Children's Ministry Leaders

Find helpful articles and tips for helping children's ministry flourish at your church. Share with families to equip them to teach the faith at home.

  • Parenting Guilt, God’s Grace: March 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Parenting Guilt, God’s Grace: March 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    It was a month or so after our second child was born, and my almost two-year-old decided he wanted to join the rest of the family and stop sleeping too. Fighting bedtime, skipping his...

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  • Top Children’s Hymns for Lent

    Top Children’s Hymns for Lent

    Lent is a reflective and beautiful time in the Church Year. As we prepare to enter this season, you may notice some children are more familiar with this time as one to “take a break” from...

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  • Patterns: February 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Patterns: February 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    I’ve never been a person who really relied on or noticed patterns in my life. I never struggled with feeling too scheduled or the opposite feeling of overwhelmed with no structure. That...

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  • Using Luther’s Small Catechism for Kids Curriculum

    Using Luther’s Small Catechism for Kids Curriculum

    Our world is ever so fond of dichotomies. One of the most time-honored of educational debates is the perennial question: Which is more important—memorization or comprehension?

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  • The Perfect Parent: God the Father Looks Out for Us

    The Perfect Parent: God the Father Looks Out for Us

    The vocation of parent is the ultimate paradox. It is at once viscerally sweet, compelling, and satisfying—and then also just not. Not at all any of those things. In fact, parenting is...

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  • Change: January 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Change: January 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “In 2024, I plan to . . .” Fill in the blank. Maybe you’re hoping to exercise more, eat healthier, start a new job, go on a big family trip, spend more time with your spouse, spend less...

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  • VBS 2024 Overview: Celebrate the Savior

    VBS 2024 Overview: Celebrate the Savior

    We are thrilled to roll out our VBS program for 2024: Celebrate the Savior! Our theme, Jesus Gives Us Joy, will teach children that Jesus gives us so many things worth celebrating—most...

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  • Jesus Bears Our Burdens: Everyday Faith Calendar December 2023

    Jesus Bears Our Burdens: Everyday Faith Calendar December 2023

    I never had any interest in watching the 1946 James Stewart Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, until college. Many adults and teens in my life had droned on about how boring they...

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  • Unboxing Easter Lessons - Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum1:11

    Unboxing Easter Lessons - Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum

    Teach children at church or at home about Jesus' death and resurrection with the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum Easter Lessons. This kit box comes with 4 lessons, Bible Art Posters, Leader Guides, Co

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  • Top Five Advent and Christmas Teaching Tools

    Top Five Advent and Christmas Teaching Tools

    Christmas is a favorite time of the year for many. Winter break approaches after a few months of classes, parents are thinking about time off with their kids, and churches are planning...

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  • Giving Thanks Biblically: November 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Giving Thanks Biblically: November 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    We say the word thanks a lot in a day. We thank our spouse for filling up our coffee, we end emails with the word thanks, and we thank people for holding the door for us. As parents, we...

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  • Giving Thanks Biblically: November 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Giving Thanks Biblically: November 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    We say the word thanks a lot in a day. We thank our spouse for filling up our coffee, we end emails with the word thanks, and we thank people for holding the door for us. As parents, we...

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  • Unboxing Christmas Lessons - Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum1:12

    Unboxing Christmas Lessons - Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum

    Teach children at church or at home about Jesus' birth with the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum Christmas Lessons. This kit box comes with 4 lessons, Bible Art Posters, Leader Guides, Coloring Sheets,

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  • Heroes: October 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Heroes: October 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    I have no idea what or who my seventeen-month-old daughter will dress up as for our upcoming Halloween events. These days, it’s a big responsibility to make sure that your family costumes...

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  • Teaching about the Church Year in Sunday School

    Teaching about the Church Year in Sunday School

    As adults in the faith, most of us have a solid understanding of how worship looks throughout the year. We grow accustomed—maybe even desensitized—to the changes around us. Sometimes the...

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  • Look Inside the Kids Book My Treasury of Faith0:35

    Look Inside the Kids Book My Treasury of Faith

    My Treasury of Faith is a compact, personalized book that allows kids to learn the truths of faith and answers to common faith-based questions. Contents cover: - The Apostles' Creed - The Ten Command

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  • An Inside Look of My Book About Church0:33

    An Inside Look of My Book About Church

    A beginner-friendly children's book to learn the basic parts of the church service. It can also help parents, grandparents, and educators explain the sacraments and how to worship at church. https:/

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  • Look Inside the Children's book Alive Before You Were Born0:45

    Look Inside the Children's book Alive Before You Were Born

    This children's book reinforces the truth that life begins at conception. Teach your child the relationship between God and his children and how precious each person's life is. Get this book today t

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  • The One Thing: September 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    The One Thing: September 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “Don’t you see how hard I’m working?” “I feel like my work goes unappreciated.” “It seems like no matter what I do, it’s never enough. There’s always one more thing.”

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  • Teaching the Catechism: Holy Baptism II, Third and Fourth Parts

    Teaching the Catechism: Holy Baptism II, Third and Fourth Parts

    Continue learning how to teach Holy Baptism with the Third and Fourth Parts on Baptism in Luther’s Small Catechism

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