Children's Ministry Leaders

  • Teaching Little Ones: About the Altar

    Teaching Little Ones: About the Altar

    Church services can sometimes be confusing for little ones. They will have questions about what they are seeing. Teaching young children about the individual parts of the church service...

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  • March 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    March 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    I don’t know exactly what your phone looks like or more specifically what you choose to keep on your phone. If your phone is anything like mine, I am guessing you keep pictures stored...

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  • The Little Things are the Big Things

    The Little Things are the Big Things

    If you were to ask me what is most important to me, I would tell you things like my family, faith, and friends. You know. All the things that are supposed to be the most important....

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  • Focusing on Christ’s Love during Lent

    Focusing on Christ’s Love during Lent

    Looking back on my childhood, I distinctly remember two things about the season of Lent. The first was choosing to give up something that I enjoyed for forty days (typically this was...

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  • Teaching the Twelve Apostles: Judas Iscariot

    Teaching the Twelve Apostles: Judas Iscariot

    This month’s blog will present perhaps the most challenging apostle of the Twelve, Judas Iscariot. I will begin with introductory key verses, followed by a few notes on the life of...

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  • Teaching Little Ones about: Pastor’s Vestments

    Teaching Little Ones about: Pastor’s Vestments

    Church services can sometimes be confusing for little ones. Why is it so quiet? Why does pastor wear that funny robe? Why do we say the same thing every week? Teaching young children...

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  • Faith Building Tips | Lutheran Life Spring 2019

    Faith Building Tips | Lutheran Life Spring 2019

    This issue of Lutheran Life shares faith-building tips for all ages and stages.

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  • February 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    February 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    The last thing that anyone wants to read right after the beginning of the new year is any kind of post about setting a goal or resolution, picking a word, or setting an intention....

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  • Teaching Children How to Pray

    Teaching Children How to Pray

    I will always remember the surprise and joy of listening to my brother’s first spontaneous prayer. In our family of six, my parents strove to lead nightly devotions and prayers. Though...

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  • The Christmas Season as Outreach for Your VBS

    The Christmas Season as Outreach for Your VBS

    As a child, the sounds of bells and Christmas carols, the smells of pine and cookies, and the love of Christ in the air are all things I loved about the holidays. My top three memories...

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  • A “Happy Birthday, Jesus” Party for Fourth and Fifth Graders

    A “Happy Birthday, Jesus” Party for Fourth and Fifth Graders

    This Advent season is a good time to engage your upper elementary students. Here is a fun idea for them to go on an adventure exploring the Scriptures to discover more about the newborn...

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  • How to Engage Parents with Your Sunday School

    How to Engage Parents with Your Sunday School

    As you say goodbye to your students and watch them walk down the hall, hand in hand with their parents, do you ever wonder: Are they discussing the Bible with their kids? Are the...

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  • Free Easter Children’s Message: The Empty Egg

    Free Easter Children’s Message: The Empty Egg

    This Easter, celebrate the best event in our history—the empty tomb! Perhaps your congregation does a special event for your children and the kids in your community. As part of that...

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  • Finding Satisfaction in God in Your Ministry

    Finding Satisfaction in God in Your Ministry

    I’ve been pondering the phrase holy dissatisfaction lately within my ministry context. Many of our ministry volunteers express a longing for more impact in our kids’ and students’ lives...

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  • 4 Tips for Preventing Volunteer Burnout

    4 Tips for Preventing Volunteer Burnout

    Finding volunteers and keeping them can be a very difficult task for someone planning events at church. Here are some quick tips for helping you get more yeses and keep volunteers from...

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  • Developing Volunteers into Leaders

    Developing Volunteers into Leaders

    Leadership development works differently for every person and every group. Individually, we all have our preferences and shortcomings. Each group has a different feel, a different ease...

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  • Teaching the Church Year in Sunday School38:08

    Teaching the Church Year in Sunday School

    Do you ever struggle trying to come up with a plan or lessons to teach the Church Year? Watch for ideas and ways to teach the Church Year to your Sunday School students.

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  • Enduring Faith Curriculum | Sunday School, Midweek, and Confirmation2:06

    Enduring Faith Curriculum | Sunday School, Midweek, and Confirmation

    Learn about how you can bring your church together around God's word with Enduring Faith Curriculum. Options for infants through adults nurture a lifetime of faith in Sunday school, midweek, and confi

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  • Rainforest Explorers 2020 VBS Overview38:17

    Rainforest Explorers 2020 VBS Overview

    CPH's 2020 VBS, Rainforest Explorers, overview. Jesus leads the way! Take a peak at the 2020 theme for Vacation Bible School from Concordia Publishing House. See an exclusive glimpse into the Bible

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  • Engaging Your Congregation in Sunday School

    Engaging Your Congregation in Sunday School

    You see members of your congregation regularly attending worship and being active within their small groups and social circles, but are they thinking of or active with the children...

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