4 Keys To Motivating Children

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources

I love what bestselling author Robert Fulghum wrote in his book All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten: “Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush.” Fairly simple tips, but how can we motivate children to reach God’s goals for them?

Motivating children is not a science. There are no quick fixes or secret formulas. Every child is motivated by something—the secret is discovering what motivates him or her. We must find a way to empower kids for the Lord! Read the rest of this entry »

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The Goals of Parenting

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Parenting

Will Walker, pastor at Providence Church, provides the following article entitled “Gospel Centered Parenting.” Practical Idea: share this free resource with your team and send to parents to help them disciple their children. Read the rest of this entry »

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Children Are Special

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipleship

You Are Special by Max Lucado is a story about Wemmicks—small wooden people that spend their time awarding one another grey dots or gold stars. Pretty and talented Wemmicks received gold stars. Not-so-lovely Wemmicks received grey dots. Punchinello is one such Wemmick who had lots of grey dots.

Punchinello is chipped and ugly, and thinks he’s not worth much at all. But Eli the master woodworker helps him realize how special he is, marks and all, and how much Eli loves him. Punchinello meets Lucia, a Wemmick with no stars or dots, and he embarks on a journey to learn the truth—what the Creator thinks is what really matters. Punchinello discovered that stickers only stick if you let them! Read the rest of this entry »

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