Over 500,000 people will visit our little website this month — and over 5 million this year. They serve in big and little churches all around the world. Some are homeschool parents, while others are Christian school teachers. We often hear from missionary families too!
The best part, we never charge a single penny for the help they find on our pages. It’s all 100% free to download, print, and share. In fact, we have a “please copy” policy for all our content. We want churches, bloggers, homeschoolers and everyone else to freely repurpose or share our materials. No need to ask – use it for God’s glory.
It all started a God-sized idea…
Children’s ministry should not be so hard! What if there was a place online to get help? What if that website was completely free? What if the whole thing was just about serving others?
That was the question back in 2007 when Ministry-To-Children quietly made it’s debut. It was just one guy, working in a small church and sharing what he was learning with others.
The posts started adding up and website readers started telling their friends. Tony recruited more writers. The focus shifted to building a free resource that would solve ministry problems.
With God’s help, this dream kept getting bigger.
Readers from 200 different countries now frequent this website. Every week more people find help for their ministry. We are one small part of how God is working in the lives of millions of children. As Tony says, “God is doing something really big and we are just excited to serve so many of God’s children.”
About Tony Kummer
Many readers are surprised when they hear this website is managed by just one person (along with a handful of part-time writers).
Tony is the children’s minister and the associate pastor of a small Southern Baptist church. Every week, he’s teaching in kids church and spending most of his time serving the people in his congregation. If you use Twitter, you can keep up with him directly @tonykummer.
Here’s a little more about our website founder.
- He has 8 kids at home (including adopted and foster children). You can read more about his wife and their personal involvement in orphan care.
- Tony earned a M.A. in Christian Education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before that he completed a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Boyce College.
- He has worked at Calvary Baptist Church since 2005, this has been his only “church job.”
- In Nov/Dec 2010, Tony was named among the “20 To Watch” list of emerging kidmin leaders by Children’s Ministry Magazine. They also named this site in the top 5 Children’s Ministry websites in their Jan/Feb 2010 issue.
- He has written for Children’s Ministry Magazine, Baptist Press, Devotional Christian and the LifeWay Kids Ministry blog.
- Besides work & family, Tony is an active runner who lost 75lbs in 2013. He’s training for a full marathon in 2014.
More About Ministry-To-Children:
This website is much more than the work of one person. In addition to Tony’s leadership, a handful of writers contribute each month.
Their collective goal is to encourage and help you as you serve God’s kids. All website content is 100% free to use offline in your church or Christian ministry. As Tony has said,
We are not a bookstore. We are not a big publishing company. We are not a paid membership site. We are simply an online resource to help you tell kids about Jesus. If your passion is reaching and teaching kids, then this blog is for you.
Most weeks the site publishes 7-10 new articles & lesson plans. You can also browse hundreds of free articles in the archives. See the contact page to send a message, grab our email or mailing address.
Readers are encouraged to reprint and share our content in any way that will serve others.
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