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Articles by Kim Grist

Bible Verses Every Parent Should Read

Sooner or later every Christian parent will become discouraged (or just plain baffled) and wonder how to raise their kids in a way that honors the Lord. Godly parenting is not easy and teaching kids the Bible in today’s world is a huge challenge. We thought it might be helpful to provide some words of…

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Doing For Others

We are teaching and raising the “selfie” generation. Perhaps this problem is as old as Adam, but our children today often are not only indulged, but over indulged. This can, and often does, manifest itself in angry outbursts, manipulation, shallow relationships, and a spirit of ungratefulness. So where do we draw the line? How do…

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Bringing the Old Testament To Life

When I prepare for an upcoming quarter of children’s Bible lessons, I am a little ashamed to admit that my hope is that we will be teaching from the New Testament. Maybe you are not that shallow. You may even be that person who enjoys studies in the Book of Leviticus. It is not that I don’t enjoy…

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Dealing With Disabilities in Sunday School Part 2

This is the second of a two part article on addressing the needs of kids with disabilities at church. You can read the first part here. No matter how often I read the story of the Good Samaritan, it is hard to imagine someone turning away from an individual that needs help. But, we all…

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Dealing With Disabilities in Sunday School Part 1

Twenty three years ago, my world was rocked when we were told that our middle son had Down Syndrome. Looking back the diagnosis itself was probably the most painful experience of my life, but the task itself of raising a child with disabilities seemed doable. Thanks to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act we learned…

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Video Reenactments of Bible Stories in the Classroom

One of the issues I have while teaching is that most of the kids have a cell phone or a tablet with them at all times or at least as often as they can get away with. In my church, this is true in classes as young as 3rd grade. My struggle is attempting to…

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Special Needs Ministry – Who Me?

I began my journey, of initiating a special needs ministry, 23 years ago when my son was born with Down syndrome. As active members of a church and because he was a tiny infant, most of our church members were supportive and rallied around our family. But although he had certain special needs at that…

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