Building Faith is incredibly proud that Building Faith Brick by Brick: An Imaginative Way to Explore the Bible with Children will be available September 1st from Church Publishing, Inc! We encourage you to try Emily’s Scripture response method. Two years ago, Emily wrote that she had used it as an after school program, a weeknight class, a summer Sunday scho
Jesus told stories that evoked emotion. A prodigal son returns home, a Samaritan helpa a man who was in desperate need, a widow gives all she had...just to name a few. Emotional stories can infuse your volunteers with passion, vision, commitment, and encouragement.
One of the most important aspects of children's ministry is partnering with parents...and communicating with them is a big part of this. What are the best ways to communicate with parents? Here's 7 ways you can connect with the people who have the biggest influence in the lives of the kids in your ministry. Text Did you know that 98% of text messa
Do you ever wonder why so many kids in your ministry can't seem to sit still? The underlying cause is lack of opportunities to move. It is rare these days to find children running, climbing trees, or jumping and spinning just for fun. Merry-go-rounds and teeter totters have disappeared from playgrounds. Recess times have been shortened. Children rare
Well, you might be in for a shock! As an eighteen-year veteran in children’s ministry, I can tell you that there are some surprise requirements to serving in this field. Luckily, most of them you probably already have within you, all you need is to tap into being a kid again. 1. You must have a sense of humor. If laughing at yourself is a challenge for you t
Having battled through terrible traffic and worsening weather early on a Monday morning I was hoping the day would be good. It quickly surpassed all my expectations! I came away excited about schools work, encouraged that the work taking place in our schools is having an impact and challenged to ‘see the unseen’.
The local church needs you and decided that you were the perfect match for their kids. Before you take the reins and hold your first service, make sure you do these six things. It is important to assess the current status of the ministry before you plan your next kids’ crusade or event; this checklist will help! By laying a solid foundation or shoring up an
As of 1 April 2014, BiG Ministries is the children’s department of British Youth For Christ! The move has been an interesting, exciting and challenging time. We are really excited to be part of such a vibrant and productive organisation, it’s so great to hear about all the different things that are going on, and think about how we might be part of them, as w
How well do families know each other - their likes and dislikes, hopes and fears? Words don't come easy sometimes, so here is a fun and easy way to chat and get to know more about each other. This can be done around the dining table, sitting in the lounge, in the car, on a picnic or anywhere you fancy. And it doesn't have to involve chocolates - it
Faith schools are "a religious affront" and discriminate against children in ways that are incompatible with religious teachings about equality, openness and fairness, according to a coalition of religious leaders.