5 Strategies to Build a Strong Work Ethic in Your Kids

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipling Resources, Parenting, What Kids Need

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“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV).

How Children Think

Children ask, “Why work so hard?“ Some kids question the value of hard work. Many adopt the attitude that work should be avoided as something quite unpleasant. Peers at school make fun of students who put forth their best efforts. They ridicule or trivialize exceptional performances. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Essentials of Discipleship

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Church, Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipleship, Discipling Resources, Leadership

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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 disciples . . . baptizing them . . . and teaching them” (Matt 28:19-20). Three contours of discipleship culture emerge from this passage.” Godwin provides the following encouraging and practical keys that will help you shape a disciple-making culture in your ministry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Where are today’s Christian kids?

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

Once upon a time, Christian parents asked their children after church, “What did you learn about God?” Today, the question is often, “Did you have fun?”

Not too long ago, churches offered Bible training for all ages—wanting to fully equip children to serve Christ. Today, many churches offer high-energy, entertainment-based programs—wanting to keep kids happy and to make recruiting easy. Children rarely use their Bibles. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Fragrance of Easter: Free Download

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

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The Fragrance of Easter
by Mark Steiner

Mary of Bethany anointed Jesus. She is one of only a few who ministered to Jesus directly. In a moving gesture that demonstrated her deep devotion and gratitude, Mary opened her alabaster jar and … Click Here For An Immediate Download

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What Today’s Kids Really Need

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

Once upon a time, Christian parents asked their children after church, “What did you learn about God?” Today, the question is often, “Did you have fun?”

Where are today’s Christian kids?

Not too long ago, churches offered Bible training for all ages—wanting to fully equip children to serve Christ. Today, many churches offer high-energy, entertainment-based programs—wanting to keep kids happy and to make recruiting easy. Children rarely use their Bibles. As a result, children today:

  • know more about video games than they know about God
  • love peer approval more than they love Jesus
  • serve themselves before they consider the needs of others.

In this generation as never before, cultural gravity relentlessly pulls Christian children down—and they are drowning. Statistics warn us that eight out of every ten Christian kids are drinking in the world’s value system. Nearly 80% of our children leave the church by the time they complete high school. Read the rest of this entry »

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