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  • Sweet Sound : The Power Of Discipling Kids In Worship

    $24.95

    A Yancy Ministries Inc. Title

    UNLOCK THE POWER OF DISCIPLING KIDS IN WORSHIP

    STOP just doing songs and START leading worship by making disciples who know what it means to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.

    No matter our age, each one of us was designed to praise, and for our praise to shift the atmosphere and usher in freedom and deliverance. Our worship is a sacrifice unto the Lord-this includes the praises of children. It’s powerful. It’s beautiful. It’s sweet. Can you imagine children singing out, with their whole hearts, praises to their King? It’s quite possibly the sweetest sound you will ever hear! It matters. Jesus himself said, “From the lips of children and infants, you, Lord, have called forth your praise.” (Matthew 21:16)

    This book is full of prophetic, practical, and power-filled truth. It will change the way you view kids worship, as well as your own ability to lead. By using examples from the life of King David, as well as her own personal experiences, Yancy is purposed to empower you to raise up kids who desire to live a life of worship on a daily basis, not only on Sundays. This is about their future. Are you ready to be a part of that?

    Together let’s learn to lift up the Sweet Sound of praise we were made for!

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  • Forming Resilient Children

    $24.00

    Many children today are growing up in the midst of adversity, whether family difficulties or larger societal crises.

    All children need to be able to deal with stress, cope with challenges, and persevere through disappointments. While we cannot protect children from all hardships, we can promote healthy development that fosters resilience. In this interdisciplinary work, Holly Catterton Allen builds a bridge between resilience studies and children’s spiritual formation. Because children are spiritual beings, those who work with them can cultivate spiritual practices that are essential to their thriving in challenging times. This book equips educators, counselors, children’s ministers, and parents with ways of developing children’s spirituality to foster the resilience needed to face the ordinary hardships of childhood and to persevere when facing trauma. It offers particular insight into the spiritual experiences of children who have been hurt by life through chronic illness, disability, abuse, or disasters, with resources for healing and hope.

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  • Words Of Life Childrens Leader Guide

    $18.99

    Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of “thou-shalt-nots” found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.

    In this book of Scripture and inspiration, bestselling author Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history. He considers the commandments in their historical context, considering the meaning of each commandment in Hebrew, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them, and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving “thou shalt.” He also explores how the latest research in science and psychology illuminates these commandments, rightly understood, as a way of ordering one’s life beautifully in the present day. In a culture marked by workaholism, materialism, and social media-driven envy, God has given us a time-tested path that leads to gratitude, confidence, and peace.

    The Children’s Leader Guide contains session plans for younger and older children (grades K-2 and 3-6) including games, activities, craft ideas, and reproducible handouts.

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  • Bobbie Baker And Kingdom Core Values Volume 1

    $59.99

    A Full Interactive Children’s Curriculum Experience

    Bobbie Baker is a klutzy, goofy, messy baker, with a beautiful heart, and his mission is to reflect Jesus to the children in your classroom! The Bobbie Baker and Kingdom Core Values curriculum offers a holistic solution for a supernatural children’s ministry that is grounded in core, biblical truth.

    In this fourteen-week adventure, children ages 5-10 will encounter truths that Bobbie Baker shares from his recipe book – the Bible. Each week, kids will explore a Biblical principle with Bobbie, discovering practical values like joy, God’s presence, healing, and more. Along the way, they will discover the Holy Spirit, grow in spiritual gifts, and get to know Jesus on a deeper level.

    Lessons include:
    *God is Good
    *Salvation Creates Joyful Identity
    *Jesus Empowers Supernatural Ministry
    *God is Still Speaking
    *Free and Responsible
    *Generous Like My Father
    *and so much more!

    Each lesson contains fun and thought-provoking activities – skits with Bobbie Baker, weekly Bible memorization games, step-by-step prophetic activations, and pre-planned, small-to-large group games.

    The concepts unpacked in each lesson are easy to understand and will empower children as they learn. This curriculum is your key to building a culture that emphasizes intimacy with Father God and supernatural ministry through fun and simple activities!Look for more adventures with Bobbie and his friends coming soon!

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  • God And Me Volume 1 Jesus And Me

    $59.99

    A Full Interactive Children’s Curriculum Experience

    There is no Junior Holy Spirit!

    Children’s ministry is meant to be an active, dynamic experience that extends far beyond “babysitting” on Sundays. God and Me: Volume 1 empowers the youngest of children (0-5 yrs) to begin to walk in their God-given identity and do the things Jesus did!

    Take your children on an anointed journey through twelve weeks of age-appropriate, customizable lessons that will help them learn to:
    *hear from God
    *pray for healing and breakthrough
    *worship God
    *make powerful declarations

    This fun, interactive curriculum provides the perfect starting point for a holistic, supernatural children’s ministry, grounded in core biblical truth. Each lesson has been intentionally crafted to model biblical principles, including activities and tools that will give every child a deep foundation in Scripture and a strong connection to the heart of God.

    So, what are you waiting for? Give the youngest children in your ministry an exciting start to the most important adventure of their lives – an adventure with God!

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  • Holy Moments : Activities For Teaching Children About Worship

    $19.99

    Holy Moments: Activities for Teaching Children About Worship is a library of activities created to help children fully understand how and why we worship together as a community of faith.

    These simple activities cover each of the elements of a typical traditional or contemporary worship service, and are perfect for adding holy moments to your children’s church, worship service, Sunday school, or children’s event.

    Parent letters and reproducibles are included to help the children and their families experience holy moments at home and connect them to what they have experienced at church.

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  • Finding Your Way Through The Bible CEB

    $9.99

    This self-instruction book was written to help middle and older elementary children become familiar with their Bibles and learn how to use them at their own speed. Finding Your Way Through the Bible is intended to be used with the Children’s Common English Bible at home or in the classroom. Students completing this book will be able to: -Find any book in the Old or New Testaments using the Table of Contents -Find any chapter in any book and any verse in any chapter -Find parts of verses when the Bible reference uses the letters a, b, and c with a verse number -Tell the difference between books with similar names such as 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel and John and 1 John -Recognize the additional helps in a Bible and be able to use them

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  • Diddy Disciples 1 September To December

    $56.99

    Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful new worship and Bible storytelling resource for babies, toddlers and young children. Diddy Disciples aims to encourage participation, discipleship and leadership from children’s earliest years, using storytelling, singing, colour, repetition, art and lots and lots of movement! Peer-learning is actively encouraged with many opportunities for young children to learn from each other. Groups are invited to build their own Diddy Disciples sessions, choosing from different options. Leaders can use the material to create a service to follow the pattern of their church’s Sunday worship, a simple midweek baby and toddler singing session, or anything in between! Book 1 includes: Over 20 weeks’ worth of fully worked-out sessions organized into 4-6 week units from September to December All the information you need to set up and run Diddy Disciples in your group Plenty of opportunities to tailor the material to your own context, resources and tradition All sorts of creative “starter ideas’ for using everyday art and play resources to sparkchildren’s imaginations and engagement as they respond to the biblical stories. The Units are: Jesus’ wonderful love: six weeks introducing some of Jesus’ most famous parables God the maker: six weeks on creation and caring for it, including a Harvest celebration In November we remember: four weeks including All Saints and Remembrance Sunday Getting ready for baby Jesus: five weeks journeying through Advent to Christmas

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  • Sustainable Childrens Ministry

    $22.00

    Introduction
    1. From Chaos To Clarity: What’s So Different About Sustainable Children’s Ministry?
    2. The Workhorse Syndrome: Moving Beyond A Do-It-Yourself Ministry
    3. Beyond Goldfish And Bubble Machines: A Different Way Of Doing Children’s Ministry
    4. Measuring Up: Knowing What It Takes
    5. Building Your Ministry With Simple Machines: The Essential Systems For A Sustainable Children’s Ministry
    6. From Pearls To A Necklace: Putting The Pieces Together
    7. Seeing What Others Can’t-Yet: Clarifying Your Vision
    8. The Delegation Dance: Building Your Ministry Partners
    9. Beyond Rotation: Building Your Dream Team
    10. Beyond The Victim: Swimming In The Deep Waters Of Church Politics
    11. Children’s Ministry Is Family Ministry: A Recipe For Turning Parents Into Partners
    12. More Than Planning: The Essential Systems Of Chaos Management
    13. Your Ministry Marathon: Preparing Yourself To Go The Distance
    14. Finding Your Bounce: The Inside Secret Of Sustainable Children’s Ministry
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix A: Communication Plan
    Appendix B: Sample Goals And Benchmarks
    Appendix C: Sample Values Statements
    Appendix D: Core Competencies Samples
    Appendix E: Resources For Parents
    Appendix F: Preventative Maintenance Calendar
    Appendix G: Systems Checklist
    Appendix H: For Reflection And Discussion
    Notes

    Additional Info
    Are you a children’s ministry leader on the edge of burnout? Do you find yourself working harder and harder to tame the chaos?

    Mark DeVries and Annette Safstrom know how you feel. Flash and fizz can be effective at attracting young families, but without sustainable systems beneath the unforgettable moments, the impact is almost always short-lived. In this practical resource, you’ll learn how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself. Sustainable Children’s Ministry will help you build a ministry foundation that will still be standing long after you are gone.

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  • Changing Lives : The Definitve Guide To Children’s And Family Ministry

    $21.99

    Changing Lives covers everything you need to know about working with children and families – the why to, the how to, the when to and the where to. Mark Griffiths examines the history, theology and practice of children’s ministry and shares the wisdom he has gained from many years’ experience of leading hundreds of groups, assemblies and youth services. In practical chapters, backed with sample resources, he shows how to communicate with children in the brave new postmodern world of church, school and community. This one stop resource covers everything from the vision for children’s work to matters such as record keeping, home visits, timetables, child protection legislation and templates for lessons.

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  • These Are Our Bodies Primary Participant Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $11.95

    * Faith formation resource for children on human sexuality * For use in congregational, home, and school settings This sexuality education resource from a mainline/progressive denominational prospective aids the leader, child (participant), and parent in learning about their body and using skills that enable them to embrace and affirm the wholeness of sexuality as part of who they are. Session plans will address facts about sexuality, vocabulary, decision making, faith and daily life, respect, growth and change, behavior, responsibility, values, prayer, and intentionality in an age appropriate manner for children and their parents. One Leader Guide will cover all ages, with three Parent Books (Preschool: 3- to 5-yearolds, Primary: 6- to 8-year-olds, and Intermediate: 9- to 11-year-olds), and two Participant Books (Primary and Intermediate ages). Session topics include: * We are Wonderfully Made * We are Complex * We are Changing * We are Knowledgeable * We are Equipped * We are Called * We are Growing Up

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  • Feasting On The Word Childrens Sermons For Year B

    $24.00

    Many pastors are confused about what to say during children’s time in churches. Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year B offers practical suggestions for preparing and delivering the children’s sermon. After explaining the importance and purpose of the children’s sermon, noted Christian educator Carol Wehrheim provides a retelling of each Sunday’s Bible story- based on the Revised Common Lectionary-for the entire church year. In addition, she provides a few stories for special Sundays, including the Jewish Celebration of Purim, the Jewish Celebration of Passover, and Thanksgiving Day. This resource provides pastors and other church leaders with fresh, engaging stories that children will understand and enjoy.

    Also available: Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year A and Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year C.

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  • Complete Guide To Godly Play 2 (Expanded)

    $34.95

    * Incorporates the latest in Godly Play(R) theory and practice. * Revised lessons throughout, plus one brand-new lesson. Godly Play(R) is an imaginative approach to working with children, an approach that supports, challenges, nourishes, and guides their spiritual quest. It is more akin to spiritual direction guidance than to what we generally think of as religious education. Revised and updated, The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Volume 2 offers new concepts, new terminology, new illustrations, and a new structure that stem from more than 10 years of using Godly Play with children across the world. 30 to 40 percent of the text is new or revised, including a new lesson, revised Introduction, and a new full Appendix.

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  • Feed My Lambs

    $23.95

    Feed My Lambs is a collection of 103 children’s object lessons, written in script form, so that those who desire to give fun and effective sermons will be able to easily prepare the message.

    I hope to encourage people who might pick up Feed My Lambs to give children’s sermons a try. I think about how I went about it years back. I walked into a Christian bookstore, asked where the children’s sermon book section was, picked up a few books, and wondered if I were biting off more than I could chew. I want people to know they can. God will certainly bless them and all the little ones they are trying to help. Jesus said, “Feed My Lambs.”

    *Included in Feed My Lambs
    *Index of Seasonal Themes
    *Notes to the Reader
    *Index of Bible references
    *Liturgical calendar suggestions
    *Chapter-by-Chapter synopsis
    *Some of the chapter titles in this book are:
    *Having a Right Relationship with God
    *Trust in the Lord and His Perfect Plan
    *Our Sins and Jesus’ Forgiveness
    *Talking with God
    *Holidays

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  • Ministerio Con Proposito Para – (Spanish)

    $14.99

    Muchos ministerios de ninos son un frenesi de actividad, dirigidos por dedicados voluntarios y personal que emplean largas horas y duro trabajo para el bien de los ninos y los padres a quienes sirven. Sin embargo, a pesar de las buenas intenciones, muchos ministerios de ninos actualmente no son eficaces. Carecen de proposito e intencionalidad. Un veterano por veinticinco anos del ministerio de ninos en la iglesia local, el pastor Steve Adams, ha ministrado a familias en multiples iglesias, desde congregaciones diminutas hasta su actual posicion en la iglesia Saddleback. En este libro, Steve aplica las revolucionarias perspectivas de Una iglesia con proposito al ministerio de ninos y guia a los lectores en un viaje de descubrimiento y alteracion, mostrandoles como desarrollar un proceso ministerial intencional que dirija a los ninos hacia la salud espiritual a la vez que edifica un ambiente ministerial saludable para quienes trabajan con ninos. Aprenderas como hacer y responder cinco preguntas sencillas pero poderosas: * Por que estamos en este viaje? * Que necesitamos para cumplir nuestra mision? * A quienes intentamos alcanzar? * Como movilizaremos a nuestros ninos hacia la salud espiritual? * Donde estamos ahora y hacia donde vamos? No hay una clave unica para un ministerio de ninos exitoso ni tampoco hay un solo camino que funcione para todo el mundo. Pero hay un proceso demostrado que se puede seguir, y Steve muestra como ministerios infantiles en todo el mundo estan alcanzando el potencial que Dios les ha dado al descubrir su proposito biblico, evitando las trampas de la frustracion y el agotamiento.

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  • Blessed To Be A Blessing

    $30.00

    Blessed to be a Blessing: Sacred Circle Time for Young Children is designed specifically for young children using a simple-but-effective model that will move them beyond “learning about God” to “experiencing God” through ritual, wonder, story, prayer, and blessing. Dr. Leanne Hadley provides all the leadership tools as well as ideas for resources that all congregations have already on hand.

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  • Plan To Protect US Edition

    $59.99

    A protection plan for children and youth;
    A protection plan for those who work with them.

    Plan to Protect (TM) is not about what we need to do to run programs and activities, and it is not about placing a hardship on your staff and volunteers. Abuse prevention and protection of children and young people is not something we have to do, but something we have the privilege of doing. It is a privilege to create a safe environment in order to have our communities trust us with their family members.
    As you implement Plan to Protect (TM) your efforts are a ministry in itself to:

    protect children

    protect young people

    demonstrate your care for your staff and volunteers

    demonstrate care to parents and family members

    empower and nurture the healing of victim-survivors

    demonstrate grace, restoration and welcome to the offender that comes into your church

    demonstrate accountability and integrity and

    bring Glory to God

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  • I Wonder : Engaging A Childs Curosity About The Bible

    $21.99

    How can anyone completely answer the difficult questions that children ask: Who created God? Will there be another flood? Is the Bible true? But then, we adults have questions too: With so many options and Bible translations, where can I go for help? What is the best Bible for my child? How do we talk about miracle stories, healing stories, and the creation stories? What about violence? When kids ask about the relevancy of the Bible for today, what do we say? How we read and interpret the Bible with children may mean the difference between whether or not it will continue to be an important source for their faith development as they become young adults. Written by an expert in children’s ministry, I Wonder is a resource for adults who want to explore ways to help children read, engage, wrestle, and grow into deeper understanding of the Bible. It is for those who come to the Bible with souls open to be fed and who want their children to seek faith and wisdom. It will also help readers address timeless questions and issues including recent biblical scholarship, literary analysis, reading the Bible from their social location and reading the Bible in a multi-faith world.

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  • Ministry Training Academies

    $28.95

    Ministry Training Academies are dynamic ministries that train and release children to do ministry. They provide children with a unique opportunity to learn ministry through hands-on experience.

    Ministry Training Academies also help to fulfill the purpose of the local church. Given that children make up approximately 25% of the church population, it would be unlikely for a church to fulfill what God has called it to do unless children are engaged in helping fulfill that purpose.

    Can you imagine if every evangelical church equipped and released their children in ministry? Not only would there be radical changes in the church of Jesus Christ, there would be changes in homes, schools, and neighborhoods. Children who walk in newness of Christ as a believer AND partner with Him in ministry, will have a profound impact in their world.

    Let’s stop doing ministry to our children and begin a chapter in church history where we begin doing ministry WITH children.

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  • Bible Lessons For Children

    $11.95

    Children’s Church Sermons for Worship Service offers adult leaders and teachers a complete year’s worth of scripts for presenting the truths of the Christian faith to children from four to eight years old. Drawing upon long experience, including more than two decades teaching children in the public schools and nineteen years leading children’s worship, author Sunday Burger offers season-specific messages crafted to encourage children to explore their developing faith.

    Building upon the foundation of research into the ways children in this age group learn, this collection offers lessons field-tested in worship with children. Each week’s script highlights a passage from the Scriptures, presents a central Christian truth, suggests a visual aid, outlines a message for an adult to share with children, and ends with an invitation for the children to join the leader in a prayer. Depending upon children’s inquisitiveness, the scripts encourage them to explore the message’s theme by connecting the visual aid with the Bible’s message and by answering questions along the way.

    If your ministry involves working with children between the ages of four and eight, then this guide can equip you to share the truths of the Christian faith in the main worship service, Sunday school classes, children’s church, Bible school, or whenever young children gather. Through these lessons, the Holy Spirit can use encounters with God’s Word to prepare children to live by faith, lead the Church, and extend the Kingdom of God.

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  • Bible Lessons For Children

    $28.95

    Children’s Church Sermons for Worship Service offers adult leaders and teachers a complete year’s worth of scripts for presenting the truths of the Christian faith to children from four to eight years old. Drawing upon long experience, including more than two decades teaching children in the public schools and nineteen years leading children’s worship, author Sunday Burger offers season-specific messages crafted to encourage children to explore their developing faith.

    Building upon the foundation of research into the ways children in this age group learn, this collection offers lessons field-tested in worship with children. Each week’s script highlights a passage from the Scriptures, presents a central Christian truth, suggests a visual aid, outlines a message for an adult to share with children, and ends with an invitation for the children to join the leader in a prayer. Depending upon children’s inquisitiveness, the scripts encourage them to explore the message’s theme by connecting the visual aid with the Bible’s message and by answering questions along the way.

    If your ministry involves working with children between the ages of four and eight, then this guide can equip you to share the truths of the Christian faith in the main worship service, Sunday school classes, children’s church, Bible school, or whenever young children gather. Through these lessons, the Holy Spirit can use encounters with God’s Word to prepare children to live by faith, lead the Church, and extend the Kingdom of God.

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  • Rock Solid Kids

    $13.99

    This time-tested and inspiring guide for parents and ministry workers offers a practical model for raising rock-solid kids at home and in the church.

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  • Arts Camp : A Creative Customizable Alternative To Vacation Bible School An

    $34.95

    Less packaged, more theologically and pedagogically appropriate, thoughtful, and community-based alternative toVacation Bible School
    * A way for churches to conduct an artful exploration of faith

    Arts Camp provides practical, concrete instruction that a church needs to plan, organize, staff, and conduct an annual five-day Arts Camp, including guidance on logistics, funding, finding art instructors (within both the local church and the broader community), ideas for structuring and scheduling the five days of camp, and a celebration on the Sunday following camp. Each chapter includes details on art projects, programming, music, drama, games, and resources.

    For Episcopal and other mainline churches looking for alternatives to pre-packaged VBS programs, directors of Christian education and children’s ministry, camps and retreat centers

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  • Rock Solid Childrens Ministry

    $16.00

    In this follow-up to Rock-Solid Kids, Fowler helps ministry leaders, workers, and parents discover effective ways to target the hearts of children. You’ll learn seven biblical principles that can transform your ministry.

    “I love this book. . . . [It is] one of the best practical training tools I’ve ever seen.”–from the foreword by Jim Wideman, children’s ministry pioneer

    Discussion guide is included.

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  • Children Worship

    $24.00

    Children Worship! offers planned experiences that help children understand what is expected in worship, how to participate, and what our words and actions mean. This thirteen-session worship education resource helps congregations incorporate young children into the worshiping community. Sessions focus on the six actions of worship and cover the following topics: Gathering, Giving, Praise and Thanks, Praying, Proclaiming, Responding, and Sending.

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  • Earn Save Give Childrens Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $18.99

    John Wesley believed money was important as a way of expressing and living out Christian faith. To Wesley, the task was simple: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can. In this essential little book, pastor and author James A. Harnish presents Wesley’s concepts and beliefs in plain, useful language, suitable for individuals to grapple with and groups to discuss and act upon.

    The four chapters of this book form the basis for a four-week churchwide stewardship program, along with the DVD, Leader Guide, Youth Study Book, Children’s Leader Guide, and the Program Guide on flash drive.

    The Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for younger and older children, including reproducible handouts. Consists of four sessions as part of the churchwide stewardship program.

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  • Good Shepherd : A Picture Book For Children Leaders And Parents

    $19.95

    Parable of the Good Shepherd is a visual retelling of the biblical lesson as taken from The Complete Guide to Godly Play and told with revised text and original art. The book recreates the experience of hearing this core and possibly best-loved, best-known Bible story as a supplement to Godly Play or as a stand-alone bedside reader. For Christian educators, Christian schools, vacation Bible schools, parents, grandparents, godparents – anyone who desires to engage in sharing faith and biblical stories in any setting, especially all those in the Godly Play community: trainers, storytellers, teachers, parents, and children.

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  • Compass 3rd-5th Year 1 Quarter 1 Teachers Manual (Teacher’s Guide)

    $12.49

    COMPASS is a series of Bible class curriculum that has been created from the ground up by faithful Christians. By taking the best practices from the different approaches to Bible class, COMPASS provides a fresh resource for quality Bible class programs. A chronological study through scriptures provides the foundation for understanding God, His interaction with mankind, and how students can relate to Him today. Each successive age group is presented with new Biblical texts, and a deeper study of Gods Word, allowing students to gain an understanding of the Bible narrative at an age-appropriate level. Each week students are challenged with memory work that will help them to hide God’s Word in their hearts. This includes the memorization of scripture, along with pertinent facts about the Bible that will serve students well as they learn to navigate scriptures throughout their lives. An end-of-quarter quiz will help students, teachers, and parents gain insight into progress in spiritual development and knowledge. COMPASS recognizes that students face different struggles each week and at each stage of life. Accordingly, each lesson begins by presenting a real-world problem or situation that is relevant to everyday life, then takes students to God’s Word to find solutions for that problem. After drawing out the key principles of the Biblical text, students are finally challenged to make specific application in their lives during the next week. Over the course of study, this produces a habit of spiritual growth and the everyday practice of Christianity. New COMPASS resources are being added all the time, so keep an eye out for other useful teaching tools!

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  • Chapel Chats For Children Of All Ages

    $22.49

    For over twenty years, thousands of children (and adults, too) were inspired by the Bible-based stories known as “Chapel Chats” that were shared by Pastor Jerald Borgie and his koala puppet, Jeremiah. Sixty-six of these “chats” along with fifteen illustrated graphics, drawn by artist, Brooke Plowman, are included in the book.

    “Pastor Borgie has a reputation for drawing you into his stories, and his anecdotes are famously popular with both young and old. For many decades, he has invited children to have a seat before him, then his twinkling eyes would take over and a bond was formed. I’m pleased he’s taken this opportunity to share his favorites with a wider audience.”
    Richard A. Swenson, MD, author of Margin

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  • Give Me Jesus (Reprinted)

    $18.00

    100 years from now the only thing that will matter is a person’s relationship with Jesus Christ. The gospel is the good news that we can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It’s the main thing. It’s the reason why we do ministry. It’s the reason why the church exists. It provides the hope that every child and every family needs.

    What about your ministry? Is the gospel at the center of everything you do? How does that play out practically?

    In Give Me Jesus, Ryan Frank and 10 ministry leaders share practical advice about keeping the Gospel at the center of Family and Children’s Ministry. It will change how you do ministry.

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  • Childrens Ministry In The Way Of Jesus

    $24.00

    Attract kids to church, the logic often goes, and you get parents in the pews. All that’s left is to get the kids out of the way. Here children’s ministers David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith draw on research in human development and spiritual formation to show how children become disciples and churches become centers of lifelong discipleship.

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  • Worship The Lord With Gladness

    $19.99

    Lessons:
    1. Come, Let’s Worship God! What Is Worship?
    2. Come To The Water: Baptism
    3. Come To The Table: Holy Communion
    4. Worship Leaders Help Us Praise God
    5. Church Symbols Help Me Worship God
    6. Music Helps Me Offer Praise To God
    7. One Service, Many Parts
    8. One God, Many Ways To Worship
    9. We Worship And We Welcome
    10. I Have A Part In Worship
    11. Special Times Of Worship
    12. We Gather To Worship, We Leave To Serve
    13. Children Lead In Worship

    Additional Info
    Worship the Lord with Gladness: God’s Children in Worship is designed to teach children about worship. Each lesson is based upon a scripture verse or passage that the children would examine in detail. Activities, games, drama, role-play, reproducibles, and music are incorporated into the lessons. Each lesson provides an opportunity for the children to put into practice what they have learned. In addition, there are take-home sheet explaining the lesson and providing parents ideas for reinforcing the lesson at home.

    Each lesson contains the following:

    WORSHIP WIDSOM: Background material for the teacher.

    ENTER WITH GLADNESS: Gathering activities for children as they arrive for the worship study.

    BIBLE PRAISE NOTES: Children will examine the scripture for the day.

    LET’S LEARN TO WORSHIP: Activities, games, drama, role play, reproducibles and music help the children learn about the particular worship theme.

    WE WORSHIP GOD: A time to put into practice what the children have learned.

    MY FAMILY HELPS ME WORSHIP: Take-home ideas for worship in the home and reinforcing the lesson

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  • Spiritual Guidance Of Children

    $37.95

    A seminal work by the founder of Godly Play

    * A magisterial survey of a significant movement in religious education

    * A black-and-white photo at the beginning of each chapter brings the key figures to
    life for the reader

    This new book is an important “history-of-traditions” work in which Godly Play founder
    Jerome Berryman re-visions religious education as spiritual guidance and traces the
    history of Montessori religious education through four generations. Berryman then
    highlights the development of the Godly Play approach to spiritual guidance within
    this context and concludes with thoughts about the fifth generation and the future of
    the tradition.

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  • 1st Childrens Study Edition (Teacher’s Guide)

    $19.99

    In First: Putting God First in Living and Giving, pastor and author Mike Slaughter conducts a four-week all-church stewardship program to help participants reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of giving with a special emphasis on missions. Sessions include: Naming Our Idols; Money, Work, and Debt; Earn-Save-Give; and Heart Giving.

    To help teachers and parents educate and model generosity for their kids, the Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for younger and older children, including reproducible handouts.

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  • Way For Children

    $16.99

    A churchwide experience where children, youth, and adults explore the profound, life-changing impact of Jesus’ life and ministry

    The most amazing figure in history comes alive for children, youth, and their families.
    Stories include:
    Baptism in the Jordan River
    Mount of Temptations
    Nazareth – First preaching in the temple
    Sea of Galilee
    Sermon on the Mount/Beatitudes
    Healing
    Samaria – Jacob’s Well
    Mount of Olives- cleansing the temple in Jerusalem

    The Children’s Study contains everything a leader needs to conduct a seven-week study, complete with reproducible handouts. For ages 3-12

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  • Different Kind Of Christmas

    $16.99

    A Different Kind of Christmas is a fun and inspiring study for children the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this engaging study will help children discover the broader meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy could ever bring. This Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for preschool, younger children, and older children, including reproducible handouts.

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  • Moments Of Wonder

    $14.99

    A resource full of children’s messages with a “Wow!” factor

    Moments of Wonder includes 52 fun and distinctive theme-based sermons that will connect with children ages 3-8.

    Offers a year’s worth of children’s sermons that help pastors reach children effectively with a “wow factor”

    Each of the sermon lessons is theme-based and includes a selected Scripture text

    Format offers messages that are distinctive, fun, and easily presented

    Ideal for children’s church

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  • Journey For Children

    $16.99

    A Bible study for children that explores the profound, life-changing impact of Jesus’ birth

    The most amazing moment in history comes alive for children and their families. Stories include:
    Mary’s story and Nazareth
    Joseph’s story
    Mary in Judea
    The journey
    Bethlehem

    Based on Adam Hamilton’s The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem, children ages 4 through 8 will explore the story of Jesus’ birth with fresh eyes and ears.

    Children will:
    *learn about the places where the story occurred.
    *experience some of the culture of Bible times.
    *discover what each character in the story teaches us about God.
    *realize what this story means for their lives today.
    *celebrate the birth of God’s Son.
    *discover the real meaning of Christmas.

    Provides everything needed to conduct a seven-week study, including reproducible handouts

    Study book with leader helps
    Further teacher helps on the Web at Hamilton’s webpage

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  • It Is Easy Being Green

    $22.99

    Creative, ready-to-use craft projects that highlight the importance of recycling and environmental stewardship

    This volume offers sixty exciting craft projects that children ages 6-8 will enjoy making while learning about the Bible and building their faith. Simple “green” crafts accompany related Bible stories.

    Provides clear step-by-step instructions, along with a materials list featuring green or recycled products
    Uses many wonderful artistic mediums through which children can express their creative side and explore their faith in a group setting
    Provides a hands-on, fun way of bringing God’s Word to children
    Ideal for a variety of settings, including Sunday school and mid-week
    Helps reinforce the message of the Bible story or verse
    Includes reproducible pages

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  • Empowering Children : Principles, Strategies, And Techniques For Mobilizing

    $19.99

    Empowering Children is especially designed for field practitioners seeking ways to encourage young people-particularly the marginalized-to become more involved in changing their circumstances. Through dozens of exercises and lessons, the book presents a variety of practical methods for engaging children in the development process-from assessments to evaluations. Discussions on issues such as personal empowerment, self-esteem, problem analysis, and child protection can equip leaders to help children serve as agents of change who understand how valuable they are. The book concludes with preparations for a community child participation plan.

    From a Christian perspective, the realization that all children have dignity and are created in the image of God helps us to see that every child’s input is valuable. The Bible’s concepts of community, church, and mission further help us to see that God not only uses kids in his wonderful plan, but that he also wants all of his children-male, female, young, and old-to participate in his work in the world.

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  • Imagine : Creating Memorable Characters For Kids Church

    $13.49

    Marty Martin has been a children’s pastor for eighteen years and worked as a volunteer with children before that. His mother always worked with children at church and in a daycare center, eventually starting a daycare in her home. Marty first started interacting with children in this setting and creating goofy characters to entertain them. Now he is a dad and has five boys of his own who are the best audience to try his silly acts on!

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  • Children And The Theologians

    $49.95

    Connects theology with the practice of ministry in new ways.
    Connects historical themes with modern research about the meaning and development of children.
    A magisterial theological survey that sheds new light on the various ways children have been viewed.
    Provides a historical and theological rationale for the Godly Play project.

    The long story of children in theology is told via analysis of some twenty-five theologians, grouped according to six historical periods. Each account examines what a particular theologian thought about children and the experience it was based upon. Four themes that have shaped our attitudes about children in the church emerge from this history, ambivalence, ambiguity, indifferences, and grace. The result of this study is to promote a healthier church, which will respect and utilize the distinctive gifts of children. In so doing, theologians will be better able to help clear the way for grace in the postmodern church.

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  • Perspectives On Your Childs Education

    $19.99

    In Perspectives on a Child’s Education, proponents of four very different learning options present their faith-based positions on how a parent should answer the question, Where should I send my child to school? Troy Temple (International Center for Youth Ministry) is convinced every Christian parent should consider public schooling. G. Tyler Fischer (Veritas Academy) believes open admission Christian schools are best for Christians and non-Christians alike. Mark Eckel (Mahseh Center) favors covenantal Christian schools that don’t enroll non-Christians. Michael Wilder (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) advocates homeschooling. For each contributor’s chapter, a counterpoint chapter from the other contributors follows with a goal of determining which view is most in line with what the Bible teaches.

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  • Fabulosa Reinvencion De La Esc – (Spanish)

    $17.99

    The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School lives up to its name, with transformational concepts and resources for classes of every size and setting. Create excellence for kids through four key values. Unleash creative techniques that foster powerful teaching moments. Consult a veritable handbook of twenty creative methods guaranteed to bring Bible stories to life.

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  • Tithes And Offerings

    $14.99

    In the book of 1 Chronicles is a story about a King named Solomon. King Solomon burnt 1,000 offerings to God. It was such a big offering that it moved God. He was moved so much he himself came to visit Solomon. Imagine how awesome it would be to have God himself come visit us because we did something to touch his heart. How much more awesome would it be to hear him say to us, ask anything of me. When we give to the Kingdom of God, the windows of heaven will open. For Solomon, God himself came to him, he didn’t send a messenger. God loves a cheerful giver and he gave Solomon the opportunity of a lifetime. Don’t tithe to be blessed. Tithe because you’re already blessed! w w w . t i t h e s a n d o f f e r i n g . c o m Israel carried God’s presence in the ark. We carry His presence in our hearts.

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  • Skys The Limit

    $12.95

    Do you have the desire to create or expand your church s ministry to children, but don t know where to start? The Sky s the Limit offers valuable insight into how to create a kids club in your church where children can not only have fun, but also learn more about God and grow in their Christian faith. Although the idea of starting a children s ministry may seem overwhelming, The Sky s the Limit takes you step by step through the process to ensure a smooth transition for both children and teachers. Drawing from her own experience, Kathy DeGraw guides ministry leaders in every aspect of the creation of a kids club — from assembling a ministry team to choosing snack ideas to creating fun activities, and so on. According to DeGraw, having a kids club can be a powerful evangelistic outreach, because by reaching out to the children in your community, you are also reaching out to their entire families, drawing them not only into your church, but into a relationship with God. In taking this first step to establishing a children s ministry in your church, the sky truly is the limit on the impact you can have in your community!

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  • Como Participar En La Liturgia – (Spanish)

    $11.95

    Excellent resource for Latino families entering the Episcopal Church
    Endorsed by the Episcopal Church’s national Office of Latino-Hispanic Ministries

    Through the interactive games and puzzles in this fun-filled activity book, children can grow to a deeper understanding of Anglican worship life.

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  • Complete Guide To Godly Play 7

    $34.95

    Enrichment Sessions-19 new lessons with focus on the saints, created
    to integrate with the lessons in
    Volume 3. Including All Saint’s day, St. Nicholas, St. Francis and many more!

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  • 101 Games That Keep Kids Coming

    $21.99

    Fun, Bible-based, get-to-know-you games and activities for children ages three to twelve.

    Teaching children how to make friends and creating a sense of community are two key factors in building a strong Christian education program. Many children resist coming to Sunday school and children’s ministry events because they do not know the other children; they live in different communities and attend different schools. Here are 101 opportunities to help children make friends at church – and keep them coming!

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  • Helping Our Children Grow In Faith (Reprinted)

    $19.00

    Children have serious faith questions that require serious answers, answers that adults often find themselves under-prepared to give. But the Christian community has a responsibility to help its children develop a three-dimensional faith–a faith that affects their heads, their hearts, and their spirits.

    Helping Our Children Grow in Faith is designed for children’s ministry and worship leaders, Sunday school teachers, and pastors–as well as parents–who want to nurture the spiritual development of the children in their lives. It shows how to integrate children into congregational worship, how to teach them the Bible but leave room for the mystery of God, and how to distinguish the difference between faith development and moral development.

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  • Sharing Gods Love In Childrens Church

    $21.99

    A book filled with active, hands-on programs designed for ages three to seven. Each program features a simple Christian message; a Bible verse; a story; a prayer; time to sharing; time for singing; a snack; and a game, craft, or additional activity. The programs are structured to last from thirty-five to forty minutes. An additional activity is included in each program for those who want to extend children’s church to a full hour. Supplies and set-up are kept to a minimum and the book’s easy-to-use format makes it just right for today’s busy teacher.

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  • Building Childrens Ministry

    $24.99

    A step-by-step guide to building a strong children’s ministry that is a vital part of the church. People know they are called to children’s ministry when they get goose bumps and butterflies from something a kid says or an idea that they know will communicate the gospel to children. Building Children’s Ministry provides the practical information to transform those feelings and that calling into a successful children’s ministry that is integrated into the life of the congregation. The book is divided into topical chapters, including: Getting the support of the pastor and the congregationStatements of purposeBudgets and fundraisingRecruiting and keeping volunteersSafety and securityDiscipline and appropriate policiesChoosing and evaluating curriculumPublicity Building Children’s Ministry is a practical guide through the challenging (but exciting) steps between recognizing the need for children’s ministry and creating a program that ministers to children and their families.

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  • BIBLE Be Involved Bible Learners Everyone

    $12.95

    The Holy Bible is a precious resource, one that can speak to us in any circumstance of life. However, we do not always have a Bible in front of us. That is where Bible memorization can help us. But where do we begin?

    B.I.B.L.E. — Be Involved Bible Learners Everyone is a Bible study program, including children’s sermons, that encourages children to memorize one specific scripture a week over the course of fourteen weeks. Using various media, including props and songs, this resource allows the scriptures to come to life in the minds of children. Checklists, letter samples, and bulletin inserts are also provided. This study is not solely for children, however. The children’s sermons in this study allow the entire congregation to join with the children in committing these scriptures to memory. There, these verses can be stored, ready at a moment’s notice to bring solace and direction in times of need.

    B.I.B.L.E. — Be Involved Bible Learners Everyone is an excellent resource for clergy, Sunday school teachers, or anyone involved in children and youth ministry, instilling in your children wisdom from the Bible that will last a lifetime! Copying privileges are included.

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  • Zona Biblica En El Desierto (Teacher’s Guide) – (Spanish) (Teacher’s Guide)

    $22.99

    BibleZone Live! in Spanish has all you need to capture Spanish-speaking children’s imagination and make Bible stories stick! Create a classroom where children encounter God’s Word and reflect on how the Bible matters in their life. BibleZone Live! tells the complete Bible story – not just a Bible verse – and helps Hispanic children use their natural enthusiasm with fun, cooperative games, group activities, and storytelling that gets them involved in both the telling and the listening. BibleZone Live! where the Bible comes to life! BibleZone Live! covers three age levels: preschool (ages 3-5), early elementary (grades 1-3), and older elementary (grades 4-6).

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  • Zona Biblica En La Casa De Dio (Teacher’s Guide) – (Spanish) (Teacher’s Guide)

    $22.99

    BibleZone Live! in Spanish has all you need to capture Spanish-speaking children’s imagination and make Bible stories stick! Create a classroom where children encounter God’s Word and reflect on how the Bible matters in their life. BibleZone Live! tells the complete Bible story – not just a Bible verse – and helps Hispanic children use their natural enthusiasm with fun, cooperative games, group activities, and storytelling that gets them involved in both the telling and the listening. BibleZone Live! where the Bible comes to life! Each BibleZone Live! kit includes a teacher’s guide with accompanying CD and the zillies kids love. With each kit comes three transparencies, which you can project onto the wall or duplicate and hand out to the class. BibleZone Live! covers three age levels: preschool (ages 3-5), early elementary (grades 1-3), and older elementary (grades 4-6).

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  • 101 More Great Games For Kids

    $21.99

    Ideal for lesson planning and children’s ministry programming, this book features upbeat, easy-to-use activities and is divided into four sections: activities for ages 3-5 years; grades K-3 (ages 5-9); grades 4-6 (ages 9-12), and groups of mixed-age children. Includes Scripture and topical idexes.

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  • Sunflowers Sparrows And Salt

    $29.95

    Sunflowers, Sparrows, And Salt provides a year’s worth of simple, Bible-based lessons perfect for use in the classroom or the sanctuary, coupled with easily reproducible, ready-to-use activities that keep young people interested while helping them grasp the main concepts. There are coloring pages for younger children, plus puzzles and word games for older children — all working together to reinforce scriptural wisdom and Christian values. The lessons follow the seasons of the year, with material for both general and special occasions. This all-new collection of children’s sermons and activity pages from popular CSS author Julia Bland is sure to become an indispensable resource for pastors and Sunday school teachers.

    Lessons are included for these special days:
    * New Year’s Day
    * Valentine’s Day
    * Palm Sunday
    * Easter Sunday
    * Mother’s Day
    * Memorial Day
    * Father’s Day
    * Independence Day
    * Labor Day
    * Thanksgiving
    * Christmas

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  • Gods Good News Through Puppets

    $24.99

    God’s Good News through Puppets includes short scripts of 5- to 6-minute stories presented by puppet characters. All scripts are related to the liturgical year, special occasions, and general topics and are written with preschool and early elementary children in mind. The scripts emphasize God’s love for all people and the value of every person.

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  • Holy Donuts : Impacting Schools For Christ

    $12.49

    Holy Donuts is a practical, legal way of getting into the schools and building rapport with the kids! If we want to see members of this younger generation experience a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and become productive and influential members of society with a biblical worldview, we must go to them! A session of Holy Donuts begins when each of the kids comes in, grabs a donut, and takes a seat. By using visual object lessons, the kids are able to grasp and apply the principles of the Gospel. Discussion follows, and ways they can use their faith are stressed. Sessions are short, allowing time for more than one group to participate on a given day. The concept is applicable to all grade levels. Holy Donuts: Impacting Schools for Christ gives you all the information you need to start your own outreach.

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  • Rock Solid Kids

    $17.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780830737130ISBN10: 0830737138Larry FowlerBinding: Cloth TextPublished: December 2004Publisher: Gospel Light

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  • Big Influence Of Small Things

    $21.95

    Anyone who has done children’s sermons will sooner or later hear from someone that “I learn more from the children’s sermon than I do from the real sermon.” And indeed, the truths of scripture are so simple that even a child can understand them. So it’s no accident that children’s sermons have become a central part of the worship service in many churches.

    Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter offer a year’s worth of object lessons that engage children and impart profound lessons for all ages. Two sermons are provided for each Sunday in Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary, one based on the Second Lesson and one based on the Gospel. The messages are structured in two parts: the “lesson” uses an object to draw out active responses from children, then the “application” connects that object to the assigned scripture reading. Each message includes a clear statement of its exegetical aim.

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  • Postmodern Childrens Ministry

    $19.99

    This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21st century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational community where children feel they belong and have the opportunity to serve.

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  • Ministry Of Childrens Education

    $22.00

    This highly anticipated resource establishes the importance of children’s education to the life of today’s faith communities. A very readable textbook, The Ministry of Children’s Education presents foundations for education in the faith, explores contexts in which contemporary faith is nurtured, and suggests practical helps for creating programs that work in congregations.

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  • Plays For Sunday School

    $10.99

    Dora belief and delivered in Christ Dora Belief is the story of Namaan from 2 Kings 5. It shows that God can use anyone, so don’t despise the words of the little ones. For out of their mouths has God ordained praises and strength. Delivered in Christ is from the New Testament. It shows what the enemy can do with a life sold to him. But at the same time, Jesus Christ, the ultimate power, is able to deliver you and replace the work of the flesh with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:19-26).

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  • Story Time At The Altar

    $13.95

    Jesus told stories, and the scriptures are the sacred story of God and his people … and since children love stories as well, what could be a more appropriate way to plant the seeds of faith than with stories? This outstanding collection provides 86 enchanting parables that you can share during “children’s time” on Sunday morning, as well as at home, school, camp, or any other setting where young people are gathered together and want to hear a story. Brief talking points and questions in each message help youngsters clearly understand the good news of God’s incredible grace and unconditional love. Many of the stories illustrate biblical themes — but a wide variety of other topics and approaches are included, along with a convenient scripture index. Written in a simple, direct style that children of all ages can easily relate to, these delightful stories will inspire joy and hope.

    Stories include:
    * Elijah And The Voice (1 Kings 19:11)
    * Timothy’s Questions (Psalm 100:3a)
    * The Aspen And The Wind (Mark 10:44)
    * The House On The Rock (Matthew 7:24-27)
    * Teach Us To Pray (Matthew 14:22-33)
    … and many more!

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  • Gods Word Alive And Active

    $13.95

    Here are more ready-to-use children’s sermons from the prolific pen of Julia Bland which are sure to appeal to busy pastors and teachers. In this collection, Bland compares God’s Word to a variety of concrete objects, teaching youngsters that although the scriptures were written a long time ago, they remain a powerful and unequaled guide for good and holy living. Like all of her other acclaimed CSS titles, each message in this collection comes with a two-sided activity sheet including a coloring page for young children along with puzzles and word games for older children that reinforce the lesson’s theme and key concepts. In addition to “children’s time” during the worship hour, this resource is also excellent for Sunday school or Vacation Bible School.

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  • Gospel Telling : The Art And Theology Of Childrens Sermons

    $16.95

    When was the last time you took a moment to consider the purpose and effectiveness of your children’s sermons? After all, nothing is more important than sowing the seeds of faith early in life. In this comprehensive look at all aspects of preaching the gospel to young people, Richard Coleman challenges you to examine your approach with a critical eye and gives you plenty of practical guidance for developing simple, direct messages that help children form a relationship with Jesus Christ.

    In the first section of Gospel-Telling, Coleman discusses what constitutes meaningful children’s sermons, offering a thoughtful rationale for the idea that we must proclaim the gospel so youngsters experience God’s love. You’ll learn how you can mine your own experience for inspiration and proclaim gospel stories that flow from your specific circumstances. Then in the second portion of the book you’ll see this process at work, with over 30 examples illustrating several different types of children’s sermons.

    Whether you’re a pastor, Christian educator, or engaged in the teaching ministry, you’re sure to profit from the practical advice and in-depth reflection in these pages. With Gospel-Telling, you’ll be equipped to share with young people the Good News — with creativity and theological integrity.

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  • Teaching Prayer In The Classroom (Revised)

    $19.99

    In this revised and expanded edition of Teaching Prayer in the Classroom, Delia Halverson provides children’s teachers and leaders with practical guidance for teaching the elusive, and often mystifying, topic of prayer to children and young people. As in the original volume, Teaching Prayer in the Classroom offers step-by-step activities that engage children in different prayer experiences, while also providing specific examples of age-appropriate prayers for preschoolers to twelve-year-olds. In addition, age-level understandings and experiences of prayer are presented, as well as guidance for integrating different prayers into existing Sunday school lessons and creating a variety of unique prayers. Along with a number of reproducible handouts that provide useful information for teachers and students, this volume offers guidance and suggestions to help parents use prayer with their children at home.

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  • Jugar Junto A Dios – (Spanish)

    $34.95

    Volume 3 (Winter) sessions includes 20 presentations based on stories about the Advent season and the feasts of Christmas and Epiphany, followed by the parables.

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  • Jugar Junto A Dios – (Spanish)

    $34.95

    Volume 2 (Fall) sessions has an opening lesson on the church year, followed by 13 Old Testament stories, from Creation through the prophets.

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  • Childrens Sermons For Special Days

    $13.95

    Children’s stories are important times for pastors and laypeople to relate to children in the context of worship. But resources that will hold their attention and help them learn about the Bible and the Christian faith are hard to find. Children’s Sermons For Special Days is both relevant and easy to use. The biblically based stories are told in a manner children can understand, and the pictures and activity sheets help to reinforce the learning experience. I highly recommend this book as a valuable tool for enhancing worship and learning for children.
    Marvin Zehr
    Conference Minister
    Western District Mennonite Conference

    Looking for children’s material specifically tailored for holidays and other special, out-of-the-ordinary days? If so, then Julia Bland’s latest collection is a practical resource that you’ll draw on for fresh ideas throughout the year. Like all of her other popular titles, each children’s message in Children’s Sermons For Special Days is accompanied by a two-sided activity page — one side is a coloring page for younger children, while the other has a variety of puzzles and activities that emphasize the lesson’s key points for older children. Busy pastors and teachers who have little preparation time will love these scripturally sound and ready-to-use presentations — and better yet, so will your young people!

    Lessons are included for:
    * New Year’s Day
    * Valentine’s Day
    * Palm Sunday
    * Easter Sunday
    * Mother’s Day
    * Father’s Day
    * Independence Day
    * Start of School
    * First Day of Autumn
    * Halloween
    * Thanksgiving
    * Christmas

    During nearly 50 years as a pastor’s wife, Julia E. Bland has taught church groups of all ages from children through senior adults. She has been active in United Methodist Women and served as district chairperson of Global Concerns as well as Publicity and Public Relations. Bland’s award-winning oil, watercolor, and pen and ink artwork has appeared in private and public collections. Among her many CSS titles are Lessons We Can Learn From The Animals and Praises From The Psalms.

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  • Learning From The Lizard

    $10.95

    The Bible is filled with fascinating and intriguing references to birds, animals, and insects. This wonderfully illustrated resource discusses 25 of the most significant animals in the Bible using scriptural references and scientific research. Each message is attention-getting, inspiring, and enriching. Specific lessons for an animal are accompanied by a prayer and a detailed drawing. It’s a spiritual resource you’ll refer to again and again!

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  • Open My Eyes

    $13.95

    Here are 52 unique messages for relating to children. They can be used by pastors on Sunday morning, by Sunday School teachers, or by mothers and fathers in the home.

    Each Lesson Includes:
    A statement of the purpose
    The item of material used to illustrate the story
    Possible times to use the story at home or church or special occasion
    The scriptural reference or background of the lesson

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  • We Are The Church

    $12.95

    We Are The Church offers 52 easy-to-use children’s object lessons for the entire church year. These lessons are based on New Revised Standard Version Second Lesson texts, mostly from Romans.

    Each lesson offers clear directions:
    Set in italic type, you’ll know when to “let the children answer, or give directions.”
    Easy-to-find objects: A pile of play money, for example, for lesson number 18. This tells about being ransomed from futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold. (1 Peter 1:17-21)

    The table of contents lists the scripture passages used with each lesson title. All objects are easy to relate to with children and are fun to Use. For example, you may need a cowboy hat, toy building blocks, a microphone, a mask and a stuffed animal.

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  • Childrens Sermons A To Z

    $19.95

    Anyone who has done children’s sermons will sooner or later hear from someone that “I learn more from the children’s sermon than I do from the real sermon.” And indeed, the truths of scripture are so simple that even a child can understand them. So it’s no accident that children’s sermons have become a central part of the worship service in many churches.

    Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter offer a year’s worth of object lessons that engage children and impart profound lessons for all ages. Two sermons are provided for each Sunday in Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary, one based on the Second Lesson and one based on the Gospel. The messages are structured in two parts: the “lesson” uses an object to draw out active responses from children, then the “application” connects that object to the assigned scripture reading. Each message includes a clear statement of its exegetical aim.

    Bright, innovative, perceptive, creative, grace-filled Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter are all of those and much, much more, and that is reflected beautifully in their new book Children’s Sermons A To Z.
    James W. Moore
    Pastor, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Houston, Texas

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  • Praises From The Psalms

    $10.95

    Julia Bland comes to the aid of busy pastors and teachers with more practical, easy-to-prepare children’s messages and activity pages. Based on the Psalms, the lessons call youngsters’ attention to the many blessings we enjoy every day and teach them to praise God for all he does for us. Puzzles and coloring pages keep their interest while reinforcing the message.

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  • Little Animal Sermons

    $10.95

    Because of the natural appeal of animals, they provide a means by which to capture children’s attention and teach biblical truths. With each lesson is a page for younger children to color and an activity page for older children.

    Most children love animals. And because of the natural appeal of animals, they provide an attractive means by which to capture children’s attention and teach biblical truths.

    These lessons provide an opportunity for pastors or Christian educators during Sunday morning worship, Sunday School, Vacation Church School, or any other time of interaction with young people.

    Accompanying each lesson is a page for younger children to color and an additional activity page for older children.

    “I found your manuscript appealing and interesting. We like the activities that accompany the good stories.
    Albert Frederick Mutti
    Bishop, Kansas Area
    United Methodist Church

    Lessons include:
    The Turtle: Sheltered By The Presence Of God
    The Dog, Pansy: Sheltered By God’s Word
    The Penguin: Working Together
    The Rhinoceros And The Tickbird: Working Together Though Not Alike
    The Opossum: Playing Dead To Sin
    The Squirrel: Gathering Treasures

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  • Let The Children Come

    $12.95

    The Children’s Sermon during the worship hour is one of the strongest attractions for young families in choosing a church to attend.

    Robert Lantz understands how to talk to children. He brings the meaning and message of the scripture text to their level of understanding. When members of his congregation began asking for copies of his children’s sermons so they could use them as bedtime stories for their children, he decided it was time to put them into print.

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  • Honey Bee Dance

    $10.95

    Julia Bland’s children’s messages are popular with pastors, Sunday school teachers, and parents all across the country. That’s because children love them and learn from the stories, drawings, and activity pages. Her work has been translated into Spanish and used by churches in Mexico and South America. The six lessons in this booklet, all based on Ephesians 4:32-5:2a, provide a perfect series for Vacation Bible School, a retreat, or a summer series for children. Using the busy, productive life of a honey bee as a metaphor for the life of a Christian, Bland offers charming lessons.

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  • More Childrens Sermons To Go

    $18.99

    Ever wonder if anybody remembers your children’s sermons? This idea book is for you! Each of the 52 messages features a scripted talk about God, his love, and his Word; materials list; related Bible verse; and suggestions for inexpensive take-home tokens to help youngsters better understand and recall the lesson. Great for family devotions, too.

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  • Children At Worship Congregations In Bloom

    $29.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780898693263ISBN10: 0898693268Caroline FairlessBinding: Trade PaperPublished: January 2000Publisher: Church Publishing Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • 52 Arrival Activities For Childrens Choirs

    $15.99

    A collection of reproducible activities designed for use by children’s choir directors in the pre-rehearsal time when chilren are coming into choir rehearsal. Includes paper-and-pencil activities such as music word searches, music mazes, “find the picture,” musical symbols matching games, and other similar activities.

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  • Ephphatha Open Up

    $17.95

    This series of thirteen lessons will help children learn to respect persons with disabilities and treat them with compassion. Stories, skits, games, and role-playing will teach them that God loves each person individually, no matter how different they may be from one another.

    Ephphatha! Open Up! is a series of thirteen lessons to help children accept persons with disabilities and treat them with compassion. Stories, skits, games, and role-playing enhance students’ understanding of those with physical handicaps, including blindness and hearing impairment, and those with learning disabilities.

    Each lesson can be used individually or in random order for Sunday school classes, retreats, kids’ clubs, or fellowship gatherings with intergenerational settings.

    The goal of this curriculum is to challenge young people to understand, accept, and value the special gifts given to us as children of God. Both children and adults will benefit from these presentations as they become aware that God loves each person individually, no matter how different they may be from one another.

    The lessons for this series were prepared by The Disabilities In Ministries Committee of the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, and includes the following contributors: Carol and David Black, Galveston; Rev. Sherrie Drake, Muncie; Rev. Robert Jarboe, Huntington; Dr. Ralph Karstedt, Bremen; Verna Neigigh, Bremen; Rev. Tim Powers, Morocco; Dr. Joe Smith, Kentland; and Betty Stewart (Chairperson), Plymouth.

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  • Childrens Sermons For The Revised Common Lectionary Year A

    $15.99

    “From the Publisher:” CHILDREN’S SERMONS FOR THE REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY YEAR A by Philip D. Schroeder How to use the five senses in delivering sermons. Each volume contains 52 sermons

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  • You Can Preach To The Kids Too

    $21.99

    A variety of ideas for making any sermon suitable for both children and adults.

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  • Gods Paintbrush Teachers Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $8.95

    Multicultural, Nondenominational, Nonsectarian
    Includes steps for exploring the book’s theological foundations with students from kindergarten through Grade 4 and above. Lesson plans, classroom activities, and more.

    Contributors: Renee Frank Holtz, Elizabeth McMahon Jeep, Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Rabbi Jeffrey L. Schein, Alice Weinstein.
    About God’s Paintbrush
    Through fantasy, involvement and the imagination, God’s Paintbrush invites children of all faiths and backgrounds to encounter God openly through moments in their own lives-and helps the adults who love them to be a part of that interactive encounter. This book provides a gift of images that nurture and encourage children in making meaning of their world.

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  • Godly Play : An Imaginative Approach To Religious Education

    $19.00

    1. Playing And Reality
    2. An Adult At Play
    3. Children At Play
    4. The Spoken Lesson
    5. The Unspoken Lesson
    6. The Imagination And Godly Play
    7. The Theology Of Childhood

    Additional Info
    Meaningful, lasting learning comes from childlike curiosity and play. The approach of this book is to make relgious instruction fun, spontaneous and deeply spiritual. Godly Play is a practical yet innovative approach to religious education–becoming childlike in order to teach children.

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  • 6 Presents From God

    $12.95

    Advent is a time to think about gifts. Who should receive them? How much should they cost? What do the people on our list “need” most of all? We scramble every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, trying to “take care of our gift list.”

    Here is a refreshing second look at the whole area of giving and receiving gifts. When all is said and done, it is not us but God who is the gift-giver. By his rich giving we are graced for life and for eternity. Throughout the season of Advent and Christmas, share with members of your congregation the good news of God’s enormous generosity. Look together at the “gift list ” God assembled for us once where shepherds watched and angels sang.

    These six sermons are each supplemented with simple object lessons for young children. The author focuses on God’s gifts to us of:
    Angels
    Mary
    Shepherds
    Wisemen
    The baby Jesus
    Joseph

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  • Call In The Clowns

    $12.95

    Children love stories. (So do their parents.) The Sunday morning worship hour is a perfect time to take five minutes to gather the children and share a story with them. When the youngest in the congregation understand what is being shared, all who are older will as well.
    These fifty object lessons are based on gospel texts. Many but not all are from the gospel of Luke, including familiar parables of Jesus such as the prodigal son and the good Samaritan. Each story makes use of a familiar household object, such as a paper bag, a candle, some construction paper, or a balloon, in order to make a simple teaching memorable to young learners.
    Anyone who loves children and can tell a story can share the stories in this book. It may be the pastor, a Sunday church school teacher, a gifted (or simply dedicated) lay person, or a parent of younger children. The stories can also be used effectively in the church school classroom or in the Christian home.

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  • On The Move With Jesus

    $12.95

    “On the Move with Jesus” is a book of epistle lessons come to life through the spoken word and the use of an easy-to-find object that means something to children. Wesley Runk, in the style that has made him famous and brought the gospel to many thousands of children, offers this volume of 52 object lessons from the Bible to help the pastor communicate with God’s little ones.

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  • Better Childrens Sermons

    $24.00

    The author of the popular resource, Creating Children’s Sermons, continues his efforts to communicate the message of faith to the youngest members of the church. Believing that adult faith–or lack of faith–is directly linked to childhood experiences, Bucky Dann discusses the importance of reaching children with the word of God, and including them in the church’s worship and sacraments. The lessons in this book are organized around fourteen themes that profoundly affect all human beings.

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  • Our Father Friend Of Little Children

    $7.95

    Perfect For a post-Lenten or Easter Season Series, this book of nine object lessons uses the Lord’s Prayer as its basis.

    Chapter titles include: “Our Father Who Art In Heaven.” “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread,” and “For Thine Is The Kingdom.”

    Objects used are:
    a flag
    a microphone
    a large map or globe
    a rule book for a game
    a loaf of unsliced bread
    a NO TRESPASSING sign
    a box of chocolates, potato chips and popcorn
    a newspaper
    a banner to wave

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