breakout session at Lifeway’s Kids Ministry Conference 2012 titled The Non-Confrontationalist’s Guide to Confrontation.

The Non-Confrontationalist’s Guide to Leading Through Confrontation

Gina McClain: "... Leading through conflict is one of the most important things we do."

Bringing Kids Up On Stage With You

Dan Scott explains how he incorporates kids into his story without derailing the ministry.

Leading and Managing Kidmin Change

"Change happens ... but doing it well can be the difference between thriving and dying on the vine."

How God Creates a Discipler

Who are you going to intentionally invest in during this year ahead? Who are you going to apprentice in the ways of the Kingdom?

Showing Up … Even When You Don't Feel Like It!

God helped me see that my little acts of service really do matter.

10 Mistakes Children's Ministers Make

Dale Hudson lists 10 common mistakes he's made in children's ministry in hopes that leaders might avoid them.

Leading Your Volunteer Culture

“Cultural values are things your volunteers are willing to defend, not just you.”

Leading Kids for the Long Haul

Life change is not measured in weeks and months but rather in years and decades.

Special-Needs Ministry: The Fear of Getting It Wrong

Special-needs ministry specialist Amy Fenton Lee pleads on behalf of the good-hearted teachers in your local kidmin.

Kenny Conley: Kidmin Non-Negotiables

These issues are too important to overlook in your children's ministry.

Our Churches Need More Fathers and Fewer Teachers

Sam Luce: There is no shortage of teachers in the Christian community. It lacks for fathers.

3 Characteristics of Highly Effective Kidmin Leaders

What does a highly effective children’s ministry leader look like?

Priority One: Communication With Parents

When we think we have communicated the message clearly, communicate it again.

Where is God? Children and Grief

Be prepared to minister to children as they experience grief and loss.

4 Things Kids Need and Want

Anyone who has ever tried to teach children understands that they can be maddeningly complex and yet wonderfully simple.

Discipline That Disciples

Every time children misbehave, it's an opportunity to help them grow in Christlikeness.

6 Questions Every Kidmin Leader Should Ask After a Big Event

Sam Luce: Planning the event is huge, but the thing that we often neglect is pulling the event apart.

The Transition From Preschool to Elementary

Here are some tips on how to ease the transition for kindergarteners to your elementary program.

Don't Steal the Show in Storytelling

During large group storytelling, everything said and done should help connect that story to the audience in a relevant way.

70 Things You Need to Know About Today's Kids

Dale Hudson reminds teachers of the cultural realities for today's kids.
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