Children’s Ministry

Teach Your Children to Pray – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Begin early to establish prayer in your children about big and little things. Dr Charles Stanley said, “The reason we should teach little children to pray about the little insignificant things (but significant to them) very early in life, is so they learn that if they talk to God, He will answer their prayers.” The more they see and hear you pray, the more it will become a part of their lives. As you point out answers to prayer, the…

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A Miracle At Rethink Leadership – Home – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As Christians, we sometimes over-spiritualize everything. However, God is at work in our day to day lives. So, there some things that happen that truly are divinely appointed. I experienced on such event at the ReThink Leadership Conference. I was fortunate to be able to attend the very first ReThink Leadership Conference. At that point, I was in the process of working towards planting a church. I had blogged for the Orange Conference for a few years and thought my change…

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Bible Drive-Thru: A Heavenly Sight – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Revelation 4:1-11 TO CHEW ON: “Day and night they never stop saying, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.’” Revelation 4:8 Have you ever seen an angel? Have you seen Jesus? God? Heaven? Most of us haven’t. But God gave John a peek inside heaven. As we read his description, we get the feeling heaven is so incredibly magnificent, John had a hard time finding words to describe it.…

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Celebrating the Book Birthday of Good News! God Made Me! & Good News! It’s Christmas! With A Three Book Giveaway! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Love Letters from God gives the biblical narrative in a new and fresh way. A special invitation from the author saves the best for last.”David Baker, Baker Books “Glenys Nellist writes beautiful bible stories for young children. The brilliant letters ensure the reader is loved by God!”Beth Ainsworth “I fell in love with this book the moment I opened it. Such a beautiful book. When reading you can picture the stories happening.”D. L. Montgomery “I think this is a beautiful…

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The Other Child for Christ – A Legacy Continues – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Prior to 2002 when Truth & Training (T&T) was introduced by Awana, they had four clubs for 3rd – 6th grade. They were Pals, Chums, Guards and Pioneers. Each club had a motto. For the boys’ clubs (Pals & Pioneers) it was the other boy for Christ. For the girls’ clubs (Chums & Guards) it was the other girl for Christ. An integral part of Awana was not only the Gospel,  it also included telling others about Jesus Christ. With…

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Proactive Leadership – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you are the one placed in charge of a children’s ministry, most likely you a leader. However, unless you are intentional, the weekly demands of ministry programs and needy volunteers can quickly push you into a role of being a reactive leader – constantly reacting to the needs that are presented to you via e-mail, voice mail, and in person. You will be doing a lot of good, but you’ll soon feel like the ministry isn’t going anywhere –…

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5 Ways To Get Yourself & Your Ministry Ready For Easter – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Easter is approaching…fast! I hope you’ve already begun planning for it in your ministry. Easter weekend can be a wonderful time in the world of Children’s Ministry!  But it can also be a nightmare for the Children’s Ministry leader.  It’s typically one of the highest attended weekends of the year.  Lots of visitors.  High expectations. So what’s a Children’s Ministry Leader to do to make it successful?  Here’s a few things I’ve learned over the years: Plan far in advance. Hopefully, you’re…

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1st Step To Grow Spiritually – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The first step in growing up spiritually is to be born again.  It is never to early to start teaching kids this important first step in spiritual growth. You can’t grow spiritually until you have been born spiritually.  Once you are born again, you are what the Bible calls a baby Christian.  It’s good that you are born again, but that is not the end.   It is just the beginning of an exciting new life in Christ. How do you…

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Episode 166: Helping Parents in Growing With Their Teenagers with Kara Powell – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Dr. Kara Powell gives some insights into the rising conversation about parents growing with their teenagers in regard to their faith. Through her experience at the Fuller Youth Institute, many years in local church ministry, and personally as a parent of teenagers, Kara shares both strategic and practical ways to begin partnering with parents of the next generation. Dr. Kara Powell Connect with Tony on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at…

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Teach kids about Grace : a lesson on the Prodigal Son – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

By definition grace means undeserved favor. The grace God shows us is undeserved for sure, but it is something He gives us because He loves us so much. But how do we teach kids about grace? When thinking about grace, there is a great parable Jesus tells about a father son relationship. You are probably familiar with the Parable of the Prodigal Son. This is the perfect passage to use when preparing to teach kids about grace. Teach kids about…

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Skittles prayer bags with printable prayers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Skittles prayer bags with printable prayers Pages Skittles prayer bags with printable prayers After the success of our Prayer Space at school and the enthusiasm from the children, we thought it would be a great idea to give each child a practical prayer to take home with them. It was a great idea until I found myself sorting skittles into 120 little bags. Fortunately it’s a fairly small school! I went in to school to do…

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Choose Life not Death! – Kids in Ministry International – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

HERE’S THE THING ABOUT HALLOWEEN FROM ONE CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE—Halloween has basically been turned into a celebration of death. Look at the yard decorations. Go into a store set up to sell Halloween costumes and associated paraphernalia. Yes, you can find a cute dinosaur costumes for a toddler, and a darling princess dress for a little girl. But 90% of what you will find has to do with death, blood, and gruesomeness. I can hardly stand to walk into those specific…

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Pentecost Object Lesson for Acts 1-2 ~ On Fire for Jesus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Who is the Holy Spirit? Why should we care? Use this exciting Pentecost object lesson to teach children about the Holy Spirit and what happened when the disciples began to live a spirit-filled life. Scripture Focus: Acts 1 and 2 Materials: two $10 bills towel lighter 91% rubbing alcohol water salt glass bowl metal tongs fire extinguisher (just in case!) **DISCLAIMER: This should not be done with children sitting close to you and do not get your…

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Orange Conference 2020 Promises a New Revolution For The Next Generation – Orange Leaders – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

More than 8,000 church leaders and volunteers will gather from April 29 to May 1, 2020 in Atlanta, Ga., for the 13th annual Orange Conference. Focused on stewarding the faith and character of the next generation, the Orange Conference brings together family ministry teams from all over the world—including senior, NextGen, student, children’s, and preschool leaders, as well as church volunteers. Starting a New Revolution The 2020 theme for the Orange Conference is “Every Generation Needs a New Revolution,” which…

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One Step at a Time Up to Mars Hill – Mission Bible Class – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

God has blessed me with an opportunity to travel through Greece over the next week. Along the way I’ll try to send some pictures and thoughts you might like to share with the children you teach. Today I’m in Athens and typing this from the top of Mars Hill (the Areopagus). There are ruins of temples in many places. Seeing all the temples around makes me really appreciate the Apostle Paul and how he stood on Mars Hill and shared…

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How to Maximize Your Ministry Potential – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I’ve always had an insatiable appetite for more. Satisfaction is hard for me. I have a burning desire to accomplish more, do more, reach more, and… well, so much more. This passion has fueled me to improve and get better. It has helped me work smarter. It has helped me maximize my ministry potential. And when I say, “maximize,” I mean to bring increase as much as possible. Personally, that means I have to maximize myself and what I do…

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Just How Prepared Is Your Children’s Ministry? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Safety is quickly becoming a big concern of the church. Is your ministry doing all it needs to? Take this safety quiz to find out. Safety and security in children’s ministry and churches has become a significant topic of conversation over recent years. But, many churches are unsure of where to begin or how to effectively implement safety and security plans. Today, an average of 4 violent incidents per week take place at churches across the US. This reality, coupled…

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3 Tips on How to Parent in Public – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It isn’t always easy to parent in public but it’s essential. I can remember the days when our children were young, and my wife would come home from grocery shopping rattling off the list of infractions our children were guilty of while in the store. The list often included misdemeanors (or misbehaviors) like arguing with each other, complaining about not getting what they wanted, and failing to stay where they were told. Most parents know the feeling of embarrassment and frustration of…

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Fall Volunteer Appreciation Downloads – Kids Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Use these fun ideas to show your volunteers you appreciate them! Click links below to download PDFs. S’more Thankful – Fall Appreciation Download Tags Supplies needed: Instructions: Place a deconstructed s’more in a cellophane bag. Secure it with twine and a tag. Say thanks to volunteers this fall! Sweet as Pie – Thanksgiving Appreciation Download tags Supplies needed: Instructions: Print pie slice labels onto sticker paper. Place sticker labels on top of each box. Place one slice of pie in…

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What Derek and his mom can teach the church about inclusion – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Numerous friends had been badgering me to check out a restaurant located near my office with a national reputation for preparing young adults with developmental disabilities to enter the workplace. I didn’t get to visit the Two Cafe and Boutique until our daughter from med school was in town and she and my wife were in search of something healthy for lunch. I’d been told by folks involved with our ministry that I needed to meet Shari Hunter, the founder…

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Happy Pumpkin Faces (& Our Partnership w/God) – A Pumpkin Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Pumpkin painting can be a little messy, but it’s also a lot of fun!  Lay down newspapers and have a ball teaching kids about our partnership with God – using paints – in this pumpkin object lesson.  (He gives us our bodies; we decide whether we will have a smile or a scowl on our faces!) Materials: Preparation: Wash all of the pumpkins. Lay newspaper down on the tables. Do not pass out the items the rest of the items…

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7 Things to Show Parents You Care – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Veteran Children’s Pastor Barney Kinard provides seven practical keys that will help you improve your serve. Please share with your team.__ We all talk about partnering with parents, but what does that look like for the teacher? How is it that teachers can partner with the parents of the children in their class? It is quite easy to concentrate on the lesson preparation and class management each week while ignoring any meaningful involvement with the parents. Here are seven things…

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DC4K » 3 reasons grandparents who parent grandchildren are emotionally exhausted—and how you can help – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Grandparents who parent their grandchildren come in all ages, shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are healthy. Others aren’t. Some are financially stable. Others live on a fixed income. Many are married. And many are single. And some are in second and third marriages. But no matter the age, health condition, marital status, or finances, raising grandchildren is emotionally tough. Let’s look at three reasons why parenting grandchildren is so emotionally taxing. Then I’ll share some of the emotional challenges faced…

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How Universalism Has Crept into Children’s Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Universalism is one of the greatest threats to Christianity in our time. Basically it is hypergrace that states you don’t really need to accept Jesus as your Savior. Almost everyone is going to Heaven. Hell either only exists for people like Hitler, or it doesn’t exist at all. The way universalism gets away with this even though the Bible clearly teaches the truth, that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no-one goes to the Father except…

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Vacation Bible School 2020 Poll « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Vacation Bible School 2020 Poll Posted on October 14, 2019 Updated on October 14, 2019 Here is the official Vacation Bible School 2020 poll. Make sure to vote for your favorite or I won’t plan the crafts for your preferred V.B.S. provider. The poll will be open for a week and then the two top voted winners will be announced. Take Our Poll Like this: Like Loading… Related This entry was posted in Bible Crafts, V.B.S. 2020 and tagged 2020, Answers,…

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