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How to Stay Motivated During a Pandemic

Staying motivated during a pandemic can be a challenge for sure.  But it can be done through intentional steps.  Here are a few tips about staying motivated in the midst of a pandemic.
sweet treats

6 Deliciously Easy Valentine’s Day Snack Ideas for Kids

Why not add a little snack to that Valentine's Day lesson.
what story

What Story Will Your Kids Tell?

What story will your kids tell?…Will they talk about parents who loved them and loved each other?
new ministry

5 Steps to Take When You Enter a New Ministry

In a new ministry role?  In the process of following God's call to a new leadership adventure?  Need to hit refresh on the ministry you are currently leading?
parents

Kids, Parents, and Media: An Opportunity for the Church

Once the pandemic ends, 66% of parents say they expect the time they spend watching content with their children will stay the same or even increase.
Generation C

Meet Generation C

Generation C will set a new precedent for physical interaction, making normal signs of intimacy – like hugging – abstract and normalizing virtual attendance at events and in classes.
love you

25 Ways to Tell Your Kids I Love You (without saying ‘I Love You’)

Kids enjoy being shown they are loved just as much if not more than they enjoy being told they are loved. Here are 25 ways to tell your kids I love you without telling your kids “I love you”. #love #kidmin #fammin #kids
practical discipleship

Practical Discipleship: Four Questions That Transform Dinner Into Discipleship

Inviting Jesus into that everyday practice takes it from ordinary to sacred, from dinner to discipleship, from temporal to eternal, and that is discipleship at home.
pandemic

Short on Volunteers? How to Rebuild Your Volunteer Team During COVID-19

And in the midst of all of this, in the back of our minds, we are hoping that once the pandemic has subsided, volunteers will flock back.  And the temptation is just to put everything on cruise control and ride this out until things return to normal.
church families

Four Types of Church Families in 2021

Four Types of Church Families in 2021 - 2021 will definitely be different, but God has many incredible things in store. As you share the love of Jesus, may God give you discernment to reach each family right where they are.
tim tebow's book

Tim Tebow Wanted to Tell Kids About Jesus—So He Wrote a New Book

Tim Tebow's book, "Bronco and Friends," follows Bronco and his friends as they encourage one another on their way to a party. Tebow says he wrote the newly released children's book in the hope of sharing the gospel with kids.
kids at church

Why Kids Should Not Sit Still at Church

Do you think kids at church should be forced to sit still? More and more evidence is proving that kids are more attentive and learn better when they are allowed to move.
kids

Will COVID Cost Us a Generation of Kids?

One thing that burdens me heavily right now is the thousands of kids who are no longer attending church on a consistent basis.  As weeks turn into months and months turn into an entire year, I have been thinking of the spiritual ramifications.
honor your parents

6 Practical Ways to Honor Your Parents

"God calls every child of every age to show honor to our parents."
the kids

The Kids of 2020

This data provides great insight into the lives of the kids of 2020.  I would encourage you to take these findings and use it as a guideline as you prepare lessons, activities, games, etc. for both your online kids and kids who are worshiping in person.  This list is a great resource for teaching topics, skits, games and other parts of your kids' worship.
fun Christmas jokes

Fun Christmas Jokes You Can Tell Kids

It's also a great time to connect with the kids through fun Christmas jokes.  Kids love jokes.  You can use these with one kid before service, in a large group or small group.
Santa

Yes, Virginia: Why My Family Chose to Embrace Santa

More than a few parents wonder whether to pass on the Santa story and all its accompanying traditions.
Mr. Rogers

Why Our Childrens Ministries Should Be More Like Mr. Rogers and Less Like Disney

Mr. Rogers had friends come by who struggled with difficult issues like divorce, physical disability, and even race. He didn’t create an alternate universe by which he could escape reality. He lived in a house and told kids when make believe was happening. He used fairy stories to smuggle truth.
anxiety

When ‘Trust God’ Isn’t Enough: Childhood Anxiety

Though his anxiety is unrelated to COVID, I’m sure many children during this pandemic have experienced fear and anxiety on some level — their typical way of life abruptly disrupted and the future uncertain. #anxiety #kidmin
online content

We Need to Create Online Content for Families

Due to Covid-19, many ministries have started offering online content for kids.  The content is created specifically for kids. Which is a good thing....but what if someone decided to make the content geared not just for the kiddos, but for the parents and their kids to watch together.
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