Jane D. Hull, a well known educator, explains that to support a child, one must also support their parents. Here are ideas to connect with children and also engage their parents.
Kathy took great care in telling her Story Hour children that Bible stories are true. She wasn't sure, however, what impression she was making. But one day a mother of one of Kathy's three-year-olds shared a story from home.
Children are not inhibited when it comes to moving with music, and those who study child development tell us that moving with music is good for them!
Come join the fun at Inspire 2017! Coffee Break small group leaders will learn alongside church planters and Story Hour leaders alongside campus ministry leaders. Imagine the conversations!
I had the opportunity to take my youngest grandson, Connor, to and from Story Hour. Connor talked fondly of what his teachers told him and developed a “matter of fact attitude” about God. It is a blessing!
Anja Noordam has been involved in Coffee Break and Story Hour for 27 years; that’s a lot of experience! Here are a few things she has learned about crafts, clean-up, and making Bible stories stick.
Have you ever had trouble finding leaders for your Story Hour/Little Lambs Ministry? Perhaps you could consider your pastor!
Bible memory is important. When working with young children, add motions to the words to help embed the truth of scripture into a child’s heart.
What new ideas have your tried in your Coffee Break Ministry? Have you come up with a new way to recruit leaders? Share your innovative ideas below!
The Fall 2015 issue of the Coffee Break Newsletter is now available! This issue has inspiring stories about the impact of Coffee Break in lives, families and communities.
In Part 1, we considered ways to encourage and support children with learning and behavioral challenges. But what about parents? How can we have supportive and encouraging conversations?
As children’s ministry leaders we want our programs to be inviting for everyone—including children with learning and behavioral challenges. How do we connect with the children who respond in unanticipated ways?
It’s important to embrace a time of rest and renewal for yourself. You may also be wondering, “What about the connections I made with my little ones? How can I keep those strong over summer?”
This webinar recording highlights the benefits and learning aspects of two Bible story curricula for preschool age children.