Elementary

Serve Elementary students and families at your church with ideas and tips from these articles. Find insights into the unique qualities of Elementary students and their faith.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rule and Responsibility: May 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Rule and Responsibility: May 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “You have to be in charge, FOREVER!” This was my five-year-old’s response after I had been teasing him that I was going to take a break from being in charge.

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  • Current Events: April 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Current Events: April 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “Have you talked about current events with your kids?” I posted a poll asking this question on Instagram a few days after the initial reports of the ongoing conflict between Russia and...

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  • Practice: March 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Practice: March 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    What is your biggest worry or fear when you think about taking your kids to church? Does it make you anxious or even stop you from going to church altogether? Join Kyla as she shares...

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  • Routine: February 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Routine: February 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Almost every week without fail, it takes about three hours to get my three young children and me to worship—from when I wake up Sunday morning to when I (barely) make it out the door. I...

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  • Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “It wasn’t what I was expecting, Mom.”   Those reflective words from my five-year-old come from countless experiences of navigating transitions and life together. The intersection of...

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  • Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Is your Christmas shopping done yet? Yes? Congratulations, you win Christmas this year! No? Good luck. Haven’t you heard about all the shipping delays, inventory shortages, and lack of...

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  • Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    There are forty-one days until Thanksgiving, forty-four days until the start of Advent, seventy-one days until Christmas morning, and seventy-eight days until the beginning of the new...

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  • Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    “I hope we are going to learn about Jesus!” These were the words my three-year-old, and newly minted preschooler, spoke to me as we chatted about what she might do at school the next...

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  • Focus: September Everyday Faith Calendar

    Focus: September Everyday Faith Calendar

    Back-to-school season feels full of possibilities this year. The possibility that school will feel a little more “normal” this year seems within reach, as some schools shift away from...

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  • Communication: August Everyday Faith Calendar

    Communication: August Everyday Faith Calendar

    Do you usually write or speak when you communicate with another person? With rapid advances in technology and widespread use of social media, you probably switch back and forth between...

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  • July 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    July 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    As a mom to two children under the age of five, I am constantly in the throes of laying groundwork for what I expect and teaching boundaries in a world that doesn’t seem to expect...

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