Every Sunday school class faces a variety of struggles. Children’s behavior isn’t the only challenging issue—attendance, low staff, and curriculum decisions are just a few of the many struggles that you can’t solve without prayer.
We are some of the few people that quietly labor to build the fence when there’s lots of people building the clinic.
“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Tim 4:12).
Guyana is home to over 750,000 people, and half of them are children! Located on the north Atlantic coast of South America, Guyana is Caribbean in culture and home to some of the most amazing tropical rainforests in the world. Kaieteur Falls is in Guyana, and it is the most powerful waterfall in the world—over five times the height of Niagara. Christianity is the most prominent religion followed by Hinduism and Islam.
Admit it. We’ve all done it. You set goals for change and for the first six days you do great! You don’t eat junk food, you wake up at 5:00 a.m. and go to bed at 9 p.m. – then all of a sudden you stop. It’s easy to say you’ll do something, but a lot harder to put actions behind those words.
My heart is broken for the children of Greater Cleveland affected by the opioid crisis in northern Ohio. Just south of Cleveland, a couple of school districts have seen an explosion of child-suicides this year. Our children are without hope and without direction for their lives. How desperately they need to swap this darkness for the love of our Father God, who will never leave them or forsake them.
Being a Sunday school teacher can be extremely draining of your energy and time. It could seem a whole lot easier to just walk away completely. But don’t give up! Even when it seems impossible, there are so many reasons to keep going.
Noah’s Ark. Jonah and the Whale. Daniel in the Lions’ Den. David and Goliath. All of these are exciting Bible stories that children love to listen to. They marvel at what God has done.
Most of the children we reach in our programs are from what researchers call Generation Z. Their youngest age is about 6, and most of Generation Z has used the Internet since a young age. They are generally comfortable with technology and with interacting on social media. But studies show that today’s kids are six times more likely to have anxiety and depression than their grandparents did at their age. What is causing the rise of anxiety among kids? Why is Gen Z nervous?