Tagged: kids ministry


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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The Jelly Bean Prayer–a free devotion for children’s ministry

Introduction Jesus died on the cross on the day Christians call “Good Friday.” Then, on Resurrection Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead. He will never die again! That’s why, for Christians, Resurrection Day is one of the happiest days of the year. Getting to the Heart First, let’s talk about why we need the gift…

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