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.
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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.
"Double vision” involves the ability to see the world from the perspective of another person or culture without losing the unique perspective of our own experience or culture. That means, even professing the same Lord and observing the same events, we as Christians can still view things from distinct angles.
Are you a small group leader? Here are three types of questions NOT to ask and some tricks to creating a discussion friendly environment.
The following six principles appear and reappear in Scripture, in the history of the church and pockets of current missional practices.
I believe that the work of the elders can be enhanced by deliberately using different processes in our meetings. Let me mention a few and I encourage others to add to the list.
Consider these suggestions before you recruit small group leaders.
In “Leadership: A Working Definition,” the Christian Reformed Church’s Leadership Development Team calls its fourth leadership principle “confluence.” Let's explore “confluence” by using the following river metaphor.
Like many denominations, the Christian Reformed Church has too many youth who make profession of faith, go away for college or work—and drop out of church. This trend is pushing churches to ask what profession of faith is for.