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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Junior “Medal of Honor” Recipients

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

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God exhorts children to honor father and mother: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, provides the following tip you can use to teach children honor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rx for Angry Families

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Family, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips

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Helping Families Deal With Anger: A Biblical Perspective

By Sudi Kate Gliebe

In this article, Sudy Kate Gliebe from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary provides biblical strategies and tools for helping families and children who struggle with anger (get entire article as PDF download below).

Summary

The spiritual effects of anger in families are devastating. However, the Bible offers hope; it provides guidance on how to deal with anger constructively. This article will address the dynamics of angry families and the crucial role of parents. It will explore the contemplative method and its potential to provide biblical guidance and restoration to angry children. Specifically, the article proposes meditation and journaling as viable solutions to help children with habitual anger. 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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Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors: Including children with special needs in ministry

by DiscipleLand Staff Family, Parenting, Teaching Tips

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In this article, M. Alyssa Barnes from North Georgia College and State University looks at the real challenge families face to integrate their child into a home church and practical steps for churches to develop an inclusive children’s ministry program. Read the rest of this entry »

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