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How can we shape learning experiences that will empower our children to explore the Christian Faith and make it their own? How can we show them that they are valued members of the church today? This forum will be a place for us to share the joys and challenges of Christian Education. Come and join us as we share ideas and resources, ask questions, and encourage each other in this vital ministry.

Why the children’s art matters

If there is a place for experiential knowledge of the gospel, it is in the hands of a child with a paintbrush. Continue reading

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The first day of school, conversion and our old diner

It is something to be able to witness change. There are moments in our lives, like the first day of school, when change is palpable. Change comes like the smell of cold in the fall air, the rain that stops just before you and your little one open the front door to go. Continue reading

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Teaching by relationship

I was flabbergasted under the morning light spilling through the stain-glassed windows. Could I teach with a baby in my arms? Continue reading

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Coming home to the Trinity

Trinities work within our own lives. We can find them endlessly. Continue reading

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Thank you

As you prepare for the upcoming year with children, may your understanding be filled with the light of the resurrected Christ. May there be that much love in what you do: love that is given to you, and love that comes from you. Thanks to you, the lamp of your church’s commitment to children cannot be extinguished. Never stop. Continue reading

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Using the Trinity to teach a kid about love

What if we took a moment to talk about the Trinity with our children? We can learn how to love by thinking about how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit love one another? Continue reading

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5 people who can transform children’s fears about the fires in Fort McMurray

Some children will arrive at church wide-eyed this Sunday having seen pictures or having escaped the fires of Fort McMurray fires. How can you show them the peace of Christ? Mr. Roger’s mother said it well. (Mothers often do.) As a boy, when he saw scary things in the news, his mum said look for the helpers. Continue reading

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Birth pangs

While she is in labor, a woman is transferring her control over the life she has held within her, and when it emerges from the birth canal, it begins its life in the world relying on its own power. A non-violent transition of power. It is possible. Continue reading

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Five ways to let learning flow (or how not to be another brick)

It happens around this same time every year. Several million students go back to school In North America alone, there are 10s of millions of children in elementary school. From the Sunday school basement to the university physics lab, we understand ourselves through our pursuit of learning. Continue reading

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Five ways to help children respond to a tragic photograph

I pray for children who have now seen, through the accessible window of the internet, the sacrifice of one of their own . Children who look at this picture need to be able to talk about what they have seen. How can we start the discussion? Continue reading

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