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Childrens Ministry

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The fable of the three trees is one I have used again and again in children’s ministry.  If you have never come across it have a read of the story [here]. It’s been great for Easter holiday clubs, teaching up to Christmas in junior church and after school mid week activities (I’ve used it a......
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Head over to ChristianToday and you will find a helpful article about Holiday Clubs.  Read it and you should feel affirmed if you are still recovering from running a Holiday Club . . . or, it will inspire and motivate you to make one happen.  Read it here. The article from Martin Saunders highlights four......
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Well, I can hardly believe it but I have an almost 12 year old and a 9 year old . . . I am a dad!  Yes, I know I have been a dad for over a decade now but it still feels like I am new at this. As we approach Fathers Day, I......
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A what?  A “Pecha Kucha?” Huh??  Yes, one of those . . . It is a presentation style that began in Japan and it literally means, “chatter”.  A stimulation to conversation and discussion.  Essentially, the presenter (me in this case) has 20 slides with just 20 seconds to speak to each one . . .......
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My usual thing with assemblies is to talk about myself . . . by that I mean relate the topic / theme / point to my own life, how I live, what I find easy, difficult, scary, exciting etc!  Being personal without being too personal . . . children love this . . . I......
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Teaching . . . we are all doing this.  Teaching others what we think, believe, value, understand . . . through the way we speak and act in our lives.  To teach others we do not need to be professional teachers . . . teaching is not simply what teachers do.  What I mean is......
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“Team work makes the dream work.” Nothing like a cheesy quote to get a blog post started.  Some quotes like this are just cliche or so overused they have lost all meaning and are nothing more than wall art.  However, this one is true. We achieve very little if we have a de-motivated, poorly equipped,......
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Let me say right off that there are more than 3 things to learn from Jesus – but, there are three staggering things we need to pay attention to and learn from in Matthew, Mark and Luke’s account of Jesus “blessing the children”.  Why staggering?  Well, because they are obvious but not focused on, clear......
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The beginning of December 2016 saw the launch of not one, not two, but three research reports – all, in some way, about children’s and youth ministry.  First up, was “Passing On Faith” published by Theos; followed by “Rooted in the Church” from the Church of England; followed by “Losing Heart“, published by Youthscape. Lets......
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Lead a church? Got a children’s ministry happening? Does anyone not on your staff know it happens? I’m not joking. I get to visit a bunch of churches in my role as a youth and children’s minstry consultant and it often staggers me that if you were new to a church or walked in off......
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