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Christmas Articles for Leaders

In addition to a long list of free, printable Christmas activities and resources for leaders, we also have a good collection of articles that we hope will encourage you and help you in your ministry to kids.

Balancing Santa and The Savior

You probably have already heard yourself several times this holiday using the phrase, “The real meaning of Christmas.” It may not be those exact words, but the sentiment is common among Christian teachers and parents. Why do we constantly have to point out the real meaning of Christmas? The truth is because “Christmas” doesn’t generally…

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Including Older Adults This Holiday Season

The holidays can be the most joyful time of the year for some and the most painful time of the year for others. For many people in our churches and community, the holidays bring a lot of bitter sweet feelings as happy memories mix with the reality of loss. This is most widespread among our…

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Has Faith-Based Animation Been Left Behind?

Unlike any other time in the past, Christian movies have begun to penetrate the film market in a vibrant way. Christian adults are more and more excited to see faith-based content that speaks to them, not just emotionally, or entertainingly, but also spiritually. Content that encourages them to live their lives better. I applaud this.…

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Holiday Overload: Church Edition

You have probably already experienced this, walking into any department store in late Summer or early Fall. You know, you walk into the store around the end of September, your summer tan still fresh on your face and you are ambushed by HallowThanksgiveMas. What is that you may ask? That is our new hybrid holiday…

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Christmas Activities and Resources

Christmas is close! Children, and all of us, need to understand that Christmas is about the good news of God coming humbly as a baby to live among us as a human and, ultimately, die to save and restore us. What people could not do to rescue themselves, God did for us. Christmas is about…

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The Christmas Story Video Highlights

We’ve prepared five brief Christmas Bible story videos (the longest is just under four minutes) that cover five popular Christmas stories. We also have free activities and lessons for each of these stories on Sunday School Zone. Each of these Christmas Bible stories videos provides a highlight of the story’s key points based on the…

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Hey! It’s Not Your Birthday!

Ah, the blessed holidays, when a child’s attention span is no bigger than a sugar plum fairy, and Bible teaching classrooms are flooded with lots of cool new gadgets and toys being sneaked in by their happy recipients. This time of year can be challenging at best for the conscientious teacher. The week before and after…

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No Bible Class This Week?

It’s not uncommon for churches to adjust their schedules during the holidays to accommodate the need for families to spend time together. That’s particularly true when Christmas Day falls on or near a Sunday. This can “ruffle some feathers” in a church, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Churches are able to give significant…

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Christmas Mourning

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – so begins the peppy holiday song. But for many who are suffering a loss, including children, the holidays are anything but wonderful. For them, Christmas morning will be a time of Christmas “mourning.” They will open packages they didn’t want or ask for. These “packages” will…

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