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Making Prayer a Conversation

As leaders, we strive to encourage our students to have deep, meaningful relationships with the Holy Spirit. In this encouragement, we must emphasize the importance of spiritual communication. This communication can easily be limited to how often we pray, but the Holy Spirit wants to speak to our hearts even more than we desire to speak to Him.


Do You Ever Talk to Yourself?

Charles Spurgeon once said, “Some of the best talks in the world are those which a man has with himself. He who speaks to everybody except himself is a great fool.”


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!


Chinese Finger Trap

When you get into hurried, anxious situations, how do you respond? Are you like the child, trying harder and harder, only to find life getting even more hurried and tighter? Hard work and effort are good, but they will never be good enough.


Making the Most of Kids Spiritual Mileage

Camp is often one of the highlights for every children's ministry, but how do we make the most of the growth that happens at camp?


Partnering with Toddlers and Preschoolers in Prayer

Sometimes we forget in teaching important lessons about prayer and faith to these little ones, that their capacity to teach us about prayer and faith is just as significant. They are not merely the prayer warriors of tomorrow but our prayer partners today. In this article, Nichole McAninch examines how kids have a faith that believes, that remembers, that connects, and that rejoices.