Train Children Now (they’ll thank you later)

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipleship, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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“Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NKJV).

The Situation

Kids sometimes wonder, “Where does this path lead?“ They are looking for clear direction and honest answers. Many parents feel inadequate, so they leave academic and social training to the school and spiritual training to the church—or to chance. As a result, many children “grow up too fast,” having to navigate life’s choices without leadership or direction. They wander aimlessly—and often choose precipitous courses. Read the rest of this entry »

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Discipline: Values Behind the Rules

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Discipleship, Family, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips, What Kids Need

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Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, provides this valuable training tip for teachers and parents.
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We encourage parents and teachers to ask their children a series of questions after every discipline experience. One of those questions is, “Why was that wrong?” Some parents and teachers like this question because it appears to be a set-up for a lecture. Resist this urge. You may have a desire to lecture but your child may quickly turn you off. Read the rest of this entry »

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Changing a child’s heart

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipleship, Family, Parenting, Teaching Tips, What Kids Need

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If you could have just one person to help train your children, who would it be? In this short and practical training tip, Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of National Center for Biblical Parenting, brings decades of experience helping ministries and parents equip their kids. Read the rest of this entry »

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Raising Godly Children: How to make a lasting impression.

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Discipleship, Family, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, What Kids Need

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Raising godly children is not an easy task. In Deuteronomy 6:4-9 we are provided a pattern to follow in raising godly children. Similarly, we see this pattern expressed in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). What does our Lord mean by His command to ‘make disciples’ and how do we apply His mission in children’s ministry? In this article, Pastor Gary Armstrong provides three keys that will help you impress God’s Word on the hearts of children. Read the rest of this entry »

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Children Need To Know: Responsibility

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipleship, Family, Parenting, Raising Godly Children

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“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ (Matthew 25:21, NIV)

How Kids Think

The words, “You are so irresponsible!” can cause irreparable damage to a child’s heart. Most kids desperately want to measure up to our expectations. They want to gain our approval. But sometimes adults do not show children how to be responsible in performing a duty. Our neglect results in their lack of helpfulness, and lack of ownership in daily tasks. Read the rest of this entry »

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