1. Twenty-five Lessons Learned in Children’s Ministry at CHBC (with application questions for your ministry setting)
(from The Ground Up: Making a Great Start in Children’s Ministry and with the Praise Factory Curriculum)
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Lesson 1: Four Fundamentals from Psalm 66
Lesson 2: Parents are the primary spiritual care-givers of their children, but Children’s Ministry can help equip parents in their role as spiritual care-givers.
Lesson 3: Know your “Critters.”
Lesson 4: Children’s Ministry works best when guided by the church leaders.
Lesson 5: God has given us the job of praying, nurturing, and educating children, but it is He who brings the fruit of saving faith.
SUPPORTING PARENTS AS WE CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT CHURCH
Lesson 8: Be safe before you are sorry. Put a Child Protection Policy in place now!
Lesson 9: Practice finiteness. Start with less and do it well.
Lesson 10: Twirl with your swirls.
Lesson 11: Prepare the children to gather together for worship with the whole congregation.
Lesson 12: Pray! Pray! Pray! There are eyes that watch and minds that remember, even when there seems to be no ears to hear.
CURRICULUM AND TEACHING:
Lesson 13: Think outside of the boxed curriculum box.
Lesson 14: Two Dead Men and a Diamond
Lesson 15: The remarkable results of repetition.
Lesson 16: Think like a missionary.
Lesson 17: “Oh, I know that old story…or do I?” Fight Bible boredom in well-taught children.
Lesson 18: Change your activities from time-fillers to conduits of truth.
Lesson 19: Pray Bible-based, life-expanding ACTS prayers.
Lesson 20: Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater! Go pirating, instead!
Lesson 21: Skip the chaos! Plan your transitions between activities.
Lesson 22: Skip the chaos! Teach with a predictable schedule.
Lesson 23: The Triple-Crown of Teaching