Children's Ministry Blogs

Children's Ministry Blogs

Children's ministry blogs help children’s ministry leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, children’s pastors need leadership resources and children’s ministry resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times for children and families. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every children’s pastor and children’s ministry leader. If you serve on a church staff as a children’s minister, children’s pastor, director of Christian education, preschool minister, family ministry leader, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have children’s ministry resources and connections to a community of children’s ministry leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Children’s ministry leaders from every denomination find children's ministry blogs, ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of children’s ministry leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for children’s ministry leadership. 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.

How to Stop the Comparison Game

I read a few posts last week about the 10% students to total attendance ratio in churches being a “healthy” attendance number for your...

A Leader's Heart

by Tom Shefchunas Leadership is a complicated thing. I often get chances to speak at conferences for student ministers. I love to do them. I love...

5 Ways Parents Can Help Foster Faith in Their Child

Every year when we begin a new year of ministry in the fall, I see a ton of new faces and am privileged to...

Are You Really Doing What You Want to Do With Your Life?

Every Saturday over the last 3-4 months, I’ve sat down with some of my favorite guys in the world to read some books and...

Self-Evaluation: You Are Not as Awesome as You Used to Be

Right now, repeat this after me: “There are things that I’m emotionally attached to. I recognize this potential weakness. I need to invite someone to...

Evaluation: Measuring What You Can't See

Effective evaluation can be very hard to do, especially when it’s your own ministry. We’re too bought in and invested that bad news is...

Think Visual

Leaders must consider what the most important social media tools are for their ministry context. While every ministry audience is different, emerging trends show a...

When a Teen Idol Crashes and Burns

I’m sure every generation of parenting had it’s extreme challenges. With the hyper connectedness of media and social networks of today’s times, it seems...

Why Mission Trips Are Better Than Camp

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, right? This is mine. I may not be right, even by a long shot. However, I feel like...

Why We Stopped Going to Summer Camp

This year we made what would seem like one of the hardest decisions a ministry team would make. After three years of very successful...

Don't Dumb it Down, Just Teach More Smarter

One of my pet peeves is hearing someone talk about dumbing your teaching down for younger kids. Raise your hand if you’ve heard it...

3 Things to Do at Your Current Event to Increase Attendance Next Year

All of us our a bit afraid of what we see above…empty seats. But today I wanted to share one of the most important things...

The #1 Question You Should Ask Before Planning An Events

There are a ton of things that you think about and ask yourself when planning event… Are we gonna have enough stuff? Are the kids going...

3 Ways to Make Time For Your Most Important Work

Most of us probably struggle with finding time to work on the things that are the most important because they never seem to be...

How to Teach Preteens About Teamwork

Teamwork makes the Dream work. Part of the role of a leader of preteen ministry is developing preteens into successful, contributing members of society. In fact, one...

How to Fix the Gap Between Children’s and Youth Ministry

After being at Orange Conference for the last two years, one thing sticks out to me. The preteen age group is one that churches...

Discovering Your Voice

Sometimes things stick out like the rotten fruit in the produce section. This post by Sam Luce is one of those that has just stuck to...

How to Teach Kids the Gospel

One of the things that I have struggled with since beginning in ministry is how to share the gospel with kids. It’s the most...

Leading on Empty

by Bre Hallberg   A few years ago a friend of mine mentioned that she was going to spend the next three hours sitting in the...

How to Invest in Volunteers: TIME

In ministry, we will always be investing in volunteers. No matter what our role is, volunteers are key. I wish that I understood this principle when...
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