Articles for Children's Ministry Leaders

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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."

Children's Volunteers Who Don't Quit

20 ways to help your volunteers stay around for the long haul.

5 Things Church Leaders Should Expect From You

Greg Baird urges kidmin leaders to explore how they affect the church's larger vision and what senior leaders need from them.

What Really Doesn’t Matter in Children's Ministry

Greg Baird reminds leaders not to get caught up in the unimportant.

How Will You Use Your Influence?

Sam Luce: How are you going to leverage your leadership to glorify Christ and not build your own kingdom?

Measuring Your Children's Ministry Success

What really matters in your ministry? What is the measure of your success?

How Do You Spend Your Free Time?

The Apostle Paul tells us not to make good use of our time but to make the best use of our time.

3 Crucial Conversations Parents Should Have With Their Preteens

J. C. Thompson advises his parents to have these talks with their preteen very, very soon.

Asking the Right Questions

The most important thing we can do as a leader is ask the right questions of ourself and others.

10 Stupid Things We Do in Children's Ministry

Greg Baird: Why do we do things that will hurt us, those around us, and our ministries?

Why Proverbs 22:6 is Not a Guarantee

Dale Hudson explains why one of the most oft-quoted verses about raising children will not guarantee that they will follow Christ as an adult.

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