What teaching techniques are you using to encourage kids to ask more questions, to know more of the Bible story, or to imagine what it was like to experience the moment?Continue
You’d be surprised at how many myths have crept into Christian thinking over the years.
“Joan of Ark was Noah’s wife.”
“Paul was one of the disciples.”
“The Lord helps those who help themselves.”
These might seem trite and even comical. However, the importance of understanding the Bible and being able to articulate its relevance and inerrancy is more important than ever.
These seemingly minor misconceptions usually lead to…Continue
You’ve probably heard that a majority of kids leave the church when they graduate from high school. Some say that the number is as high as 80%.
I don’t know how accurate that stat is, but it sounds about right. Whether it’s 80% or 8%, we should be alarmed that any kids leave the church after being nurtured by it for so long. Are the parents responsible? Is it the church’s job to ensure that the love for the church is so deep that they are compelled to continue…Continue
I love that moment when kids "get it." I love the look on their face and the sound in their voice when they understand the gospel for the first time. I've seen it happen during small group Bible study, an art project, a song during worship, a science experiment, and even a messy game. Just like kids "get it" through different learning styles, adults connect more strongly with certain interests or gifts. Some feel paralyzing anxiety when they think about teaching a room of kids about God, but…Continue