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Introducing Mimi Larson

We are excited to introduce to you the newest member of our Faith Formation Ministries team: Mimi Larson. Mimi serves as the CRC's Children's Ministry Catalyzer. We asked Mimi some questions to get to know her better. 

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9 Refreshing Ways to Connect with Kids in Summer

Whether you hold a relaxed version of your regular Sunday school program or discontinue classes until fall, read on for nine refreshing ideas to help you nurture kids in the summer months too!

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Talking With Churches About Curriculum

As a curriculum consultant for Faith Alive Christian Resources, I’ve spent hundreds of hours talking to CRC children’s ministry leaders. Here are some things I've heard, as well as ways I can help! 

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8 Simple Ways to Remind Kids (and Others) They Are Part of God's Big Story

Have you seen the ‘I’m Part of God’s Story’ design that Dwell curriculum recently posted? In addition to helping helping children live into and out of God’s story—it’s a really fun design! Here are 8 ways to use it. 

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A Blessing: Reminding Us of God's Story

Katy and her husband shared this blessing that they speak to their children nightly. Speaking this to children not only blesses them but it reminds them (and us!) of why we tell these stories.

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Eight Things About Creating Children's Curriculum That Might Surprise You

Recently I had a conversation with someone who, upon hearing me describe all the work that goes into creating pedagogically, theologically sound children’s ministry curriculum said, “I had no idea. You should tell people that!” And so I am.

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Choosing Children's Ministry Curriculum

Choosing the right curriculum is crucial to the faith formation of the kids in your church. However, it can often be challenging to find a curriculum that is both meaningful in terms of content, but also fun and engaging for kids.

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How DWELL Leaders Can Utilize the CRCNA Digital Library

For the past 3 years, I’ve been a coteacher of DWELL Marvel at my church. I am excited about the new CRCNA Digital Library because it’s going to make preparing and teaching easier for me!

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Sunday School, a Thing of the Past?

Athletics, busy weekends, travel, Saturday night events and family get-togethers are making Sunday School attendance difficult for families. So how do we respond?

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In Praise of Sunday School Teachers

Mrs. Brown was a great story teller. Back then we used flannel boards instead of videos, and although the images weren’t digital, she made Bible stories come to life...

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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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Choosing Curriculum? Join the Family!

More than 400 churches have used Faith Alive’s children’s ministry curriculum to deepen and expand the faith of its children! Do you know what Sunday school curriculum your church uses?

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God Loves Sophie!

The Discipleship and Faith Formation Ministry launched the God Loves Me crowd funding campaign this week. Here's why.

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Making Room for the New Kid

It happens all the time in our ministries—new babies are born, family dynamics change, a time of adjustment occurs, until finally a new normal is established.

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Listening to Kids

How can we make listening a key part of our time together with kids?

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What is our Primary Role as Teachers?

The answer seems obvious: to teach the Bible story or lesson we've been assigned. But I wonder if it's more nuanced than that.

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A Kick-Off Art Project

Here's an idea for kicking off the year with a creative project that brings kids together.

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The Sunday School Offering

Creative ideas from churches that are trying new things with this age old tradition.

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Supplement Your Sunday School Curriculum: Help Keep Children Safe!

The Circle of Grace curriculum teaches children and youth how to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual boundaries; recognize when boundary violations are about to occur; and demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.

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Wrapping up the Sunday School Season

As your faith formation programs switch gears for the summer, consider these preplanning ideas to help you kick off next year's Sunday school season with success.

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Sunday School Celebration!

Ideas for making the last day of Sunday school special.

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