#ChildrensMinistry

Advance Children’s Ministry Coaching ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The pandemic has been challenging to lead through, hasn’t it? As churches prepare to move back into “normal” formats, it’s vital to lead with wisdom and understanding. That’s why I’d like to invite you to be part of the Advance coaching program.   Maybe you feel paralyzed as a leader? Or you are looking to add more skills and tools to your leadership tool box? Perhaps you want to know how to better lead in challenging times like we are…

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How the Pandemic is Affecting the Next Generation ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you read my recent post about the Alpha Generation, you know this is the next generation that is following Gen Z. At the time of this writing, they represent kids born between 2010 up to 2025.  Presently there are 9,000 Gen Alpha babies born every day.  The oldest are 9 years old and the youngest have yet to be born.  They are the first generation born entirely to Millennials.  The current pandemic has affected them.  And rightly so.  Can…

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Helping Kids Stay Calm During the Pandemic ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Even though children are less likely to contract COVID-19 than adults, they are just as susceptible or even more susceptible to being emotionally affected by it.  Here are some practical steps parents and church leaders can take to help children stay calm during the turmoil the pandemic is causing.   It is obvious that our everyday lives have been changed.  School cancelled.  Restaurants closed.  Sports events cancelled.  Church services moving online.   Children function best when they have a consistent schedule…

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Coronavirus…What Children’s Ministries Can Do ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The Coronavirus continues to spread and with that comes suspensions and even closings. Schools closed.  NBA closed.  Tom Hanks and his wife stuck in Australia.  Conferences closed.  NCAA games will be played without people in the stands.  St. Patrick days parades closed.  Italy has been placed on lockdown.  Events have been cancelled or postponed.  On and on and on the list could go. I’m sure you’ve been discussing this with your church.  Should you close down programming for the kids? …

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Church Attendance and Families…the Latest Stats ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

One of the biggest areas of concern right now is the frequency of church attendance for families.   As I talk and interact with children’s ministry leaders across they country, they echo this.  A few weeks ago, I met with over 20 children’s pastors who serve at some of the largest churches in the country.  Frequency of church attendance was one of the main topics that was discussed. Families that used to attend 3 out of 4 weeks now attend…

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The Slippery Slope of Families Not Attending Church Consistently ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

There is a trend happening in churches.  Families are attending church less frequently.  In most cases, families that used to attend twice a month are now attending once a month.  Families that used to come once a month are now only showing up at Christmas and Easter. There are many reasons why this is happening.  Here are a few key ones… Sports.  Kids are more often involved in sports leagues and traveling teams.  Nothing wrong with sports.  I played sports…

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Great Devo Book for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Read what he says about this cutting-edge devo book for kids. Written to maximize children’s hands-on time with Scripture, “Destroy This Devo: A 35 Day Devotional for Kids” encourages children to read the Bible and hear what God has to say to them. But this devotional does not take your conventional approach.  The devotional is designed to keep children interested and engaged in the Bible by letting children wreak havoc on the book while hearing God’s Word and learning how…

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An Inside Look at a Really Cool Children’s Ministry Building ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Last weekend, I was at Lake Pointe Church in the Dallas area.  They have an amazing children’s facility. I’ve often said, “A good children’s ministry building will make your ministry seem better than it really is and a subpar facility will make your ministry seem worse than it really is. While there is no substitute for the people (nursery volunteers, preschool teachers, elementary small group leaders, etc.) who serve in children’s ministry, the physical space where you have your ministry…

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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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