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Find helpful articles and tips for helping children's ministry flourish at your church. Share with families to equip them to teach the faith at home.

  • Teaching Ideas for the Catechism: Commandments Six through Ten

    Teaching Ideas for the Catechism: Commandments Six through Ten

    One of the challenges of teaching the Ten Commandments is helping students to understand that God’s directives and prohibitions are broader than they seem.

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  • Repetition: February 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Repetition: February 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    The words of Proverbs 3:1–4 tumble around in my head and heart often as I go through my day with my three small children:

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  • Month-by-Month VBS Planning Guide

    Month-by-Month VBS Planning Guide

    Vacation Bible School is a great tool for engagement, learning about Jesus, and sharing the Gospel. It is a big undertaking to plan and put together a successful VBS.

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  • Teaching Ideas for the Catechism: First Five Commandments

    Teaching Ideas for the Catechism: First Five Commandments

    The month of January marks not only a new year but the start of a fresh series of blogs for Sunday School teachers. The plan over the coming months is to reflect upon and offer teaching...

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  • A Look Inside My First Catechism1:01

    A Look Inside My First Catechism

    My First Catechism is a wonderful tool to help teachers and families introduce Luther's Small Catechism to kids. The book is filled with engaging illustrations and kid-friendly language to help teach

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  • Building: January 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Building: January 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “Can you please help me, Mom?”My six-year-old son asked me this when he was working on a new LEGO building bricks set and got stuck on a step in the directions.

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  • Light in Darkness: December 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Light in Darkness: December 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Have you ever walked through a familiar room in the dark? It is probably a room you would not think twice about walking through during the day. But suddenly, when you walk through it in...

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  • VBS 2023 Overview: God’s Living Water

    VBS 2023 Overview: God’s Living Water

    This summer at Vacation Bible School, we’re covered in Jesus’ grace! Our theme for this year, God’s Living Water: Covered in Jesus’ Grace, is inspired by 1 Timothy 1:14, which says, “The...

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  • Unboxing Wise Men Seek the Savior Family Activity Kit | Family Advent Calendar & Treasure Hunt1:32

    Unboxing Wise Men Seek the Savior Family Activity Kit | Family Advent Calendar & Treasure Hunt

    Take a look inside the Wise Men Seek the Savior family Advent kit. Use this kit to celebrate Christmas while keeping the focus on Jesus with your family at home or in your Christian classroom. The k

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  • Carrying Our Burdens: November 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Carrying Our Burdens: November 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    What burdens are you carrying right now? Are you . . . Anxious? Tired? Uncertain?

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  • Wise Men Seek the Savior | CPH Podcast with Elena Fox25:33

    Wise Men Seek the Savior | CPH Podcast with Elena Fox

    In this episode of The Concordia Publishing House Podcast, teacher Elena Fox discusses a creative activity for children to learn more about the Christmas story. Wise Men Seek the Savior: Family Advent

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  • Add Christmas Family Fun to Advent with Elena Fox1:17

    Add Christmas Family Fun to Advent with Elena Fox

    How can Christian families anticipate the celebrations of Christmas while keeping the focus on Jesus? Author Elena Fox explains how the new Wise Men Seek the Savior: Family Advent Activity Kit can gui

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  • Advice and Encouragement: October 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Advice and Encouragement: October 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    As a new mother, I’ve been struggling to figure out a spiritual routine for my daughter and our family. We say prayers at bedtime and read some books that are Christ-focused, but sometimes...

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  • 2022 Fall Catalog

    2022 Fall Catalog

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  • Facing Fear: September 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Facing Fear: September 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    This school year, my family is transitioning to having a child in school all day. My oldest starts kindergarten and is anxiously waiting to find out what being at school “all day” is all...

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  • Creator and Creation: August 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Creator and Creation: August 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My son called to me in a stressed and urgent tone, “Mom! I need a big eraser!”

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  • Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Prayer is a unique opportunity that we are given to talk directly with God. How cool! The Creator of the universe, the one that spoke the stars into the sky and fish into the sea, wants to...

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  • How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible

    How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible

    Children’s Bibles serve a useful purpose in our homes. From the time our firstborn was four months old (in other words, when we emerged from our sleep-deprived fog enough to realize it was...

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  • Found Faultless in Christ

    Found Faultless in Christ

    Phil Rigdon shares his teaching observations on our God-given talents, skills, and abilities while reminding us that Christ remains all sufficient for us.

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  • Refuge: June 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Refuge: June 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    You open your phone and scroll past another devastating news story. A friend posts about the death of someone they loved. You open your email to be met with a long list of messages that...

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