5 Point Strategy to Fight Preacher’s Kids Syndrome

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I am a ballet dancer -- performed for years, taught for years, retired to begin a family, became a Montessori teacher while the kids were young, and finally decided to listen to God's calling -- placing me in ministry. My kids have all of the "benefits" of being a PK with no student loans from years of seminary.  Now, their Mom works at the church in the evening, on the … [Read more...]

“Serving Others” Summer Program Ideas for Kids

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Planning a Serving Others Summer (SOS) can be a fun way to connect to the community, serve others, and bring the church family together. These are very  simple ideas you can carry out quickly. Print water bottle labels with a bible verse and your church information and pass out at a local parade or little league game. Serve a free hot dog lunch in the parking lot at high … [Read more...]

New DVD series based on Spiritual Parenting

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On the heels of her incredible book Spiritual Parenting, author Michelle Anthony has a new DVD resource series now available through David C. Cook Publishing. Dr. Michelle Anthony is Pastor of Family Ministries at ROCKHARBOR Church in Costa Mesa, California. A former professor at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology, Dr. Anthony has written over a dozen resources … [Read more...]

Review Prayer Pups Christian Comic for Kids

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Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Jeffery Smith, author of Four Panels: A Prayer Pups Compilation and creator of the Prayer Pups, a Comic strip starring 5 adorable pups each sporting their own unique personality. This Christian comic is a fun way to introduce Bible truth to children. Several years ago, Jeff was working on a comic strip idea called "Stinky … [Read more...]

Review: 24 Hours That Changed the World Curriculum

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24 Hours That Changed the World is Adam Hamilton's acclaimed study, taking us through Jesus last week on Earth. A church-wide study available for adults, youth, 9 - 12 year olds, and 4 - 8 year olds. In this review, we will take a look at the 7-lesson curriculum for the 4-8 year olds. The lessons are broken down into 7 separate lessons as follows. Palm Sunday, Jesus Washes … [Read more...]