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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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Helping Children Cope With Trauma: 8 Important Steps

Despite our best efforts, we can't always spare children from hearing about or experiencing tragedy. Yet people who minister to kids can have a huge impact in helping children cope with trauma and grief.
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What Is the Purpose of Sunday School?

Sunday School is perhaps the best-structured agency in the local church for effectively  carrying out the teaching ministry of Christ. What is the purpose of Sunday school? It's a vital arm with four parts: reaching, teaching, winning and caring.
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6 Devotions for Toddlers That Are Perfect for Summer

Summertime brings plenty of heat with it, which means we need to keep our little ones cool. What better way to have devotions for toddlers than through fun water play!
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Why Your Church Needs You to Serve Kids Now More Than Ever

As I work with our own leadership and as I counsel children’s ministers in different parts of the country, I realize that our children’s ministry leaders need you to serve kids now more than they ever have before.
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21 Best Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

These 21 Father’s Day crafts for kids pair the love your kids have for crafts with the love they have for their dad and other important men in their lives.
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A Long-Lost Love Letter: The Gift of True Words

She unfolded the love letter and could hardly believe the words she was seeing. Tears blurred the greeting at the top of the page, yet she could still make out his hello from some Christmas past: “Dear Bright Eyes.”
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Tips for Teaching Preschoolers: 5 Pieces of Advice to Share

Preschoolers are so much fun! Of course, they can be a challenge, too. Anyone ministering to kids ages 2 to 4 needs some training and tips for teaching preschoolers.
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18 Ideas for Church Summer Fun

God's work doesn't have to take a sabbatical during the summer months. Try one of these great ideas to make your summer family outreach sizzle!
help children succeed spiritually

10 Ways Parents Can Help Children Succeed Spiritually

Parents want to see their children succeed academically.  Socially.  Financially.  Athletically.  These are all well and good, but the most important area a parent can help their child succeed is to help children succeed spiritually.
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Why Children’s Ministry Matters: A Primer for Senior Pastors

Because I’ve served in children's ministry for more than 25 years, I'm a bit biased about why children's ministry matters. However, I truly do believe it's one of—if not the—most critically important ministries in the church.
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4 Ways to Talk to Kids About Purpose in a Post-COVID World

Kids living in a post-COVID world need hope now more than ever. Here are 4 ways to talk to kids about purpose and their place in God's great story.
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Summer Blast! VBS Alternative

We’re bringing VBS back! Sort of. Instead of cramming all that VBS fun into one exhausting week, we’re running our VBS program on four Wednesday nights.
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Two Scary Reasons Church People Aren’t Coming Back to Church

As the pandemic wanes, people aren't coming back to church. As far as I can tell, they divide into two separate categories.
vacation bible school ideas

70 Vacation Bible School Ideas to Make Your VBS the Best Ever

Dozens and dozens of great VBS ideas your children's ministry can use this summer.
Bible verses for kids

25 Bible Verses for Kids to Easily Memorize for Life

Reading and memorizing Bible verses is a life-changing way to “hide” God’s Word in our hearts. Bible verses for kids appear throughout God’s Word, from Genesis to Revelation.
discipled

Discipled: Signs That Children Are Truly Following Jesus

After writing about developing a biblical worldview in children, I haven't been able to get this question out of my head. If our job as children’s pastors is to fulfill Jesus' Great Commission, then what does a discipled child look like?
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Questions to Ask Your Kids: 30 Ways to Get to Know Their Heart

Discussion starters are a great way to learn more about children, whether they’re our own or the kids God entrusts to our children’s ministry....
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Never Bend These 10 Children’s Ministry Guidelines

There are some children's ministry guidelines that you should never, ever bend on. Most of these are related to the safety of the children and volunteers.
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Children’s Ministry Safety Guidelines for Older Buildings

Today when a church builds children’s ministry space, safety and security are top priorities. For established spaces, children's ministry safety guidelines are just as important but a bit more challenging.
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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.