April Editor’s Notes

April Editor’s Notes

WEEK 1 Key Question: How do you celebrate Easter? When was the last time you went big and celebrated something? A birthday? Definitely Christmas. But how do we celebrate the reason we can celebrate at all? Jesus is alive! We want kids to figure out some ways they can go big and celebrate Easter with their family and friends! We start the month with The Bible. No, that wasn’t a typo. Think about it, in some ways the entire Bible is lesson in patience. Not because it takes so long to read from... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for February 4

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for February 4

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off: This month is all about kindness – showing others how valuable they are by how you treat them. And it’s a tall order for sure. After all, if the worth of a person were solely measured by how we chose to treat them, we would fail... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 28

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 28

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off: This week, we wrap up our month learning about commitment! So far, we’ve covered what it means to HEAR from God, how to PRAY to God, why we should TALK about God and this week, we close with what it looks like to LIVE for God.... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 21

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 21

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off: Today we’re going to talk about… TALKing. One of the ways we can grow in our faith is to practice talking about God. But then, you already get this. It’s what you do each week. As you lead discussions with your kids, you’re... Read More
Teaching Commitment in Small Group

Teaching Commitment in Small Group

Happy January! There’s nothing like a brand new year to spark a flurry of resolutions, plans, and promises that will make it your best year ever! But somewhere around February our enthusiasm wanes. That’s why we need January’s Life App – Commitment. Let’s share it with our few before the doldrums hit and we need it the most. You’ve already practiced commitment by leading a small group, so you have some great experience to share. If you’ve ever had an untrained puppy, gym membership, or... Read More
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