"Sinner" or "screw up" or "mistake maker" could be the name that God gave you and me, instead (when we accept His forgiveness), He calls us "child." He calls us "family." He calls us "loved."Read More
You’ve just finished up teaching the bulk of your lesson. YOUR lesson! The lesson that you put such care, attention, consideration, prayer and love into. The lesson that teaches these students a moving truth about our incredible God. Will you allow this lesson to fizzle out, or will you finish strong?Read More
I hope that this post has served to expand your own creativity when you look at your own food. And if permission is needed, let this be enough: Go play with your food! Prepare your heart to learn more about God in a very tasty and tangible way!Read More
Aren’t you thankful for your blessings today? Let’s show our little loved ones how much we truly value them by giving them our full attention and by blessing them with incredible memories of their own childhood!Read More
Have you ever googled different activities you can play? A search for “Icebreakers” alone yeilds thousands of results, if not millions. How do you know which game is the right game to play for your lesson? How do you pick the best game in a sea of great games?
What about crafts? How do you pick a craft that best reminds these kids of the lesson they just learned? Are you stuck with yet another paper craft? How can you pick the best craft to remind your student of the exciting lesson they just finished learning?Read More
But, if we had God’s Word hidden in our hearts, it would change everything. Wouldn’t it?
Comfort would be a thought or a whisper away. Wisdom and truth completely available to you when you need it. Words for your prayers when you’re struggling to find the right words to speak, would be found in that hidden treasure chest inside your heart.Read More
Over the years, I can think of a few different instances where leaders have inspired children through the Bible stories they've taught. One specific image pops into my mind. She got up in front of the students and taught about how we should be a light. She was wearing a train engineer's outfit and carrying a lantern. I don't remember all the words she spoke, but what stands out to me is the passion with which she taught her lesson. Every kid's eyes were on her, completely mesmerized and inspired to live their lives by being a light.Read More
The introduction to our lesson really is setting the stage for what our children can expect from us for the rest of the lesson. It's our opportunity to tune the atmosphere, energy levels, and expectation to the lesson that God has for us all to learn in this session. So let's talk about three adaptable ways to introduce a lesson that fits with most any energy level (serious and low key, or high energy).Read More