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.

kids

Will COVID Cost Us a Generation of Kids?

One thing that burdens me heavily right now is the thousands of kids who are no longer attending church on a consistent basis.  As weeks turn into months and months turn into an entire year, I have been thinking of the spiritual ramifications.
honor your parents

6 Practical Ways to Honor Your Parents

"God calls every child of every age to show honor to our parents."
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The Kids of 2020

This data provides great insight into the lives of the kids of 2020.  I would encourage you to take these findings and use it as a guideline as you prepare lessons, activities, games, etc. for both your online kids and kids who are worshiping in person.  This list is a great resource for teaching topics, skits, games and other parts of your kids' worship.
fun Christmas jokes

Fun Christmas Jokes You Can Tell Kids

It's also a great time to connect with the kids through fun Christmas jokes.  Kids love jokes.  You can use these with one kid before service, in a large group or small group.
Santa

Yes, Virginia: Why My Family Chose to Embrace Santa

More than a few parents wonder whether to pass on the Santa story and all its accompanying traditions.
Mr. Rogers

Why Our Childrens Ministries Should Be More Like Mr. Rogers and Less Like Disney

Mr. Rogers had friends come by who struggled with difficult issues like divorce, physical disability, and even race. He didn’t create an alternate universe by which he could escape reality. He lived in a house and told kids when make believe was happening. He used fairy stories to smuggle truth.
love Jesus

10 Keys to Raising Great Kids Who Love Jesus

You think you know everything about parenting until you have kids, and then you realize you don't know nearly as much as you thought you did.
anxiety

When ‘Trust God’ Isn’t Enough: Childhood Anxiety

Though his anxiety is unrelated to COVID, I’m sure many children during this pandemic have experienced fear and anxiety on some level — their typical way of life abruptly disrupted and the future uncertain. #anxiety #kidmin
online content

We Need to Create Online Content for Families

Due to Covid-19, many ministries have started offering online content for kids.  The content is created specifically for kids. Which is a good thing....but what if someone decided to make the content geared not just for the kiddos, but for the parents and their kids to watch together.
Christmas

Celebrate Christmas Your Way

Christmas, of course, is made for symbols: candles in the window, lights, an angel or star on top of the tree, and houses lit up throughout the neighborhood.
Advent

Advent Isn’t About Lighting Candles on Sunday

We have reached the blessed season of anticipation as we together await the birth of Christ. And just like 2020 has brought us new experiences in so many ways, this year we will be celebrating Advent in different capacities.
family advent

Family Advent Calendar Ideas

Help families celebrate Advent at home.
behind-the-scenes

The Impact of Behind-the-Scenes Teams

It may seem like the people teaching the lesson are the most needed.  But that is simply not the case.  Without the behind-the-scenes people, it would be a struggle when the weekend rolls around.
device addiction

How to Tell If Your Family Has a Device Addiction

Has the next generation learned from us that a device is an addition or an addiction? Do they view them as an occasional enjoyment or an ongoing indulgence.
Christmas jokes

25 Christmas Jokes You Can Tell Kids

It's a great time to connect with the kids through Christmas jokes.  Kids love jokes.  You can use these with one kid before service, in a large group or small group.
greet

Do You Have an Exit Strategy for Families?

Most churches focus on making new guests feel welcome.  And we should.  Stats show that people decide in the first 8 minutes if they are going to return.  How your team makes people feel when they arrive is very important.
Christian Parent

It’s Great That You’re a Christian Parent…But

It’s great that you’re a Christian parent, BUT it’s even greater if you’re leading your children into a lifelong, personal relationship with Jesus.
Covid-19

How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Next Generation

I believe we will look back and see that Covid-19 was a major shaping force for the next generation.  It may well be a defining experience for Gen Z and Gen Alpha.
listening

Tips for Leaders Who Lack the Crucial Skill of Listening Well

Being a good listener is a critical part of being a great leader.  People can tell when you are not really listening.  Your body language or that distant look in your eyes shows people you are not really listening to them.  They pick up on the vibe that you are simply waiting for them to stop talking, so you can talk.
Psalm

We Need Some Psalm 145 in Our Churches

I firmly believe that if we want to see Psalm 145 be a reality in our churches, if we really want to see our church family grow together and our younger generations stay faithful to Jesus, we are going to have to find ways to come together and be the church across generations.
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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.