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Back-to-School Resources

In just a few days, we’ll turn our calendars to August, and you know what that means—it’s back-to-school time! Families and children have mixed emotions during this time of year, but whatever they are feeling, nurturing the families in our care is important. Back-to-school time can cause eager anticipation but also anxiety and even fearfulness,…

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How to Spiritually Prepare Children for the New School Year

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10–11 ESV)  This well-known Bible verse is frequently used to inspire Christians in faith. But would you use it to reassure a…

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Backpack Blessings for God’s Children

As a reminder that Jesus is our source of guidance, love, and protection during the school year, many churches set aside one Sunday to “bless the backpacks.” Here are some ways to do it:  1. Have children in grades K-5 bring their backpacks to church with them on the Sunday before school begins in your community….

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What’s in Your Backpack?

What is one of school’s essentials? The backpack, of course. From preschool to college, students use backpacks to carry all the important tools they need for learning. It’s the one piece of equipment that connects school to home. In preschool, it usually contains a change of clothes and a folder. In high school, students’ backpacks…

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Backpack Blessing for God’s Children

Editor’s note: Last month we blogged about “backpack blessing” events for back-to-school. If schools in your area resume after Labor Day, you may have missed that article. So we’re reprinting a slightly edited version here. Blessings as you remind the young believers in your church that they are blessed to be a blessing! As a…

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School’s Right Around the Corner (and here’s your backpack blessing!)

Editor’s note: More and more churches are setting aside one Sunday in August for “The Blessing of the Backpacks.”  This tradition gives parents and other concerned adults an opportunity to pray God’s blessings on their children’s learning in the months ahead. Here’s a free guide you can use or adapt! Backpack Blessings for God’s Children…

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