Children's Ministry Leaders

Today’s 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 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.

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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.
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How Much Screen Time Should Kids Have During the Pandemic?

The American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledged that kids' screen media use will increase during the pandemic.  It did not offer alternate time limits but rather stressed that screen time limits are still important and parents should offer offline experiences as much as possible. 
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Gaining Leadership Support for Improving Child Safety

Support for your child safety initiative may be less about what you’re proposing and more about how it’s presented. Get prepared to help convince those making the decision.
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Clever Teacher Brings Worship to the Kids at Her Apartment Complex

A beloved and clever Sunday school teacher in Kenya has figured out a way to offer the children in her apartment complex a weekly dose of hope and encouragement.
4 Ways to Get Your Kids' Attention Without Raising Your Voice

4 Ways to Get Your Kids’ Attention Without Raising Your Voice

Have you ever known that parent who by their actions seemed to think that the louder their voice got, the more their kids would listen? (Of course, we’ve never been that parent, right?) There are more effective ways to get your kids' attention.
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How to Make Mother’s Day Special Even During Quarantine

Mother’s Day 2020 is going to look a little...different. Families don’t have the options of going out to eat, getting a babysitter, or dropping off their kids at Sunday school. But there is still a lot you can do to help mom feel special!
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5 Easy Mother’s Day Crafts Even Dad Can Pull Off in Quarantine

Dad, since you can't drop your children off at children's church this Mother's Day, you're going to need some easy Mother's Day craft ideas that don't require access to the church's craft closet.
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GRACE: How to Protect Children from Abuse During the Crisis

GRACE panelists offer specific, practical advice for church leaders on how to go about protecting children and others vulnerable to abuse during the global pandemic.
Will Online Kids' Services Continue When Church Buildings Are Open Again?

Will Online Services for Kids Continue When Church Buildings Are Open Again?

Will you continue to provide online services for kids after the pandemic bans have been lifted? Here are some questions to ask before you make your decision.
Mother's day sermons

20 Powerful Mother’s Day Sermons and Worship Resources

Mother's Day is the 3rd-highest church attendance day of the year, after Christmas and Easter. This is a great opportunity to use these Mother's Day sermons and worship resources to reach new visitors and current members with the Gospel.
Our Children Are Watching Our Stay-at-Home Response

Our Children Are Watching Our Stay-at-Home Response

If we rail against the government, communicate that we think these rules are stupid, thumb our nose at their spoken desire to protect us, and refuse to heed their orders or guidelines, then we are telling our children that we only listen to authorities whenever we agree.
VBS 2020

Children’s Ministers Determined to Make VBS Happen This Year

Churches consider virtual VBS, neighborhood VBS, and delayed in-person VBS as they plan for one of their biggest evangelism events of the year in the midst of a pandemic.
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Change Your Zoom Background to Engage Kids While Teaching Online

Did you know you can change your Zoom background while hosting online kids church (how-to instructions below)? You can be teaching from outer space, under the sea, or even in front of the city of Jerusalem, and you don’t have to use the same background the entire time.
7 Family Dinner Conversation Starters

7 Family Dinner Conversation Starters

In my opinion, there’s no better place in the family where memories can be made than around the family dinner table. It’s potentially one of the easiest ways for parents to invest into their children, especially when they’re intentional about it.
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10 Great Ways Kids Can Serve at Church

Did you know that studies show that kids and teenagers who serve in their local church are far less likely to walk away from their faith as they get older? And there are great ways kids can serve at church. 
Then Came COVID-19 … And Then Came the Greatest Generation of Disciples

First Came COVID-19 … And Then Came the Greatest Generation of Disciples

How will the church walk them through this trauma to help them become the Greatest Generation of Disciples? Yes, that could be the ultimate positive outcome for this generation or any generation.
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Watch: #TheQuarantineShake Challenge by Rick Warren and Saddleback Kids

“I doubt that anyone would guess that a pastor wrote this!” RIck Warren says of his Quarantine S.H.A.K.E song. The song and accompanying dance moves was made into a video with the help of the Saddleback Kids ministry.
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10 Bible Object Lessons for Kids to Grab Their Attention

Object lessons that will have your kids talking and thinking all week.
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Mom Creates ‘COVID-19 Time Capsule’ Worksheets for Families During Pandemic

“Everyone is going to talk about it. You know, ‘what grade were you in when you couldn’t go to school?,’ that sort of thing. And their kids are going to ask them,” Natalie Long says. This creative mother has created a set of time capsule worksheets to help parents and kids memorialize this unusual time.
Family Game Ideas

5 Awesome Family Game Ideas

One of the things our family loves to do is play games together. In fact, we have one night each week designated as “Family Game Night.” Here are our best family game ideas.
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Children’s Ministry Leaders

Today’s 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 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.