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Devotionals for Parents and Teachers

Teaching and ministering to little ones can be exhausting. Sometimes we need encouragement and simple reminders that parenting and teaching is an important task. Nurturing children for the Lord is a heavy responsibility, but the rewards are great and His Kingdom is worth all the bumps and bruises. We hope these devotionals will lift your spirit and encourage your soul. You are doing good work, important work, eternal work! Don’t grow weary!

Contagious Thanksgiving

It had not been a great day and I wasn’t expecting things to get better. And, this was not even my regular class. I had volunteered to help out with the younger class on Wednesday nights for a few weeks, and even though I love this age group, that night I was not feeling it.…

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Behind the Smiles: What Are Your Kids Really Going Through?

“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous…” (1 Pet. 3:8, KJV). You spend a lot of time trying to manage your kids in Bible class. Shushing, instructing, correcting. In many sessions they may seem like a mass of silly giggles. But behind the…

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The Magic of Gratitude: Learning To Be Thankful in a Stressful World

“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:18). Do you ever find yourself in a situation you’d like to wish yourself out of? Wouldn’t it be great if there were some magic words you could say that would transform any moment in your life…

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Discipleship And The Resurrection

Those of us with responsibility for discipling kids either as parents or leaders feel the pressure of this great responsibility. We know from experience the value of a life lived for Jesus and the strength and hope that brings us. We want our children to grow to know it as well. But it’s not just…

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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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Dealing With Siblings In Class

It’s great when families attend church together. That’s one of our goals, right? We want to get families in church, don’t we? But sometimes it does not seem so great when siblings wind up in the same Sunday School class. If your class includes multiple grades, then you might find yourself dealing with this issue.…

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The Dangers of Over Commitment

If you have spent any amount of time in one church, you know just how busy church calendars can get. Even a small church, like my own, can fill up a monthly calendar quickly. Once you let the holidays roll around (adding even more activities to your calendar) you can really start to feel the…

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The Importance of Faithfulness in Teaching

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Gal. 6:9). No doubt about it, dealing with kids week after week can make you weary. The messes, the squabbling, the wiggling. These things can take a toll on you. Do you ever find yourself…

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Overcoming Teaching Fears

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim. 1:7) Paul wrote those words to a young Timothy, but they certainly apply to those who teach the Bible to children. For many people the idea of teaching a room full of…

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