Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick up your local paper and find articles thanking your Sunday School teachers for the great work they’re doing with kids on a Sunday morning?
What if your local newspaper headlines were all about the great stuff happening at church…
“Kids make Tasty Snacks!” (Ooh, that could have been worded better.)
“Class Helps Dog Bite Victim.” (You know what I mean – Class Helps The Victim of a Dog Bite.) (more…)
I’m sure you’ve wrestled with this – how do you get a Christmas gift for your volunteers that shows how much you appreciate them, while staying within your children’s ministry budget?
This year, my volunteer mystery shopper came up with an idea that turned out so well, I just had to share it with other children’s ministry leaders.
She saw something like this in a local store, for about $30!!!, and challenged herself to create her own for under $5.
These are links to more information to supplement the “Science Object Lessons Guide” in the Spyence Mission #1 Curriculum.
If you haven’t purchased the Spyence Mission #1 Curriculum and watched the video that teaches you how to do the Science Object Lessons “Live” with your students, these links won’t make much sense. But if you have watched that video, click on the links below for more helpful information.
Whew! We just finished VBS, and the only reason I lived through this crazy week is the amazing team of volunteers I have.
Now, I get to put everything away (easy) and think of a way to show my VBS teacher’s how much I appreciate them (much harder). (more…)
When a kid “acts up” in Kid’s Church, you have to make a split second decision to ignore it or deal with it.
Often, that’s a hard call to make as a teacher. You don’t want to be too strict and come across as harsh or unloving. But you also don’t want to be too loose and let bad behavior escalate.
So where should you draw the line for good classroom management in children’s church – should you lean more toward strict discipline, or should you favor a more laid-back approach?
One way to approach the question is to ask – what do I think the parents would want for their kids? Would they want a teacher who is more strict, or more laid-back? (more…)