Discouragement among children’s workers at churches around the country is often tied to the fallout of kids from unchurched families. After faithfully planting seeds and even seeing salvation decisions, workers witness the children’s faith eroding as they return to difficult family situations.
Does the phrase, “Teaching with technology in Sunday school” make you say “YES!” or “Uh oh!”? I’ll admit, I’m a little of both. My personal collection of smart devices is very small and my church doesn’t have a ton of tech stuff in our classrooms either.
Suppose you could read the thoughts of the workers you supervise. Consider how you would react to the following scenarios as you put your name in each blank.
It’s a good thing __________ doesn’t know what’s happening in my class today. It’s been a hectic week! There’s no way I could take time to prepare the lesson.
In grade school I was a little pagan. My family were “nice” pagans who appeared to be pleasant, had lots of friends and went to church occasionally. But most people who knew us knew that my dad was the town alcoholic. He drank, cursed, yelled, lost his temper frequently and often verbally fought with my mom.
My granddaughters get so excited when I ask them to help me bake something for dessert. They trip over each other to get the eggs and milk out of the refrigerator, find measuring cups, get the sugar and flour out of the cupboard and pour ingredients into the mixing bowl.
We’ve all done it. A commercial is on, and we catch ourselves singing its lyrics all day long. When a song is stuck in your head, why not make it count?
Four years ago Kendra came to Good News Club® with her older brother, Tony. She was almost six and we hardly knew her but she prayed with us, asking God to save her. In the weeks following her salvation decision we watched Kendra’s love for God grow. She learned to read and started memorizing Bible verses about the same time. Tony and Kendra came faithfully, showing interest in each aspect of the club.
The church was once the center of creative storytelling, including dramas designed to teach the masses about God and His Word. Even in this age of technology and major motion pictures, juniors love to see a live performance—especially when it involves people they know. Bring the Bible to life by using drama with your juniors!
I once read an article about the importance of hugging. From documented evidence the author concluded that everyone needs 12 hugs a day to stay emotionally healthy. While I don’t claim to be an expert on emotional health I know from experience that people have a deep need for physical affection.
Out of the 39 videos we uploaded in 2018 these five videos had the highest views. Watch this video as we count down to CEF’s most watched video of 2018!