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Spring Song List

Spring Song List

Hey friends!  The weather has finally warmed up around here and we are heading outside every chance we can get!  For our upcoming lessons, I've picked out a bunch of songs about God's Glory to go along with our Catechism lessons along with some of our favorites.  I thought I'd share the list with you in case you're looking for some new tunes to play in the car or to add to your song list in Children's Ministry! Shine a Light: Kids on the Move This Little Light: Amber Sky Records No One Like … [Read more...]

Teachers Change Lives (and you can help them do it!)

Teachers Change Lives (and you can help them do it!)

Last week, the kids and I headed to the park at the end of our block.  After we had been playing for a few minutes, a man strolled onto the playground with his grandson. I instantly recognized him as my 11th grade math teacher.   He remembered me too (or so he says!) and we had a nice time catching up and talking about the neighborhood and summer plans. The thing is, I don't remember too much about middle and high school (perhaps I've blocked out those dark dark days), but I do remember … [Read more...]

Storytime: Our New Naptime Devotions Book

Storytime: Our New Naptime Devotions Book

We've been doing nap time devotions with the kids for about a year and a half now.  We started with the Preschooler's Bible and have making our way through several books since then including an Awana Cubby book and the Sweet Dreams Princess Bible.  Recently, we've begun using Storytime: A 52-Week Bible Storybook for Families.   It's designed to be used as a weekly resource, but we've been reading from it every day and the kids are really enjoying it (ages 2 & 4).  I appreciate … [Read more...]

What is God? (Teaching the Catechism in a Protestant Church)

What is God? (Teaching the Catechism in a Protestant Church)

We've been working our way through the Children's Catechism (based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism) in our midweek program.  If you're dropping in for the first time,  check out the previous posts: Who Made You? What Else Did God Make?  Why Did God Make All Things? & How Can You Glorify God?  Why Should You Glorify God?  Review & Recitation Week  The Trinity (What are the three persons of God?) This week, we'll be covering Q&A #9: What is God? Q: What is … [Read more...]

Stickers Through the Bible: Review and Recommendations

Stickers Through the Bible: Review and Recommendations

This year, we started a brand new curriculum from Kidology called "Stickers Through the Bible".    Stickers Through the Bible is a revolutionary new Bible curriculum for non-readers. By placing beautiful stickers into their Bibles, kids gain a love for God’s Word while gaining an understanding of the overall Story of the Bible. Just before I discovered this hot off the press curriculum, my friend Paulette and I were lamenting that there was no "in between" Bible for kids. You go straight from … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids the Catechism: The Trinity

Teaching Kids the Catechism: The Trinity

We're heading into part two of our Children's Catechism curriculum.  It's been interesting hearing the reaction of parents and congregation members when we talk about our curriculum.  Most people relate "catechism" to the Catholic church, but as I mentioned in this post -- it was actually Protestant long before it was Catholic.   Interestingly, I ran into a blog post just this week that encouraged the use of catechism and creeds with our children because it roots them to centuries of Christian … [Read more...]