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 [...]

Navigating Grief with Our Children

2023-11-15T16:51:29+00:00September 26th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Navigating Grief with Our Children— As parents, we often look forward to and even prepare for all the “firsts” in our children’s lives. Whether it’s first steps, first “big kid” bed, first day at school, or first job, we know those days will come. We anticipate them. We even prepare them for [...]

Advent is Not Only the Beginning

2023-09-05T17:54:22+00:00September 5th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Advent is Not Only the Beginning In churches across the world, the anticipation of Christmas is an exciting and busy time of year. There are cantatas to sing, children’s pageants to watch, cookie exchanges to bake for, “Secret Santa” to shop for, poinsettias and wreaths and boughs of evergreen galore. It is [...]

Preparing for Advent

2023-11-15T20:34:39+00:00August 21st, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Preparing for Advent “Are we there yet?” my seven-year-old daughter will inevitably ask, a mere fifteen minutes from home in an hours-long trip. No, child, it’s still the beginning of the trip. You will have to wait. In the life of a child, the anticipation of Christmas—parties, presents, and candy—is the ultimate [...]

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