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Advent Nativity – Week 4: Anna & Simeon

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 3: Shepherds

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 2: Mary, Joseph, & baby Jesus

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 1, Angels

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

This year my second-grade Sunday school co-teacher and I wanted to do something a… Continue reading

“The church is full of hypocrites!”

“The church is full of hypocrites!” How would you answer someone (or yourself) in the face of this objection? The same objection may be voiced a number of ways. “I like Jesus, just not the church. It’s full of hypocrites.”… Continue reading

Event Evaluation

Easter celebrations are behind us and summer planning is in full swing. Many of these events happen yearly (like vacations, field trips, Vacation Bible School, camp, etc.). This post explains how to save yourself a lot of trouble the next… Continue reading

Commercialism & Worldview

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you don’t live in the States, I encourage your family to take some time to thank God for all He’s given and done for you in the past year.… Continue reading

SNEAK PEEK – Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family Advent Devotionals

You may have seen us advertising the new Family Advent Readings designed for use in “Big Church.” Today we’re getting a sneak peek at the new Advent Family Devotional which will be available next week.

Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family… Continue reading

Resources for Teachers

I’m a big proponent of life-long learning. I know I don’t know everything and I’ve heard senior adults say the same thing about themselves. It’s Scriptural too.

Ephesians 4:14-16 (ESV)

14 so that we may no longer be… Continue reading

Plan More Than You Think You’ll Need

How do you avoid facing the “Uh-oh! Now what?” situation? Plan ahead, come prepared, and have backup activities.

This question applies to family Bible study leaders, Children’s Ministers, homeschool moms and dads, Sunday school teachers, AWANA leaders, church… Continue reading

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