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5 Ideas for Indoor Fun – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Depending on where you live, the winter months can be brutal, with temperatures so low that taking the kids outside isn’t an option unless absolutely necessary. Even if you live near an indoor amusement park or an indoor swimming pool, those can get crowded during the winter months—which is also the height of flu season!—and the entry fees and/or costs to play can add up. On days when you’re all stuck at home, what can you do to keep the…

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Teenager, Teens, Parenting – Christian Article

Tweet How can you raise teens in a troubled, evil world? The Bible shows us how. Family as a Resource Many people believe that raising teens is any much harder today than ever. If not, it sure seems so. Today, teens go through temptations worse than you and I had so what are parents to do in raising teenagers in an evil world? Whatever your opinion is, here are some ways to help parents raise their teens in a world…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Family Matters – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 1 John 3:1-10 TO CHEW ON: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1 What is the stand-out thing about your family? Is it the way many of you look alike? Maybe it’s a special talent, like being a good athlete, actor or…

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The Hit Movie Overcomer Is Now Available on DVD – Christian Article

Tweet Overcomer was one of the surprise movies of 2019. Now that Christmas is upon us, use your break to buy the DVD and watch this awesome movie with your family. The movie has so many redeeming values for you and your family to learn from. Our team was gifted a “Swag Box” from the Kendrick brothers. Watch as Josh and Kaysee unopen the box….. Unboxing of Overcomer Swag Box   Overcomer Plot John Harrison (Alex Kendrick) is a basketball…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Reasons to Obey – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 1 John 5:1-5 TO CHEW ON: “In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,for everyone born of God overcomes the world.“ 1 John 5:3,4 Which of these people would you obey? policeman teacher doctor parent God Did you choose them all? Name one reason to obey: a policeman: a teacher: a doctor: a parent: God: We have different reasons for obeying. We may obey the policeman because we know…

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Family Fun Devotion Army Men: Faith in Action – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Posted By: Ron Ron Ron is happily married to his best friend, and dad to the best daughter you could imagine. He has over 19 years experience of teaching, leading, writing, creating and consulting. He has written for churches, contributed to several collaborative publications, and written a #1 Best Selling Devotional on Amazon. Don’t hesitate to ask if you think he could help you and your ministry in any way. Latest posts by Ron (see all) About the Author…

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Fathers, love your family through family fun and worship – CBMW – Christian Article

Fathers, love your family through family fun and worship As a father of five, it is easy for me to get discouraged about my personal failings as a dad. I don’t spend enough time with my children; I don’t spend enough time with my wife; I lose my patience too often; I am not encouraging enough. I could go on. I pray often that God would help me to change in these areas, and I am working toward improvement daily…

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I Was Wrong About 6th Grade – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I feel like I’ve been training for 6th grade since my daughter was born. I’ve researched, studied, witnessed middle school through the eyes of parents and students in our youth ministries. I’ve been hoarding a stack of ideas, stockpiling what I’ve learned for the inevitable day our first born would walk through the halls of middle school.  I was multi-tasking, getting ready, preparing myself for our own kids journey to adulthood. Secretly I poured my life into books and other peoples…

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ADVENT WITH AN ELF – Brooklyn Lindsey – Youth Ministry Christian Article

ADVENT WITH AN ELF Hi. I’m Brooklyn. I’m a mom of two kids (three if you count our goldendoodle Marley). I’m a writer and a pastor and I love everything there is to love about Christmas. When The Elf On A Shelf tradition came about I jumped on board. Fun always draws our family closer and it was a lot of fun moving the elf, causing mischief, and even texting the kids as “Christmas Tree” our elf. What I learned…

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The importance of family – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how are you? I am writing a couple of blogs this week as I have a few topics on my heart. It is coming up to the time of the year where is will get busy. Christmas can be a busy time or it can be a lonely time. Whether you have family to spend Christmas with or not, I want to talk about the importance of family. First, what is the definition of family? In the dictionary, it…

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Turkey Tail Pictionary | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Give thanks in everything.   1 Thessalonians 5:18 Supplies: Paper cup (white or brown) Wiggle eyes Orange and red construction paper Jumbo craft sticks Markers Scissors Quick dry craft glue   Make It: Use marker to color cup brown. Cut a beak and waddle out of construction paper. Attach the beak, wiggle eyes and waddle to the cup with the glue. Use markers to color and decorate ONE side of the jumbo craft sticks. On the “uncolored” side of each craft…

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Prayer PACT : a 30 day prayer journal for kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Posted By: Ron Ron Ron is happily married to his best friend, and dad to the best daughter you could imagine. He has over 19 years experience of teaching, leading, writing, creating and consulting. He has written for churches, contributed to several collaborative publications, and written a #1 Best Selling Devotional on Amazon. Don’t hesitate to ask if you think he could help you and your ministry in any way. Latest posts by Ron (see all) About the Author…

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2019 Family Advent Guide – Kids Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In the opening verses of the Gospel of Luke he writes: “Many have undertaken to compile a narrative about the events that have been fulfilled among us… It also seemed good to me, since I have carefully investigated everything from the very first, to write to you in an orderly sequence, most honorable Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things about which you have been instructed” (Luke 1:1-4, emphasis added). Luke wrote an orderly sequence of…

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Favorite Family Nature Walks in the UK (with a Baby and Toddler) – Christian Article

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series “Sabbatical and Scholé” Read more posts by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. We did lots of historical things and many typical touristy things during our months in the UK, but some of our very favorite adventures were the nature walks we took as a family. Anytime I looked for a nature walk, I wanted it to be doable with a toddler and a baby. I had…

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How to teach kids about Prayer – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you want to teach your kids about prayer, it would help to answer the question: What is Prayer? How would you answer that question? Many people would answer by saying prayer is asking God for something- maybe money, maybe help. But prayer is so much more than asking. A very simple way to think about prayer is: Communicating with God Talking to God Listening to God Teach Kids about Prayer with a Prayer Pact That’s it! Prayer is that…

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Interview with Jana Magruder and “Nothing Less” – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

        Hey Friends— I recently enjoyed hearing Jana Magruder, Director of LifeWay Kids Ministry, speak about her newest book, “Nothing Less.” LifeWay Research has gone to great lengths to survey and research spiritual health in young adults. We see so many of our kids pass through our ministry, and also through student ministry, then off to college, but then they are not returning to church. I think you will find this internet conference very interesting. I know…

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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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Glad Dad Day – Train Up The Child – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In I Chronicles 29:19 King David prayed for his son, “And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build a palace, for which I have made provision. Then in 1 Kings 5:3-5 Solomon begins the task of building the temple, “You know how my father David could not build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the wars…

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Fighting for your family’ – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi friends how was your week? We had a lot of rain at our house on Tuesday night. It was so welcome after it has been dry for so long. I have been reading the book of 1 Samuel recently. I have blogged before on the story of David and his men recovering all after their town of Ziklag was burned and their wives and children captured. Equal provision was given to those who fought and those who stayed with…

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Halloween tracts for kids – PastorRonBrooks – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Halloween is coming, and whether you celebrate or not, there will be thousands of kids dressed in their costumes headed door to door asking for ‘treats’. What other holiday has people coming to your door? That makes Halloween a great opportunity to share the gospel in a creative way. You don’t even have to leave your house! So why not make the most of it and hand out some Halloween tracts for kids? Is there anything better than candy? Well,…

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Dealing with racism in ministry: Bernice King from #OC19 – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Posted By: Ron Orange Conference 2019 was an incredible experience. The speakers were great, and included a surprise guest I was not expecting. Bernice King (daughter of Dr Martin Luther King Jr) joined Reggie Joiner and some others in a panel discussion. Their topic? Dealing with the issue of racism in ministry. Here are the notes that I took during that session. Race is important. Racism exists. But having difficult, real discussions will help all parties involved. Thoughts from Bernice…

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Crossing the Checkpoints for Life’s Race – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus…” Hebrews 12:1-2 Back in 2013, the highly-respected late Jerry Vogel wrote about a few of the spiritual mile markers to be celebrated in families’ lives (post). As many of us are planning for a new ministry year with kids transitioning to new classes, this seems like a good time to…

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Making Glad Dads – Train Up The Child – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

On Father’s Day and every day we need to teach our children to be grateful for their fathers, listen to their instruction, and make ‘Glad Dads’. …children take pride in their fathers Proverbs 17:6 My son, hear the instruction of your father… Proverbs 1:8 A person who loves wisdom makes his father happy…Proverbs 29:3 Bible: Proverbs 29:3 Are you doing those things that please your Dad?  The Bible says the best way to make your dad happy is to be…

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Inspirational: The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible Storybook – Christian Article

Content manager for Bible Gateway Right from the beginning of the Bible to its end, the Holy Spirit is dramatically acknowledged: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Genesis 1:1-2) and “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty…

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A Classic Devotional Adapted Just for Kids – Christian Article

Marketing manager for Bible Gateway. Parents, are you looking for a devotional you can read with your children? Whether you have their attention at the dinner table or just before bed, the free weekly email Streams in the Desert for Kids is a classic devotional (and a Bible Gateway favorite) that you’ll want to sit them down for each weekend. Brimming with inspiring stories, sports info, scientific facts, and timeless wisdom, this year-long devotional shares all the amazing… This is…

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