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• A Light in the Fog

A Bright Light in a Foggy Night Fog has a way of engulfing the visible rendering it invisible. Normally, a Lighthouse is useful at night when visibility is diminished. Then you add fog in the night and you have a hazardous condition for navigating any coastal waters. Lighthouses have been strategically constructed all along rugged […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, November 26th, 2012

• Running On Empty?

Running On Empty? Have you ever run out of gas? I must confess that I have several times! Once I exhausted my supply on the way into the driveway of the service station. I pushed the car into the pumps for relief. And I have walked a few miles only to walk back with a […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, November 19th, 2012

• Use Utility-Magic Tricks

Use Utility-Magic Tricks One of the problems that children’s leaders have with gospel magic is buying magic that only has a “one time” use. Because they have the same audience every week, they cannot use the effect again, right away. This being the case, there is some pull back about spending too much on a […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 22nd, 2012

• Care, Beyond Compare!

Care, Beyond Compare To create a caring paradigm in children’s ministry has to come from the Children’s Pastor in concert with their leadership team. When the leader creates that kind of caring atmosphere among the teachers it gives permission for quality of care to trickle down like rain on the children. This is rare, but […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 15th, 2012

• “Crazi Holidazi’s” Alert!

“Crazi Holidazi’s” Alert! So what are you going to be doing different this Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas? This Holiday Trio are, by far, the biggest holidays for kids in our American Culture. Are you planning some kind of  church outreach event to reach and teach more children? Maybe you will be trying to counter the […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

• What Parents Need to Know

What Parents Need to Know! We all talk about partnering with Parents, but what does that look like for the teacher? How is it that teachers can partner with the parents of the children in their class? It is quite easy to concentrate on the lesson preparation and managing the class each week and totally […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 8th, 2012

• Use of Incentives

  Use of Incentives! I do believe in incentives, but with some reservations. I do understand that there are external motivation and internal motivation. An example of an external motivation for children might be a prize for accomplishing something the teacher wants them to do. An example of an internal motivation might be the desire […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 1st, 2012

• Six Types of Lost Kids

  Six Types of Lost Children Some assume that all lost children are the same. I believe that there are different kinds of lost kids. After years of evangelistic ministry, I think I have discovered a helpful way to describe the condition of children being lost. “Lost” in the Scriptures is used to describe the […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 1st, 2012

• Add Some Bells & Whistles

  Add Some Bells and Whistles Sometimes, the only thing that separates one children’s ministry from another is Bells and Whistles. Some time ago, I was conducting a week long-evening series of children’s meetings for a church in Northern California. During day I had some free time, so the church arranged luncheons and something to […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, September 24th, 2012

• Finding Your Life Verse

Finding Your Life Verse I have not seen much emphasis on this of late, except last Sunday in Church. Our Pastor decided to do a two-week series on Finding Your Life Verse. In my generation it seems that many of my peers had life verses. But the newer generation, they have this vague look when […]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, September 17th, 2012