How to Find Rest in a Busy World

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Leadership, Parenting

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Transformational Rest For Educators

By Marla Campbell

In this article, Marla Campbell from the Cook School of Intercultural Studies of Biola University looks at the impact of Sabbath and rest on ministers and parents—urging ministers to model this vital spiritual intimacy with God. Read the rest of this entry »

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Discipline is NOT Optional

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

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“The rod and reproof give wisdom, 
but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. When the wicked increase, transgression increases, 
but the righteous will look upon their downfall. Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart” (Proverbs 29:15-17 ESV).

How Kids Think

Kids protest, “Why are you punishing me?“ Children can see only that correction results in a rebuke, spanking, or loss of privileges. They cannot yet appreciate the long-term value of learning an important lesson that molds, strengthens, and perfects their character. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Teaching Tips

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Leadership, Parenting, Teaching Tips

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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 »

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Teaching Children Honesty

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

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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 »

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10 Reasons Why Children’s Ministry Matters

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

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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 »

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