Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Some Facts About Grandparents and How They Impact Your Children's Ministry

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I sincerely believe all churches should focus on engaging, equipping, and encouraging grandparents to pass on a heritage of confident faith to their grandchildren. There are reasons I believe this - some of them are . . . 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Imagine the Difference & Impact Grandparenting Ministry Would Make on Your Children's Ministry!

If you knew there may be a group of people in your church who were not truly being engaged; what would you do? If you knew it was possible these people were not really being equipped and encouraged to disciple children, who in many cases were part of your Children’s Ministry; what would you do? If you knew it was possible if this group of people were engaged and equipped, they very well might become some of the strongest supporters of your Children’s Ministry; what would you do?

What Do I Need to "See"?

In our children's and family ministries "imparting  information" is important, but it is infinitely most important for us to pray for "eyes to be opened". In our ministries we "impart" a lot of "information". We teach Bible lessons, we train volunteers, we encourage parents . . . we "impart" a lot of "information". But, do we focus on asking God to "open eyes"? What are some things we need to have our eyes . . . and the eyes of children, parents and volunteers . . . opened? Consider the following . . . 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Lay the Foundation AND Teach the "Whys" - It Matters

Please share this with the parents/ grandparents in your church -

More and more often we hear and read about leaders in the church around the world who are renouncing their faith. And not just leaders in the church around the world, but many of us have children, grandchildren, siblings who have turned from a walk with God. What is happening?

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

"Anchored Helps Kids Uncover 'Why' We Believe, Not Just 'What' We Believe"

 

I have been sharing with you about the new supplemental curriculum - Anchored. Today I want to share with you what Joani Schultz (from Group Publishing) says about it . . . 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Make this Year the Time When You Teach the "Whys" With Anchored

Sunday school originally began in 1780 because people wanted to teach poor children to read as they typically worked in factories all week. Nearly all children went to Sunday school - even if their parents did not go to church - and along with learning to read, they were taught the Bible - as it was the main book they learned to read. These children also learned to write as they copied verses from the Bible. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Who Should Lead Your Children's Ministry?

I have been involved in Children's Ministry for nearly 50 years. Over these years I have led several Children's Ministries, so I do believe there absolutely is a place for women to serve and lead, but I also do believe if a church has the option of putting a man in as their Children's Ministry Head, if he is as qualified as a woman, they should hire the man. Why do I write this? Consider the following . . .

Monday, July 25, 2022

Use Anchored to Teach the "Whys" So Teaching the "Whats" "Sticks"

Your church puts a lot of time and money into teaching children the "whats" - what the Bible says and therefore what we believe, but as Barna's studies and Gallup's Poll shows us more and more of the children in our ministries are growing up and turning away from their faith. How are you able to change this? By teaching the children in your ministry the "whys" - why they are able to believe God is real, the Bible is true, God and science DO go together, and God is good. When children know the "whys", they are much more likely to hold on to the "whats" throughout their lives.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Use Anchored to Hand Down Confident Faith Which Lasts

If you have been reading my posts about Anchored, you know about the Barna studies which show how so many of our children and grandchildren are turning away from their faith and to atheism and the most recent Gallup Poll which shows only 20% of Americans believe the Bible is true. We do not have to just sit back and accept these things - especially as they impact our children. We are able to do something about it. We are able to hand down confident faith - doing this involves teaching the children we love both the "whats" - what the Bible says and therefore what we believe - and teaching them the "whys" - why we are able to believe what we believe.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Why Use Anchored to Teach the "Whys"?

Why should your church use Anchored to help you teach the "whys"? Consider the following reasons . . .