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.

Reverencing The Holidays

In the first book of the New Testament, Matthew tells us… “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto…

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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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Why Believe In the Virgin Birth and Conception of Jesus?

The New Testament is clear about the reality of Jesus’ virgin birth or, more accurately, His virgin conception. It’s really impossible to explain away what the New Testament unequivocally affirms about Christ’s miraculous conception. And while the modern church is often vigilant in defending the fact of the virgin birth and conception of Jesus, it…

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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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