Children’s Ministry is one of my passions and articles related to it take up a lot of space here on Dad in the Middle. Here are some of the series I’ve done related to children’s ministry:
Oftentimes in children’s ministry, people avoid the topic of sin because they don’t want to be perceived as scaring kids into accepting the Gospel. The fact of the matter is, though, that kids need to know about sin because they need to understand their need for a Savior. Based on a Children’s Ministry Think Tank submission, this series examines the importance of teaching kids about sin and five things they need to know about it.
If we do nothing else in children’s ministry, we must give kids a firm foundation in the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We must give them an immovable, unshakeable understanding of the Gospel. This series examines, in detail, a presentation made by Jill Nelson at the 2007 Children Desiring God National Conference in which she outlines 10 essential gospel truths that all kids must understand.
I find that I tend to write most about those things I am passionate about. For me that means God, my family and children’s ministry. I created this page to accumulate the various articles related to children’s ministry which I have written over the last several years.
Every month, I accumulate the best blog articles from the internet that deal with children’s ministry and pull them all together into The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol. The articles are listed by category, and “must see” articles are also identified. If you’re looking for some great articles on children’s ministry, this is a great place to start.
Anyone who works in Children’s Ministry knows that there are moments. There are moments of clarity, moments of frustration, moments of humor and moments that just take you aback. This series captures some of the moments I have been part of with both my kids and the kids in my classroom. Enjoy!
I love teaching kids about God and about the Bible. I learn something new every single time. I am far from an expert, but this series offers 53 different articles each containing tips I have learned for enhancing your large group teaching skills. From preparing, to presenting, to building relationships, this series includes a wealth of tips on teaching large groups of kids.