One of the best ways to grow as a leader is to read. The old quote "Leaders are Readers" is true.
Obviously books are a great way to grow. If you want to grow as a leader, you should always have a hard copy or digital book that you are reading.
A benefit of technology is it gives you unlimited reading options on every subject you can imagine. Lots of great information is just a Google search away.
Another great tool for reading is blogs. There are lots of great blogs online that can help you grow as a children's ministry leader.
So what blogs should you focus on reading? There are thousands to choose from. The key is focusing on reading blogs that consistently bring great content to the table. One great place to look for blogs to read is Feedspot's list.
Here are the top 40 from Feedspot. Read them. Follow them. Sign up for updates from them. They will help you grow as a children's ministry leader. This list was just updated on July 6th, so it's hot off the press.
1. Children Desiring God
Our mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things so that the next generation may know and cherish Jesus Christ as the only One who saves and satisfies the desires of the heart.
Blog site: blog.childrendesiringgod.org
2. Relevant Children's Ministry
Relevant Children's Ministry brings fresh ideas, insight, and content to Children's and Family Ministry leaders.
Blog Site: relevantchildrensministry.com
3. Growing Kids Ministry
This site is to help to you and your ministry, whether that ministry is in the home, in church, in a school, or some other venue. Browse around to find some lesson ideas, games, inspiration for class decorations and more.
Blog Site: growingkidsministry.com
4. About the Children's Department
Your source for to-the-point reviews of curriculum, answers for your children's ministry questions, help with recruiting, encouragement for you and your volunteers . . . and a whole lot more!
Blog Site: aboutthechildrensdepartment.com
5. Mr. Mark's Classroom
We help overwhelmed children's ministry leaders get clarity, confidence and the resources they need to win at reaching kids for Jesus.
Blog Site: mrmarksclassroom.com
This website offers thousands of resources & ministry ideas.This website began as the personal blog of Tony Kummer. It has grown to be a leading website for anyone serving in kids ministry.
Blog Site: ministry-to-children.com
7. Crafting the Word of God
One of the reasons for writing this blog is to keep all my crafts together in one place with the hope that they will help and inspire you and your ministry
Blog Site: craftingthewordofgod.com
8. Revival Fires for Kids
Revival Fire For Kids equips children's pastors and churches to lead children into revival.
Blog Site: revivalfire4kids.com
9. DC4K (Divorce Care for Kids)
Linda Ranson Jacobs is one of the forefront leaders in the areas of children and divorce and single-parent family needs.
Blog Site: blog.dc4k.org
From nursery, preschool and kindergarten to kids church, Sunday school and midweek, DiscipleLand's family of Biblical resources is designed to help you grow disciples for life.DiscipleBlog.com is an online forum for discussing the topic of discipling children.
Blog Site: discipleblog.com
11. Christianity Cove
Bible Lessons for Kids. Christianity Cove is the web's #1 resource for Sunday School lesson ideas, crafts, games, activities and tips for teachers
Blog Site: christianitycove.com
Promoting meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Blog Site: church4everychild.org
13. LifeWay Kids
Dedicated to helping Kids Ministry leaders in their mission of making disciples.
Blog Site: lifeway.com/kidsministry
14. Church Leaders / Children's Ministry
Find Ministry and Leadership Tools for Pastors, Worship Leaders, Youth Pastors, Children's Ministry, Small Groups, and Outreach & Missions.
Blog Site: churchleaders.com/children
15. Children's Ministry
Children's Ministry ideas, lessons, and more to use in Sunday school, church and at home. Free Bible lessons, games, crafts, devotions, and more.Children's Ministry Magazine is the MOST read magazine for children's ministry. It's packed with practical, authentic ministry ideas to help you become even better at what you do best - lead kids to Jesus.
Blog Site: childrensministry.com
Practical insights, resources, and tips for effective discipleship ministry with children, youth, and families.
Blog Site: blog.awana.org
Disciplr is a children's ministry curriculum solution that's perfect for churches, both small and large. It gives you curriculum choices, simple lesson customization, and scheduling tools in one organized home.
Blog Site: disciplr.com
18. Mission Bible Class
The purpose of Mission Bible Class is to help you share God's Word with children.Follow for complete list of stories and lessons.
Blog Site: missionbibleclass.org
19. Orange Leaders
Orange Leaders is a gathering of leaders who are passionate about engaging churches and families to influence the faith and character of the next generation. Its blog gives tips and information to the leaders impact kids and teenagers.
Blog Site: orangeblogs.org/orangeleaders
20. Future. Flying. Saucers. Free Bible Object Lessons and Bible Studies
A place to find free Bible Object Lessons for parents and those in children's ministry.
Blog Site: futureflyingsaucers.com
21. Kids in Ministry International - Redefining Children's Ministry in the 21st Century
Redefining Children's Ministry in the 21st Century.Children's ministry that equips boys & girls to hear God's voice, be led by His Spirit, and walk in the supernatural power of God.
Blog Site: kidsinministry.org
22. Flame: Creative Children's Ministry
Creative and practical ideas for Children's Ministry at church and at home.
Blog Site: flamecreativekids.blogspot.com
23. Pastor Ron Brooks
PastorRonBrooks helps in inspiring kids to imitate God, encouraging leaders to inspire kids. If you are in ministry, or a parent, or work with kids in any way, I have a feeling you will find something helpful as you look around and read.
Blog Site: pastorronbrooks.com
24. Top Coloring Pages
Top coloring pages blog is a place where you can read articles about coloring pages but also children and parenting. Topcoloringpages.net offers ultimate coloring experience with more than 3000 superior quality images for children and adults. Find coloring sheets presenting cartoon characters, seasons, motorcars, celebrities, and even educational ones.
Blog Site: topcoloringpages.net/blog
25. Nick Blevins
Follow this blog to get resources, content, podcasts, coaching and consulting for children's ministry, youth ministry, family ministry and nextgen ministry leaders.
Blog Site: nickblevins.com
26. Super Church / KidMin Experts
Super Church provides creative children's ministry curriculum and resources for your children's ministry.
Blog Site: superchurch.com
27. Children's Ministry Leader
Equipping Leaders to Create Healthy Children's & Family Ministry.
Blog Site: childrensministryleader.com
28. Children's Ministry Online
The BEST way to ensure you, your staff and your volunteers execute ministry they way you planned is a system of checklists! For nearly 10 years, childrensministryonline.com has been a place to encourage, equip and inspire those who minister to kids. CMO began as the personal ministry blog of Kenny Conley, a place for ideas inspired by ministry in the local.
Blog Site: childrensministryonline.com
Hello, my name is Karl Bastian. Children's Ministry is something I've been passionate about since, well, when I was a kid! I got my call to kids ministry in an evangelistic meeting by a man who is now one of our Kidology Coaches. My entire life has been devoted to children's ministry since a very clear and defined Life Mission Statement began to steer my life at the age of nineteen.
Blog Site: kidologist.com
30. Commander Bill
Commander Bill has been at the forefront of sharing resources and networking between Awana clubs, providing free resources and support for your Awana club.
Blog Site: commanderbill.net
31. Children's Ministry and Education
The culture and how it affects ministry to kids.
Blog Site: brennaphillips.com
32. Glenys Nellist
Coordinator of Children's Ministry for the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. Zondervan children's book author of two popular series: Love Letters from God and Snuggle Time. Glenys is a writer with a passion for God, her family, and children's ministry.
Blog Site: glenysnellist.com
Blog content will mostly be about my passion for the next generation and learning new ways to minister to them. While the author may share stories from Fellowship Bible Church, the contents of this blog does not necessarily represent Fellowship Bible Church or it's views unless otherwise stated.
Blog Site: mattmo.org
KidMinspiration is a combination of the words 'KidMin' and 'inspiration'. It is my desire to help kidmin leaders, volunteers and families receive practical tips and inspiration as they help children grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Blog Site: kidminspiration.com
35. Bible Drive-Thru
Bible-based daily devotions for kids. Discover the stories of the Bible. Sample every book of the Bible in one year!
Blog Site: bibledrivethru.blogspot.com
36. Home / A brief look into the mind of Pastor Matt
My name is Matt Norman and I am a Children's Pastor.I love being in ministry to children and their parents, as well as to other adults. I love sharing the gospel and other Biblical truths.I have recently become the Director of Preschool and Children's Ministries at First Baptist Tallassee, in Tallassee, AL and I'm LOVING IT. Thanks for checking out my page. I hope that the information is helpful.
Blog Site: itspastormatt.com
37. Train Up the Child - Helping Parents Establish God's Word in Their Children
Helping parents establish God's Word.I have always had a passion to establish God's Word in children. I extremely enjoyed teaching my own about Jesus and now get great joy whenever I have opportunity to tell our grandchildren Bible stories. I desire every parent to have no greater joy and privilege than intentionally leading their little ones to love Jesus and His Word with their whole hearts.
Blog Site: trainupthechild.org
38.Raise Kids for Christ / Church and Parents Partnering Together
Equipping teachers and children's ministry leaders of small churches with tools to raise Christlike children, teaching them to know, love and share God. Bringing churches & parents together to raise kids for Christ. Teaching kids to know God, love God & share God creating a life long relationship with God. My goal is to change the way kids see church and God. Our church is our support, our extended family, our encouragement and so much more.
Blog Site: raisekidsforchrist.com/creat..
39. Pastor Tom Bump
Kidmin Leadership and life lessons for all who love Jesus.I am a husband and father of 4 wonderful kids.Tom is also an experienced Teacher Trainer with Child Evangelism Fellowship. He has his Diploma from the Children's Ministries Institute in Warrenton, MO. He also completed his MAR from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Pastoral Counseling.
Blog Site: ptbump.com
40. Glen Woods / Doing Life in the Margins with the Unreached
Here I share my thoughts about life, mission, spirituality, and children's ministry.
Blog Site: glenwoods.wordpress.com
What other blogs do you read? What other blogs do you recommend? Share the URL's in the comment section below.