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Bible Literacy – Equipping Children to Navigate the Bible

Teaching Bible literacy skills should be an integral part of our children’s ministry in order to equip children for life today and to lay a firm foundation for their future.
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5 Big Feelings Our Kids Are Feeling Right Now

I have heard five statements from my kids and friends’ kids that I feel express five big feelings (significant emotions) that many children are dealing with.
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10 Possible Scenarios in Ministry to Autistic Kids – and What to Do

Great pointers from a retired pediatrician on how volunteers can respond to situations that might come up with your special-needs students.
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DIY Oversized Games: 4 XL Activities for Extra Fun

Games are an integral part of every children's ministry setting. Why not increase the fun with some DIY oversized games?
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The Greatest Bible Your Child Will Ever Read

The Greatest Bible a Child Will Ever Read? Every day, our child is reading either the works of the flesh or the fruit of the spirit in our daily life.
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What’s Your Vision for Children’s Ministry? Learn How to Vision Cast

Vision casting is simply communicating your vision so that others make your vision their own. Here are 7 steps for successfully casting your vision in a way that others can grasp and own it.
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Explaining the Bible to a Child: 15 Helpful Tips to Use

Although young children can’t read, it's never too early to introduce the Bible. Kids learn about the Bible from you, the adult. By explaining the Bible to a child, you convey that it’s God's special book.

Bible Journaling for Kids: How to Teach This Spiritual Discipline

Bible journaling is a spiritual discipline that nurtures other spiritual disciplines, such as prayer and Bible study. Bible journaling for kids is a fun, meaningful way to help them grow closer to Jesus and establish lifelong faith habits.
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Bible Verse Games: 10 Fun Group Activities for Children

Bible verse games are a great way to engage young learners while helping them hide Scripture in their hearts. Enjoy trying out these fun Bible verse games with groups of children!
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How to Teach Children to Pray: Fun, Bible-Based Advice

Prayer is an adventure—a life-creating, life-changing journey into a closer relationship with God. That's why it's so important that parents, teachers and children's workers know how to teach children to pray.
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Fruit of the Spirit Sunday School Lesson: 5 Ideas for Children’s Ministry

The fruit of the Spirit are gifts that God gives Christians. These fruit help us live God-pleasing lives and share his love with other people. With this fruit of the Spirit Sunday school lesson, children will learn how God blesses and uses them.
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6 Palm Sunday Activities Preschoolers Love

A set of activities especially designed for preschoolers for Palm Sunday.

Teaching Preteens – Hook, Look, & Book

Teaching preteens can be intimidating! The larger the group, the harder it can be to gain and keep their attention. So how do you hold the attention of these busy bodies and minds?
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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.
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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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How Do You Teach a Child With Attention Issues?

In this day of video games, fast-food and music videos, it's a little wonder children have trouble paying attention in any learning environment.
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7 Ways to Engage Kids Who Are Easily Distracted

Do you have kids in your ministry that are easily distracted? Welcome to the distracted generation.
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Attention Grabber Ideas: 3 Ways To FASCINATE Kids

It is GUARANTEED, yes guaranteed, that a child will learn something when he or she is fascinated.
Leading a Child to Christ: Questions, Tips and Pointers to Do It Right

Leading a Child to Christ: Questions, Tips and Pointers to Do It Right

The greatest contribution you can make to a child’s well being is leading a child to Christ and instilling a fervent love for Jesus Christ. But how does this happen? What steps must a parent take for leading a child to Christ?

24 Ways To Expand Your Children’s Ministry Budget

Kathie Phillips gives some great ideas on how to make your kidmin budget go even further.

Cathedral to Replace Confederate Windows With Stained Glass Reflecting Black Life

Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

Children's Ministry How To's