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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

So what? Why does it matter?

So what? Why does what you’re teaching matter? Kids ask this question all the time. All teachers need to consider the answer when they prepare to teach. This includes VBS teachers, family Bible study leaders, Children’s Ministers, homeschool moms and… Continue reading

Fun Makes It Stick

How can you make your lesson fun? Kids and fun go together like peanut butter and jelly (or peas and carrots if you’re allergic to peanuts). If you want to connect with kids, you’ve got to play a little.… Continue reading

Consider Your Audience

Who’s your audience? Effective lessons are geared to and connect with learners where they are.

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

What’s Your Goal?

What’s your goal? This question applies to family Bible study leaders, Children’s Ministers, homeschool moms and dads, Sunday school teachers, AWANA leaders, church volunteers, childcare workers, and nursery workers. If you know your goal, it’s easier to know… Continue reading

Worship Joyfully

Advent begins November 27, 2016. (Click here to learn what Advent is.) In preparation for Advent, Ruth Frost has written this guest post. Ruth taught elementary music for 25 years. She has two children, two step-children, and nine… Continue reading

6 Steps for Dealing with Rambunctious Children

It’s test season in public schools across America. This is the third year I’ve been an elementary school test monitor. Honestly, I love it! It gives me a great opportunity to encourage and pray for students, teachers, the schools, our… Continue reading

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