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Top 50 Family Ministry Blogs

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Family ministry has been a priority for churches since the 80′s but in the past 15 years there has been a new push for youth and kids ministries to be working together in sync with each other in a way that produces a cohesive strategy to equip and empower families like never before. When I started blogging 6 years ago there were only a handful of children’s pastors blogging. There were also a few youth pastor blogs as well. The desire I had for my blog at the beginning was to be to someone else what I wish I had when I started.

In the past 5 years there has been a huge shift toward staffing family ministry positions. That title means something different for each person using it for us here it refers to a single staff member responsible for all programing from birth through college. While there are not a ton of family ministry specific blogs out there yet, I thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the best of both the youth and children’s ministry blogosphere.

 

What I have done is compile a list of the Top 50 Family Ministry Blogs. While they may not all be written by someone in a family ministry position seeing a list of some of the best Kids and Youth ministry blogs out there will help anyone in the position of leading both ministries. This list is by no means comprehensive I realize that in the hours I took to create this list I may have missed a blog. Please forgive me and please let everyone know in the comment section.

I judged each blog by the following:

1. Alexia Rank – I found this through alexia’s site.

2. Social Media Shares of the Home page – With the demise of Google reader we lost the loyalty metric that the Google readership subscription provided. There is no much out there to duplicate that. In my research I found the site http://linktally.com/ which give the amount of shares via social media a particular page has received. As a way of trying to gauge loyalty I used the home page of everyone’s blog.

3. Open Site Explorer Homepage Root Domain Links and Open Site Explorer Total incoming Links help show how far of a reach a blog has. How many people look to a particular blog as having authority on any given subject. The more links back to the blog the more people are referring to the content within the blog. http://www.opensiteexplorer.org

 

Rank
Name of Blog
Alexa Rank
Linking Root Domains
Total incoming Links
Social Media Shares of Home Page
1 Ministry-to-children 84733 377 24616 6246
2 adammclane.com 313080 227 15490 389
3 More Than Dodgeball 526741 280 31872 329
4 dougfields.com 1182437 202 12871 611
5 whyismarko 2219028 288 13546 241
6 Fuller Youth Institute 2008001 196 8459 374
7 studentministry.org 2282544 167 15254 340
8 kidmin360.com 694123 85 6231 162
9 jonathancliff.com 2029640 118 10792 137
10 growingkidsministry.com 1732720 313 4909 102
11 pomomusings.com 2528821 194 8696 81
12 gregstier.org 2881259 92 4681 1079
13 childrensministryonline.com 1804954 108 8270 49
14 Rethinking Youth Ministry 3692609 130 6000 285
15 christianitycove.com 992128 192 2146 129
16 youthleadersacademy.com 1769691 79 5585 98
17 jonathanmckeewrites.com 2882647 61 8029 204
18 kidologist.com 4034861 88 7287 144
19 Jr. High Ministry 526741 67 15829 0
20 Learning My Lines 4268080 75 2492 2007
21 The Inclusive Church 4375118 56 5068 684
22 Relevant Children’s Ministry 1176258 49 3545 109
23 Reyouth Pastor 5204082 79 6701 62
24 Youth Ministry 360 843313 57 3355 52
25 CM Buzz 3061845 64 3903 438
26 Lemon Lime Kids 3080593 67 4590 69
27 MattMckee.me 2102331 70 4435 28
28 Dad In The Middle 2819442 74 5289 13
29 Youth Leader Stash 641880 101 7,306 405
30 Kendadean.com 2915445 78 699 108
31 Orangeleaders.com 1307921 60 3886 9
32 Youth Cartel 2915445 11 1295 1295
33 Jake Bouma N/A 108 3615 66
34 Youth Specialties 508258 35 2199 13
35 JCisonline.com 1453648 58 2776 12
36 Youth Blog 4202490 61 5076 14
37 Jim Wideman 7500520 31 1553 532
38 Gina McClain N/A 78 3930 42
39 David Wakerley 12235910 59 5204 28
40 Children’s Ministry Magazine Blog 431593 19 1707 5
41 Terracecrawford.com N/A 50 1262 195
42 Live Together 2985746 43 2563 17
43 Kids Ministry 101 33513 9 641 5
44 MichaelBayne.net 5072243 55 2294 0
45 Kidmin Thoughts 6582833 17 1780 45
46 Mike Johnson NA 17 2314 38
47 Download Youth Ministry 701630 39 1751 63
48 HeidiHensley.com 4732881 7 88 24
49 More Than Puppets 11245622 8 192 42
50 Ryan Frank 12824259 3 518 40
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About the Author

My name is Sam Luce and I have been the children’s pastor at Redeemer Church in Utica NY for the past 14 years. Currently I am serving as the Utica Campus Pastor and the Global family pastor. This is my personal blog it is focused on leadership, children’s ministry and creativity. I write about things I am passionate about, the power of the gospel, becoming a better leader, ministering to kids, technology, humorous anything, and being the best dad and husband I can be.