Tagged: kids ministry


Kids’ Ministry from KidzMatter

Today, we’d like to introduce you to a great resource for children’s ministry: KidzMatter. The authors on this site consistently post Gospel-centered content that provides the tools and the know-how you need to reach kids and families. The site recently posted an article regarding the overwhelming busy-ness of working in kids’ ministry. How do you…

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If You Build It, They Will Come

Congratulations—you have a stellar VBS program planned for this summer! But what if nobody comes? Many children’s ministries dedicate hours to planning lessons, snacks, games, and crafts for vacation Bible school. Even so, recruitment is often left off the list of VBS to-dos. It’s not too late to make sure your VBS program is filled…

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Top 5 End-of-the-Year Gifts for Teachers

You don’t have to be a Pinterest wiz in order to put together meaningful end-of-the-year appreciation gifts for the teachers in your ministry. Think about all of the dedication and hard work that the teachers have put in throughout the year—and let that inspire your gifts! Here are five popular teacher appreciation gifts: Order CTA’s…

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10 Tips for Tackling Toddler and Twos Parenting

The first years of parenting often go much faster than parents expect. In the blink of an eye, tiny infants turn into walking, talking toddlers. The growth and changes that God brings to an infant in the span of two years is truly marvelous. But there’s little time for parents to stop and admire these…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Sunday School3 Kids’ Crafts

Of course God did not stipulate that the second Sunday in May be a celebration of mothers, but he does command us to honor and respect our mothers and mother-figures. Since this is such an important lesson for children, we encourage you to set aside time during Sunday school on May 10 to celebrate Mother’s…

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Teaching the Faith: Preschool Style

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 When I think about describing preschoolers, two words come to mind: experimenters and explorers. Kids between the ages of three and five are on a never-ending quest to discover God’s world and…

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Boredom-Busting Activities for Summer

In just a few weeks, we’ll close the books on another school year. The kids will finally be free! But all this elation has a short shelf life. Before long, all of those kids who were bouncing off the walls with energy will be sulking around the house, muttering those dreaded words: “I’m bored.” That’s…

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Footprintsa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: This children’s ministry devotion accompanies CTA’s Footprints for Kids foam stamps and activity card. The stamps are perfectly shaped for small hands and can be used with paint, ink pads, or washable markers. Much like the title says, this teaching tool uses the famous Footprints poem to reinforce Matthew 28:20, [Jesus said,] “I…

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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8

How would you grade the 2014-15 school year? You may have a month or two left of classes, but by now, you can probably start to evaluate the 10 months of teaching that you and your staff have put in the books. Were there moments of chaos? moments when you wanted to pull your hair…

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Build a Christ-Centered Team in 90 Minutes or Less

We are just two days away from the official start of spring and summer will be here before we know it! That means the season of vacation Bible school is quickly approaching. Are you ready for the crowds of children that will soon be knocking at your door? One of the most critical steps in…

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