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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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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
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...
Involving Your Entire Congregation in Sunday School
Engaging your church members with Sunday School not only can strengthen your teachings, but it can also strengthen the congregation as a whole! Learn helpful tools, tips, and information on involvin
VBS Volunteers Who Make a Lifelong Impact
Mr. Vedder was my VBS crew leader when I was eleven. He seemed super old—except when he smiled. He had a smile that seemed to break his whole face open, and light shone through! He had...
Summer Sunday School Evangelism Opportunities
As the summer gears up, my mind is drifting toward how I can make the most of the opportunities I will have to interact with children and their parents this summer! My calendar likely...
Find and Keep the Right Volunteers for VBS
As spring begins to thaw much of our great nation, church leaders and volunteers everywhere are turning their attention to the most wonderful time of the year: VBS! Vacation Bible...
Making the Reformation Meaningful for Sunday School Students
Why the Protestant Reformation matters
How to Make an Easter Egg Butterfly for Easter
Welcome to this craft tutorial from Concordia Publishing House! Learn how to make a sandwich-bag butterfly to celebrate Easter with your kids or Sunday School class. Download instructions and the but
How to Make a Sandwich-Bag Butterfly for Easter