This is an excerpt from “Time to Update: 7 Areas to Integrate Digital Discipleship into Your Children’s Ministry Strategy” by Brittany Nelson, creator of DeeperKidMin.com and INCM Partner. There are many positive and negative opinions about the next generation’s obsession with the digital world and how the digital world is influencing development, relationships, and society. […]
Develop a robust, Biblical approach to the discipleship of kids and families.
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.
I have a dream that one day every church leader will champion worship to happen in the disciples they are making. We champion giving, missions, and serving but oftentimes, are less than enthusiastic or passionate about encouraging songs of the redeemed to rise up and be proclaimed. The result is that we have a lot of spiritually malnourished Christians in the area of worship. You may question that statement saying that “worship” happens in your services.
This post was written by Cera Talamantes, a member of the INCM Blog team. Christian Spiritual Practices are habits that help people grow their spiritual muscles stronger and create the opportunity to come closer to God – internally and externally – as they mature in their relationship with Him. They are vital to pass on
The word “trauma” arises more and more often among communities invested in caring for children.
It is a heartbreaking reality of our world – two out of three kids will experience at least one traumatic event during their childhood.
These events have devastating effects on children’s minds, hearts, and spirits, leaving them feeling afraid, out-of-control, rejected, and worthless.
This guest post was written by Coleen Cotton. Teaching kids the Bible can be one of the most rewarding responsibilities in a leader’s ministry life. But how do you do it with the same stories in new ways that go deeper? Church experts are watching many kids walk away from their faith altogether at alarming
We walked away defeated. Another week where our plans were ruined, or so we thought, by five unruly 4th-grade boys. Later that week as I met with our Children’s Ministry Leadership team, we talked about the possible next steps. We’d been praying that these boys would cooperate for months. We prayed that their hearts would change and their behavior would improve.
This guest post was written by Michael Grady from Michael Grady Ministries. Life is more hectic and disjointed than ever before. The hustle and bustle of everyday life makes it very difficult to find quality, uninterrupted time with the children we serve. And yet, we still have the responsibility to share God’s Word and participate in the
This guest post was written by Linda Howard, Associate Publisher at Tyndale Kids. Bible Literacy is more than the ability to remember the story of David and Goliath or the covenant God made by displaying a beautiful rainbow in the sky after the flood or other amazing Bible stories. Knowing the stories included in the
We sat on blankets in the front yard as the sun was setting. All 16 of us (ranging in age from 2 years old to late 50’s) relished the perfect autumn evening as we gathered in a new way in our family small group. Typically, the parents would do a lesson while the kids ran