Church Resources Archive

10,000 Strong: National Back to Church Sunday

More than 10,000 congregations have committed to active participation in National Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 16. By registering their names and locations, these congregations have signaled their intentions to invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, who, for a variety of reasons, no longer attend church. The largest community outreach in the nation is expected to draw the participation of more than 14,000 churches. …

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 …

Children’s Ministry: Growing in Faith

Nurture Life-long Faith Whether you are a Sunday school teacher, volunteer, leader, or parent, you are vital in nurturing children’s faith. The following can help you guide and grow children toward a deeper, life-long faith. Kids Need Faith (John 20:30-31; Hebrews 11:1,6) The Situation: Children ask, “Can you prove it?” Some kids are taught to believe that the scientific method is the ultimate test of …

Children’s Ministry: Secret to Recruiting Volunteers

Recruiting Tip People don’t buy bulbs, tires, or cars. We buy light, safety, and experiences. When recruiting volunteers, how you position your ministry is important. For instance, you could say, “We need your help with the kids today.” Or you might try, “Did you know that nearly 50% of all Americans who accept Jesus as their Savior do so before reaching the age of 13? …

God’s Blueprint for Children’s Ministry

A Lasting Foundation If you’ve ever watched a house being built, you know that blueprints are essential. Blueprints contain plans that fully describe the quality and specifications of the materials – including the foundation. The quality and strength of a foundation determines the quality and strength of everything built upon it. The same is true for children’s ministry. A ministry built on a sub-standard foundation …

New Storybook Bible From DiscipleLand

My Awesome God Bible Storybook Helps Kids Learn to Love God’s Word! (NEW: Discounted pricing + Free shipping) 200 Favorite Bible Stories Kids need a Bible they can call their own – a Bible that conveys the beauty, majesty, and love of God. Created by DiscipleLand, a trusted name in Children’s Ministry, My Awesome God Bible Storybook is an all-new children’s Bible Storybook that will help …

Children’s Ministry: 10 keys to evaluate any curriculum

  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. Share with friends...