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When you order the book, you’ll also receive a free downloadable PDF of blueprints you can edit and use in your church.

“Chock-full of attractive, user-friendly, ready-to-use, practical samples.”
—Cynthia Brown, Author of Energizing Your Children’s Ministry

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Hear children proclaim, “I can’t wait to be there!”

From the moment life begins, God entrusts His children to us,  first at home and then in our church family. In this book, the author covers the basics of children’s ministry, addressing questions such as these:

  • Why build a children’s ministry?
  • What’s the difference between children’s ministry and child ministry?
  • How can children’s ministry be constructed?

The pages hold Scripture-based tools, definitions, clarity of ministry, and direction. Both professional church workers and volunteers will find joy in serving as they construct blueprints to lay a solid faith foundation for children while partnering with parents.

“So, the question kept coming to mind, ‘What is children’s ministry?’ . . . After many experiences, research, and digging deep into Scripture, I found clues that helped me define children’s ministry in a way that satisfied my yearning. . . It is my prayer that this book will give you insight and inspiration for building within His kingdom for those little ones so precious to our dear Savior.”
(From the Introduction)

“A great resource for envisioning, planning, and conducting a vibrant ministry for children.”

—Rebecca S. Schmidt, Associate Director of Schools, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

“Should be open on the desk of every congregational leader.”

—Martha Streufert Jander, Author, Editor, and Early Childhood Consultant

“Written from the heart. . . with an emphasis upon the joy to be found in [children’s ministry].”

—Anita Reith Stohs, Author and Christian Education Consultant

Meet the Author

“Thank God for equipping Kim Bestian to speak on behalf of children and the church’s ministry to them and their families!” —Cynthia Brown, Ph.D.

Kim E. Bestian

Kim E. Bestian is a trained Lutheran elementary school teacher, director of children’s ministry, pastor’s wife, mother, and grandmother. She loves to share how God, the Almighty Architect, has helped her build children’s ministry over her many years of experience.