Resource, Workshop or Training, Facilitated by Others

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.

January 22, 2010 0 0 comments
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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).

January 22, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Website

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...

January 22, 2010 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

What questions, topics, or ideas do you have for this Nework page? What would be most helpful for you?

January 21, 2010 0 4 comments
Resource, Form or Template

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.

January 15, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Form or Template

This budgeting worksheet, from the book Sunday School that Really Works, will make your annual request whole lot easier to calculate!

January 15, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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?

January 15, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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...

January 15, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

Check out these 30 ideas for recruiting new volunteers as well as for calling, keeping, and celebrating your current volunteers! 

January 14, 2010 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

What is you favorite children's storybook Bible to use with kids?

January 14, 2010 0 3 comments
Resource, Checklist

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.

January 13, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Website

This website provides information and support for churches using Walk With Me--a preschool through grade eight faith nurture curriculum by Faith Alive.

January 11, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Website

This website provides information and support for churches using Kid Connection--the kindergarten through grade six large group/small group curriculum from Faith Alive.

January 11, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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...

January 11, 2010 0 0 comments
Blog

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.

January 10, 2010 0 0 comments
Blog

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.

January 5, 2010 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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.

December 31, 2009 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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. 

December 31, 2009 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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.

December 31, 2009 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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.

December 31, 2009 0 2 comments
Resource, Article

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.

December 31, 2009 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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.

December 31, 2009 0 0 comments
Resource, Book or eBook

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.

December 28, 2009 0 0 comments
Resource, Website

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.

December 23, 2009 0 0 comments
Resource, Article

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.”

December 22, 2009 0 0 comments

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