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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Story of Holy Week for Kids as Told by Two Children

Just try not smiling as you watch it...just you try.
Holy Spirit

Object Lesson for Pre-Teens: The Holy Spirit

The very idea of who the Holy Spirit is and how the Holy Spirit can be in more than one place at a time is confusing. Yet understanding the presence of the Holy Spirit is essential to children’s spiritual growth. Check out this object lesson for pre-teens.
Palm Sunday Object Lesson

Palm Sunday Object Lesson: The Rocks Cry Out

Use this Palm Sunday object lesson: The Rocks Cry Out to help kids learn that they can praise Jesus! Luke 19:40 “And He answered and said, ‘I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!’”
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Easter Basket Ideas – 23 Gifts to Grow Your Child’s Faith

As a veteran children's ministry leader and a mom, I have rounded up some of my favorite resources that will make sure your Easter baskets are faith-filled. Descriptions and links are provided.
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6 Faith-Focused Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Kids and Families

Fresh Easter egg hunt ideas every kid (and parent) will love!
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Affirmation In the Home: “Say What You Want to See”

I like to think of affirmation this way – “Say what you want to see.” When we acknowledge more of the things that we want to see, we’ll start to see more of the things we want to get.
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20 Keys To Keeping the Kids at Your Church Safe

Churches that want to reach families in today's culture must have a clear safety and security plan.  They must also have a way to keep Covid-19 from being spread at church.
Good Friday Family Experience

Good Friday Family Experience

This past Easter our church wanted to provide a family event that allowed families to talk about the gospel. We created an event prior to our churchwide Good Friday service.
Use This Strategy To Get Lots Of Extra Volunteers This Easter

Use This Strategy to Get Lots of Extra Volunteers This Easter

Easter is just around the corner and for most churches this means extra services, lots of guests and all the members showing up on the same day.  And in many cases, you're also having an Easter egg hunt or other special event on top of it all.  This means you need extra volunteers to adequately care for all the kids and families who will be there.
Children's Ministry

You Can Convert Your Children’s Ministry Into a Parent-Teacher Fellowship

It’s not uncommon for churches and children’s ministry leaders to heartily agree that parents have the greatest spiritual influence, and that parents should be the primary “pastors” to their own children, but they don’t design the church’s ministry to children to reflect such beliefs.

20 Christian Bucket List Ideas for Families

A great way for families to put a Christian spin on the bucket list ideas is to create a list of things that help them study the Bible together, as well as become great disciples and serve the community.
palm sunday activities

6 Palm Sunday Activities Preschoolers Love

A set of activities especially designed for preschoolers for Palm Sunday.
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10 Ministry Questions You Should Ask Yourself Each Week

As you lead in children and family ministry, it's crucial to be self-aware and to keep asking yourself questions that will help you stay on course.  We often talk about having an accountability partner and that is a great thing.  But it's also just as important to keep yourself in check. 
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3 Ways We Parents Wrongly Teach Kids to Earn God’s Approval

As parents we hate to see our kids live with the burden of trying to gain approval. Or worrying if they are going to be accepted by their looks, their dress, their performance. Or struggling with the pain of wondering if others will love and accept them.
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What to Do When a Child Is Lying

There will be times when you, as a parent or children's ministry leader, will have to confront a child about lying.
scavenger hunt

Easter Photo Scavenger Hunt for Families

Since we are getting close to Easter, I wanted to share this photo scavenger hunt again. We’ve all got our smart phones in hand; why not put them to good use and use them to tell our children the story of Easter? #Easter #scavnegerhunt
let children lead worship

Let Children Lead Worship!

It’s true that kids can point out the obvious and teach us a thing or two, but what if we intentionally taught them to lead? What if we encouraged them to lead? And, are you ready for this? What if we let children lead worship?
parenting

Are You Over-Parenting or Under-Parenting?

There are generally 3 types of parents and parenting styles? While most parents are doing the best they can with what they know, many parents are doing one or the other – either over-parenting their children or under-parenting them.

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?
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How to Stay Motivated During a Pandemic

Staying motivated during a pandemic can be a challenge for sure.  But it can be done through intentional steps.  Here are a few tips about staying motivated in the midst of a pandemic.
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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.