The Cokesbury Kids blog is all about ministry!

Each week of 2020, our goal is to provide ideas to assist you as you minister to families and teach the gospel to the kids in your community.

How Leaders Cope Through Crisis

How Leaders Cope Through Crisis

by Sarah Flannery
Dear Diary, ... read more
Connecting Virtually and Meaningfully with Children & Their Families

Connecting Virtually and Meaningfully with Children & Their Families

by Eleanor Christiansen
I’ve had a goal of becoming more conversant in technology and how it can be used in ministry for some time. I’ve watched longingly at... read more
Building Relationships: The Key to Recruiting and Working with Youth Volunteers

Building Relationships: The Key to Recruiting and Working with Youth Volunteers

by Kimberly Orrock
Youth Volunteers are the icing on the cake when it comes to a successful Vacation Bible School. They add youthful energy, extra hands on... read more
What Sunday School Teachers Wish You Knew

What Sunday School Teachers Wish You Knew

by Lauren Bedevian
Don’t all churches have problems recruiting (and keeping) Sunday School teachers? Week after week, the struggle is real. Why is this a... read more
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What does "Loving God, Loving Kids" mean to you?

If you follow Cokesbury Kids on Facebook, you probably know we recently gave away a Sparky The Dragon puppet, from our 2020 VBS Knights of... read more
Children's Ministry Volunteers: Servants & Heroes

Children's Ministry Volunteers: Servants & Heroes

by Sarah Flannery
There are a bajillion high points in children’s ministry—praying with a child at the altar, looking out over a bigger-than-expected... read more
Helping Children Who Struggle with Fear and Anxiety

Helping Children Who Struggle with Fear and Anxiety

by Erin Floyd
In this day and age, empowering children to be courageous and compassionate feels harder than ever. News of conflict, war, and violence in... read more
Spiritual Milestones Ministry

Spiritual Milestones Ministry

by Sarah Flannery
Think of some of the mountaintop moments in your life so far, like the moment you realized you were done with high school, or the day you... read more
Valentine's Day 365 Days a Year

Valentine's Day 365 Days a Year

by Betsy Parham
Here it is. Valentine’s Day once again. How can I better show love, interest, and appreciation to the kids and leaders that are in our... read more
Helping Children Understand How to Be in Community with Others

Helping Children Understand How to Be in Community with Others

by Selena Cunningham
Here are some ways children's ministry leaders can help kids understand how to live in community with others. ... read more
Dealing with Bullying at Church

Dealing with Bullying at Church

by Selena Cunningham
One of the most challenging parts of childhood (and often adulthood) is learning to get along with people who are different from you. As... read more
Children’s Minister or Event Planner?

Children’s Minister or Event Planner?

by Sarah Flannery
The first time my idealism as a new director of children’s ministry took a real hit was the moment I sank into my desk chair and realized... read more
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