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A New Year's Checklist

Happy New Year! By now you are almost halfway through the educational year (stop reading and give yourself a hug!). But since there's still work to do, here's a list to help you get your New Year off to a smooth start. 

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Every Pastor in the CRC Should Hear This

Focusing our ministry attention on young adults has been a popular topic of conversation recently. But as someone who has been engaged in ministry with children for over 30 years, I’m concerned that we’re skipping over a generation.

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Talk, Paper, Scissors

Some of the best conversations with children at church happen when I join them at the activity table. There’s something about sitting side-by-side as we draw, color, cut or paste that sparks conversation. 

Faith NurtureSunday School
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A Wonderful Way to Retell God’s Story

Looking for an impromptu, meaningful way for the children in your small group to retell the Bible story? Check out this idea from blogger Mina Munns at Flame: Creative Kids Children’s Ministry.

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Knock Knock, Communion Calling

Does your congregation welcome children to the Lord's Supper but also offer a children's ministry program during worship? If so, find ideas for how to make this transition go smoothly! 

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Take Homes that Make a Difference at Home

An hour in a children’s ministry program gives children the chance to spend time living into and out of God’s story but when we omit the church and home connection, children are missing out. 

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Standing on Holy Ground

The room fell silent for a few minutes as the impact of that question sunk in. It was profoundly moving to all of us in the classroom, and also to the girl's parents when we chatted about it later. 

 

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God's Big Story Wall

What do the walls in your church tell your congregation — particularly the children — about what you value? Use this idea to make your walls another way to tell God's story.

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Just One Scene!

All the stories you’ve been telling your kids each week at church and all the stories you’ll be learning together after Christmas are part of that big story about what God has done, is doing, and will continue to do.

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Make it Count

Since the time we do have with Sunday School kids is so small, we need to make each minute count. We need to do two things: connect with families and connect with kids. Here’s how.

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