As a children’s pastor I am always looking for new insights and ideas. Â Three magazines that were recommended to me that I look to are…
K! – This magazine by KidzMatter has lots of great ideas and helpful articles. Â They describe their magazine this way, “K! Magazine is a publication addressing the needs of those who minister to kids in the church. Â It contains specialized articles and features on everything from leadership to using trends in our world to help children’s ministers make a deep ETERNAL IMPACT!” Â You can visit their site and subscribe by going to http://www.kidzmatter.com. Â The cost for aÂ subscriptionÂ is $20 per year.
Children’s Ministry Magazine – This publication has all sorts of resources ideas, volunteer training tips, and much more. Â They describe their magazine by sharing, “Children’s Ministry Magazine is packed with practical, authentic ministry ideas to help you change lives forever. Â You’ll get sound advice and encouragement from today’s children’s ministry experts, plus hundreds of ideas to create a program that’ll have kids begging to come back!” Â You can find out more by going to http://www.childrensministry.com/magazine/. Â The cost is $30 per year, but if you’re nice they’ll give you a free copy to preview.
Finally, you should get a magazine that kids read, so you can get some insight into what is important to them. Â Nickelodeon magazine used to be the publication of choice, but it went out of print this past year. Â Currently I am looking for an alternative, but haven’t come up with any great ones yet. Â Any suggestions?
What other magazines are good for children’s pastors to read?