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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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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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The Not So Lazy Days of Summer: Plan Now for a Great Ministry Year Ahead

Summer months are a great time to outline plans for your ministry programs. Careful planning during the summer months can reap wonderful benefits for programs that kick off in fall. Here is a menu of summer options. No one can do them all. Simply pick those that sound workable and plan to use some of…

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25 Meaningful Ways to Affirm Kids & Youth

This time of year, activities in Christian schools, Sunday schools, CCD classes, choirs, Awana, and Bible clubs begin winding to a close. In a few weeks, the children and youth you have worked with for multiple weeks, months, or perhaps even years will move on—to a different class, school, or community. Perhaps one of the…

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