Sunday school

Parables and Perils of Air Travel

Are the parables of the Bible old and out of date? No, but in order to relate to them, we might need to think about them in our own context.

As I write this, I am sitting with my dad… Continue reading

What does “love the world” mean?

Don’t you love it when kids discover the answers to their own questions? A second grade child recently asked me a great question: “What does ‘love the world’ mean?” Soon the class helped answer her question.

Our Sunday school that… Continue reading

The Danger of Good Friday Suspense

The true story of one traumatized little girl led me to reevaluate the way I teach and celebrate the events of Easter.

Next week is Holy Week where churches around the world will be remembering Palm Sunday, the Last Supper,… Continue reading

Does your heart or actions drive your love?

A few weeks ago my music minister said something about love and worship that continues to echo in my ears.

It had been at least three weeks since I’d been in choir because of a terrible bout of bronchitis and… 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

4 Strategies for Teaching Your First Elementary Sunday School Class

Serving by example is the best way to teach children and youth to think of others and serve. One of the best places to serve is in your local church. You might even see if a teenager from your family… Continue reading

An Unexpected Encounter with God

Do you sometimes feel like you’re giving all you have but don’t seem to make any measurable progress? I do.

This is why I chose to study the account of Jesus walking on water. It’s true that this was a… 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

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