Can you remember a time when you questioned who you are or what you’re doing on this Earth? Maybe this question plagued you many years ago or as recently as last week or yesterday.
It was about halfway through the school year, and we marveled at how far our Good News Club® (GNC™) had come. We had started the school year with a Party Club, and the kids had been quite rambunctious. They sat on the lunch tables, walked back and forth, and were basically wild throughout the entire hour. From that point on, my team and I knew we needed to set some ground rules and be very intentional to enforce them to see improvement in the kids’ behavior. And so we began.
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“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, knowing that in the LORD your labor is not in vain”( 1 Corinthians 15:58).
One of the blessings of teaching children is that you must really know your stuff to be able to bring it down to their level. Last year we taught the memory verse 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
So how do you review effectively with hyper kids who likely consumed bowls of sugary marshmallow infused cereal for breakfast? (If your answer included written essays or standardized testing, I’m curious to hear how that’s working out for you.) My favorite method of reviewing with children is review games!
Henry Ford was an American genius, and his Ford automobiles changed the course of history. But even a genius needs help from time to time. Ford, whose electrical engineers couldn’t solve problems they were having with a gigantic generator, called Charles Steinmetz into the plant.
“We were in quite a hurry,” Ülle Käärik, the CEF® leader of the work in Estonia, shares. “During those weeks before Christmas we went from one school to another. In only ten minutes we were expected to be in another classroom to hold a Christmas party for first grade children.”
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Although the Bible is full of words and phrases that may spark tough questions from kids, when you take the time to research their questions you will be able to show them that God never contradicts Himself or His Word. What tough questions have you been asked in children’s ministry? Tell us in the comments below.