Articles by Sarah Reeves

Making the Most of Your VBS

Yes, ’tis the season for VBS! For many churches, Vacation Bible School is a rich, annual opportunity to spend time together as a church family as well as an exciting vehicle for reaching out into your community. LOTS of families in your neighborhood welcome the local VBS and view it very favorably. Whether this is…

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Four Ways to Pray for Dad This Father’s Day

Fathers often are the hardworking backbone in many families who may not get the credit they deserve. Exodus 20:12 tells each of us to “Honor your father.” Dads, however, often don’t beg for recognition, so they can easily get overlooked. On Father’s Day, and the season that includes it, many of us want to make…

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Five Things to Consider on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is an important holiday for many churches, and understandably so. We all typically want to honor our mothers. This is both appropriate and biblical. It’s important, however, to remember that for many, Mother’s Day can be, and often is, a painful day. Whether it’s a painful memory or a sense of sorrow over…

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Managing Time When Teaching Kids the Bible

Time constraints are a huge challenge for those teaching the Bible to kids. You have these kids maybe once or twice a week, and often you don’t get the same group two weeks in a row. It may feel as though teaching the Bible to these little ones is a losing battle in the face…

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Helping Kids with Bible Navigation

If you want children engaged in the Bible, they need to be able to find Scripture verses easily. This Bible skill is what we call Bible navigation. Bible navigation simply means a child is able to locate Bible references by easily “navigating” his or her way through the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible. Here are…

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Fun Ways to Teach How the Bible is Organized

As with most memory work, there is an element of repetitive rote learning when it comes to learning how the Bible is organized (the divisions of the Bible books). However, just as there are fun ways to teach kids the books of the Bible, there are fun ways to teach how the Bible is organized…

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Understanding How the Bible Is Organized

What do we want kids to do while they’re at church? Obviously, we want them to follow the messages, to listen to the messages, and to learn the messages. Seems pretty simple. But listening is easier when you are following along in your Bible, and learning is easier when you are listening. And all of it is…

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Fun Ways to Memorize the Books of the Bible

Teaching the books of the Bible to children can feel like a daunting task. After all, there are 66 of them! Most Christian parents and teachers, however, understand the value of memorizing the books of the Bible. It’s a skill that will be appreciated more as a person ages, no matter how long they live.…

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Teaching Basic Bible Skills

So, you want your kids to know the Bible, but you also want your kids to KNOW the BIBLE, as in know the features of the actual book. Teaching Bible skills is a bit different than teaching Bible truths, but both are important in the lives of children. What, then, is the difference between Bible…

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