Senior Adults Serving in Children’s Ministry

Senior Adults Serving in Children’s Ministry

You may just have an untapped gold mine right down the hall from your children’s ministry area! We have had several leaders share with us just how they dug in and utilized this treasure. And the benefits extended far beyond what these leaders had envisioned! Just what-or WHO is this gold mine? Why, the senior adults in your church! Never thought about this before? Well, check out these wonderful ideas: At one church, a gentleman from the Sr. Adult ministry was known for the wood workshop he... Read More
World Wide What?

World Wide What?

I was searching for some information about churches across the country who do an FX and so I started browsing some web sites.  I was looking for the same information any family would need before considering attending your FX. Why should I attend?  Most sites were pretty clear about the reason behind their family experience.  Parents need a partner.  It’s a tough job, and the only way you can understand it, is to actually do it.  How does a family make what happens at church translate to their... Read More
Teaching Timothy

Teaching Timothy

When was the last time you did a lesson for kids on Timothy? Okay, I hear a few voices. After all, we did a week on Timothy ourselves—in 2007. So, when was the last time you did a MONTH on Timothy? Crickets. I hear those crickets. I’m excited to tell you that we are about to launch a full month of Timothy in October! Yes, four full weeks. And here’s why: Timothy is a perfect illustration for kids of Individuality: Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference. In brief,... Read More
Two Simple But Powerful Ways to Help Little People By Helping the Big People in their Lives

Two Simple But Powerful Ways to Help Little People By Helping the Big People in their Lives

As I have served with and observed children’s workers over the years, I’ve noticed that all the great ones have something in common: they know the families of the children they serve. They also know that the state of a child’s family greatly impacts that child’s ability to know God. It’s difficult for a child to see God as a loving heavenly Father when his real father is angry, distant, or absent. It’s difficult for a child to be amazed by grace when her mom never gives her dad any. Bottom... Read More
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