Nina Durning

Nina Durning

Boston, MA

Nina Durning was raised in the inner city of Boston, Ma., as a pastor's kid. She has been working in children's ministry for eight years and is children's pastor at Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield, Ma. She felt the call of God at age 11, while on a missions trip, working with kids. She knows God has called to her to “work with kids and make Him known to them.” Nina is passionate about creativity in the classroom, helping kids experience God's presence, Tru Fire curriculum, and parent empowerment. 

The Power of Blessing

From crafts, games, and activities to storytelling techniques and response, each part of a Tru Fire lesson is intentionally designed to help our kids know who God is in their lives. The Tru Fire curriculum intent is that our kids will have real encounters with their Creator and that they will experience His love and presence in our kids’ services. “Explore” sets the anticipation of what is to come in learning about God.

4 Way Outreach Centered Christmas

Since Christmas is our holiday, we should have some of the greatest outreaches and events in our churches and communities to celebrate Jesus’ coming. There is no better time to tell people about the good news of Jesus Christ than at Christmas. Check out these four great methods to demonstrate the reason for the season.

Allowing the Holy Spirit Lead Your Lessons

In the excitement of preparing the best lesson ever, we can become guilty of forgetting to leave room for the Holy Spirit to guide us and direct us in our lesson to the kids. But when you allow the Holy Spirit to lead your service, you will find that God can and will do great things in the lives of your kids. Be committed to giving the Holy Spirit the position He deserves as the leader. Step back and stand in amazement at what He will do!

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