Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

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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.

What Numbers are Important in Children’s Ministry?

What numbers--besides attendance numbers--determine the health of a children's ministry?

Qualities of an Exceptional Leader for Preteens

Preteen ministry is unique because preteens are unique.

Why Teams Fail

Sam Luce: "I am a huge believer in teams and team ministry, but everything rises and falls on leadership."

What Families Want From Church

My experience is that families have definite opinions – expressed or not – about what they want.
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Awesome KidMin Resources

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Teaching The Bible With Toys

Dale Hudson recommends teaching truth using familiar objects from a child's everyday world.

How Much Do You Listen to Kids? I Mean REALLY Listen?

Jesus listened to the children. Let us do so today. It may surprise us to hear all they have to tell us.

The WOW Factor in Your KidMin

When was the last time you asked a volunteer or a parent (figuratively or literally), "How can I wow you today?"

When Your Ministry Has a Fail

Justyn Smith talks about what he's learned when you do everything like you always do and things still turn out "blah!"

Your Children's Ministry Doesn't Care

Organizations don't care...people care.

What Do Families Want from a Church?

A Baylor University study finds that families want churches to give them opportunities to serve together.

Is Internet Porn This Generation's Sex Ed?

Online safety experts say kids are viewing online porn before their parents or local schools have a chance to talk with them about sex.

Understanding Change: A Leadership Must

No matter what the change is that you are proposing, you need to understand that there are going to be people who voice their disapproval.

3 Ingredients for Healthy Ministry Relationships

Ministry happens best through relationships. Greg Baird helps make them a priority.

New Safety Rules for Church Nursery Cribs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new safety regulations regarding cribs used in daycare centers and church nurseries.

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