As a young child I crouched in front of the television, shocked by the bitter images of tribal conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu people of Central Africa. Little did I realize that down the road of life, in a different place at a different time, God would use me to be a light in that very darkness.
I’m on the children’s church teaching team at my church. I teach the younger group, which range from 3-6 years old. They are hilarious, sweet, and sometimes just plain squirrely! If something hits them funny it can be so easy for them to get distracted and before I know it they aren’t paying attention anymore!
Would you like to tell people how to spend their money? That’s what Andres Panasiuk does. He teaches people wise ways to spend money. Using money wisely pleases God.
Have you ever heard someone refer to a person as being very religious? What does that term bring to mind? Someone who is very conscientious?
How does a child get courage to do the right thing, even in the threat of danger?
“I need to talk to you now,” said Liam*. I could see the desperation in his tear-filled eyes. Liam and I sat down to visit.
Every experienced gardener knows that labeling seeds as they are planted helps distinguish good plants from weeds later. Use the following activity to show kids that Christians should produce the good fruits of love, kindness, compassion and truth.
Did you know that in cold weather you can make a spark by rubbing your shoe on the carpet and touching metal? Have you ever rubbed your hair against a balloon and watched it get frizzy and stand straight up?
Reading newspaper accounts of scandal in the lives of church leaders we don’t know is hard enough. Imagine our distress when we received a personal letter about someone we greatly admired that began, “It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that Pastor _______ has resigned…”
“1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10! Ready or not, here I come!” Without fail, whenever I just start playing “hide and seek” in class without giving any warning, I have got the kids’ attention! What am I going to do next? Could it be fun?