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.

5 Ways Ministry Leaders Can Enjoy The Christmas Season

5 Ways Ministry Leaders Can Enjoy the Christmas Season

Oftentimes this leaves us tired, cranky and unable to truly enjoy the Christmas season ourselves. We can’t let that happen! But how do we avoid that? Here are five things I’ve learned to practice in order to personally enjoy the season:
Christmas Ideas That Will Grow Your Ministry

Christmas Ideas That Will Grow Your Ministry

Christmas is one of the best times of the year to reach kids and families and grow your ministry. Over the years, I've used several ideas to do this. Here are some of them.
Why I Don’t Like Church Christmas Programs

Free Children’s Christmas Play

This simple play can be performed by your preschool/kindergarten or elementary ministry group.
“Three Strikes and You’re Out” Doesn’t Work with the Child of Divorce

“Three Strikes and You’re Out” Doesn’t Work With the Child of Divorce

One popular discipline policy churches use is what is called the “Three Strikes and You’re Out” policy. In theory it sounds reasonable, but for many hurting children it is not reasonable or even fair.
Free Minibook Printable: Happy Birthday Jesus

Free Minibook Printable: Happy Birthday Jesus

This Bible story minibook takes children through the Christmas story.
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5 Things Pastors Need to Consider About Children’s Ministry

My belief is that, with the burden they carry leading the church as a whole, pastors simply haven’t stopped to understand what Children’s Ministry is all about and the very important role it could play in the life of the church as a whole.
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7 Leadership Qualities Children’s Ministry Leaders Need

Children's ministry is just like any other area of the church...everything rises and falls on leadership. Great children's ministries are made possible by great leadership.
Loving Kids in a Pumpkin Pie Culture

Loving Kids in a Pumpkin Pie Culture

As I love on kids I know what I’m aiming for. I want them to know they’re worth the time and effort. I want them to know they are loved for who they are. I want them to know that they matter. And bottom line, I want the love I show them to point them right to Jesus. Here are some things I intentionally do.
Why I Don’t Like Church Christmas Programs

Why I Don’t Like Church Christmas Programs

Is there anything cuter than kids in a Christmas play? I mean seriously, don’t we just love seeing the kids sharing their songs, saying their lines, quoting their Bible verses and wearing all the Christmassy things?
Looking For Advent Resources For Your Family?

Looking for Advent Resources for Your Family?

Christmas is such a significant time to teach our kids the value of Christ to show them a God who came near. There is so much of our faith that our kids have to grow into.
30 Ideas for a Christ-Centered Family Christmas

30 Ideas for a Christ-Centered Family Christmas

If you are like me, you want your family’s focus during Christmas to be on the birth of Jesus, which is the whole reason why we celebrate Christmas! So, what can you do to keep your family’s eyes locked toward the birth of Jesus?
Free Christmas Song

Check Out This Free Christmas Song – Born to Set Us Free

Here’s an early Christmas gift—a free Christmas Song. Enjoy "Born to Set Us Free" to use in your ministry.
Christmas Family Night - A Holiday Night to Remember

Christmas Family Night — A Holiday Night to Remember

People love Christmas events, and it’s easy to put together a night that will be fun for the entire family.
family advent

Family Advent Launches December 1—Don’t Miss It

Families are so busy during the holiday season that it is challenging to take time to focus on what matters most. We all want our children to recognize that Christmas is about Jesus. This resource gives families an easy and fun way to take a few minutes each day to focus on Him.
How to Have Great Kid’s Worship Without Live Music

How to Have Great Kid’s Worship Without Live Music

We talked with several kid’s ministry leaders and pieced together a strategy that has worked really well at engaging our kids more than anything else we’ve tried.
Come, Let Us Advent Together!

Come, Let Us Advent Together!

These brief readings and prayers do not take a lot of time (can easily be done at the dinner table) but they help to frame Advent and the celebration of Christ’s birth in the larger story, the metanarrative, of Scripture.
10 Scripture Passages to Pray for Your Children

10 Scripture Passages to Pray for Your Children

God has made it abundantly clear in Scripture that he wants to bless our children and descendants. He’s given us many promises to give us faith to hope and pray for their salvation and well-being.
Thankful for You - Children's Ministry Leader

Thankful for You—Children’s Ministry Leader

Dear Children's Ministry Leader, on this Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for you.
Letting Kids Be the Tradition-Makers

Letting Kids Be the Tradition-Makers

"When we allow children to have a creative voice in how we celebrate the holidays, we let them exercise the gifts and talents given to them by our precious Abba God."
A Great Thanksgiving Tradition To Share With Families

A Great Thanksgiving Tradition to Share With Families

Holidays are such a great time for parents to make spiritual memories with their children. Here is a great Thanksgiving tradition parents can start with their children.
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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.