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Parenting during a crisis – PastorRonBrooks – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a parent, this can be a tough time. There is no doubt we are in uncharted territory. As a society we have faced pandemics in the past, but this time it is different.  We don’t have many places to turn for advice, because this kind of event has not happened in our lifetime. How do you parent through a crisis? W are seeing governments across the globe ordering their citizens to stay home. Here in the US, business have…

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How did the Fall in the Garden affect children and parenting? The answer might surprise you. – Christian Article

Tweet How did the Fall in the Garden affect children and parenting? The answer might surprise you. Parenting Experts I’m known as a “parenting” expert. The term – “parenting” is associated with a new and ever-renewing point of view concerning children and parental responsibilities. Proponents of the new point of view demonize the old point of view. They claim it was heavy-handed and reflected adult insecurities and their attempts – often violent and totalitarian – to keep children “in line.”…

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How to effectively communicate with your kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Posted By: Ron Are you concerned about the level of communication you have with your children? It’s frustrating when you can’t really seem to connect with each other – especially about the things that matter! I have a teenage daughter – it seems the older she gets, the more difficult communication is. Hopefully these tips will help you learn how to effectively communicate with your kids. I’ll be the first to admit I am not the best at communicating with…

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4 Myths about Foster Care – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

When I say the words foster care, I imagine a number of thoughts race through your head. You’ve heard stories. You know someone who knew someone. You’ve even seen it in movies and television. Foster care is an easy topic to form opinions about, but it wasn’t until I actually began the process of fostering kids that I realized how little I knew about it. Foster care is a messy (and necessary) business. But it’s the kind of messy reality…

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coronavirus, pandemic, economic crisis, financial crisis – Christian Article

Tweet The recent pandemic has caused an economic crisis for many nations, and for many families, so what can Christian families do when a financial crisis hits? Troubling Times The recent coronavirus pandemic that’s swept the globe has devastated many economies and many families too. Businesses have been shuttered while thousands of others have closed. Still others are barely hanging on, and with those businesses closing came millions of people losing their jobs. The pandemic has created a society where we…

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Quarantine Blues – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It might just be me, but I doubt it. I’ve had some low days. Days where I found it hard to get out of the chair and out of the pity party. We are all so tired of this quarantine thing. I am even struggling with which day of the week it is. Our weather is warm, then cold (even snow) and that doesn’t help. I’m ready to work in the yard and plant flowers and a garden, but this waiting is tough. Do you…

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Parenting during a crisis – PastorRonBrooks – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a parent, this can be a tough time. There is no doubt we are in uncharted territory. As a society we have faced pandemics in the past, but this time it is different.  We don’t have many places to turn for advice, because this kind of event has not happened in our lifetime. How do you parent through a crisis? W are seeing governments across the globe ordering their citizens to stay home. Here in the US, business have…

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Five Questions About Parenting and Education – Christian Article

@page { margin: 2cm } p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 115% } Priest Andrew Malakhovsky, a cleric of St. Elisabeth Convent and a father of two, answers some nagging questions about parenting and education. 1. Shall we send our kids to a kindergarten (public or private) or educate them at home? My own children went to a state-funded kindergarten and then a public school. It was in the early 2000s. Our financial standing was so disastrous at that time that people…

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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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5 Awesome Family Game Ideas – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

One of the things our family loves to do is play games together. In fact, we have one night each week designated as “Family Game Night.” Here are our best family game ideas. Sometimes we’ll play card games or board games, but some of the ones we enjoy the most are the random games we’ve made up ourselves or that require little to no prep time or supplies. In an effort to help your family with fun ideas during this season…

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Under Quarantine, Stay-At-Home Order, Christian Quarantined, Serve God – Christian Article

Tweet When a Christian is placed under quarantine or has a stay-at-home order, what can they do? How can they serve God? The Master’s Hands It may be harder on single people than anyone else to be quarantined. That’s because they have no immediate support system and often live alone. If that’s the case, they have to depend on someone else to help them with things like picking up their prescriptions, groceries, or other essential errands, but that’s where members…

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Celebrating Easter | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Hey friends! Here is another email that I’ve sent to the parents in our ministry. It is filled with ideas parents can use this week as they celebrate Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. I just wanted to share it with you in case you might find some things that will work in your ministry too. I hope this is a meaningful week of reflection and rejoicing as we move toward Easter Sunday. Your friend, Mr. Mark Dear Parents— With Easter arriving…

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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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Kids Ministry with No Kids! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This is such a strange time we are living in right now.  I hope you and your family are safe and healthy.  I don’t mind working from home, but I miss seeing my teacher friends and all the children. We have had online services for three weeks now and next week we will miss waving palm branches in the worship services, as well as Easter. It is very strange. I’m sure you are coming up with ways to stay connected to your…

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How to talk to your kids about the CoronaVirus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Pandemic. Virus. National Emergency. Quarantine. These sound like words right out of a Hollywood thriller. But the reality is these words are being repeated over and over every day on the news. On social media. Newspaper headlines. No we aren’t living in a sci-fi movie. We are living in a world with Coronavirus. You probably don’t understand everything yourself, but have you thought about how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus? Usually my first word of advice during…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Advent Journey Spirals – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We are now totally on the countdown to Advent. If you haven’t read December’s edition of Premier Youth and Children’s Work magazine, then I suggest you get your hands on one!! Here is one of the crafts I wrote for my page in the magazine as a little taster of what you can expect… This craft explores the idea of a journey towards the birth of Jesus, echoing the journey that Mary and Joseph take to Bethlehem and our own…

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How to Have a Family Worship Experience at Home – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Many churches are pushing pause on gathering their congregants for weekly worship services during this season of coronavirus risk, including children’s ministry classes and groups. While many of us might be tempted to enjoy a break from church, that’s the last thing we really need. At times like this, we desperately need God’s Word to reassure us that He is in control; we need to sing songs that remind us of His power; we need worship.   The Bible teaches…

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Family Resource Pack – Free faith based activities for families – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Fear. Anxiety. Uncertainty. If you are not currently experiencing these feelings, there is a good chance you know someone who is.  And maybe even your kids. At the time of writing this, here in our state, and many others, all schools have been closed and kids are home with the possibility of online learning.  Churches are closed and trying to find ways to meet ‘virtually’. Companies are closing there doors and people are working from home, being laid off, or…

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Is the Nuclear Family a Mistake? – Christian Article

Editor’s Note: The following editorial is from CBMW’s March newsletter. Readers can subscribe here to receive our monthly ministry updates in your inbox. “There has never been a time when the family faced so severe a crisis as the time in which we are now living. Many are not satisfied with remodeling; they want to tear things down to the foundation.” These sentences, which we will return to below, very well could have been written in response to an article…

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Prayers for prosperity – Curious Christian – Christian Article

The following prayers are for prosperity. To engage your body as well as your mind you may wish to inscribe a word from these prayers on a large seed to bury in the ground. May you and yours be blessed so you may bless others. Psalm 115:14-15 May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 128:1-6 Blessed are all who fear the…

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God’s Extraordinary Work in the Ordinary Family – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Over the past decade, a barrage of articles and blog posts have been blanketed across the landscape of the internet–promoting and counteracting the idea of radical and extraordinary Christian service. Those who have emphasized radical Christian service have done so in an attempt to thwart the complacent, materialistic, self-focused, inhospitable, and unmerciful lifestyle of so many in middle and upper-class suburbia. Those who react to an emphasis on living radical lives of Christian service have focused on faithfulness in the…

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Life is short | Skillful Shepherds – Christian Article

Amidst the Wuhan coronavirus & news of Kobe Bryant’s death, stay safe everyone. Keep close to family & friends. May God’s grace be sufficient for you. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90.12 NIV Reflection on Kobe Bryant’s life & death I was never really a Kobe Bryant or LA Lakers fan, maybe in some parts due to my own affinity (growing up as a teen in the ’90s)…

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30 Things Parents Should Say to Their Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Words matter. The words parents use have great power to give life to their kids. Here are 30 life-giving things parents should consider saying to their kids on a regular basis.   In the Book of James we read that the tongue, although quite small, can do great things. We are also warned to control the tongue, because it can just as easily do terrible things (James 3:2-12). When we think of controlling the tongue, we often think of stopping it…

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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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