Kirsten and Lars were six and eight when I first learned about the Good News Club offered after school once a week.
Motivating yourself to teach can be difficult enough: every week you must somehow manage to get to Sunday school or club with lesson prepared, crafts ready for assembly and your patience braced for the inevitable confrontation with the third-grade bully.
What difference can two weeks of a training camp make in a family’s life? If you asked the Anderson’s, it can make a life-changing difference!
It’s ONLY 20 weeks till Christmas. Did your church ever take a Lottie Moon offering? #SouthernBaptist
Young children tend to monopolize conversations with adults. Ask a kindergartner about a movie he’s seen and he’ll recite the entire screenplay before coming up for air.
One night I noticed a lady with her granddaughter standing nearby looking on as we taught 5-Day Club® in a park. I recognized the lady’s beautiful African accent so I approached them and introduced myself.
The main purpose of children’s ministry is to help children become members of God’s family. Is evangelizing your primary goal?
Do you ever feel like your students are just enduring the Bible lesson? When planning lessons or communicating in the classroom, effective teachers repeatedly ask themselves some evaluative questions.
A group of young people out front tossing a Frisbee back and forth, talking and laughing—just a group of teenagers having fun, right? Yes, but a serious focus had brought them all together.
As a former school teacher and counselor I have witnessed countless disputes in the classroom, on the playground and in my students’ homes. I have also seen the effectiveness of God’s peacemaking principles in each setting.