Children’s Church Archive

Jesus’ Birth: God Is With Us

  “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 …

3 Essentials of Discipleship

In his article Grow a Disciple-Making Culture in Your Church, Godwin Sathianathan reminds us “Discipleship at its core is the process of growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. That sounds simple. But what does it actually look like? And how do pastors lead their churches in discipleship? A good place to begin is Jesus’ last words to his disciples: “go . . . make …

Helping Children Deal with Tragedy

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 …

Monkey See, Monkey Do: How to grow Christ-like kids.

We’ve all heard the saying “Monkey see – monkey do.” This statement describes the process by which a young child imitates the conduct of others, especially his or her parents or siblings. Do the words we speak, the behaviors we model, and the expectations we convey shape our children’s character? The Apostle Paul penned these inspired words to his friends in the church at Philippi, …

Teaching Kids to Memorize God’s Word

A. W. Tozer, widely regarded as one of the most perceptive writers in the 20th century, said, “The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.” God has given us amazing minds. These …

Teaching kids to forgive.

Ray Stedman, noted pastor and Biblical expositor said, “Forgiveness, of course, is the virtue we most enjoy, and least employ, in our Christian experience. We all love to be forgiven – we expect it, and want it. But we find it a struggle to forgive; we resist it, and refuse oftentimes to do it.” Corrie Ten Boom, a Christian woman who survived a Nazi concentration …

Changing the World Begins with our Children

Imagine having young believers who: Understand and embrace the Biblical basis for missions. Genuinely care about people everywhere who await the life-giving Gospel message. Are ready to follow Christ wherever He leads. To become fully equipped disciples, young believers need consistent, clear, and systematic instruction. Children’s workers have only 1-3 hours per week to influence young hearts and minds for God’s glory. Unless churches proactively …