Children's Ministry How To's

Children’s ministry how to’s 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. 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.

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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.

Creating a Service for Kids to Process Their Faith Out Loud

6 Ways to Engage Kids in Your Programs

Each of these alone will contribute greatly to growth in your ministry. Combine them and the impact will be exponential.

How to Get Money for the Kids’ Ministry

Quit begging for money. Instead, ask yourself: What motivates your pastor?

A Hurting Child: 5 Simple Ways to Make a REAL Difference

Wherever he is in your world, he is present. However her hurt manifests, it is there. Whatever has caused it, the pain is real. And the question for you, grown up … is what do you do with that?

Helping Parents Develop Their Child’s Faith With Catechism

Help parents make the truths of the Gospel something their children can quickly recall and use when it fits their everyday lives.

How to Teach Children to Pray

The heart of a child is tender to the teachings of God, and young children are eager to pray.

3 Ways to FASCINATE Kids

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

Fighting FOMO: How to Disconnect Your Kids

What is FOMO? The Fear of Missing Out. It's your child's deep-rooted fear of missing something while he/she is disconnected from social media.

Self-Evaluation for the Kidmin Leader

Jim Wideman: "If you don’t identify ways that you can grow as a leader, you’ll never reach your next level. How do you do this?"

How to Partner with Public Schools

At the end of the day, being a church that impacts the community is what the church should be about.

How to Talk to Kids About Heaven and Hell

Different children grasp various concepts at different ages, but here are some simple, general guidelines to help you as you talk to kids about this sometimes-tricky subject.
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27 Ways to Get Kids to Memorize Scripture

Need to refresh your Scripture memory methods? You're bound to find a great idea here to make memory verses more fun.

10 Ways To Protect Your Kids Online

Share this article with the parents in your kidmin for vital help in keeping their kids safe on the Internet.

The Quick Quiet: 4 Ways to Get Kids Listening!

Every kidmin leader needs a few "quick quiet" tricks to help tame an unruly class. Here are a few methods you should keep readily at hand.

How to Talk to Kids About SIN

Talk to your kids about sin, but make sure your motives are right.

Top 10 Fears of Kidmin Leaders (and How to Conquer Them)

Are one of these fears lurking in your heart as a children's minister? Get some help from veteran kidmin pastor Dale Hudson.
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Leading a Child to Christ: Questions, Tips and Pointers to Do It Right

The greatest contribution you can make to your child’s well being is instilling a fervent love for Jesus Christ. But how does this happen?

How to Get Guest Families to Return

People decide in the first eight minutes if they are going to return or not. Use Dale Hudson's great tips on making families feel welcome and encouraged to join you again.

Can’t Hang Anything on the Walls? Try These Ideas!

Sometimes we just can’t tape, staple, nail or pin anything to the walls due to various issues. Here are seven ways to get around it.

20 Kidmin Tips From a Church Experiencing a Growth Explosion

Dale Hudson provides a sneak peek into the children's ministry of one of the fastest-growing churches in the country.

5 Keys to Managing Your Kidmin Classroom

Recently, I picked up a copy of The Emergency Teacher. The author of the book, Christina Asquith, was lured out of the world of...

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“She was the best youth minister that I have ever had the privilege of working with," senior pastor Scott Brown said of Allison Williams. Brown's small church was shocked when their beloved youth pastor died suddenly on Monday.

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Never think, says Dr. Meg Meeker, that you have no power to help your teens navigate challenges like social media, depression, and premarital sex. The dangers are real, she says, but "there’s a lot parents (and youth leaders) can do.”