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Demonstrating Faith

Demonstrating Faith Tough Topics Demonstrating Faith to Today’s Generation -Barth and Sally Middleton God is pushed out of the lives of so many of today’s children. Schoolteachers consciously avoid mentioning Him. On TV and in many homes His commandments are blatantly violated.... Read More

Finding God in the Nonfiction Section

Finding God in the Nonfiction Section Tough Topics Finding God in the Non-Fiction SectionBy Jessica SmithSherry Biddison teaches a Good News Club in the school library with a sign above her head which reads, “Non-Fiction.” It is fitting, because the Bible is as nonfiction as it gets! Children today are... Read More

Religious?

Religious? Tough Topics Religious? -Reese Kauffman 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? Someone who is diligent in their religious practices? Someone whose faith is obvious in... Read More

Heed the Warning of a Fellow Servant

Heed the Warning of a Fellow Servant Tough Topics Heed the Warning of a Fellow Servant -Barth and Sally Middleton 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... Read More

Beyond the Primary Purpose

Beyond the Primary Purpose Tough Topics Beyond the Primary Purpose The main purpose of children’s ministry is to help children become members of God’s family. Is evangelizing your primary goal? Do you share the Gospel often in your class or club? Are you alert for indications of spiritual... Read More

Tearing Down Walls that Threaten Community for Children

Tearing Down Walls that Threaten Community for Children Tough Topics Tearing Down Walls that Threaten Community for Children —Corlette Sande 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... Read More