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Building a Thriving Kid-Ministry in Small Town, U.S.A.

Some of the best children's ministries in America are found in small towns and are reaching a larger percentage of people than megachurches in huge cities.

A VBS Planning Timeline for 2015

You have just accepted the role of directing your church Vacation Bible School. Do you feel like you are already behind? Do not fear.

When You’re the New Children’s Leader … and the Last One Was Superman

Veteran children's minister Dale Hudson gives 13 tips on how to replace "the greatest children's minister in the world."

3 Keys to Leading Preschoolers in Worship

Let’s discover together three keys to how we can inspire wonder in a preschooler through worship.

RE:cruiting for Children’s Ministry: 7 Great Ideas

RECRUITING! It’s the greatest challenge in what we do. Unfortunately, many of us beg instead of invite, assign instead of place and hope instead of pray.

12 Great Ways to Get Kids to Pay Attention

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

Developing Preschooler Hygiene Policies

Good hygiene helps preschoolers have happy, healthy experiences at church.

5 Keys to Talking Effectively With Kids

Kids don't care what you have to say until they know you care about them. Show them you care with these five tips.

Encouraging Men to Become Children’s Ministers

Gene Roncone: "Children’s ministry needs Christian men."

“I Want to Be Known!” 6 Methods for Connecting With Kids

Tina Houser: "Your kids will draw conclusions about their relationship with God by the way they feel about their relationship with you."

Greg Baird: How to Connect With Kids

One of the most important skills for children’s ministry is knowing how to CONNECT with kids. After all, isn’t that the key to making an impact in their lives?

3 Ways to Prevent Your Kids’ Entitlement Attitude

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

10 Ways to Raise Kids to Be Generous Adults

Our children will either be “givers” or “takers” in society, and that will be greatly influenced by the life they live in our homes.
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Object Lesson: Peer Pressure in a Bottle

Tina Houser shares how you can illustrate the concept of peer pressure using simple craft materials.

How to Talk to Kids When They Mess Up

Some tips on how to control a child's behavior with the way you speak.

Kids’ Safety Beyond Check-In: Tips From a SWAT Officer

An active duty law enforcement officer, SWAT operator and former pastor gives advice on how to best protect the kids in your ministry.

The Unchurched Family in Your Neighborhood: How Will You Reach Them?

Dale Hudson: Allow people to belong before they believe.

Kids and Difficult Emotions: The Superpower Game

A kid-friendly technique you can use to help children to identify, name and deal with their emotions.

7 First-Steps as a New Children’s Pastor

Whether you're starting in a new ministry or with a desire for a new beginning, the question is often asked, “What should I do first?”

5 Things Every Kidmin Leader Has to Get Right

One of the scariest things about ministry is we can so easily make the things of ministry the ultimate desire of our lives.

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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.”