Tagged: Sunday School


ThanksLiving for Kids

It takes a lot of perseverance to train children in consistently saying “thank you” at the appropriate times. Even more than just speaking the words, we want our children to truly be thankful. Only with the help of the Holy Spirit can we cultivate grateful and contented hearts, but as teachers and parents, what we…

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5 Energizing Ideas for Children’s Ministry Workers

“Will you tie my shoe?” “I can’t find my Bible.” “Awww, do we have to do that?” “I want to go home.” As you work with children, do you ever feel like you are being bombarded with problems to solve and decisions to make? We all have our wonderful moments, but children’s ministry can be…

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5 Ways to Kick Off a Great Year of Sunday School

As we approach Labor Day, many churches are making plans to start a new year of Sunday school. Some ministries refer to the first Sunday of classes as “Rally Day” and plan special ways to celebrate the day. Don’t have much time to plan? Here are five simple ways to incorporate Rally Day celebrations into…

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Teaching Kids to PrayTips for All Ages

A Christian once said, “Satan trembles when we pray.” This must certainly be true! Prayer brings us closer to God, reaffirms our faith, and comforts our hearts—trampling right over Satan’s devious ways. It’s never too early or too late to teach a child to pray. Don’t know where to start? Here are some simple tips…

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2 Science Experiments with a Bible Connection

Are you looking to add a “wow” factor to your classroom object lessons? Bringing in a science element could help you do just that—and facilitate some deeper learning at the same time. Check out these two examples. Build your own tornado (Bible reference: Mark 4:35-41) Use this basic science experiment to illustrate the storm that…

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Must-Haves for a Sunday School Welcome Bag

It’s that time of year. . . Sunday school kickoff is right around the corner! Start the year by handing each child a fun (and informative) Sunday school welcome bag. Make sure that each bag provides basic information about your church and Sunday school program. Don’t simply assume that families know this information! Include a…

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Parent-Teacher CommunicationThere’s an App for That!

Nearly all teachers use technology in the classroom—computers, tablets, smart boards—you name it. But did you know that technology can be helpful even beyond the classroom? According to numerous studies, teacher-family communication is absolutely essentially to the student’s learning process. And technology can help improve this type of communication! Today, we’re talking specifically about an…

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Under Constructiona free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: This children’s ministry devotion accompanies CTA’s Under Construction theme. With an emphasis on Colossians 2:7, the theme is especially designed for kids ages 7-11. CTA even offers a free event guide to help you utilize the theme and accompanying resources for a summer community event or summer Sunday school classes! Gather these three items…

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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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