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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.

Church Attendance and Families: The Latest Statistics

Church and Families: The Latest Statistics on Attendance

One of the biggest areas of concern right now is the frequency of church attendance for families. Families that used to attend 3 out of 4 weeks now attend twice a month.  Families that used to attend twice a month now attend once a month or even less.
7 Reasons Why Churches Fail Special Needs Kids

7 Reasons Why Churches Fail Special Needs Kids

The kidmin community needs to have an open and honest conversation about special needs ministry. In my mind there are 7 main reasons why churches don’t engage families with special needs kids.
10 Things That Will Never Change in Children's Ministry

10 Things That Will Never Change in Children’s Ministry

Let's take a look at 10 things that will never change in children's ministry.  Things that will remain the same over the years and decades that are ahead of us.
37 Free Bible-Based Sunday School Lessons for Kids

37 Free Bible-Based Sunday School Lessons for Kids

Your classes will love these Sunday school lessons for kids. They're hand-selected by ChurchLeaders.com--just for you.
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God’s Extraordinary Work in the Ordinary Family

The book of Ruth has massive implications for how we live our lives in our ordinary families. It should be enough for us to live faithful and ordinary lives in our families and leave any extraordinary results to Him.
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Two Simple Ways to Prevent Your Child’s Heart from Drifting

A child's heart most often drifts away from their parents not because they’ve chosen to, but because their parents have inadvertently allowed them to. Here are two simple ways to prevent a child's heart from drifting. 
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‘The Boys Think the Bible Says They’re Better Than Us’

What does the Bible say about women? Let's help girls know that they are precious in the sight of God and they are powerful and important in the kingdom of God.
Children to Receive Communion?

When Is It Appropriate for Children to Receive Communion?

Since the practice of the Lord’s Supper has regained something of a focused treatment online in recent days, I thought it might be advantageous to focus on another important aspect of the Lord’s Supper–namely, how and when is it appropriate for children to receive communion?
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The Slippery Slope of Families Attending Church Less

There is a trend happening in churches. Families are attending church less frequently.  In most cases, families that used to attend twice a month are now attending church once a month. Families that used to come once a month are now only showing up at Christmas and Easter.
Reach Millennials

Yes…Your Church CAN Reach Millennials

Does your church want to reach Millennials? They are the young fathers and mothers that you want to reach. They are the young couples you want to mentor. They are the up and coming leaders you want to invest in.
Parent's Night Out: Valentine's Day Edition

How to Host a Parent’s Night Out: Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine's Day provides the perfect opportunity to give parents a night out. Here is a step-by step guide on hosting a parents night out for Valentine's Day.
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6 Surprising Things Your Kids Will Never Tell You

Have you ever wondered, ‘What is my kid thinking?” No matter how good a family life you may think you have, there are almost always some things that your kids are thinking that they may never tell you.
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Is Ministry a Calling of God or a Career?

I recently heard someone talking about their "career" in children's ministry. I personally don't believe ministry is a career.  I believe it is a calling of God.
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My Kid Doesn’t ‘Get’ Anything Out of Church

What kids get out of church is not the same as what we adults “get” out of attending church service. So, what is it?  What do little kids “get” out of church?
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2020 Child Safety Trends Your Church Needs to Know

With the start of a new year, it’s important to understand child safety trends and new opportunities churches can take advantage to better prepare for challenges, improve effectiveness, and increase child protection.
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5 Tips to Unleashing Your Child’s Creativity

Unleashing creativity in children is possible, because not only is creativity all around them, it is within them. Put there by God Himself!
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Cultivating & Guarding Children’s Love for Jesus

We have read about Jesus with children. When it comes to sharing the love of Jesus, let’s always make sure it includes children. And then let’s do all we can to guard their trust in Jesus.
A Look at a Really Cool Children's Ministry Area

A Look at a Really Cool Children’s Ministry Area

Last weekend, I was at Lake Pointe Church in the Dallas area.  They have a really cool children's ministry area. Take a look at these pictures for inspiration.
Why Ministers' Kids Don't Want to Be Ministers...and How the Church Can Help

Why Ministers’ Kids Don’t Want to Be Ministers…and How the Church Can Help

Over the past 24 years as a seminary professor, I’ve worked with a lot of students who had a parent who was a minister, but who were at first certain they would never follow in those steps. When I’ve asked what their first objections were, here’s what I’ve most often heard in no particular order
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When Kids Make Early Decisions for Christ

When it comes to Jesus and kids, how can we help our children make decisions for Christ that are genuine? How do we explain the gospel in age-appropriate language and help them be excited to go public with their faith?
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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.