Sunday School teachers (or any type of educator, for that matter) have quite a lot of competition these days…children are bombarded with all types of demands on attention. Between movies, video games, computers, and all the other “noise” that clutters our lives, it is no wonder that children might find a trite flannel graph less than thrilling. It is essenti
But as I look behind me, I see an even greater void of young children's pastors. Don't get me wrong, there are some great young children's ministry leaders emerging. But the number of leaders pales in comparison to the harvest fields that are riping all arround us.
Most Christian blogs on Halloween I have read assume that there are two basic camps for how Christian families celebrate this holiday: those who fully participate in order to be on mission, and those whose convictions lead them to opt out of celebrating at all. In my experience, however, it’s not that black and white. There are many different shades between
The biblical account of the fall is found in Genesis chapter 3. The understanding of the fall it’s causes and it’s far reaching effects are essential for parents and their children alike to full understand. It is understanding the nature and the cause of the fall that we are able to see the need for redemption and ultimately restoration
We are developing case studies from our study of congregations doing intergenerational ministry and faith formation. They case studies are online and can also be downloaded as PDF files. Click on the title below to go to the case study.
What is family? Why is it important? What influences and concerns does it face? What role does the church play? The first webinar in this series examining aspects of life and faith that impact family life is taking place on December 4. Each webinar runs for 60 minutes from 7.30pm (GMT+1)and can be accessed from any computer.The webinars are free (donations w
Episode 5 of Friends and Heroes includes the wonderful story of the Nativity from the Gospel of Luke - it reminds us that Jesus was born for all men - rich and poor alike. This exclusive card shows Alan Batson's amazing characters as Mary and Joseph approach Bethlehem. Features text from the New Living Translation: "And because Joseph was a descend
A successful Christian school has been warned it is to be downgraded by inspectors and could even face closure after failing to invite a leader from another religion, such as an imam, to lead assemblies, it is claimed.
Anglican priests should no longer be bound by the centuries-old principle of confidentiality in confessions when they are told of sexual crimes committed against children, the Church of England’s No. 2 official said.
I recommend that you follow the 10 to 2 rule, (that’s 10 minutes of teaching with a 2 minute interval of interaction like a Q&A or an activity) and a pack of attention getters. In my eighteen years of experience, these ideas have never let me down.