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Questions About Questions

Wondering what the best kinds of questions are to stimulate kids’ imaginations and nurture their faith in the classroom? Check out these tips...

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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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Sharing God’s Big Story with Kids

There are many ways to talk with kids about faith. One unique resource is God’s Big Story Cards—a boxed set of cards that encourage families to wonder, pray, praise, share, and respond to God’s Word. 

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Stay Limber!

We expect those who provide a service to have expertise in that area and to be equipped to meet that specific need. The same applies to teachers: kids expect you to speak from experience when you teach—to “walk your talk,” as we say.

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Curriculum
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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. 

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Transparency—Use It!

Transparency isn’t just another name for an “overhead”—it’s also an essential quality of a good teacher. To be true to Christ and to the kids you teach, cultivate honesty in your life by keeping in mind these tips. 

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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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Finding Support

Sunday school teachers are a lot like plants. Without support they’ll dry up, wither away, and disappear. Sounds pretty harsh, right? But that’s the way it is with ministry.

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Discipline—WWJD?

As one experienced teacher put it, creating a disciplined environment to ensure optimal learning requires equal parts of technique and personality.

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Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students

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. 

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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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The Immigrant Experience

God must love immigrants — the Bible is so full of them! Here are some building blocks that will help you welcome children from immigrant families. 

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Growing Kids' Gifts

Children aren’t the church of tomorrow — they’re the church of today just as much as adults are! Find ways you can help kids identify, develop, and use their gifts for the benefit of the body.

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Holy Habits

Teaching children means sharing the truth of Scripture with them — but it’s even more important to give them opportunities to put what they believe into practice. 

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They're Here! Children's Ministry Sessions on the Lord's Supper

We are frequently asked, “Do you have any children's ministry sessions on the Lord’s Supper?” Today I’m excited to tell you that we can finally answer, “Yes, we do!”  

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Building Community

Sunday school is not the only game in town — sports events, birthday parties, and other celebrations are often scheduled for Sunday mornings too. How do we build community with these challenges?

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Families First

Where are seeds of faith first planted by the Holy Spirit? Within the family! But the church also partners with the family in this process. Keep reading to find ways to help parents nurture faith. 

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Bible Story Characters to Make and Use

I recently found a fabulous pattern for making wonderful stand-up Bible story characters. I’ve listed three ideas for how you might use them but I'm sure there are many more! 

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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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Drama
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Bible Teaching Method Using Puppets

Puppets can be a great teaching tool for Sunday School teachers. They encourage creativity and can help lessons "stick." 

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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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Step by Step — Session Prep for DWELL leaders

Now you’re a leader — kids will be coming through your door looking for inspiration, affirmation, knowledge. That’s a tall order. Where do you start?

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