Courtney Lasater

About Keys for Kids:

Keys for Kids Ministries is igniting a passion for Christ in kids, teens, and families. Visit us online at for more information on our products and programs.

We are always seeking submissions for our Keys for Kids devotional, a quarterly publication that uses fictional stories with spiritual illustrations to help kids ages 6-12 understand God’s Word. Guidelines and submission form available at

We also need submissions for Unlocked, our new quarterly teen devotional. This devotional offers a variety of daily readings, including fiction, essay, and poetry, that help teen guys and girls learn about Jesus and deepen their faith. Find out more at

We are not seeking to publish any books at this time, but we do have an online store where we sell products published elsewhere that fit well with our audience.

Please don’t feel like you need to have a devotional story written to have a one-on-one appointment—maybe you’ve never even considered children’s devotional writing until now! I’d love to meet with you and talk more about your writing and how you might be able to use your gift for storytelling to minister to kids and teens. 


About Courtney:


Courtney Lasater is the children’s devotional editor at Keys for Kids Ministries, where she acquires and edits content for the Keys for Kids devotional. She’s also helping prepare for the launch of Unlocked, a new quarterly devotional for teens set to release in 2019. She graduated from Calvin College and has over a decade of experience in Christian publishing and retail. When she’s not at her desk, she can often be found scoping out the shelves of her local bookstore or heading to Michigan’s beautiful west coast for hiking, biking, and the beach.

Email: [email protected]


Workshop Presented by Courtney (subject to change):

Seven Pitfalls in Children's Devotional Writing
Writing devotions is a great way to use your gifts to help kids learn the truth of God’s Word. However, certain things can creep into devotional writing that might give readers the wrong message or keep them from fully engaging with your story. Learn some of the common pitfalls in children’s devotional writing and how to avoid them so your devotional stories will shine.