Children’s Ministry: How God Creates A Discipler

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

Alex Absalom, Leader of Missional Innovation with RiverTree Christian Church, provides the following insightful and practical discipleship article. Please share with your team.
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Were you discipled well by an older Christian? Read the rest of this entry »

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Children’s Ministry: The Thanksgiving Story

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

Free Thanksgiving Resource

On the fourth Thursday of November, we celebrate Thanksgiving, a national holiday honoring the early settlers and their harvest feast known as the first Thanksgiving. But where did the Pilgrims get the idea in the first place? Enjoyable and spiritually instructive, Thanksgiving-Your Peace Offering is highly recommended. Read to your children, print and send home with kids, or email directly to parents. Click here for an immediate download.

Transformational Discipleship

DiscipleLand’s family of resources forms a comprehensive Children’s Discipleship System™ – an intentional, relational, and transformational discipleship process. Your children can achieve balanced growth in Bible knowledge, Christ-like character, and faithful conduct.
Nursery curriculum (birth–age 3) includes everything your volunteers need to provide spiritual nourishment for your little lambs.
Preschool children (ages 3–5) progress through Old and New Testament stories to discover God’s greatness and plan.
Kindergarten kids (ages 5–6) overview the entire Bible and meet 48 different Bible personalities along the way.
•For the Elementary years (grades 1–6), choose from these options:
Core Bible challenges children to become victorious disciples via 6 years of sequential Bible curriculum
Adventure motivates kids to pursue their discipleship journey via essential Bible topics
DiscipleTown equips kids with vital discipleship skills.

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7 Things Parents Need to Know About Your Ministry

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

Veteran Children’s Pastor Barney Kinard provides seven practical keys that will help you improve your serve. Please share with your team.
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We all talk about partnering with parents, but what does that look like for the teacher? How is it that teachers can partner with the parents of the children in their class? It is quite easy to concentrate on the lesson preparation and managing the class each week and totally ignore any involvement with the parents. So what is it that parents need to know from the teacher of their children? Read the rest of this entry »

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Character: A Heart Approach is Different

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

 

Optimism. Honesty. Teamwork. Integrity. These are just a few Christ-like character traits that benefit children and families. But how do we teach these qualities to kids? American writer James Baldwin once said, “Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

Dr. Scott Turansky provides the following insightful and practical DiscipleTip. 1 Please share with your team and parents. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Your Version of Discipleship Hazardous?

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

 

You will enjoy this excerpt from Ed Cyzewski’s new book entitled Hazardous: Committing to the Cost of Following Jesus. We encourage you to share it with your ministry team so that children grow in Christ-likeness.
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Many of us think of Jesus as a nice guy who blesses children, pats lambs on their heads, serves up bread and fish for breakfast or dinner, takes quiet walks on the ocean and heals those who are sick. Jesus wants us to believe, to have eternal life, to be happy, to read our Bibles, to pray, to do good deeds and to spend time with other Christians. Fishermen find favor with the Son of God, sinners encounter a gentle Savior who carries them along the beach, and children always recognize Jesus in pictures because He’s wearing a white bathrobe and smiling. Read the rest of this entry »

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