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Kids’ Ministry5 Year-End Finishing Touches

Once the school year is over, you may be just as tempted as the children to make a quick break for the door! Yes, you have certainly earned some vacation time, but before you enter summer-mode be sure you have put the finishing touches on 2014-15. Evaluate:  Ask yourself, your staff, and your ministry’s volunteers…

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Old Glory–a free devotion for children’s ministry

Introduction Have you ever heard someone talking about “Old Glory”? Do you know what it means? (Show an American flag.) Our flag got this name in 1831. A famous sea captain, William Driver, was about to set sail when some friends gave him a flag to fly on his ship. At that time, the United…

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Helping Parents Talk about the Faith at Home

If you serve as a children’s pastor, teach Sunday school, or work in VBS, summer camp, or some other children’s ministry, you no doubt carry concern for the kids’ growth in grace all week long, year round. In decades past, we could count on many Christian families continuing the Christian education of their children at…

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Make Team Teaching Work—for you AND the kids

Team teaching makes sense in all kinds of ways for Sunday school, midweek classes, and Bible clubs, too: It’s safer. Kids need not leave the room alone to get a drink or use the restroom. One adult can go with them to the hallway, while her co-leader stays with the rest of the group. It’s…

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Countdown to Easter Message 6: King — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of six devotions intended to help children prepare for Easter. It’s slightly adapted from CTA’s theme for spring, Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate!   Getting Ready Familiarize yourself with the devotion. Place a bookmark in your Bible at John 11:25. Place all of the magnet pieces of…

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Countdown to Easter Message 5: Care — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of six devotions intended to help children prepare for Easter. It’s slightly adapted from CTA’s theme for spring, Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate!   Getting Ready Familiarize yourself with today’s devotion. Place a bookmark in your Bible at John 14:27. Place the blue magnet piece of your…

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Countdown to Easter Message 4: You — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of six devotions intended to help children prepare for Easter. It’s slightly adapted from CTA’s theme for spring, Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate! Getting Ready Familiarize yourself with today’s devotion. Place a bookmark in your Bible at 2 Corinthians 5:15. Place today’s green magnet piece of your…

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Countdown to Easter Message 3: Forgiven — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of six devotions intended to help children prepare for Easter. It’s slightly adapted from CTA’s theme for spring, Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate! Getting Ready Familiarize yourself with the devotion. Bookmark Acts 10:43 in your Bible and practice reading this verse as you clarify the pronouns (him,…

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Connecting with Families and Kids on Vacation

Are you looking for an easy, fun, and inexpensive way to help families stay connected with Jesus as they spend time on vacation this summer? Then consider these possibilities: FREE family devotions for vacation time! Encourage families to download these and take them along. Or make copies yourself and distribute them. God’s Promises 4 Kids…

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