You love God. You love kids. You’re devoted to helping children grow in Christ-likeness. But are there ways you can become even more effective? Here are ten teaching tips that can help you become more efficient and effective.
1. Teach the Bible.
God’s Word matters most, so make sure that the Scriptures remain your lesson centerpiece. As you instruct the kids, keep your Bible open and refer to it during the lesson. Show your children how to glean insights from their own Bibles. Read the rest of this entry »
We all want our children to exhibit godly character and become men and women of integrity. In this practical article by Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, you’ll discover three character qualities foundational for honesty. Read the rest of this entry »
Can you believe it? The new year is just around the corner! That means starting January 1, lots of new opportunities, adventures, and discoveries abound! The following letter by Dale Hudson is a great reminder of the importance of children’s ministry. Share “An Open Letter To Pastors About Children’s Ministry” with your volunteers and pastor. Read the rest of this entry »
“Without spiritual health, you won’t make it in student ministry. Don’t misunderstand: you don’t need the knowledge of a Bible scholar or the spiritual disciplines of a monk, but you do need a heart that’s tender toward God and open to His leading. You need to be in love with Jesus.” -Doug Fields
In this week’s edition, Austin McCann provides three ways to be spiritually healthy in student ministry. Read the rest of this entry »
In Matthew 18:2-4 Jesus says that we must “become as little children.” Jesus said this in response to the disciples’ question, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” (v. 1). He is exhorting us to seek the humility of a child. Read the rest of this entry »