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Using Facebook to Connect with Families

Sam Luce offers great ideas to help connect families to your kids' ministry through Facebook.

6 Tips to Keep the Lesson Rolling

Justyn Smith offers coaching tips for teaching in front of kids to prevent awkward silences and "stage ninjas."

Connect Your Kids with Service

You spend a lot of time serving can you connect kids with service?

Talking to Kids About the Japan Disaster

Use these helpful guidelines to talk to children and ease their fears about recent events in Japan.

4 Monster Recruiting Mistakes

Take a deep breath and slay those boogeyman issues in your recruiting closet.

Helping Kids Prepare for the Teen Years

One of our jobs as preteen leaders is to help equip parents and preteens for the teen years.

A Place for Me — Special Needs Ministry

Give special-needs children and their families a place at your church.

How to Recognize Kids with Learning Disabilities

Tips for recognizing kids with learning disabilities in your classroom

How Birth Order Affects Classroom Behavior

Insights into how to deal with first-born, middle-born, and last-born children in your classroom

Looking Ahead and Pointing the Way

Thoughts from Jim Wideman on ministry forecasting

How to Develop a Social Church Database

Kenny Conley introduces us to a new, more social concept in church record keeping.

Designing Parent Support Groups

"Parents helping parents. That's what it's all about," says Tim Smith.

Special Needs? A Quick Assessment

Some basic ideas to help a teacher quickly assess a child who might have special needs.

10 Tips for Better Staff Meetings

Make your meetings helpful, not a hindrance, to your staff morale with these tips.

How to Keep Kids' Interest and Help Them Learn

How to engage kids in the learning process.

Simple and Hard—Concepts for Clowning

Clowns make the simple hard, and the hard simple.

Clowning From The Heart

Use positive humor techniques and comedy that are innocent fun, inclusive, and healing.

Creating Oversized Review Games

Create larger-than-life games kids love to play and can help them review what they've learned.

Safe Volunteer Selection

These simple steps will go a long way toward keeping your kids safe and reducing liability.

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