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Children’s ministry is a calling!

“The Calling” is a encouraging poem you can print and share in you church. It describes the struggles and joys of being a kids pastor. Later I learned that poem was written by Roger Fields of Kidz Blitz ministries – who was one of my heroes in children’s ministry.

6 reasons to serve in God's kids

How to find volunteers for your church’s kids ministry.

In most churches, finding volunteers for is a constant struggle. This is one major roadblock to growth on Sundays. Most childrens ministers spend hours recruiting for Sunday school, church nursery, vacation Bible school, and other children’s ministry programs. That’s why we wrote this article, “6 Reasons to Serve in Kids Ministry.”

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Why is childrens ministry so important?

We surveyed 400 children ministry leaders and analyzed the latest research. Here’s what we learned about the value of childrens ministry. Jesus loves the little ones – that’s why we love to serve in this mission. Every person (no matter their age) was created to have a personal relationship with Christ.

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What are the benefits of children’s ministry?

Your kids ministry is important. That’s why we started writing down this list of the 68 benefits of children’s church, Sunday School, and all kids ministry programs. We hope this article will encourage everyone at your church to invest in the next generation.

What childrens ministers are saying about Ministry-To-Children

  • He Heals Hearts!Craft Ideas for Healings of JesusJesus did a lot of remarkable and miraculous healing during His time on Earth, and He continues to help and heal now! These crafts celebrate some of the wonderful moments in Christ’s ministry. A “dead to life puppet” reviving of a young girl. A “healing hearts display” considers […]
  • Hello, children of God! Today, I am not just Miss Kristen, but Mrs. Kristen, here to help with all your medical needs and ailments. With my trusty first aid kit, I am ready to solve any physical issues you might have. But what if the solutions I offer are not what you expect? The Unexpected […]
  • Sundays are a day of rest and reflection, but they can also be a day of learning and growth. With the right Sunday School curriculum PDF, you can make the most of your day of worship and come away feeling spiritually rejuvenated and inspired. Whether you're a teacher or a student, there are plenty of […]
  • Jesus is risen! Hallelujah! As Sunday School teachers, we have a wonderful opportunity to teach children about one of the most significant moments in Christian history – The Ascension of Jesus. Let's prepare a lesson plan that will help kids understand the importance of this event and how it applies to their lives today. Related […]
  • As a child, the Ascension story was always my favorite part of the Easter season. I loved imagining Jesus rising up into the sky like a superhero, leaving his disciples awestruck below. It was a moment of pure magic and wonder that still fills me with joy to this day. Related posts: “The Ascension of […]
  • Looking at the story of Jesus' ascension, it might seem difficult to make it relevant for children today. However, with a little creativity and a lot of enthusiasm, we can help kids connect with the messages and lessons behind this important event. From the power of prayer and faith to the importance of spreading kindness […]
  • The Ascension of Jesus: A Family Devotional Guide Are you looking for ways to teach your family about the significance of the Ascension of Jesus? Look no further! This devotional guide is full of fun and meaningful activities that will bring the story of Jesus' ascent to life for your loved ones. From crafting cloud […]
  • "The Ascension of Jesus: A Children's Sermon" is a joyous celebration of the amazing feat of our Savior. With bright colors and playful imagery, this sermon will captivate the hearts and minds of children everywhere, reminding them of the incredible love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Join us as we explore the uplifting message of […]
  • Explaining the Ascension to your kids can be a tricky task, but it's also a fun opportunity to teach them about one of the most important moments in Christian history. Here are some tips to help you make this topic easy to understand and exciting for your little ones. Related posts: “Teaching Kids About the […]
  • The Ascension of Jesus is a joyous event that marks the end of his time on earth and the beginning of his reign in heaven. For kids, it can be a bit confusing, so let's break it down! Related posts: “Teaching Kids About the Ascension: Activities and Lessons” As the Easter season comes to a […]

5 reasons why kids need children's church

5 Reasons Why Kids Need Children’s Church

Kid church or big church? That is the question many parents are asking lately. When I began in children’s ministry, back in 1997, (oh my!) age specific programs weren’t wildly popular in my area but over the years, the trend has caught on. Now I am happy to report we have some amazing ministries that reach and growth.

4 myths about children's pastors

The Top 4 Myths About Children’s Pastors

The childrens pastor is like magical unicorns, strange creatures that are largely misunderstood — that is if you believe the myths about them. Having been involved in ministry for over 20 years I can assure you that I have heard just about everything. I am not offended by what I have heard just amused […]

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How to Start Right as the New Ministry Director

Starting in a new job is intimidating anyway, but a new job in a new church with new people can be overwhelming.  There are things that you can do right away that can set you up for success in ministry. Consider this a strategy for long-term success.  There are also things that you can do that can get your children’s ministry set off […]

We’re not the only source of articles, lessons, and activity ideas to help your kids’ ministry. Below are some other excellent blogs & websites that we strongly recommend. The articles below are all offsite links and will take you away from our site (but we hope you come back soon!). These are places we recommend and trust for their quality curriculum, training, ideas, and resources.

Kids’ Ministry FAQs

How much does a children’s minister make?

According Children’s Ministry Magazine: The full-time salary range was $40,000 to $44,999. While the part-time range was less than $10,000 to $14,999. Compensations vary widely based on gender, education, church size, marital status, and locations.

What does a children’s pastor do?

The job description of a children’s pastor includes oversight of church program for kids and support of parents in their role of family discipleship. This position includes volunteer recruitment, curriculum selection, event planning (camps and VBS), and outreach visitation. In most cases, the children’s pastor reports to the senior pastor. They collaborate with youth ministry leadership to ensure a smooth transition from the elementary to the middles school departments.

What is a junior church?

Junior church is another term used for children’s church. This is a separate program for kids offered during the adult worship service. Typically components include age-appropriate teaching, fun crafts, learning actives and child-friendly worship music. Attendees are taught to use their Bibles and hear messages centered on the basics of Christianity.

How do you become a children’s minister?

In larger congregations, the credentials are equivalent to public school teachers. This includes a Bachelor’s Degree and an advanced degree from a Christian College or Seminary. In smaller churches, often parents are hired as part-time children’s ministry jobs. Many careers start as parents who serve as volunteers for their local congregation. Only later do they receive special training from denominational conferences.

Do Sunday School teachers get paid?

No: In most churches, the Sunday School teacher is a volunteer position. There are some exceptions for large congregations, popular guest speakers, or when a paid staff pastors leads a class. There are a growing number of online Sunday School classes, where the teacher uses digital media and downloads to make class access easy for everyone.

What is the purpose of Sunday School?

Sunday School is an ongoing program of Christian Education with the aim of forming lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Bible studies are offered in separate age groups patterned after public education. Done right, participants discover their spiritual gifts and find practical ways to serve Christ. In some churches, Sunday School has an evangelistic component where those curious about the Christian Faith can learn and ask questions.

What is children’s ministry? (Kids Ministry)

Many Christian Churches, offer programs and events for children. These actives are normal separate from the main adult worship service of the congregation. This is a specific emphasis of Christian Education, to ensure the next generation believes and follows the teaching of their parents.

What is #KidMIN

This is an often used abbreviation for kids ministry used on social media platforms. Kidmin means ministry to kids.

In short – telling kids about Jesus!

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