6 Things a New Children’s Pastor Should Do

checklist for new children's pastor

Congratulations, new children’s pastor! The local church needs you and decided that you were the perfect match for their kids. Before you take the reins and hold your first service, make sure you do these six things. It is important to assess the current status of the ministry before you plan your next kids’ crusade or event; this checklist will help! By laying a solid … [Read more...]

7 Surprise Requirements to Become a Children’s Pastor


Depending on Bible college or seminary to prepare you for a children's pastor role? Well, you might be in for a shock! As an eighteen-year veteran in children's ministry, I can tell you that there are some surprise requirements to serving in this field. Luckily, most of them you probably already have within you, all you need is to tap into being a kid again. 1. You must … [Read more...]

6 More Things That Drive a Children’s Pastor Crazy

6 more things that the children's pastor CRAZY

When I penned my recent article, 10 Things That Drive a Children’s Pastor Crazy I had no idea that I’d be starting such an expansive conversation. However, I am glad we can talk and share with one another and hopefully, encourage a children’s pastor who may be asking, “Does anyone understand?” To those passing by these posts and subsequent comments, (including parents and … [Read more...]

Negative Volunteer Behaviors: What’s Happening and What Should You Do?

Why are volunteers showing negative behavior?

When praying about my ministry, I can’t help but reflect upon my blessings. I have such faithful volunteers; without their help, children’s church would be a whole lot crazier. However, during busy times, it’s easy to see my team get stressed out and me too! I must confess that I rarely have difficulty with volunteers but when problems do arise I understand that it is just a … [Read more...]

Is Your Worship Space Kid Friendly?


"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "'From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise'?" (Matthew 21:16) What great news to know that God is "calling forth" praise from little ones! As children's ministry leaders, it is our job to guide these precious hearts along to the One … [Read more...]