#children’s ministry

How to Raise a Child Who is Generous ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I believe if we can teach children to be generous, then they can experience God’s blessings as they obey Him. I’ll never forget…it was right after an earthquake hit Haiti.  We found out there was a need for children’s shoes for the children in Haiti. We put out a collection box where people could donate shoes for the kids there. One Sunday, I watched as a girl walked up and saw the sign.  She stood there and pondered for a…

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The Power of a Common Vision ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

ESPN recently produced a 10 part documentary about the career of Michael Jordan.  It was very interesting to watch.  One thing was very clear about Micheal and the Bulls.  They were laser focused on winning an NBA championship.  This resulted in the team winning 6 titles.   I am reminded of this quote from Michael Jordan. “Great players win games, great teams win championships.” When you get your team aligned and focused on a common vision, you can dominate.  Let’s look…

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How Much Screen Time Should Kids Have During the Pandemic? ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

She goes on to say “You know your child better than anyone else and are therefore the best person to decide what and how much media use is the right amount,” she said.  So, for example, if your child is anxious, avoid the news or a scary video. If your child likes music, find programming that incorporates singing, like a musical with a soundtrack you can listen to later together.” For content screening, organizations like Common Sense Media offer age-based…

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Waiting in Line ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Waiting in line.  People hate it.  Even when what they are waiting to get or experience is really, really amazing. I was at Disney World last year and so we decided to check out the new Avatar experience.  The line to get on the ride was over 4 hours.  I kid you not.  Over 4 hours.  There was no way I was going to put myself through that misery…no matter how awesome the ride is. How long do you make…

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A Great Idea to Get Kids Involved in Worship ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

One of the key things I often look for in a church is to see if the kids engage in worship. Especially the 3rd-to-5th grade boys.  The majority of the time they are standing there motionless.  It can definitely be a challenge at times to get all the kids worshiping.  There are key factors that are involved in the solution.  We’ve talked about the “cool rolls downhill” factor.  When the younger kids see the older kids worshiping, they will engage…

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Are You Sharing the Gospel with Kids? ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s vitally important that you have a strategy for what you are teaching. You only have a short amount of time to write God’s way of salvation on the hearts of children. The average family may come to your church twice a month…or even less. Let’s do the math.  If they come twice a month, that means from 1st through 5th grade, you only have 130 weekend opportunities to share the Gospel with them at weekend services. We know that…

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