Kids’ ministry leaders usually have a list of go-to websites and blogs. If you need inspiration or are looking for a children’s sermon, you probably head straight for your favorites. But it’s time to think outside the box. These hidden gems of children’s ministry are worth a look! In no particular order, here are 10 kids’ ministry blogs you should bookmark today.
- Growing Kids Ministry (growingkidsministry.com)
This blog comes from Lindsey Whitney, a children’s ministry director at East Lake Road Alliance Church. She posts about crafts, games, service projects, and lesson planning. Plus, there’s a great section about “Bringing the Bible to Life.”
- Creative Children’s Ministry (http://flamecreativekids.blogspot.co.uk/)
Author Mina Munns offers tons of free printables on this site. She also writes object lessons and posts fun craft ideas.
- Tansquared Youth Ministry (tansquaredyouthministry.com)
Hannah blogs from New Zealand, but you can implement her youth ministry ideas in any part of the world. This site digs deep into youth ministry leadership—growing your program, balancing work and home responsibilities, and volunteer burnout, just to name a few topics.
- Future Flying Saucers (futureflyingsaucers.com)
The creative name and design of this blog is just the beginning. Anne Marie Gosnell has 25 years of hands-on experience in children’s ministry and it shows. If you need an object lesson, this site should be your first stop!
- Kids’ Club (http://crossroadskidsclub.net)
Here you’ll find kid-friendly videos, songs, and lesson plans from the children’s ministry program at Crossroads Church. And, it’s all free!
- Heidi M. Hensley (heidimhensley.com)
This children’s pastor from California posts Bible lessons for kids’ ministry leaders, tips for family ministry, and recommendations for handling the logistics of ministry programs.
- Hope 4 Hurting Kids (http://hope4hurtingkids.com)
Nearly every church ministers to children who have experienced some form of childhood trauma. This site covers divorce, foster care, depression, and suicide. You’ll find tips for caring for children in these situations and resources to use when the situation gets too big to handle on your own.
- Disciplr (https://disciplr.com/blog/)
This curriculum service site also has a great blog. Leadership articles, budget tips, craft ideas—it’s all here.
- Bible Fun for Kids (biblefunforkids.com)
Debbie Jackson created this great site and she posts often. Visit this blog and you’ll find bulletin-board ideas, lesson plans, and plenty of printables.
- Orange Blogs (http://orangeblogs.org)
This curriculum company created a series of blogs aimed at all aspects of kids’ and youth ministry. There are tips for using social media, ideas for connecting with parents, and advice for teaching kids of all ages.
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