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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Generation Alpha

Get to Know Generation Alpha

Presently there are 9,000 Generation Alpha babies born every day.  The oldest are 9 years old and the youngest have yet to be born. They are the first generation entirely born within the 21st century.

7 Reasons to Put More Introverts on Stage

It seems that introverts have the upper hand at reading the crowd and adjusting their delivery accordingly.

MOPS’ Unprecedented Ministry During Covid-19

As soon as stay-at-home orders began to sweep across nations, MOPS leaders were the first to spring into action. Within a matter of days, MOPS meetings were transformed into online gatherings. MOPS groups celebrated birthdays, childbirths, sobriety milestones, graduations, and overall life.
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Should Kids Wear Face Masks?—CDC Gives Guidance on Children’s Face Coverings

As businesses and restaurants begin reopening around the country, the most common measure to protect against COVID-19 is to wear a face mask while in public....
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13 Funny Bible Jokes and Riddles to Share With Kids

A great way to connect with kids is through jokes and riddles.  Here are 13 Bible jokes and riddles you can use whether you're in the classroom or making small talk.
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Momma, Jesus Gives You What You Do Not Have

The simple yet profound truth of the Christian faith is this: Jesus gives us what we do not have. When you’re in Christ, all that is Christ’s is yours.
20 Questions to Ask Before Kids Come Back to Church

20 Questions to Ask Before Kids Gather Back to Church

It's important to think through what your strategy will be when they return.  What should you do?  What should you not do? 20 questions you can ask kids to help you formulate what your strategy will be before kids gather back at church.
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How Much Screen Time Should Kids Have During the Pandemic?

The American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledged that kids' screen media use will increase during the pandemic.  It did not offer alternate time limits but rather stressed that screen time limits are still important and parents should offer offline experiences as much as possible. 
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Gaining Leadership Support for Improving Child Safety

Support for your child safety initiative may be less about what you’re proposing and more about how it’s presented. Get prepared to help convince those making the decision.
4 Ways to Get Your Kids' Attention Without Raising Your Voice

4 Ways to Get Your Kids’ Attention Without Raising Your Voice

Have you ever known that parent who by their actions seemed to think that the louder their voice got, the more their kids would listen? (Of course, we’ve never been that parent, right?) There are more effective ways to get your kids' attention.
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5 Easy Mother’s Day Crafts Even Dad Can Pull Off in Quarantine

Dad, since you can't drop your children off at children's church this Mother's Day, you're going to need some easy Mother's Day craft ideas that don't require access to the church's craft closet.
Will Online Kids' Services Continue When Church Buildings Are Open Again?

Will Online Services for Kids Continue When Church Buildings Are Open Again?

Will you continue to provide online services for kids after the pandemic bans have been lifted? Here are some questions to ask before you make your decision.
Our Children Are Watching Our Stay-at-Home Response

Our Children Are Watching Our Stay-at-Home Response

If we rail against the government, communicate that we think these rules are stupid, thumb our nose at their spoken desire to protect us, and refuse to heed their orders or guidelines, then we are telling our children that we only listen to authorities whenever we agree.

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