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Teaching Preteens – Hook, Look, & Book

Teaching preteens can be intimidating! The larger the group, the harder it can be to gain and keep their attention. So how do you hold the attention of these busy bodies and minds?

How to Train Up a Child in a Godly Way: 10 Keys for Christian Parents

Christian parents want to know how to train up a child in a godly way. And children's ministry workers can help them out by sharing these 10 valuable tips.

How Do You Teach a Child With Attention Issues?

In this day of video games, fast-food and music videos, it's a little wonder children have trouble paying attention in any learning environment.

7 Ways to Engage Kids Who Are Easily Distracted

Do you have kids in your ministry that are easily distracted? Welcome to the distracted generation.

Attention Grabber Ideas: 3 Ways To FASCINATE Kids

It is GUARANTEED, yes guaranteed, that a child will learn something when he or she is fascinated.

Leading a Child to Christ: Questions, Tips and Pointers to Do It Right

The greatest contribution you can make to a child’s well being is leading a child to Christ and instilling a fervent love for Jesus Christ. But how does this happen? What steps must a parent take for leading a child to Christ?

24 Ways To Expand Your Children’s Ministry Budget

Kathie Phillips gives some great ideas on how to make your kidmin budget go even further.

How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Usually if the kids are bored it's because the teacher is boring. Engaged students pay attention.

3 Ways to Prevent Your Kids’ Sense of Entitlement

How to nurture an attitude of gratitude instead of an attitude of entitlement.

5 Ways to Help Kids Pray

Tina Houser offers ways for kids to get beyond "Now I lay me down to sleep..."

20 Ways To Make Kids Laugh At Church

There's nothing more precious than the laughter of a child ... especially at church.

7 Ways to Connect With Kids

Anyone who leads and serves in Children’s Ministry needs to make it a priority to connect with kids EARLY and OFTEN.

10 Ways to Make Your Children’s Ministry More Inviting

Environments matter, but that doesn't mean improving them has to be difficult or expensive.

23 1/2 Themes for a Great Theme Night

You’ve done backwards night, crazy hat night, silly sock night and double point night … now what? Here are 23 and a half themes for theme night to get those creative brain cells going.

7 Important Tactics That Makes Kids Feel Valuable

Make sure your children know how much they matter to you and to your church.

3 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited For Church

Jason Raitz explains how he helps his kids understand the importance of church. How do you help them feel involved and included?

100 Great Ideas for Your Fall Festival for Families

Having a fall festival at your church on or around Halloween is a great outreach to families who are looking for a safe place for their children. Check out these 100 great ideas for your fall family festival from Children’s Ministry Magazine.

Leaving Your Ministry: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition

How you leave a ministry is as critical as why.

100 Bible Games Kids Will Love in Sunday School

Check out these Bible games that kids will love in your Sunday school, midweek program, children's church, or even at home.

How to Completely DIS-Engage Parents From Your Children’s Ministry

If the church's role is to come alongside the family as the primary place of faith training, we want families engaged. Could your ministry be guilty of disengaging parents?

Dan Cathy Shares Leadership Advice From His Years at Chick-fil-A: ‘Never...

.@ChickfilA board chairman @dancathy recently shared that the purpose of America’s #1 favorite restaurant’s is “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that’s entrusted” to them.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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