Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

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What Do Kids Really Need From Us?

Greg Baird narrows children's ministry down to the essentials in this inspiring article.

10 Traits of Highly Successful Children's Ministers

Dale Hudson: The good news is all of us can learn and acquire these traits.

16 Children/Family Ministry Websites You Should be Reading

The world wide web can bring a wealth of children/family ministry knowledge, training, and experience right to your doorstep.

5 Things You Should Expect From Church Leadership

What should children's and family ministry leaders reasonably expect from those who lead the church?

Is it a Good Thing or a God Thing? 20 Questions

Just because it's a "good thing" doesn't mean it's a "God thing" for your ministry. So how do you know the difference?

7 Deadly Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make in Children's Ministry

These mistakes have the potential to end your ministry to children. Take heed!

Taylor Swift on Children's Ministry

Do you recognize the power of pop culture? How are you managing it in your kidmin? (Photo: Joe Seer /

Back to School! It's Prime-Time for Kidmin!

How are we going to take advantage of the natural “reboot” for all our kids? We can start by answering a few questions.

4 Principles for Children’s Productions

Since I do programming for Children’s Ministry, I thought I would give you the four things that we are always implementing at Brookwood Kids.

10 Must-Dos for a Successful Kidmin

Keith Tusing reminds children's ministers of the top priorities every kidmin should have.

Helping Kids Learn to Remember

Jody Capehart explains the workings of a child's brain that make memory connections and helps teachers make those same connections.

6 Things to Do for Families on Sunday Mornings Besides Church

Are you finding it increasingly difficult to get families involved outside of Sunday mornings? You're not alone.

Warnings, With Love

How do we warn our children without making them believe it is not directed with a negative attitude towards them?

Help or Hinder: Children and Their Faith

How can parents help or hinder what's happening in their children's spiritual growth? Gina McClain gives her thoughts.

Is Kids' Ministry Unbiblical?

Sam Luce: "So because the Bible doesn’t talk about teaching kids and youth separately from adults, it shouldn’t be done? I say yes and no."

Everything That Can Be Invented Has Been Invented

Sam Luce: "I believe that going forward those who will shape culture will be innovators, not inventors."

Effective Multi-Site Children’s Ministry

If you are exploring multiple sites, embrace innovation and the opportunity to take the gospel into new communities!

Hows and Whys with Volunteers

You need the "hows," but you'll never build anything great without the "why."

Teaching Kids to Be Amazed

Get a child wrapped up in wonder, and they will worship their Creator.

Enemies of Your Children's Ministry

Dale Hudson warns children's leaders to watch out for these enemies. "Guard against them. Don't allow them to get a foot in the door."

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