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Ten Ways to Strengthen Children’s Ministry

There’s no magic bullet for successful children’s ministry, but there are ways to significantly improve what you’re doing. Here are ten ways to strengthen children’s ministry: 1. Cast a compelling vision. To envision is to imagine, plan beforehand, or ponder the possibilities. What has God placed in your heart and mind? People need to know […]

Children’s Ministry Threatened!

Children’s ministry threatened! Veteran researcher and author George Barna revealed in May 2022 that only 12% of children’s pastors and youth pastors, and 4% of Christian parents of preteens have a biblical worldview.* These are American findings, yet the statistics probably apply to all developed nations. While there’s no similar research in Canada, Australia, New […]

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Defining Children’s Ministry

Defining children’s ministry is an essential first step in doing children’s ministry. So let’s consider what it is. What is children’s ministry? Children’s ministry is a process that connects children with Jesus and His Story. To elaborate: Children’s ministry is a process It’s helping children become more like Jesus over time. It involves a series […]

Children’s Ministry Basics

Children’s Ministry Basics is a blog. It equips parents, grandparents, teachers, pastors, camp counsellors, and others to creatively and innovatively connect children with Jesus and His Story. For +150 years, Scripture Union has participated, by faith, in what Jesus is doing among children worldwide. In so doing, we’ve learned some things along the way. We […]