Earlier this week, I wrote about how the new trend of children using mobile devices could impact children’s ministry. You can read that article here. While thinking about change in children’s ministry, I decided to take a look back at how some of today’s popular children’s ministry websites used to look in their early days. Here’s what I found. (Click any image to enlarge)


ChildrensMinistry.com circa 2003

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KidzMatter.com circa 2005

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Kidology.org circa 2003

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CMConnect.org circa 2008Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 3.24.37 PM

INCM.org circa 2003Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 3.28.07 PMMinistry-to-Children.com circa 2008

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JimWideman.com circa 2001

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GospelLight.com circa 2004

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You can take a trip back in time on the internet and look up any site, including your church’s/ministry’s website, by using the Wayback Machine!


What do you remember about how children’s ministry used to be compared to today? Leave your thoughts/comments in the comment section!



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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of ChildrensMinistryBlog.com, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.