Children’s Ministry Curriculum Archive

Lifelong faith can start today

Dr. Howard Hendricks, who taught at Dallas Theological Seminary for more than 50 years, said, “When a person makes a confession of faith and is never taken through a formal discipleship process, there is little hope of seeing genuine spiritual transformation.” There is nothing more important than teaching children how to know God intimately, to love Him passionately, and to serve Him selflessly. Choosing a …

When we say make disciples, what do we really mean?

  Patrick Morley founded Man in the Mirror and has impacted the lives of people worldwide. Patrick has given us permission to share the following article with you. Hope this blesses you and your team! To be a disciple of Jesus is the highest honor to which we can aspire. Yet even though discipleship is one of the hottest topics in Christendom today, it’s also …

5 Characteristics of a Great Curriculum

  Evaluating and choosing a discipleship curriculum is not an easy task, but making wise decisions about your curriculum will have an impact for generations to come. In the following article, GJ Farmer provides 5 characteristics of a great curriculum. 1. Biblically Accurate and Applicable This is by far the most crucial aspect in choosing a curriculum. Because most children do not yet have the …

God’s goal for children

  Selecting the very best curriculum for children is a pivotal and challenging task—a decision to be bathed in prayer and filtered through God’s Word. As you begin this process, think about God’s overarching purpose of Christian education: “What is God’s goal for your children?” “What does He want them to become?” Jesus commanded His followers to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them …

Changing a child’s attitude

  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 …

Children’s Ministry Training: Free Resources

Teacher training and equipping parents are at the heart of DiscipleLand curriculum. Use and share the following training tools and resources with your team and parents. Online Videos Teachers will find short, practical videos for curriculum training, classroom equipping, leadership training, parent helps, how to disciple children, what kids really need, discipleship tips, teacher training, and more. Training videos are available 24/7, can be viewed online or downloaded and can be viewed on virtually any platform—phones, tablets, TVs, and computers. DiscipleLand’s …

Leading Ministry Teams: Part 2

Leading Ministry Teams: Part 2 By Kevin E. Lawson and Orbelina Equizabal, Biola University Continuing from Part 1 in this series, Lawson and Eguizabal evaluate current research on team ministries and present practical implications for churches and organizations. Summary This article reviews the recent research efforts exploring what makes teams effective, and how to determine when to work as a team and when other approaches …