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Podcast: What is children’s Sunday School all about?

I am hot the trail of enlisting workers and I figure you are too.  Right now I’m so tired from children’s camp and Vacation Bible School that I just want to lay down and sleep for a week.  But NO!  I need to follow-up on the kids that made decisions in these events and write Thank You notes to the…

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Water Drop Painting

This activity allows boys and girls to see the affect of water drops on their drawing.  This is art and nature at work together so take time to observe what happens. Coffee Filters Washable Markers Eye droppers Small dish of clear water Paper Towels Invite children to choose their favorite colors of markers and draw a picture about today’s Bible…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Curriculum

Questions to Consider Does the curriculum guide the church in fulfilling the Great Commission through the five functions of evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, worship, and ministry? Will students receive a sound, reliable interpretation of the Bible from a conservative point of view? Does the material provide a variety of age-appropriate, timely, and relevant teaching-learning approaches? Is the curriculum comprehensive, balanced, sequenced,…

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Sooooeeeeee!

Well sizzle my bacon ya’ll!!  Summer is heating up with some specTACular ideas…if ya know what I mean!  I sure did find some doozies for ya this week.  And…the kiddos will love ‘em too ;)  Forget the rock, but ya will need the paper and the scissors.  It’s an exciting Bible skills game!  All this makes me wish Sunday was…

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Mission Activities from The Idea Hoarder

  Neighborhood Prayer Walk & Balloon Drop Purchase an assortment of helium inflated balloons from a local party store; Also purchase or gather picnic tablecloth clips—available in a variety of fun shapes and colors. Print colorful flyers inviting boys and girls and their families to church. Allow each child to carry 3 or 4 balloons as you walk the neighborhood near…

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Podcast: Simple Steps to Enlisting Leaders

I’m sure you are like me and searching for people to enlist as Sunday School teachers.  Currently, I need 12 teachers to staff the classes of two year olds and that’s just the beginning.  I started in May by meeting with my team and we began to consider the calendar and when we would accomplish each task.  We want to…

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Writing Notes to Parents

Outreach includes more than making regular contacts with a child in your Sunday School class. Outreach includes building a relationship with parents. A letter to parents about their child will provide an opportunity to tell about things that happen in the classroom. Encourage parents with the Bible verse Tell your children about God (Deut.6:7). Your words will help a parent…

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Teacher Interview Form

  Printable Version

Yowza!

July is heating up with all kinds of stuff besides the normal heat index!  Preschoolers and older children are hot and heavy on the Bible skill trail and learning all about a certain “cool guy” of the Bible.  You really won’t believe the stuff I found for ya.  It’s truly amazing.  I just know ya’ll will be using these ideas…

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Family Devotion Night

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-4; focus is verse 4 Opening Question to Discuss: What is the most memorable meal you’ve ever had or what is your favorite meal?  Do you remember every meal you’ve ever eaten? First Point: Not every meal is memorable, but every meal matters. We need to eat to keep our physical bodies healthy.  God created our bodies to…

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