How to Help Children Grow In Faith

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips

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by Robert Keeley
Reviewed by Sue Payne, Greg Carlson, and Holly Allen
CEJ Book Symposium

Robert Keeley’s book is called Helping our children grow in faith: How the church can nurture the spiritual development of kids. Keeley answers the question: “How do we explain our faith to children in ways that are simple enough for children to understand, but, at the same time, how do we help them develop a deep faith that is able to stand up to the questions that they will ask?” Read the rest of this entry »

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Teach doctrine. Change behavior.

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV).

How Kids Think

Kids wonder, “Are the things I learn in Church really true?” Children who have routinely swallowed teaching about relativism and tolerance have little regard for absolute truth. Many do not believe they can ever know solid, unchanging Truth. Those kids often misunderstand doctrine as rigid rules designed to restrict their freedom. In fact, they learn to label people with deeply held convictions as “close-minded” or “haters” of ideas they disagree with. Western culture no longer reflects a Biblical worldview. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jesus’ Birth: God Is With Us

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Church, Christmas Story, Discipleship, Sunday School Lessons

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“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14, NKJV).

Immanuel means God is with us.

As Christmas drew near, my Church decided to stage its first children’s pageant. We hoped to write a script and reenact a play that would vibrate with the truth about the Lord coming in human form to be “God with us.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Changing a child’s attitude

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipleship, Parenting, What Kids Need

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by Dr. Scott Turansky, National Center for Biblical Parenting

The most important task for any parent is to help their children develop a strong faith and clear moral direction. But how do you do that when you have to get the clothes cleaned up and the dishes put away? Most parents find themselves to be very busy helping kids with homework, taxiing them around to various activities, and simply accomplishing life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Children’s Place in Family Ministries

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Leadership, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips

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A Glimpse of Children in the Biblical Story

The Book of Deuteronomy instructs God’s people to teach children to love, obey, and fear the Lord God in the context of life. Children are to assemble with adults to learn the things of God (Deuteronomy 6:1–3, 11:18–21, 31:12–13). Read the rest of this entry »

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Helping Kids Deal With Anger

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Nursery, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips

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Anger damages relationships. Here are several guidelines provided by Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, we’ve found helpful for anger management. When parents and teachers work on these things together, anger episodes are reduced. Make these a regular part of your routine and you’ll see tremendous progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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God’s Mercy: What Children Need To Know

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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Children love fairness—but the Lord’s grace and mercy are certainly not based on “fairness.” As you help your children grasp God’s mercy and live out God’s grace, their lives will never be the same.

How Kids Think

Kids sometimes wonder, “Do I deserve this?“ They feel wronged after receiving “unjust” or “unfair” treatment. On the other hand, children become overwhelmed when they receive special favor that is clearly not deserved. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Things Your Pastor Needs To Know

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Leadership

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Here are 5 things that pastors need to consider about children’s ministry in their church:

1. Children’s Ministry serves the most spiritually impressionable group in the church.

This is inarguable. Unfortunately, that spiritual impressionability also comes with snotty noses, dirty diapers, misbehavior and a lot of other things that are less than attractive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Learning Styles: Helping Students Learn How To Learn

by DiscipleLand Staff Leadership, Teaching Tips

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By Margaret F. Williamson and Roberta L. Watson, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

In this third and final article, Williamson and Watson consider “learning styles” from the perspective of both teacher and student. The authors examine personality and preferred learning style and explore implications for Christian education. Read the rest of this entry »

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Learning Styles: Teaching Tips

by DiscipleLand Staff Leadership, Parenting, Teaching Tips

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By Margaret F. Williamson and Roberta L. Watson, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

In this article, Williamson and Watson consider how students absorb and retain information. They also explain how that information can influence an individual learning strategy for each student.

Summary

Over the years, educators have asked questions about how people learn. This article is the second in a series of three that provide updated information on the impact of learning styles on learners. Read the rest of this entry »

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Learning Styles: Teach like Jesus

by DiscipleLand Staff Leadership, Teaching Tips

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By Margaret F. Williamson and Roberta L. Watson
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

In this article, Williamson and Watson consider the importance of learning styles and how each teacher can create learning environments that fit a classroom of children with a variety of personalities and learning styles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Building Relationships With Your Kids

by DiscipleLand Staff Family, Leadership, Parenting, Teaching Tips

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Four Activities for Building Relationships With Your Kids
By Jim Dempsey, Ph.D.

The Bible says that Satan is a liar, and one of his favorites is that God cares more about rules than relationships. Parents can fall for this deception when they become more focused on the outward behavior of their children than on the relationship they are building. Sure we want behavior to come into line, but our long-range goal should be to raise children who Read the rest of this entry »

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