Kids Ministry Leadership
The Best Kids Sunday School Games
One of the best things about Sunday School is playing Bible games. Kids' Bible games are fun, engaging, and teach about the Word of God. To provide you with some ideas that you can easily incorporate into your Sunday School curriculum, we’ve come up with a list of the best Sunday School games for kids.
Theology and the Place of Music in Worship
The power of music cannot be understated. From jingles on adverts to theatrical productions, music catches people’s attention and draws them in. What is the role of music in church, though? Hymns are a central part of church services, but what purpose does it serve?
How To Create a Kids Ministry That Is Effective and Fun
Introducing God to a child is essential for creating a faithful life from early on. The best way to do this is through children’s ministry, a place where kids get together to learn about the gospel and form a relationship with God.
Best Vertical Signage Options for Church
Capturing the eye of those who pass your church, vertical signage options are a brilliant way to draw newcomers in. While it is easy for buildings to all blur together as unexceptional and uniform, a bold and colorful sign will attract attention.
My Kids Ministry Team Is Tired All The Time. Why?
Teaching God’s Word to children of any age takes training, dedication and seemingly infinite patience. If you’ve been involved in kids ministry for any length of time, you’ll understand that on a deep level.
Job Description Templates for Church IT, Production, AVL
Each staff member and volunteer in a church contributes to the growth of the congregation and the strength of the community. To help you fill the roles in church IT, production, and audio-visual departments, we have created job description templates to attract the right people.
Hiring a Children's Ministry Director? Here Are Some Job Description Ideas
Writing a job description for your children’s ministry director position doesn’t have to be difficult. There are a variety of different templates you can personalize for use in your church.
Why Can't I Find Any New Volunteers For Kids Ministry?
Finding reliable volunteers is a challenge. Most churches and ministry leaders seem to be in constant need of more help. But why is that? Why aren’t more people volunteering within the church, especially for kids ministry?
I Get Calls From Volunteers After Hours. Can I Stop This?
Leading your volunteers with support and kindness is vitally important to keeping a happy and enthusiastic team. However, there can come a time when lines become blurred.
10 Best Practices for Planning, Leading, and Promoting Events at Your Church
Putting on events at your church can be a great way to build connections between your community members, and recruit new ones too. They take a lot of planning, so make sure you’re prepared with these 10 practices.
10 Volunteer Job Descriptions for Family Ministry
Building up a team of dedicated and inspiring volunteers is crucial within family ministry. But, how can you make sure that your volunteers believe in the importance of the children’s ministry curriculum?
Top Kids Movies to Use in Your Children's Ministry
Playing movies in your kids' church lessons can be a great way to reward them for hard work or give them a break after a busy period. This list outlines the top 4 movies to show and how you can frame them in a way that centralizes Christian values.
7 Gift Ideas for First-Time Families to Your Church
You might be worried that the cost of gifts could add up, but don’t worry – we have plenty of church gift ideas that won’t break the bank! Read on to learn more about our top 7 church visitor gift ideas.
5 Things To Do at Orange Conference 2022
As we slowly adapt to a New Normal and turn back to in-person meetings, we especially look forward to Orange Conference 2022 happening in March in Atlanta, GA. Check out what’s so special about Orange Conference and what to expect when you attend next year’s big event.
Best Practices for Kids Ministry: How to Get Started and Keep Going
You’ve decided to start up your kids' ministry, but what comes next? It can feel like an overwhelming project to begin a ministry from scratch, but with these top tips, you will be set with the foundations for a successful kids ministry.
Ideas for Sunday School Video Lessons
Sunday school video lessons are a great way to teach the important lessons of the Bible in a fun and dynamic way. Some curriculums will come with a video element included, to keep your students engaged with diverse learning materials.
How to Prioritize Belonging in Kids Ministry
Marty Rowan oversees Family Ministry across Highpoint Church's 7 campuses. Here are his tips on how you can create a Ministry that moves people by making them know that they belong.
How To Start and Grow a Church Plant - Megan Bowen from Foundations Church
Megan and her husband launched Foundations Church in 2015. Here are her tips for managing Kids Ministry and your team as a Church Plant.
Interview Questions That Ensure a Candidate’s Character Aligns
Hiring people for your church requires a thorough process because you want to ensure that you don’t just employ qualified personnel but that these additions to your church align with your mission. Read on for interview questions that ensure a candidate’s character aligns with your church.
The 7 Best Church Web Developers
There are numerous web developers out there who can help you ensure that your website is one of the best church websites. Read on to learn more about exactly what web development is, and our top 7 picks for who can help you.
Tip on How to Make Your Kids Ministry Fun
One of the best places for kids to become involved in ministry is the church. Allowing them to make mistakes gives them room to learn and grow and fosters an environment of trust and comfort.
Why Kids Ministry is so Important to Your Church
Setting a strong foundation of worship in kids from a young age not only sets them on the right path but also encourages them to be more productive members of society and share their gifts with the world.
Top 10 Sunday School Games
Keeping children engaged every Sunday isn’t hard with the right methods, so we’ve come up with a list of the Top 10 Sunday School Games that will be a hit with any child of faith.
10 Best Christmas Bible Stories for Your Children’s Church Curriculum
Christmas is a great time to use kids' ministry to help them engage with the Bible. The stories surrounding Jesus’ birth are more relatable than other biblical parables and historical accounts, and it is wrapped in the Christmas magic. Here are ten Christmas stories to include in your children’s church curriculum.
6 Ways to Use Technology for Better Church Storytelling
So how can the church adapt to better use modern technology to practice the ancient art of storytelling? What are some practical things that your ministry can be doing now? Here are a few tips.
Best Devotionals for Kids
From resources for preschool storytime to more complex passages for young adults, there is a multitude of different fun Bible devotionals for kids out there. Read on to learn more about our top nine picks, for kids of all ages.
16 Creative Ideas for a Kid’s Ministry Curriculum
It can be tough to know what kids’ ministry curriculum is best for your Sunday School as you will want to create a program that is both engaging and educational. To help you better prepare, we’ve compiled a list of 16 Creative Ideas for a Kid’s Ministry Curriculum.
5 Things to Add Time to Your Sunday School
Implement these ideas into your lesson plans and you’re sure to create a strong kids ministry curriculum that is brimming with things for Sunday School attendees to get stuck into, adding time and value to your classes!
5 Ways To Increase Your Kids’ Ministry Budget
With games and activities that make Sunday School lessons extra fun and engaging, you can easily spend all the money you have for the whole year. That’s why we have come up with a few ideas that can help you make the most of and increase your kids’ ministry budget.
The Best CCLI Songs for Christmas 2021
With Christmas fast approaching, there is no better time to begin incorporating songs into your church curriculum and weekly worship schedule. What does CCLI have to offer?
Which is Better: Minno vs Yippee?
Streaming apps for kids can be a great way to educate and entertain your little ones, but how safe are these streaming sites? In this article, we will compare two of our favorite Christian streaming apps for kids – Minno and Yippee.
A Guide for Large Group Kids Ministries
It's an incredibly daunting task, particularly as working in a church with a high number of members requires more careful planning to ensure that every child is safe, confident, and engaged with their bible studies.
Starting Construction on a Church? 5 things to Plan For
Saving money, time, and resources, it is becoming increasingly popular to buy an existing building or church and renovate it. Read on to ensure that your church construction runs smoothly.
Top 12 Kids Ministry Podcasts
If you’re looking for resources and ideas to help you improve on your kids’ ministry or would like some suggestions for podcasts that can help your children on their journey to learning more about God, Jesus, the Bible, and their faith, then read on to learn about our Top 12 Kids Ministry Podcasts.
How to Create A Children’s Ministry Kids Want to Attend
Keeping kids interested in studying isn’t easy – this goes for school as well as kids’ church. However, by making Sunday mornings fun and engaging, you’ll be able to attract kids to your ministry.
The Ultimate Guide to Kids Ministry: Tips & Ideas For Your Church
As a kids ministry, step one is to a clear mission statement that will help kids and parents understand the purpose of your establishment. What are the other seven steps in our guide? Read on to see what you can do to start or improve your Kids Ministry.
Object Lessons for Kids: Our Top 10 Examples for Youth Ministry
Researching Object Lessons for Kids? Here, we detail our top 10 interactive Bible studies to keep energy & passion in your church. ✓ Click to read now!
The 5 Best Kids Ministry Conferences for 2022
Searching for the best children’s ministry conferences to attend in 2022? Don’t go anywhere before reading our guide to the best events coming up.
5 Professional Development Tactics for Ministry Leaders
The best leaders continually seek ways to grow and learn. If you’re not intentionally widening your skills and experiences, then you’re liable to become set in your ways and irrelevant as a leader.
10 Things to Consider Before Building a New Church Campus
A multi-campus church is an idea that is thriving in popularity in the United States, as extended networks of faith are solidified across the nation. Read on to make sure you consider everything, before taking the plunge.
The 6 Best Church Web Design Companies
Whether you decide to build one on your own or hire a third party, here’s a list of The 6 Best Church Web Design Companies to build your website.
Top Kids Ministry Facebook Groups
One of the most useful tools for finding support and guidance for your children’s ministry is via Facebook groups. In this blog post, we’ve sourced some of the top kid’s ministry Facebook groups.
Tips on Restarting a Kids Ministry
Whether you want to start an entirely new children's ministry or resurrect an existing organization, it is vital to carefully plan the opening process.
How to Do Multisite Kids Ministry
Taking the first step towards multisite kids ministry can be seriously daunting. But, when done right, it will expand your reach of influence and cultivate real networks of community.
5 Reasons Why You Should Add Another Church Campus
Read this guide to learn the top 5 reasons that we believe it’s a positive move, and 1 reason we can think of to reconsider.
Books for Kids Ministry Leaders
Our CEO & Founder Grant Glas interviews former Tithe.ly Marketing Director and Read to Lead Podcast host about their new book, Read to Lead.
An Interview With Michelle Corl From Hope Community Church
A conversation with Michelle Corl, an accomplished ministry leader and kid’s content specialist. In this article, we’ll learn more about her journey from K-12 schooling, to kids ministry and foster care. Read on to hear her story.
How to Use Social Proof in Kids Ministry
Zach Matchett from Northview Church shares how you can use social proof in Kids Ministry. The Church can utilize social proof better if they would stop setting themselves up to be the hero and instead focus on families being the hero.
9 Advantages of Being a Multi-Site Church
There are a handful of benefits to expanding to multi-site in the right situation. And these advantages likely explain the growing number of this kind of church.
Trying New Ideas with your Kids Ministry
Margo White from Catalyst Church in Bentonville, AR, joins us to talk about innovative ways to make your Kids Ministry better.
Using Orange Curriculum and Playlister For an Engaging Kids Ministry
On this episode of the Playlister Podcast, Beverly shares tips on creating a Kids Ministry where Kids "drag parents back to church"
How to Set Up Your Kids' Ministry Rooms in 5 Easy Steps
Thinking about redecorating your kids' ministry room? Look no further than this simple 5 step guide, to help you create the perfect space.
How to Be Intentional in Kids Ministry
It’s important not to settle for letting your Kids Ministry just be a childcare center while their parents are in “big church." To do this you need to create an environment where kids look forward to coming back next weekend.
Playlister Podcast: Trey Sullins from 3Circle Church
This podcast episode features an interview with Trey Sullins, Kids Ministry director at 3Circle Church. Trey gives us insights on his background and how he went from studying nursing in college to leading Ministries around the country.
How To Run Your Church Like A Business (Because It Is One)
Churches are undeniably unique. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from business best practices. If your church is struggling with business leadership, here are a few helpful places to get started.
How to Write a Ministry Email
Zach Matchett is the 5th & 6th grade pastor at Northview Community Church. Communicating by email is a key part of Zach’s role- especially given the rise of Northview’s online Ministry program. He shares his top tips for writing a Ministry email.
Ministering to Special Needs Families
Matthew Anderson is the Director of Special Needs Ministry at Rock Point Church in Arizona. Our founder interviewed Matthew to get his tips on running a world-class special needs ministry. He also shared his tips for utilizing Playlister.
Leveraging Online Reviews for Church Social Proof
On average, customers read about 10 reviews before making the decision to trust a company with a purchase. This is true for businesses, and it’s true for churches, too.
Observe Trends Before Your Church Re-emerges
How to take a few cues from culture when it comes to re-opening, re-engaging, and re-emerging into our ministries again.
Setting Values For Your Church
Churches are a central part of the culture in the history and communities they call home- but what about culture between church staff and volunteers?
Deciding On A Kids Church Curriculum
Trying to determine the perfect church curriculum for children? We did the research for you on choosing the best fit for your ministry.
Using Gen Z’s habits for Ministry
Joe Terry is the assistant pastor at Circle Drive Alliance Church. Joe shares his tips on using Gen Z’s habits to grow their faith and how you need to give Kids Min leaders a say in executive decisions in order to make the best ministry choices.
How you can use software strategies in your ministry
Behind the Church: How you can use Salesforce’s strategies to reach more people. Marc Benioff founded Salesforce, the first-ever Software-as-a-Service company in 1999. Here's how you can borrow his growth playbook for your church.
The playbook for a great ministry
Jeremy O’Neill is the Kids Ministry Director at Skyline Church in San Diego, CA. He shares his playbook for growing and making changes in ministry.
How The Creek Recruits Volunteers
The Creek is a multisite church in Indianapolis, IN, where Chad has been leading for several years. Here are his top tips on recruiting volunteers to serve.
What if I subtract to solve a problem?
Across a series of experiments, researchers observed that people consistently consider changes that add components over those that subtract them — a tendency that has implications for decision-making at your church.
Six Thoughtful Tips for scaling ministry in person and online
Your top ministry priority should be to invest your time in things that you do that have the most impact. This is important because you don’t want to spend energy on things that don’t make a big difference.
How Thinking Like a Marketer Can Improve Your Ministry
Bobby Ikebudu is the Director of Marketing at Orange, reThink Group. Bobby draws on his marketing knowledge and experience in ministry to show you ways that putting on your marketing hat will help you reach more people.
Using Playlister as an Orange partner
Do you use Orange curriculum at your church? If yes, then this is a must-read.
How to evaluate "success" for your church's virtual kids effort
Good news, you don't have to be a data scientist to figure out if you are successful. We pinpointed two metrics that correlate to success.
Top 3 Trends for Viewership at Home
Here are the top 3 trends and top 3 tips for sending your playlists to families at home.
9 Tips to Re-open Your Ministry Safely
As you think about reopening your church and ministries, you may feel overwhelmed with all of the new details that must be in place.
Trends from the Sunday at Home Revolution
Playlister has looked over the data of how families are experiencing Sunday-at-home. What trends are we seeing?
The Instant Curriculum Revolution
In the past, churches used expensive and complicated technology in all their classrooms to present Orange curriculum. What does the future hold? There is a new way to do things.
How to Make a Change in your Ministry
As exciting as a change of position can be, whether you’re new to a church, recently promoted, or asked to take on additional responsibilities, it’s important to remember change is a process.
Orange Tour's Top 3 Takeaways
Our team drove 7,500 miles and witnessed some great teams in action. Here's what we learned on Orange Tour.
Playlister Gives Back to local Kids Ministry
Giving back to the community is an essential mission for Playlister. This month, we donated technical equipment and an Apple TV to Brookside Community Church in central Indiana to help with their Kids Ministry and after-school program.
The 21st Century Church
What does the church of the 21st century look like? How does it function in the community and how do current space and technology evolve to produce better outcomes for the people you serve.
Coffee that Matters to your church
Episode 8 of the Playback Podcast features Brian Holland, founder of Phoenix Roasters Coffee. Founded by a former pastor, Phoenix Roasters Coffee serves its community just like a church.
Coffee is a cup of community
Phoenix Roasters Coffee is an Atlanta based coffee company with a mission to end the cycle of poverty.
Innovation at Your Church
In this new era of digital consumption, it is increasingly to incorporate innovation into the church experience in order to stay on the front end of ever-present technological growth.
Afraid? Why You Should Use Your Data.
In our current digital era, it often seems like data is being collected from us with every move we make. Have you ever stopped to think about how data collected can positively impact the church-going experience?
Where is Your Focus as a Production Leader?
In a recent Playback episode, Grant spoke to Jerod Togger, the Production Assistant at Real Life Christian Church. With nearly ten years of experience at Real Life, Jerod was able to provide thoughtful insight on what he’s learned to focus on throughout his day to day role.
3 Things You Should Know About Volunteering
I had the opportunity to speak to Kelli Taylor, a children’s teachers at Northview Church. Throughout the podcast interview, Kelli discusses the vital role of volunteers in the classroom and the ways they enhance the classroom experience.
Top 3 Tips for Children's Pastors
Sandals Church in Riverside, California is quickly expanding to become one of the larger churches on the West Coast. Jeremy O’Neill, Sandals’ Network Kids Lead, spoke on his three tips for navigating the changing landscape of children’s ministry.