If you're the Sunday school coordinator you'll want to visit the Workshops page of the Walk With Me website page to download PowerPoints and outlines that you can use.
This page from the Walk With Me website includes a short summary of the many ways we learn (based on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences).
This page from the Walk With Me website includes a short summary of the many ways we learn (based on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences). Print a copy to use as a reference when you're planning Sunday school sessions. If the curriculum offers choices and options, pick a variety of...
What questions, topics, or ideas do you have for this Nework page? What would be most helpful for you?
Use this registration form, from the book Sunday School That Really Works by Jessie Schut, to keep track of important information for each child in your program.
This budgeting worksheet, from the book Sunday School that Really Works, will make your annual request whole lot easier to calculate!
When we pass on our Christian faith to the next generation, we do so from our own tradition and perspective. Reformed Christians are no exception, but what does it mean to be Reformed? What does the Reformed worldview contribute to church school programs?
A mom who adopted a baby from China tells this story. Her three-year-old was at day care when a toddler walked up to her and said, “Your eyes are different than mine.”
It was a simple statement of fact. There’s a huge diversity in God’s family. Even little ones notice differences. This...
Check out these 30 ideas for recruiting new volunteers as well as for calling, keeping, and celebrating your current volunteers!
What is you favorite children's storybook Bible to use with kids?
One of the nicest things you can do for your leaders is to set up a closet (or a room or some other space) with the essential supplies they’ll need to teach.
This website provides information and support for churches using Walk With Me--a preschool through grade eight faith nurture curriculum by Faith Alive.
This website provides information and support for churches using Kid Connection--the kindergarten through grade six large group/small group curriculum from Faith Alive.
What do eight year olds like to talk about? How do preschoolers learn best? What can I do to encourage a middle schooler in my class? Kids think and act so much differently than adults that relating to them can be a challenge! The links below summarize intellectual, social, and spiritual...
If you’re a doer like me, you’ll find it easier to check things off the list than be still to pause for prayer. Like Martha in the kitchen, nothing that we do is as important as the relationship we’re cultivating with God.
Some of my favorite story times are ones that allow kids to take center stage. I'm a body smart person, and it turns out most of my kids are too. We love to jump in and become part of the story. When we imagine we're the disciples in the boat as Jesus comes walking across the water, we pull Peter and Jesus into our boat made of chairs shouting, "Wow--you really are the Son of God!" and then we go back to fishing for a little while.
The preteens in your group can vary all the way from the boys who profess to hate the opposite sex to the sophisticated young teen whose thoughts have turned to make-up and boys. Here are a few reminders for you to consider as you prepare to teach your middle schoolers.
Being aware of the patterns of development of fourth and fifth graders can help you understand and minister to the unique persons God has placed in your care. Here are few useful reminders.
Having survived learning the basics of reading and writing, children in this age group are (usually!) eager learners. Here are a few “typical” characteristics of this age group.
Going to school marks a tremendous change in the lives of these little ones, a change that’s felt not only in the home but in the church school as well. Here are some of the characteristics you’ll see in children in kindergarten and first grade.
Here is a brief description of some characteristics you’ll see in the children you lead and learn from. We hope it will give you some insight into what you may anticipate from preschoolers—intellectually, socially, and spiritually.
It's natural to have some feelings of uneasiness about working with children who have disabilities, but these fears will quickly disappear as you gain some experience. Here are some general tips.
This helpful tool includes a checklist of features to look for in children's Bible curriculum. Questions are designed to help you find material that is theologically and educationally sound and to fit the personality and dynamics of your congregation.
Visit this site to see reports and recommendations from the committee, including resources to use in helping your church discuss the role baptism and the Lord's Supper play in forming our faith.
Kids today have too few images to draw on to help them think about God or share God’s story with others—they need to develop a “visual vocabulary of faith.”