Children and Family Ministries

As the Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership continues to focus on lay leadership in local congregations, we began an initiative specifically for leaders in children’s and family ministries. We recognize the number of people involved in these ministries and the expertise needed to effectively minister to young people with care. This initiative seeks to provide resources and training opportunities for all those engaged in this vital ministry.

Children’s Leaders’ Continued Learning

These new courses are designed for lay leaders who serve as the director or other positions of leadership within children’s ministry for their church, but for whom seminary is not the right fit. These courses seek to bridge the gap between the expertise and experience these leaders bring from their own background and professional life, and the particular skills and topics in children’s ministry.

Learn more with this link: CLCL Spring 2024

Children in Church Podcast

Children in Church is limited series podcast for the lay-leaders of children’s ministry. For every Sunday School teacher, choir leader, VBS volunteer, and anyone else who works with children in church. Each will feature a conversation on a different topic to directly help you minister to families in your community.
Listen Here

Children in Church Podcast Logo. Image of headphones with sound wave on orange background and text saying Children in Church: A podcast from the Baugh Center

Sunday School Curriculum Review

The Baugh Center knows that curriculum is a vital piece of teaching within in children’s ministry, and that the market can be overwhelming. We have gathered curricula from a number of publishers and offer a comparison of these offerings. Rev. Harrison Litzell is also available for conversations on curricula and what best suits your congregation!
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Workshops, Presentations, and Conversations

The Baugh Center is invested in supporting your ministry! We would love to partner with your church, region, or network to provide training and learning opportunities for leaders. Reach out to us to learn more about what we have to offer and how we can partner with you and your team.

Email Harrison at

Photo of Harrison Litzell with text reading: Harrison Litzell has 10 years of experience in children’s ministry and is available for trainings, consultations, workshops, or conversations! He specializes in inclusive worship, pedagogy, and classroom management. Email address and phone number 678 5476539