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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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.
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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.
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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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10 Sunday School Topics to Teach Your Church’s Children

When most people think about Sunday school topics for children, the first things that come to mind are “classic” Old Testament lessons on Noah, Jonah and Daniel But Bible lessons for kids can extend far beyond beloved accounts of biblical heroes.
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6 Children’s Ministry Standards Every Church Needs

Almost every workplace has standards, from personal behavior and program standards to safety protocols. Our churches and ministries should be no different. Because of who we serve, children's ministry standards are especially crucial.
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What to Say When Your Child Asks ‘Do Pets Go to Heaven?’

"Some may want to shield their children from discussions of death, but we do not..."
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10 Ways to Express Your Thankfulness for Volunteers

Here are 10 ways you can use your words to express thankfulness for volunteers who serve in your ministry.
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16 Tips for Recruiting Children’s Ministry Volunteers

Recruiting children's ministry volunteers who genuinely want to serve kids and teach them about Christ's love isn't as difficult as it might seem.
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How Can We Nicely Kick Kids Out of Church?

I found this question being asked: “How can we nicely invite the children to leave?” Doesn't that mean how to nicely kick kids out of church? Oh Church, what is happening? There is a better way.
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42 Church Snack Ideas to Feed Any Hungry Crowd

Whether you’re planning fellowship for adults, Sunday school or VBS for children, or gatherings for youth, families or small groups, yummy church snack ideas are always a hit.
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Why Youth Leave the Church: 10 Surprising Reasons

We all know them—the kids who were raised in church. They were stars of the youth group and maybe even sang in the praise band or led worship. And then…they graduate from high school and start leaving. What happened? How do we explain why youth leave the church?
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Sunday School Graduation Sends Important Messages

Children and youth are precious to our God. One way to convey that message is by holding a Sunday school graduation event.
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My First Sunday School Teacher Completely Changed My Life

I don’t know where I'd be today without a man named Lenis Black. With the trajectory I was on, I hate to think about where I likely would have wound up. Who is Lenis Black, you ask? He was my very first Sunday school teacher.
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Christian Parents: 6 Keys to Discipling Your Children

The Holy Spirit is the one who does the transforming of lives and produces spiritual fruit, but as a parent, your role is the most critical human one when it comes to the spiritual formation of your children. Here are tips to discipling your children.
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The Biggest Issues in Children’s Ministry? Hint: It’s Not Parents

While conversing with some fellow kidmin leaders recently, the discussion turned to the greatest challenges and issues in children's ministry. One answer showed up over and over again: Parents.
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10 Lessons for Children’s Church You Can Use Any Time

Lessons for children's church help bring the Bible to life for youngsters. But when it comes to explaining the Bible to children, many parents and even Sunday school teachers are at a loss for how to really connect kids to God's Word and bring it to life in interesting and creative ways.
Hiring a Children's Ministry Director

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Children’s Ministry Director

The children's ministry director is one of the most critical hires you can make. Here are great questions to use when hiring your children's ministry director.
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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.