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Revisiting Orange 2010 – John Ortberg

My family recently did something crazy and left an amazing church to move back to Northern California. We’ve landed in Fremont, which...

Recruiting the Best Volunteers for Ministry

Look recruiting people will always be a part of your role in ministry. I plan to try out some strategies in the next...

Why I'm excited about Yancy's new CD

Today Yancy's new project "Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams," is available everywhere. Yancy is back with her follow-up to "Rock-N-Happy Heart“ ...

Re-writing the Slow Fade with Reggie Joiner

At the Orange Tour in Phoenix this week, Reggie talked about an important issue and Keith Tsuing of CMBuzz took great notes! ...

Free Banner Artwork: Adventures on the Sea

Invite your kids into a lifelong adventure with Jesus.

Hold Your Kids More Than Your Phone

Gina McClain urges children's leaders to unplug from ministry and focus on their own families.

Free Devotional: Courage Under Fire

"Job shows us both the power of God as well as what it means to show courage during the hard times."

Designing Parent Support Groups

"Parents helping parents. That's what it's all about," says Tim Smith.

Free Craft Idea: Cereal Box Journal

Turn your old cereal boxes into fun-to-make journals.

Doesn’t Everyone Like Encouragement?

I’m sure I’m like most. A little encouragement goes a long way. I actually perform quite well with little or no encouragement, but...

That’s What I Was Trying to Say

Alfred Hitchcock was quoted as saying the following: “Once the screenplay is finished, I’d just as soon not make the film at all. I...

Homiletics for Rookies

JC Thompson: "What does your study method look like?"

Inefficiency in Kidmin Organization

Yesterday I wrote about Org Charts and ministry, specifically how most children’s ministries use a standard departmental model by default. I’m convinced...

Preteen Ministry: Outside the Box

I’m so incredibly excited about our Switch Groups that are taking place throughout the week. I truly believe that small groups are where...

An Agnostic Lesson

Watching dozens of children playing in fountains in downtown Portland a few weeks ago re-confirmed in my mind that they are naturally curious...

Free Preschool Craft Idea: Imaginary Friend

Help your preschoolers create their own characters.

Free Lesson Plan: Joshua Becomes Israel’s New Leader

"Never stop reading this Scroll of the Law. Day and night you must think about what it says. Make sure you do everything that is written in it."

Special Needs? A Quick Assessment

Some basic ideas to help a teacher quickly assess a child who might have special needs.

Free Media Package: Amazing Faith

Engage your kids with these energetic videos, graphics, and songs.

Vatican’s Highest-Ranking Nun, Nathalie Becquart, Talks Synodality With Young Catholics

‘Listening is more than simply hearing. It is a beautiful listening, in which everyone has something to learn,’ said Becquart, who is shepherding the process of Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality.

Sean Nemecek on the ‘Long, Slow Slide’ Into Burnout and How...

Sean Nemecek joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the warning signs that church leaders are burning out, how they can become healthy again, and the steps they can take to avoid burnout in the first place.

Children's Ministry Leaders