Articles by David Morrow

David Morrow has served churches in Oklahoma, Mississippi and Tennessee as Minister of Education and as Children’s Minister, and currently as Preschool Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the nation. He is also one of the creators of God's Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers.

The Great Easter Controversy!

You know that Easter is one of the top two events in the year for Christians. Both Easter and Christmas carry important truths about God’s love and plan that kids need to learn. The problem for Christian parents and teachers is the culturalization of the holidays. Is Easter still about Jesus’ resurrection? Too often it…

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Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Time with Kids

Whether as a volunteer in a children’s Sunday School class or as a parent with your own child(ren), the time you have with these little guys passes very quickly. How can you make the most of your time? 1. Be Ready. Most classroom or home devotional problems can be traced back to this one simple step…

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Four Things I Would Put on Your Report Card at Church

As school is about to wrap up another year, kids are in the middle of all kinds of testing to see if they have mastered enough content to move on to the next phase of their education. Over the years our culture has developed expectations for each grade level or course as children go through…

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Valentine’s Day: What’s a Church to Do?

You know the holidays can dictate a train of thought for our kids. Media, family and school all contribute to a child’s perspective on any given holiday (or issue for that matter). For church and ministry, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but we have to be cautious that the secular interpretation of…

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Teaching Kids About Love In Our Homes

‘Tis the Season! No, not that season, the Valentine’s Day Season! With all the messages about love on TV and in social media in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, how about a little refresher course on love for parents and teachers? Here are three simple things to consider as you think about teaching…

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Parents’ 10 Essentials for Back to School

For you parents of school-agers this is a time of buying new backpacks and sneakers. You may be catching your breath from the flurry of summer trips and special activities. Now you are looking forward to the comfort of a routine the school year brings. Here are 10 steps to help your kids (and you)…

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Kid’s Ministry Top 6 Back to School Ideas

How does your Kid’s Ministry respond to families at this time of year as kids go back to school? This time of year provides a great opportunity for ministry to kids and families. Just as churches recognize Easter and Christmas as a time to reach unchurched families, back to school is another of those times…

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Five Keys to Storytelling

Good stories have inherent value; you can read a good story in a monotone drone and the child can still enjoy it and learn from it. Yet you can enhance the effectiveness of the story with a good presentation. These points are especially applicable to Bible story presentations. Use your VOICE. Your voice is your…

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Making the Message Stick: Part 2

Part 2—Bible Teaching Tailored to Kids Jesus, the master teacher, used direct teaching at times, object lessons occasionally, and parables (stories) frequently to make His points. We can learn from and teach from these great stories. We should note that we find powerful stories not just in Jesus’ parables, but also in events from the…

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