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Sharing the Easter Story – Raise Kids for Christ – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Every year there are new videos, new skits, new curriculum… all kinds of new ideas to share the Easter story. This year, I wanted to do something that would have our kids sharing the gospel long after the Easter egg hunts. That’s how I came up with the Easter Story String. God must have been preparing because along came COVID-19 keeping kids and teachers at home. Many states are banning the gathering of 50 people or more. In my county,…

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3 Creative Ways to Honor MLK Day – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As we prepare to celebrate MLK Day, we’ll see plenty of “greatest hits” quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. So much of what he said about social justice and racial equality is still relevant today. But Dr. King said a lot of powerful stuff that will never make it onto a meme.… The post 3 Creative Ways to Honor MLK Day appeared first on YouthMinistry.com. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Danette Matty…

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(Podcast) The Beeline Practices: Be a Holiday “Apprecianado” – Youth Ministry Christian Article

During the holidays, we have lots of opportunities to engage others beyond the surface conversations we normally have with them. So what would it look like to fearlessly engage them, paying ridiculous attention to their nuances and calling out their story? Join Rick as we continue a series devoted to practices that naturally draw us into a closer “orbit” around Jesus. Let’s take a closer look at examples in the Gospels where Jesus digs past the surface with others. LISTEN…

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How to Live the Bible — Why Christ Came – Christian Article

This is the eighty-fourth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. See Mel Lawrenz’s new book, Christmas Joy for Kids: A Devotional. ADVENT — celebrating the best thing that ever happened in the world, when Jesus, the Son of God, came…

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Thanksgiving Circle Turkey « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Thanksgiving Circle Turkey Posted on November 4, 2018 This craft although simple will make a wonderful wall or door decoration. Instructions Print the template. (Template) Color and cut out all of the pieces. Add glue to the center of the circles and assemble the body of the turkey. Glue the head onto the body. If you decide to hang this attach a piece of yarn or string on the back. Like this: Like Loading… Related This entry was posted in…

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Make “Less” Your “More” – YouthMinistry.com – Youth Ministry Christian Article

From the last porch light of Halloween through the last light of the Christmas tree, our holiday schedules are packed! Cramming their way into our margins are school Christmas parties, staff get-togethers, and family dinners—and we haven’t even touched decorating, cooking, shopping, and wrapping. The holidays can be exhausting. So how do we “gift” families, volunteer leaders, and even our own households with margin during the holiday season? The temptation is to take a red pen or a pair of sharp…

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Teach About God With Jack-O-Lantern Activity Mats – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

There are so many fun ways to work with the holidays to teach Christ to our children. This October, I wanted something hands on for my kindergarten through third grade children that could work as a short devotional and activity parents can do at home AND something I could use to fill the time in children’s church when the preacher gets a bit long winded. I LOVE activity mats so I came up with a simple Jack-O-Lantern Activity Mat. I…

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Teach About God With Jack-O-Lantern Activity Mats – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

There are so many fun ways to work with the holidays to teach Christ to our children. This October, I wanted something hands on for my kindergarten through third grade children that could work as a short devotional and activity parents can do at home AND something I could use to fill the time in children’s church when the preacher gets a bit long winded. I LOVE activity mats so I came up with a simple Jack-O-Lantern Activity Mat. I…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Pumpkin Gospel – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Looking for a good book that brings the focus of Halloween back to God; after all, shouldn’t God always be our focus? Check out “The Pumpkin Gospel.” I love children’s books. My kids are grown, yet I still find myself buying these fun little books. Thankfully, I work with kids in children’s ministry so I have a good excuse! As I was searching for new book, I stumbled across “The Pumpkin Gospel” by Mary Manz Simon. I ordered it off…

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The Bible’s Got It All – Even Scary Stories (Perfect for Halloween) – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Halloween is often a questionable holiday for Christians. Do we participate or do we abstain? I am not here to debate this subject, but to share how we use it. My prayer is that we reach every child with the word of God and raise them with a strong foundation in Christ so that they not only keep their faith through adulthood; but continue to grow. I want kids to hear and read scripture seeing God’s word as exciting, spooky,…

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Turkey Sun Catcher 2 « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Turkey Sun Catcher 2 Posted on November 7, 2018 Instructions Print the template onto card stock. (Template) Cut out all of the white from the template. You will be left with the turkey border shape and the body. Place the turkey onto a self-laminating sheet or contact paper, turkey body side down. Fill the inside of the turkey with colored tissue paper. Cover with another sheet of self-laminating sheet or contact paper. Cut out the turkey from the laminating sheet or…

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Cross Maze- Activity Page « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Cross Maze- Activity Page Posted on April 15, 2019 Cross Maze (Activity Sheet) Activity sheets are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class. Preview and print this free printable activity sheet by clicking on the link below. Preview And Print Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs. Like this: Like Loading……

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