John Hailes

John Hailes

Urbana, IL / Stone Creek Church

John is from England and serves as a seasoned KidMin pastor. He always has any interesting perspective.

John thrives on communicating God’s truth to all ages, encouraging and equipping others to grow, and showing love to all people.  jhailes.com

10 Ways to Have Fun with Blacklights in Your Children's Ministry

This spring quarter in the Tru Fire curriculum is a neon/blacklight theme. Blacklights are such a simple but effective way to bring fun to your ministry!

Teaching Kids that God is Central

We can easily say we believe God is central to our lives and the lives of our children, but what are some ways we can teach kids to view Him as central?

The Holy Spirit is the Teacher

Teaching kids can be really hard! That is exactly why I was relieved when God showed me that the Holy Spirit is the Teacher! No matter how great our illustrations or object lessons, I’ve learned that the most we can do is to convince a child’s mind of something. However, the Holy Spirit is a much more convincing teacher. He can take head knowledge and use it to transform a child’s heart and life. When He speaks, He is hard to resist!

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