Struggling with helping the kids in your ministry desire to read the Bible? Need some ideas to get them excited about opening God’s word at church and at home? Here are 5 tips to help guide their spiritual growth through reading scripture! 1. Read it yourself! Modeling Scripture reading is incredibly important as you teach kids! Read scripture from a physical Bible in front of your kids. Consider incorporating it during the story or as a recap of the story during your discussion time.
“It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” John 13:1 Today on Good Friday, as communities of believers, we gather to reflect on
We’ve just busted open registration for Breakouts at CPC23! When you attend CPC23, there are so many things to look forward to. From the General Session Speakers to the Resource Center. From networking with new friends to learning from a veteran leader in a one-on-one coaching session. The excitement for what is to come is
Part of Children’s Ministry is engaging parents in their child’s discipleship journey. So, you’ve met a child’s parents and learned their name, but now what? How do you go from simply saying hello to building a connection?Remember, engaging with parents can be just as intimidating for them as it is for you.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of getting to gather with some of you LIVE over on the CPC Facebook page to share with you the reveal of our CPC23 General Session speaker team. It was so special to get to consider the heartbeat of this year’s theme with you, and to share about who God has brought together
There is a wealth of information and experiences out there to grow you in your children’s ministry leadership. But other leaders are our best resource. I love the Q&A portion of most webinars, online events, seminars, and breakout sessions I attend almost more than the sessions themselves. The questions other people ask can be ones
The ache and brokenness of the world around us is not a new phenomenon, yet most of us are expressing that it has not felt so poignant in our lifetime as it has in the past few years. The events of the past week are no different in adding to the evidence that the darkness
The cold, snowy Chicago wind was blowing so hard it almost knocked me into my friend as we got off the church shuttle. A small group of youth and a few of our youth leaders were spending time leading up to Christmas at Pacific Garden Mission at the women’s and children’s refuge. We were given jobs
A couple of weeks ago, one leader shared her version of the common sentiment I had heard from many others already to this point: “You know, 2020 was a lot, but we had so much to figure out that I was not feeling how I’m feeling right now… right now, at this point in 2021, I’m
In the first post on our findings from our Millennial Parents of Faith (Post-2020 Update) research study, we shared some introductory information about the results. In addition to the goals and key questions of our study, we shared some core information like: 92% of the parents of faith who participated in our study expressed their