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23 1/2 Themes for a Great Theme Night

23 1/2 Themes for a Great Theme Night

You’ve done backwards night, crazy hat night, silly sock night and double point night … now what? Here are 23 and a half themes for theme night to get those creative brain cells going.
Introduce the Bible to Preschoolers

15 Ways to Introduce the Bible to Preschoolers

Preschoolers can’t read so how do we introduce the Bible to preschoolers? Here are some things to do introduce the Bible to preschoolers to make them understand the uniqueness of God’s Word.
4 Tools to Engage Special-Needs Kids in the Christmas Story

4 Tools to Engage Special-Needs Kids in the Christmas Story

Creating a sensory experience and inviting participation during the Bible story is important for every child, especially those with learning differences. Below are a few ideas to involve listeners with special needs in the Christmas story.
Cultivating Thankful Hearts in Kids

Cultivating Thankful Hearts in Kids

Jody Capehart gives some great tips on how to encourage a thankful heart in a child. Forward this message to the parents in your kidmin.
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100 Great Ideas for Your Fall Festival for Families

Having a fall festival at your church on or around Halloween is a great outreach to families who are looking for a safe place for their children. Check out these 100 great ideas for your fall family festival from Children’s Ministry Magazine.

Leaving Your Ministry: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition

How you leave a ministry is as critical as why.
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100 Bible Games (with Videos) Kids Will Love in Sunday School

Check out these Bible games that kids will love in your Sunday school, midweek program, children's church, or even at home.
How to Completely DIS-Engage Parents from Your Children’s Ministry

How to Completely DIS-Engage Parents From Your Children’s Ministry

If the church's role is to come alongside the family as the primary place of faith training, we want families engaged. Could your ministry be guilty of disengaging parents?
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12 Ways to Make a Child Feel Like a Million Bucks

Whether you are a Sunday School teacher, a children’s pastor or volunteer, or just someone who wants to make an eternal difference in the life of a child, here are a dozen ways to make a child feel valued.
12 Practical Tips for Classroom Management

12 Practical Tips for Classroom Management

The lack of classroom management causes more frustration in volunteers than just about anything.
6 Secrets to Effective Easter Follow-Up

6 Secrets to Effective Easter Follow-Up

Dale Hudson offers six ways to get your Easter visitors to become consistent attendees.
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These YouTube Channels are Maliciously Targeting Young Children with Terrifying Content

It’s unfortunate we live in a world where people maliciously put such videos on the internet—clearly targeting small children. Hopefully, with these safeguards in place, you can reduce the risk of your child seeing something disturbing on YouTube.
10 Keys to Raising Great Kids Who Love Jesus

10 Keys to Raising Great Kids Who Love Jesus

You think you know everything about parenting until you have kids, and then you realize you don't know nearly as much as you thought you did.

How to Be a Hero to Your Children’s Ministry Team

"Make your leadership about relationships, not requirements."

How to Provoke Your Children to Anger

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."

Leadership: 5 Ways to Care for Your Team

"Pay attention to the condition of the people under your care."

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorism

"Just be available for your kids. This is the best thing you can do for your children during this tumultuous age of terrorism."

How to Teach Kids to Live a Prayer-Filled Life

Sam Luce offers some great advice on giving kids a head-start in learning to pray.

7 Great Tips for Teaching Preteens

How do you hold the attention of these busy bodies and minds?
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