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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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Q&A
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Ideas for Promoting Sunday School Event?

At the beginning of the school year, my church holds a "Promotion Sunday" for Sunday School. Any suggestions for activities to entice folks that don't normally come to Sunday School?

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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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Curriculum
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Switching From Walk With Me to Dwell

Dwell builds on the best features of Walk With Me and introduces some new things that Walk With Me users told us they wanted to see in a new children's ministry curriculum!

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Resource
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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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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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Devotional
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Help Families Resolve to Make 2015 the Year of Daily Devotions

Bless the families in your congregation with this free Christmas devotional and plant a seed to encourage them to resolve to talk about faith and to spend time together in God's story each day in the New Year.

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Book or eBook
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A Christmas Collection of Children's Story Books

“Recommendations for the best Christmas children’s story book…GO!” was the challenge. Here are the responses.

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Christmas Plays, Pageants and Prayers

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and, if you’re feeling pressure to put on a pageant but haven’t yet nailed down the details, here are some ideas.

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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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Any Recommendations for Resources on Prayer and Fasting for Children?

Have you come across something or developed something to help kids learn about and experience the spiritual habit of fasting? By fasting, I don't necessarily mean fasting from food, but abstaining from something for a specific period of time for the sake of seeking God more fully.

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How do you handle prayer time in Sunday school?

With just 40 minutes for Sunday school it's been hard for me to squeeze in prayer time. What's worked for you? I need some ideas!

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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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Activity or Game
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Getting-to-Know-You Games

I always like to spend a few minutes playing a getting-to-know-you game on the first day of Sunday school. Here are two of my favorites.

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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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Discussion Topic
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Which Curriculum Would You Recommend?

It's curriculum selection season--which materials have you found especially helpful for sharing God's word with kids, teens, or adults?
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Planning a Youth Catechism Retreat

Here's a pattern that has proven helpful for hosting a youth retreat focused on the Heidelberg Catechism.

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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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Article
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"Children's Volunteers Who Don't Want to Quit"

Here's a great article on working with volunteers in children's ministry, but all the suggestions listed can also be used in any other area where volunteers are engaged in ministry.

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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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Webinar Recording
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Choosing Children's Curriculum

If your church is considering a change in Sunday school or children's curriculum, this webinar will provide practical tips on finding a curriculum that fits your theology and your context.

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