No suckers in Heaven

"Suckers" by Art Poskanzer, 2011 (CC BY 2.0 license) - flickr.com

There will be no suckers in Heaven. My eight-year-old, seeing the title of my planned post, wondered if I was talking about candy–but this is deeper. And sure, the easily deceived will not be there unless they learn to lean … CLICK to continue…

16 ways to link joy with the children’s Bible memory verses

"Sword Drill" activity sheets from VBS--Superstars for Jesus

The other day, my eight-year old daughter was leading out in our family worship. She chose Genesis, chapter one, for her Bible reading. As she read, my heart went back to my childhood. There is something incredibly special about this … CLICK to continue…

Teaching children Bible lessons–at their own pace

little feet taking a big step onto a tree stump

In Vacation Bible School–and nearly every other part of children’s ministry–teaching children Bible lessons is one of the most important things you will ever do. Last week, we talked about keeping the children engaged as you tell the Bible story. … CLICK to continue…

Something for the children #39: 20 simple ways to make Mom feel special

wildflowers--daisies and dandelion

Hello, children! Did you know that Mother’s Day is this Sunday? It would be a great time to think of some ways that you could make your mom feel special–after all, moms are a special gift from God to us! … CLICK to continue…

Something for the children #38: Icky “Buggies” are a lot like Sin

box of clothes

The other day, I was thinking about a little problem we were having here. Something was wrong with eight-year-old Strawbriella’s clothes. It seemed that they were shrinking. They used to fit so well, but now, well, they were not fitting … CLICK to continue…

Vacation Bible School: Teaching Christian children to defend their faith, pt 3

bird on old tomato vine against a clear, blue sky

Previously, in our series on Teaching Christian children to defend their faith, we talked about the importance of leading children to a personal decision for Christ, and then giving them a firm foundation in God’s Holy Word, the Bible. Christian … CLICK to continue…