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!
This may come as a surprise to you, but Jonah wasn’t really swallowed by a whale. I’ve also discovered some other fishy “facts” that need to be reeled in. Read on to see if any of these tall tales sound familiar.
Ahhhh … it’s Lent! What am I going to do with my middle school kids? That was me last week, and once again, God provided a lesson that reached my kids and I wanted to share it with you.
One of the most precious gifts you can give to the children in your group is to truly listen to them. When you listen, you’re giving them permission, inviting them to ask important questions and explore their faith.
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.
We're a smaller church and our Sunday School teachers are having a hard time because we only have a few kids and they're all different ages and levels and not all of them attend regularly. Any tips?
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.
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.
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!
The Ten Question Tool for Choosing Curriculum was developed by Faith Formation Ministries to support you in the curriculum decision making process.
The kids who collaborated to write and star in this "Dear Teacher" video represent students with various learning disabilities. They wanted to share with educators how their brain works and offer simple ways teachers can help.