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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

  • As children’s ministry leaders, we all share a common goal: to help our young ones build a strong, lasting foundation in God’s Word. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our latest offering – the Foundations 52-Week Chronological Bible Curriculum for Kids. FOUNDATIONS: 52-Week Chronological Bible Curriculum for Kids – This easy-to-use curriculum is designed to build […]
  • We just launched the new “Back To School: 4-Lesson Children’s Ministry Curriculum,” and I’m thrilled to share the first week’s free sample lesson with you. Take a look and be sure to visit The Sunday School Store for the complete 4-lesson curriculum series. This four-week series is designed to assure kids that God is always […]
  • This article shares our best ideas for Vacation Bible School (VBS) games. We suggest different games that can be played indoors and outdoors. Some of the games focus on teaching Bible verses. Other games are simply fun activities that will keep the children entertained. Print our game ideas PDF below, watch the videos if you […]
  • Download this free Sunday School lesson plan for children based on 2 Corinthians 4:5-18. The lesson emphasizes the importance of recognizing God as the source of all strength and power, and understanding that individuals are merely vessels for His work. The lesson includes various activities and crafts designed to engage children and reinforce the key […]
  • This Sunday School lesson plan for children is based on Isaiah 6:1-8. It highlights God’s might and our sinfulness, emphasizing Isaiah’s willingness to serve God. The lesson aims to teach children that they can be used by God if they are willing. It includes an object lesson, prayer, game and activity suggestions, the main Bible […]
  • Hidden in Our Hearts (But Displayed on the Bookshelf) One of the most important things we can do for kids is to instill in them a love for God and His Word. When it comes to the Bible, though, it’s not always easy for younger children to read and understand the text. We can encourage […]
  • Embracing God’s Timing: Why Your Church Needs the “Seasons of Faith” Curriculum This Fall As an editor deeply embedded in the Christian education community, I’ve seen firsthand the whirlwind of change and challenge that our children navigate in today’s fast-paced world. It’s a culture saturated with instant gratification and a constant push for the next […]
  • Main Objective: The story of Philip and the Ethiopian is a fascinating encounter among many in the book of Acts. Through it we see how the Holy Spirit guides us and equips us to carry out His work. It is important for us to have the courage and willingness to share the Gospel with others, […]
  • I’ve just signed off on the final edits for our latest children’s ministry curriculum titled “Unbreakable,” and I’m excited to share the news (and sample lesson below). I’m thrilled to share some exciting news with our community today. This 4-week study is available for churches, Sunday schools, and Christian educators to download and use. This […]
  • Actions Speak Louder… Kids’ Bible Lesson on 1 John 3 “Love in Action – 1 John 3:16-24” is a Christian teaching resource that aims to help children understand God’s love and how they can show that love to others. The lesson emphasizes the importance of loving others, not just with words but with actions. It […]

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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