Are you looking for family Advent activities?

Are You Looking for Family Advent Activities?

December 07, 2021

The weeks leading to Christmas can be hectic. Christmas recitals and parties, shopping lists, meals to prepare, and homes to decorate… It can add up to be quite an overwhelming season! The church calendar sets apart these four weeks before Christmas to allow for preparation.

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Giving Tuesday 2021—Blessed to Be a Blessing!

November 30, 2021

As a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we depend on donations as well as sales of our materials to continue to provide you with the biblical tools you enjoy. We are passionate about ending biblical illiteracy and equipping the saints to know, live, and share the good news of Christ all around the world.

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The Gift of Advent

God’s Crazy, Immense Love

November 16, 2021

A dream of mine came true recently, in the release of my first published book: The King Is Coming: Advent Devotional for Children. It’s been an amazing and unexpected journey that God placed me in, completely surprising me with such growth and blessing. And isn’t that what Advent is about?

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keys to building community in children's ministry

The Keys to Building Meaningful Christian Community in Your Children’s Ministry

November 02, 2021

There is an old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and although I can tire of hearing that adage, I must admit there is so much truth to it. Even the sweetest kids will challenge and exhaust their parents. I was so grateful then, and am so grateful now, that I had a strong “village” (community) to help me.

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Top 5 Bible Study Books

How To Choose a Bible Study

October 26, 2021

Many of us have heard the phrase, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” The same goes for Bible studies. What is the best Bible Study “fit” for you? What is the best Bible study for your small group? I have always looked for specific, concrete answers to these questions.

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Making the Most of Sunday School

Making the Most of Sunday School

October 19, 2021

Every Sunday School teacher has had that one Sunday morning where things just went off the rails in the blink of an eye. It can be frustrating when things don’t go the way you imagined. Here are three easy and practical tips that can help you create a fun and fulfilling Sunday School hour for you and your students!

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How to Make Children’s Church Great

How to Make Children’s Church Great

October 05, 2021

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The Power (and Problem) of Priorities

The Power (and Problem) of Priorities

September 21, 2021

I don’t know if we will ever truly know the reason Martha chose dishes over sitting with Jesus. But I do think we all have had Martha moments when we are blinded by things that in the big picture aren’t very significant, only to miss out on beautiful moments with people or with God.

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Persevering Faith

September 14, 2021

How did they get through such loss? By continually reminding themselves of God’s promise of a better possession. Their faith was strengthened by the courage and confidence required of them in trials. When we aren’t forced to stand strong publicly for the faith, it’s actually easier to fall away.

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God Is Always Working

God Is Always Working

September 08, 2021

It is so easy to miss God's truth in the middle of the battle or despair. We often miss the small moments when God makes himself known because we are so focused on our feelings of doubt or frustration. We overlook the basic goodness and faithfulness he pours out onto us each and every day.

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Daily Devotions

Did You Know About Our Daily Lectionary Devotionals?

August 31, 2021

Did you know we produce daily devotionals that follow the lectionary readings? You can access them for free on the website, in our online community, receive notifications about them in our app (Turn on Daily Lectionary Devotional Notifications in the app settings.), or sign up to receive them in a daily email using the form below!

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4 Steps to Implementing Hearts Alive Curriculum

August 24, 2021 2 Comments

Hearts Alive's goal is to introduce children to God through his Word with a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This three-year course of study covers the entire Bible and mirrors the liturgical cycles of the Revised Common Lectionary.

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