God Never Stops Hugging You

2024-01-23T18:26:39+00:00January 30th, 2024|Blog, Children's Ministry|

God Never Stops Hugging You - Once a month during the school year we have a program called “First Wednesday.” On the (you guessed it!) first Wednesday of the month, we switch up our midweek Bible study and do a topical study with three different age groups. Staff members come and teach [...]

Modeling Worship to Families

2024-01-23T18:19:48+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Modeling Worship to Families - Our actions and words matter as leaders in the church. This is especially true in the pew. Know it or not, we are being watched by the children of our congregation as an example of how to worship. This being the case, a question I often wrestle [...]

Growing as a Teacher

2024-01-18T16:07:45+00:00January 18th, 2024|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Growing as a Teacher- Knowing the audience here, I know I am not alone in saying that teaching covenant children in the church is hands down one of the greatest joys we have in this life. As I sit at my desk and look at the wall where we display what we’ve [...]

The Joy of the ‘Aha’ Moment

2024-01-10T20:03:16+00:00January 10th, 2024|Blog, Children's Ministry|

The Joy of the ‘Aha’ Moment- We’ve all experienced it. There is a moment when you see the lightbulb go off for someone. There is a new understanding that often shows on someone’s face as they contemplate their newfound clarity. This someone may even be yourself. It’s beautiful when the Holy Spirit [...]

Potluck Provides New Friendship

2023-11-28T18:14:14+00:00November 28th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Potluck Provides New Friendship!— The children’s ministry leadership training retreats are not just a time to be equipped with wise teaching and connected to excellent resources. They are an opportunity for the spirit of God to work and move in profound and creative ways. My first prayer as I prepare for the [...]

A Vision for Visiting Families

2023-11-15T21:06:54+00:00October 30th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

A Vision for Visiting Families— “Where are your shoes?!” “We’re going to be late—just get in the car!” “Are any of my friends going to be there?” “I don’t want to go!” “I’m hungry. Will there be food there?” These are just a sample of the “conversations” that a new family, or [...]

Lots of Styles

2023-11-15T16:50:11+00:00October 9th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Lots of Styles: Teaching to Engage a Variety of Learning Styles by Looking to the Master Teacher— This may be obvious, but everyone learns. And we all learn in a lot of different ways. If you studied education in the 1990s and early 2000s, you most likely learned about the three main [...]

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