Articles for Children’s Ministry Leaders

12 Community Service Projects Kids Can Do in Small Groups – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Do you ever wish your church offered more service projects in your community? Do you wish you could go to your community rather than just trying to bring your community to you? This can seem like an issue for your Senior Pastor and other adults in your church, but it’s actually much easier to begin service projects with the kids at your church. 12 service projects you can do for your community: 1. Water Bottle Sleeves When a kid in…

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5 Signs You Might Be an Insecure Leader – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Leadership is not easy. The reality is that every person leads at some level. The question is not whether or not you are a leader as much as how well are you leading. And if you’re an insecure leader, your leadership is not as strong as it could be. Growing up in the church, I saw one insecure leader after another, but I never realized they were insecure until I started to work at Redeemer 18 years ago. I began…

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3 Ways to Prevent an Attitude of Entitlement in Your Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The culture around us has gradually shifted America’s mindset to believe that we all have our rights, including the “right” to have what we want, the way we want it, and when we want it. We would call this an attitude of entitlement. It’s an attitude that has led many adults to live off government handouts, and many others to think they should have in their 20’s everything that took their parents a lifetime to earn and accumulate. When it comes to our kids, some…

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How About Making Memories Instead of Using All Your Money on Presents – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As parents, we want to give our kids great gifts at Christmas. We get their wish lists and get as much as our budget allows. But what if we focused on making memories instead of tons of gifts? Christmas comes and we give our kids the gifts.  They are excited at first, but as a few months pass by, they grow bored with the present and it sits on a shelf or at the bottom of their toy box. Giving…

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30 Ideas for a Christ-Centered Family Christmas – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is probably my favorite holiday. I love the atmosphere that Christmas brings; so much joy and cheer. I love that the Atlanta Christian Radio station plays Christmas music beginning on Thanksgiving Day. I love to decorate my house and absolutely love Christmas lights! Christmas is so much fun! But sometimes my love for this holiday is focused on the wrong things. I tend to pay attention more to buying presents, going to…

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What the Church Can Learn From Toys R’ Us’ Relaunch – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As you may or may not know, Toys R’ Us closed down all of their stores in the U.S.  I wrote an article about why I believe they had to shut down.  You can read the article here.  From that article, here are some of the reasons why I believe they had to file for bankruptcy. Lesson 1 – You cannot allow past success to dictate future strategy.Lesson 2 – The big box is being replaced with smaller venues. Lesson 3…

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25 Largest Children’s Ministries in the Nation (2019), With a Great Children’s Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Each year, Outreach magazine puts out a list of the largest and fastest growing churches in the nation.  Without exception, the churches always have a great children’s ministry.  We know that children’s ministry makes a big impact not only in the children’s area, but on the entire church.  Children’s ministry can be a major growth factor for a church. If a large church is missing from the list, it’s because they decided not to report their attendance this year.  I…

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10 Important Times You Should Be Praying With Your Child – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It is so important to pray for your child.  Pray for your child when he or she is sick.  Pray for your child when he or she is facing a hard situation.  Pray for your child when he or she is faced with temptation.  This is so, so important. Yes, we should pray FOR our child, but you should also be praying WITH your child. Here are 10 crucial times you should be praying WITH your child. A faith commitment…

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5 Key Elements for a Vibrant Children’s Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s nearly impossible to overestimate the value of a vibrant children’s ministry in your church. Parents love their kids. God loves their kids. I’m confident you do too. But the fact that you care about the kids that attend your church may not show in your children’s ministry. Your church may have an inspiring vision, outstanding worship services, and strong outreach ministries, etc., but if you don’t have a vibrant children’s ministry, families may stop coming. No need to panic,…

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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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