Articles for Children’s Ministry Leaders

3 Tips on How to Parent in Public – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It isn’t always easy to parent in public but it’s essential. I can remember the days when our children were young, and my wife would come home from grocery shopping rattling off the list of infractions our children were guilty of while in the store. The list often included misdemeanors (or misbehaviors) like arguing with each other, complaining about not getting what they wanted, and failing to stay where they were told. Most parents know the feeling of embarrassment and frustration of…

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Break Your Child’s Will But Not Their Spirit – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Discipline balanced with love is the key to parenting. From the time they were just a baby, one of our four children had a will that was noticeably stronger than the others. I can remember the days of them growing up and getting in trouble time and time again because of their stubbornness and unwillingness to conform. There’s one situation in particular that I remember quite well. Our child was about six years old at the time, and there was…

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8 Ways to Shape Your Family Spiritually – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Here are 8 ways to shape your family spiritually that echo: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and…

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How Do You Help the Single Dads in Your Church? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

When many people think “single parent” they automatically think of the single mom. While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dads are on the rise. According to research published in 2013 and released by the Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends in the article “The Rise of Single Fathers” minor children living in a home headed by a single dad has increased about nine-fold since the 1960s. In 2011 the number was 2.6 million minor…

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How You Can Serve Young Families in Your Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Confession time: Before I was a parent, I could never understand when parents complained about how “hard” it was to get their kids out the door on Sunday mornings or to midweek programs. Church didn’t start until 11 – and it started the same time every single week – so I figured, how hard it could be? I discovered the answer to that question when Levi came along. How hard can it be? Answer: really, really, hard. Nearly impossible, even. While I can’t…

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