January Editor’s Notes

January Editor’s Notes

When kids turn about four years old they start asking, “Why?” It’s like suddenly a switch flips and they begin to string together their questions in an attempt to understand everything around them. And this continues throughout life. Watch an eight-year-old for very long and you can become convinced that everyone is wired with a natural curiosity to discover what we don’t know and go where we haven’t been. God designed people in such a unique way—different from the rest of creation—to pursue... Read More
December Editor’s Notes

December Editor’s Notes

When God created the world, He made it to be a place of peace and contentment. In the Magnificent Paradise, God provided fruit trees that were pleasing to the eye and good to eat. And He personally walked with His creation! But when sin entered the world, so did greed and jealousy. As circumstances changed and life presented more challenges, people found it harder and harder to be happy. However, even now in this broken world, God wants us to have joy. Even though we try to find joy through... Read More
November Editor’s Notes

November Editor’s Notes

Chances are if you have kids in sports or competitions of any kind, you have a growing collection of ribbons and medals, sashes and badges, certificates, trophies, or plaques. Some might hang on your walls or sit propped up on shelves somewhere. But if we’re honest, others get stuffed into a drawer and eventually thrown out. These were so important when they first came into our homes, but at some point they just lost their value. All those awards and medals can only mean so much, because honor... Read More
October Editor’s Notes

October Editor’s Notes

Sometimes I think it would be nice to be a superhero. Most of the time, it’s like they act without a single ounce of fear. They see a problem and without thinking they jump to the rescue to save the day, conquering evils and injustices in their tracks.   But I’m not a superhero. In fact, none of us will ever be a superhero or have some super-human power from an alien planet or radioactive spider bite. But with or without the super powers, we will face moments in our lives when it feels... Read More
Summer Large Group Volunteer Recruitment

Summer Large Group Volunteer Recruitment

If you haven’t already, you’re about to hit summer break. That beautiful time of year when kids are out of school, life slows down a bit, and vacation dreams become a reality. But if you’re in children’s ministry, you face a different reality. Kids attend church less frequently because of those vacations… same with your volunteers. And does life really slow down? Not so much. Filling in the gaps left by absentee volunteers makes your life more hectic than usual. (Not that people shouldn’t take... Read More
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