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Shepherding

City children who know crosswalks, traffic lights and concrete may have a hard time understanding the reality of shepherding. How can we bridge our distance from biblical metaphor and allow visual concepts a place amid the symbols of their hearts? Continue reading

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Children’s art matters: palm branch watercolours

Children’s paintings of palm branches teach us that we can respond to God with the resources that are near to us. Continue reading

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White chocolate ice cream and biblical interpretation

What about children hearing a bible story for the first time? What is interpretation to a child? Like adults, they use their senses. 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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Does Your Church Value Children’s Ministry?

If asked, most church congregations would agree that children’s ministry is very important…. The trouble is that some church congregations say they value children’s ministry, but don’t actually make it a priority. So how can you tell if your church really values children’s ministry? Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School in the North

Have you had an opportunity to do Children’s Ministry in a place or time that was out of your comfort zone? What did you learn? Would you do it again? Continue reading

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To all who volunteer in children’s ministry- thank you

Because of your faithful service our church is able to pass on the faith to future generations. You help us reach out to families and change lives with the gospel. You teach these young disciples that church is fun and show them that God has a sense of humor. Each week you greet the children with a smile and welcome their thoughts, ideas, and creativity. As you do this you model God’s unconditional love and acceptance. Children’s understanding of God comes largely from their experiences at church, so God’s love becomes real as the children experience your patience, compassion and understanding. Continue reading

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