Starting the New Year: Character Counts

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

The New Year brings fresh hope. We think about new ideas and resolutions to improve our serve. Here’s a practical idea presented by Dr. Scott Turansky that you can use and share with your team and parents.

“When you feel overwhelmed by the poor behavior of your child, here’s an exercise that will give you some direction. In fact, this activity is good for any parent (or teacher) looking for ways to help a child grow, but it’s especially helpful when you’re confused and overwhelmed by a problem’s complexity or deeply-rooted nature. Read the rest of this entry »

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Choosing Curriculum for Children’s Ministry

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Curriculum, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

Evaluating and choosing curriculum can be a difficult process. Obviously, every decision should be filtered through God’s Word. Although our goals, mission, and engaging kids are important, Jesus commanded us to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). There is nothing more important than teaching children how to know God intimately, to love Him passionately, and to serve Him selflessly. Choosing a discipleship curriculum is not an easy task, but making wise decisions about your curriculum will have an impact for generations to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Helping Children Deal with Tragedy

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Church, Parenting

Children need help to deal with tragedy. Sometimes it’s a global tragedy like a war or national disaster. Other times it’s the personal loss of a loved one or the breaking up of a home. How should we respond to these things? Parents have the opportunity and responsibility to teach their children how to think about and react to these events as well as their inner feelings and the confusion they may be experiencing. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Purpose of Christmas

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

At this time of the year, we give gifts to family and friends because God gave the ultimate gift—His Son. We celebrate Christmas because He provided reconciliation through Jesus Christ. God’s example to us serves as the model as we purpose to restore and reconcile relationships, too.

Dr. Scott Turansky, founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, provides the following article. Feel free to share with your friends. Read the rest of this entry »

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Relational Discipleship: Connecting Kids To Jesus

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

Jesus told His followers to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Sounds simple enough, but what does disciple-making look like? At its core, our discipleship commitment finds expression in a close, personal relationship with God and with others. The following article written by Dr. Bobby Harrington will encourage and challenge you as you discover the priority of relational discipleship. Read the rest of this entry »

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