Friday August 24, 2012
As parents, volunteers, church and ministry leaders, we cannot afford to ignore the times in which we live. I’m not talking about living in fear, or an out-of-balance distrust of people. I am talking about being aware of certain realities and the responsibility we have to protect those who need protecting.
Friday August 17, 2012
I believe mission trips are a great way to get kids growing spiritually. Research shows that kids who have a strong sense of mission outperform those who don’t. I know I wish I had had more missions opportunities when I was a kid. Now that I work with kids, I try to provide them with as much missions experience as I can, and I try to encourage them to develop servants’ hearts as they show God’s love to others…
Wednesday August 15, 2012
It’s a weighty issue. One out of every three kids in America is overweight. A lack of healthy eating habits combined with lower activity levels has left many of our kids with extra pounds. How can we make a difference in our kids’ health when we only see them a few times a week?
Friday August 10, 2012
According to the Barna Institute, the moral development of children is complete by age 9. Kids have already set in their minds what’s right and wrong, and the majority of their spiritual identity has been set. So how can we best mold our kids’ moral mindsets before it’s too late? Here are 7 easy things to keep in mind to help you teach morals to children…
Wednesday August 8, 2012
I’ll admit it. I was a reward junkie. When I taught my kids, I loved giving out prizes and other small goodies. It felt it gave me an advantage--I could encourage good behavior with cheap candy and threaten to take away toys when kids misbehaved. This give-and-take reward system was something I was raised on when I was a kid in church, and naturally, I did it with my own Sunday school kids…