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Hiring a Children's Ministry Director

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Children’s Ministry Director

The children's ministry director is one of the most critical hires you can make. Here are great questions to use when hiring your children's ministry director.
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Screentime on Steroids? Here’s Help!

Gone are the days of notebooks, pads, pencils, textbooks, and workbooks. It's screentime on steroids. Most if not all these items have been replaced with glowing pieces of glass.
Mr. Rogers

5 Simple Life Lessons I Learned From Mr. Rogers

Many of those who have recently documented his life have praised Mr. Rogers for the ‘good person’ that he was, but most have missed the motivation behind all that he did – his relationship with Christ and desire to help others experience God’s love through him.
miscarriage

Talking to Kids About Miscarriage

My kids have all questions that I, too, have about the those little souls that we know so little about. In some ways I have let my kids’ questions serve as a guide for how to talk to them about miscarriage.
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How to Teach Children Church History

To resurrect reason, we need a serious commitment to honesty, humility, and hope in our study of history—and in how we teach children church history.
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Let the Kids Lead

It's time we start giving kids the opportunity to lead in the church. Here are a few things to consider about how to let kids lead.
wellness

Do You Need to Update Your Kidmin Wellness Policies and Procedures?

As we begin to slowly reopen our children’s ministry, we are updating our wellness and sick policies. I wanted to share them in case your church is in this process as well.
family worship time

15 Encouraging Keys (and 10 Benefits) to Family Worship Time

Churches across the world have incorporated new approaches to keep their congregations connected to God’s Word and to each other in the midst of stay-at-home orders. These approaches have included emphasizing and encouraging family worship time at home.
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These Days, Clean Tech Is High Tech

2020 is a strange year, and here we are, re-opening buildings and rethinking how to protect the people in them. These days, clean tech is high tech.
fake news

Don’t Post That! How Fake News Impacts Generational Discipleship

Despite society’s natural bent to believe that younger generations are more emotionally-driven and less discerning, it is actually the older generations that are most likely to spread fake news such as hoaxes, disinformation, and incomplete news stories over social media.
How to Talk to Kids About Racism

How to Talk to Kids About Racism

Many parents struggle with how to protect their children from seeing the worst of the protests and violence while trying to explain the sin of racism at the same time. Here are some tips that can help you talk to kids about racism.
teach kids to pray

7 Great Ways to Teach Kids to Pray

Children talk naturally with their friends and family. Wouldn’t it be exciting if we could teach kids to pray and talk to God just as easily!
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Should Kids’ Ministry Leaders Drink Alcohol?

On my Kids Ministry Team, we have a policy that our children’s ministry volunteers will not drink alcohol in public (bars, restaurants) or post pictures of themselves partaking in alcohol.
6 Object Lessons About Sin for Teaching Kids About Sin

6 Object Lessons About Sin for Teaching Kids About Sin

Jenny Funderburke offers up six effective ways to illustrate the concept of sin to children.
missionary kids

Raising Normal Missionary Kids

We have found that the subject of how to parent in a wise and godly way is foremost in many missionary, and aspiring missionary, minds. To that end, let me propose four foundational principles for raising normal missionary kids.
pray for your kids

How to Pray for Your Kids This Summer

These few brief suggestions are not meant to foster some simplistic formula for summer parenting. As you are filled by his Spirit, you will overflow as you pray for your kids.
Engaged families

How We Engaged Families in Our First Sunday Back

Our church campuses reopened this Sunday! It is not our norm and we needed to engage families. But, to me it presented a unique season for families to worship together and for our church to function a little bit differently (in a good way).
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Helping Kids Feel Safe and Secure During Crazy Times

Fear can come from catching a small glimpse of the news, overhearing conversations between teens or adults and seeing what their parents post and read in social media. So how can we help our children feel safe and secure during all of this? 
If i were a dad

If I Were a Dad

On the other hand, I’ve considered these things for years, especially on this day that honors fathers. If I were a dad, here are 22 things I would want. Fathers, you are blessed and privileged. Live up to your calling today.
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3 Tough Questions Kids Ask About God (and How to Answer Them)

How would you answer tough questions kids ask about God? Sometimes in children’s ministry, kids ask hard questions. So today I’d like to tackle three tough questions kids ask about God. Hopefully these will help guide you the next time a child asks a stumper.
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