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.

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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.
Thanksgiving Activity Guide

Downloadable Thanksgiving Activity Guide for Parents

Thanksgiving is all about family, so why not take this opportunity to encourage family discipleship when families are gathered together! Check out this downloadable Thanksgiving activity guide.
Edible Advent Wreath

Edible Advent Wreath

To kick off the beginning of Advent, our elementary children made edible Advent wreaths in class yesterday. They loved them and so will the children in your ministry!
Planning a Preteen & Parent Retreat

Preteen and Parent Retreat Planning

We wanted to connect the hearts of preteens and parents in this unique stage of life, and we prayed that God would do more than we could ask, think or imagine.
Cold and Flu and Kidmin - Are You Ready?

Cold and Flu and Kidmin—Are You Ready?

As we come into the cold season, make sure your parents know that you have an illness policy (if you don't, well you should). The next step is to tell them why you have it, because you love their children and want to see them happy and healthy at church...and your workers too!
Letting Go Of Fear - Free Kids Lesson

Free Lesson for Kids on Fear: Letting Go of Fear

Fear robs them of joy and peace making them feel utterly powerless. The experience below is designed to help the children in your group to do two things: 1) to own their fears by admitting them to the group and 2) to disown their fears by surrendering them to Jesus.
Nursery Ministry Matters

Nursery Ministry Matters

Nursery ministry matters...a lot. And if you serve in nursery ministry, you matter and what you are doing in the nursery matters.
children in church Where Should Your Children Be During Worship?

Where Should Your Children Be During Worship?

The concept of keeping children in church out of worship sends the wrong message on several levels.
The Christmas Gift (A Christmas Lesson For Your Ministry)

The Christmas Gift (A Christmas Lesson for Your Ministry)

The Christmas Gift lesson follows the heart-warming story of a boy named Andrew who discovers the true meaning of Christmas and receives the greatest Christmas gift ever...Jesus.
Feel All Alone In Children’s Ministry?

Feel All Alone in Children’s Ministry?

I had no idea so many people felt alone and discouraged in children’s ministry until I started scrolling through one of the KidMin Facebook feeds.
Cultivating Thankful Hearts in Kids

Cultivating Thankful Hearts in Kids

Jody Capehart gives some great tips on how to encourage a thankful heart in a child. Forward this message to the parents in your kidmin.
Free Thanksgiving Resources for Children's Ministry

Free Thanksgiving Resources for Children’s Ministry

"Give thanks as you enter the gates of his temple. Give praise as you enter its courtyards. Give thanks to him and praise his name (Psalm 100:4)."
Five Spiritual Lessons Our Kids Can Learn During This Election

Five Spiritual Lessons Our Kids Can Learn During This Election

Even though the temptation is to completely shield our kids from what is currently happening in the political realm, I believe there are at least five worldview lessons we can affirm with our children during this season.
12 Tips for Classroom Management

12 Tips for Classroom Management

The lack of classroom management causes more frustration in volunteers than just about anything. I’m not going to claim to have the perfect answers and all the skills, but I do know that there are some tips that will greatly help.
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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.