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Parenting Is All About Training

Article originally appeared @ wesleyankids.org on May 26, 2014 I think sometimes we parents get distracted from stewarding our children. We forget this deal is all about training. Training requires doing the same thing over and...

Stained or Painted with the Gospel?

Article originally appeared @ wesleyankids.org on May 29, 2014 Jared Martin shared an amazing insight a while back. I've reordered the question: Are we stained or painted with the gospel? I think for many who teach children, we...

Sustainability In Ministry (Life)

Matt Norman wrote an article a while back using a great metaphor: Football. I remember watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play. One of the players caught an interception and ran it all the way back,...

Dear Parents, “Please Challenge Your Children (and Yourself)”

Dear Parents, I was recently talking to a mother of a 7th grade student who was sharing with me that her son didn’t want to come to Sunday school and Youth group at church. “Every Sunday...

Initial Family Discipleship Objectives

Six years ago, I wanted to clearly define a path forward in the discussion at Hayward Wesleyan Church regarding family discipleship. In order to do this, I wrote up a one-page document which clearly outlined...

What’s in the Bible? Church Edition // Review

A few years ago, I reviewed "What in the Bible?" curriculum for Wesleyan Kids: I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the unfolding process of the What's in the Bible? videos over the last few years. Each...

Remembering Names

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty6g2gsEvtI&w=560&h=315] Remembering names can be tough, but it is SO IMPORTANT when you're both working with and ministering to people especially children. When you remember a child's name it communicates that they are known. You...

Hula Hoop Races // Game

How to Play the "Hula Hoop Races" Game Grab two teams of 5 participants each. You'll need 2 hula hoops. Give each team a hula hoop and ask the 5 participants on each team to hold...

Bucket Tug of War // Game

How to Play the "Bucket Tug of War" Game Items needed: 4 five-gallon buckets two 15-20' ropes tied in the middle 4 participants Have participants stand on the five-gallon buckets that have been turned upside down and place one...

Carpetball Table Game and Design

Carpetball is a fun game to have in your children's (or youth) ministry area. Kids just love playing this game. I've been asked, quite a few times over the years, if there are any design plans...

A List of Chuck Norris Jokes

I'm sorry, but the Chuck Norris jokes out there just crack me up and kids love 'em... especially preteen and middle school boys! So here is my ever-expanding list of Chuck Norris jokes Chuck Norris gets...

M&M Hold // Game

How to Play the M&M Hold Game Supplies needed: M&Ms enough straws for each participant two destination holders (plate, bowl, etc) The object is to race against a competitor trying to get a couple of M&M's...

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