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.

  • Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Prayer is a unique opportunity that we are given to talk directly with God. How cool! The Creator of the universe, the one that spoke the stars into the sky and fish into the sea, wants to...

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  • How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible

    How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible

    Children’s Bibles serve a useful purpose in our homes. From the time our firstborn was four months old (in other words, when we emerged from our sleep-deprived fog enough to realize it was...

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  • Found Faultless in Christ

    Found Faultless in Christ

    Phil Rigdon shares his teaching observations on our God-given talents, skills, and abilities while reminding us that Christ remains all sufficient for us.

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  • Refuge: June 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Refuge: June 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    You open your phone and scroll past another devastating news story. A friend posts about the death of someone they loved. You open your email to be met with a long list of messages that...

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  • 5 Reasons You Should Use The Tree of Life for Summer Sunday School

    5 Reasons You Should Use The Tree of Life for Summer Sunday School

    Have you considered using The Tree of Life: God’s Promise of Salvation for summer Sunday School instead of VBS this year? Yes, I know this might be a surprising question considering I just...

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  • Answering Your Questions about The Tree of Life VBS

    Answering Your Questions about The Tree of Life VBS

    Are you ready for VBS this summer at your church? We know that this year will bring unique joys and challenges as churches come together again, so here are some answers to your frequently...

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  • Rule and Responsibility: May 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Rule and Responsibility: May 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “You have to be in charge, FOREVER!” This was my five-year-old’s response after I had been teasing him that I was going to take a break from being in charge.

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  • Current Events: April 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Current Events: April 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “Have you talked about current events with your kids?” I posted a poll asking this question on Instagram a few days after the initial reports of the ongoing conflict between Russia and...

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  • Practice: March 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Practice: March 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    What is your biggest worry or fear when you think about taking your kids to church? Does it make you anxious or even stop you from going to church altogether? Join Kyla as she shares...

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  • Routine: February 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Routine: February 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Almost every week without fail, it takes about three hours to get my three young children and me to worship—from when I wake up Sunday morning to when I (barely) make it out the door. I...

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  • Faith Milestones | Lutheran Life Issue 321

    Faith Milestones | Lutheran Life Issue 321

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  • Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “It wasn’t what I was expecting, Mom.”   Those reflective words from my five-year-old come from countless experiences of navigating transitions and life together. The intersection of...

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  • Teaching Children about God's Design for Marriage

    Teaching Children about God's Design for Marriage

    “Mommy, how do you get a baby in your tummy?” If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve been asked many sweet, innocent questions like this one that are hard to answer.  The...

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  • Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Is your Christmas shopping done yet? Yes? Congratulations, you win Christmas this year! No? Good luck. Haven’t you heard about all the shipping delays, inventory shortages, and lack of...

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  • Christian Education Catalog | Sunday School, Midweek, Confirmation

    Christian Education Catalog | Sunday School, Midweek, Confirmation

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  • Jesus, the Silent Redeemer of Isaiah 53

    Jesus, the Silent Redeemer of Isaiah 53

    The text of Isaiah 53 is one of what are called the Servant Songs—portions of Isaiah’s prophecy that refer directly to Jesus Christ and His work of redemption. It can’t be overstated...

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  • Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    There are forty-one days until Thanksgiving, forty-four days until the start of Advent, seventy-one days until Christmas morning, and seventy-eight days until the beginning of the new...

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  • Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    “I hope we are going to learn about Jesus!” These were the words my three-year-old, and newly minted preschooler, spoke to me as we chatted about what she might do at school the next...

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  • David and Goliath: God Alone Provides Victory

    David and Goliath: God Alone Provides Victory

    God’s answers are not always discernible. David’s successful encounter against Goliath has been an inspiration to believers and unbelievers alike since the event took place and was...

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  • Focus: September Everyday Faith Calendar

    Focus: September Everyday Faith Calendar

    Back-to-school season feels full of possibilities this year. The possibility that school will feel a little more “normal” this year seems within reach, as some schools shift away from...

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