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4 Tips for Leading Preteen Boys

Small groups for preteen boys are particularly challenging but can be an incredible blessing.

When You Forget a Child's Name

Ever space out on a kid's name? Christine Yount Jones offers some ideas to help you save face when you space.

4 Essential Strategies for Classroom Discipline

Helpful disciplinary tips for teachers that will help increase joy and effectiveness in the classroom

Top 10 Tips for Kidmin Event Planning

Ministry Events can be an exceptional way to Reach our Community if we take the time to do them right.  This is a list...

McLessons for Children's Ministry

Glenys Nellist answers the question: "What is McDonald's doing to attract our children that our church is not?"

5 Tips to Reduce the Monotony of Ministry

Greg Baird offers his advice on how to keep going when it feels like everything is difficult.

Does Your KidMin Have Family Appeal?

Dale Hudson talks about what factors make your ministry appeal to families.

Helping Children Develop Daily Devotionals

How to help a child grow spiritually through a daily "quiet time"

Clique-Busting in Children's Ministry

Cliques happen in churches, not just the schoolyard. Here's how to avoid them.

Maintaining Attention and Avoiding Discipline Problems

Adhering to a few guidelines will virtually eliminate the majority of discipline problems.

When Families Fall Apart

Learn more about reaching kids who come from troubled families.

Web Security for Ministers

Kidmin veteran Kenny Conley gives some helpful tips for those of us who aren't experts at Internet security.

Teaching Children to Tame Their Tongues

Children's minister Cindy Leach offers solutions to lying, foul language, and disrespect.

Talking to Kids About the 9/11 Anniversary

Here are some helpful tips for discussing the terrorist attacks of 10 years ago with young children.

Witnessing to Kids: Effective Methods

Here are ten effective methods to help you as you and the Holy Spirit meet with children.

Teaching Children to Pray for Others

Here's an easy-to-remember prayer plan to help kids regularly pray for others.

The Best Ways to Pray With Kids

Prayer specialist Cheri Fuller helps leaders help children know God, not just hear about Him.

Dealing With Teacher Resignations

When resignations occur, try these suggestions to make the best of the situation.

How to Add the Disney Touch

Justyn Smith breaks down how his ministry does its best and how you can do your best to bring some “Disney magic” to your children’s ministry.

5 Next-Level KidMin Production Ideas

Dan Scott passes along some great ideas to take your large-group stage management to the next level.

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