Children's Ministry Leaders

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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How to Recognize the Behaviors of a Traumatized Child

A trauma-informed church understands how a crisis affects children. Do you recognize traumatized child behaviors?
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How to Transition Children From Elementary Ministry to Student Ministry

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How to Turn 5th Sundays into Family Invite Days

How to Turn 5th Sundays Into Family Invite Days

For me, fifth Sundays has always felt like a natural Sunday to do something different than normal. But our church has always struggled to figure out what exactly that different-than-normal thing should be.
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4 Truths for Grandparents to Embrace

With life’s long-range view, we see four ways childhood is a unique time to invest in the lives of our grandchildren.
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3 Things Your Pastor DOESN’T Need You to Do as a Children’s Ministry Leader

As a children’s ministry leader, we are asked to do a lot in our church. It is not uncommon to be asked to take on responsibilities outside our “job description.” Discover three things your pastor doesn't need from you.
Fruit of Discipleship “I’m Not Sure I’m Cut Out for This ‘Discipling’ Thing”

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Leaving a Legacy: How to Leave Your Kids Something of Value

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50 Best Ideas to Teach the Armor of God for Kids

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Object Lesson for Pre-Teens: The Holy Spirit

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3 Ways to Practically Include the Holy Spirit in Lesson Prep

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20 Bible Truths to Tell Kids That Will Change Their Life Forever

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Easter for the First Time

Easter for the First Time

I’ve shared the Easter story in church on many occasions but usually the kids who come, even if they don’t regularly attend church or wouldn’t call themselves “Christians” still have a rudimentary understanding of the Easter story.
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Sunday School Game for Any Lesson: Ring the Bell

Sunday School Game for Any Lesson: Ring the Bell

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Find Your Calling: How to Renew Your Passion for Ministry

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Do Your Children Know Your Testimony?

Have you ever shared your testimony of conversion with your children? Do you know how to share your testimony with them? Sure, your children know that you’re religious. But do they know you're a Christian?
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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.