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Kids and the Supernatural

There are times in our Christian walk when we get to witness God’s intervention in human struggle that cannot be explained any other way than being supernatural. Often this is a physical healing or a change in circumstances that is beyond coincidence. But there is much more than this to God’s supernatural activity. God is at work in every Christian’s life, even when we don’t recognize Him at work. Do your kids know about God’s supernatural activity in the world? What about His supernatural activity in their life?

Does Your Kids’ Ministry Focus on Relationship or Entertainment?

As children’s ministers it’s easy to buy into the idea that the greater our ministry’s entertainment value, the more successful our kids’ programs. More and more we try to up the ante to make worship more exciting and the church experience more stimulating week by week. But is this what really keeps the kids coming back?

Helping Families Connect with Other Families

If you are going to disciple a child, you must be willing to provide opportunities that holistically minister to the family in the process. One simple way to cultivate healthy families in your ministry is by connecting families with other families.

Seven Characteristics of a Healthy Kids’ Ministry

If you’re in children’s ministry you know the importance of healthy role models, community, and giving children a sense of security. In fact, a recent post by Portland Leadership revealed some new scientific evidence regarding the increasingly large void of community for America’s children.

Six Ways to Go Beyond Sunday Mornings

What if the lessons we teach on Sunday could be reinforced on a Tuesday evening, before school on Thursday, or during a long drive on a Saturday? The potential for lifelong learning is reduced if we believe Sunday is the only day for children’s ministry. We need to be strategic in moving beyond Sunday to create true disciples.

Paint or Stain: Faith That Won’t Flake Off

I think for many who teach children, we just teach kids the Bible and about Jesus and it sticks to them like paint. It might stick for a long time or it might stick for a short while, but in the end, it doesn’t actually change them inside. It just appears as if they have been changed.