An Open Letter to Pastors About Children’s Ministry

AN OPEN LETTER TO PASTORS ABOUT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY Dear Pastor, Ministry to children is essential. Here are five compelling reasons why you ought to prioritize children’s ministry in the local church: 1. Children are one of the largest unreached people groups in the world. Children aren’t an obscure people group. Globally, 25.5% of the world’s […]

Top Children’s Ministry Blogs

We should never stop reading – never! To learn and grow in our capacity to minister to children, we must be perpetual students, which requires reading good content from trustworthy sources. So how do we do that? With countless books and articles on children’s ministry, how do we select the best? By asking other children’s […]

Everything We Do Must Point To Jesus

Have we replaced the message of Jesus with lesser messages? Point to Jesus Everything we do must point to Jesus – everything! The word “point” means to direct attention or give force or emphasis. It’s the most critical essential in a discussion or matter, and it’s the object to be achieved. Are you a Christian […]

A Jesus Generation

What would it take to raise a generation of children who enthusiastically centre their identity, activity, and witness totally in Jesus? In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a Jesus movement began on the West Coast of the United States that spread to Europe and Central America before its decline in the late 1980s. Is […]

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Canadian Children’s Ministry Report 2021

What’s been happening with children’s ministry in Canada during COVID-19? To answer this question, Scripture Union created a survey to take the pulse of children’s ministry in the second quarter of 2021 and released the findings in the Canadian Children’s Ministry Report (CCMR) earlier this month. Technically and empirically, it was a comprehensive survey. The […]

What Does the Bible Say About Parenting?

What does the Bible say about parenting? “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” Proverbs 22:6. The above verse may be one of the best-known verses concerning parenting. Remarkably, it’s just one of more than 1,900 references in the Bible that […]

Purpose of the Family

What’s the purpose of the family? Sociologists generally view the purpose of the family as procreation and socialization. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Robin S. Smith, says the socializing purpose of the family in today’s society “is to provide a safe and nurturing space in which its members can know that feeling of ‘home’ … […]

Two Minute Training

The Great Priority is to teach our children about God’s fame, and power. We must not hide Jesus from our children. We must tell them about Him so the next generation, and all the generations to come, will know and love Him (Psalm 78:1-8). But how do we do that? How can we equip adults […]

Heart, Head, Hands

Helping children connect with Jesus and His Story takes more than programs, a good curriculum, special events, or keeping children engaged in worthwhile activities. If children are going to develop strong links with Jesus, they need hearts inclined to Him, a thirst to know Him, and a desire to live for Him. Heart, head, hands. […]

Aim Higher

I should have walked out or cried out, but I stayed where I was and stewed with frustration. The cause of my agitation was the content of a plenary message at a children’s ministry conference. The thesis was that children, in and of themselves, are the raison d’être for children’s ministry. It was gruelling. Jesus […]