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101 More Great Games for Kids

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This book includes 101 Bible-based games for children ages three to twelve. The book is ideal for lesson planning and children's ministry programming. It features upbeat, easy-to-use activities and is divided into four sections: activities for ages 3-5 years, grades K-3, grades 4-6, and groups of mixed-age children. There are scripture and topical indices included. Jolene Roehlkepartain is the founding editor of Children's Ministry magazine and author of twenty-three books, including Teaching Kids to Care and Share, 101 Great Games for Kids, and 101 Great Games for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers.
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13 Essential Lessons from the New Testament: 13 Lessons for Teenagers

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Bring the New Testament to life for students in a fresh way that ignites their passion for Jesus.

Jesus' ministry. Bold followers. Transformational parables. Give junior high and high school students an opportunity to explore the profound accounts of the New Testament. These 13 intentionally selected lessons
capture the magnitude of Jesus' words, the radical obedience of his followers, and other important teachings that will equip youth workers to guide students toward a faith-filled life.

All 13 lessons include...
- Brief overviews designed to help you prepare
- Primary and secondary Scripture references
- Open-ended questions for authentic discussions
- Objectives to help drive home what, why, and how
- Flexible guidelines with opportunities to go deeper

13 Essential Lessons From the New Testament provides an exciting overview that will build a strong biblical foundation for students to thrive in their relationship with Jesus.
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13 Essential Lessons from the Old Testament: 13 Lessons for Teenagers

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Bring the Old Testament to life for students in a fresh way that ignites their passion for Jesus.

Help your junior high and high school students see how the entire Bible works together to create a perfect picture of God's loving character and his plan for redemption. They'll be on the edge of their seats as their eyes are opened to truths they've yet to discover. These 13 intentionally selected lessons build anticipation for Jesus' impending arrival through surprising stories packed with valuable wisdom.

All 13 lessons include...
- Brief overviews designed to help you prepare
- Primary and secondary Scripture references
- Open-ended questions for authentic discussions
- Objectives to help drive home what, why, and how
- Flexible guidelines with opportunities to go deeper

13 Essential Lessons From the Old Testament equips you to invite students on an exciting journey that increases their desire to go deeper with Jesus.

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6 Secrets of Preteen Ministry

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For children ages 10-12, transition is the name of the game. Accompanying these not-quite-children on their spiritual journeys is a constant balancing act. 6 Secrets of Preteen Ministry will help you manage this balancing act by covering the basic principles of discipleship with preteens, including developmental milestones, the role of parents, the use of technology, and ways to be inclusive of preteens with special needs.

99 Thoughts on Leading Well: Insights for Leaders in Youth Ministry

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Good leaders are always looking for ways to become better leaders. They attend seminars, workshops, and conferences. Their bookshelves are filled with words written by successful leaders.

Put simply, they're hungry.

Get the inside scoop on leadership with 99 Thoughts on Leading Well and its healthy blend of practical training and insights on personal growth for leaders in youth ministry. Drawing on his years of experience as a staff pastor, Reza Zadeh delivers a mix of challenging, inspiring, and thought-provoking ideas to help you become a more effective leader.

Like other books in our 99 Thoughts series, Reza's book provides ideas, tips, and suggestions for leaders. When put into play, these easily consumable nuggets of wisdom can help leaders "knock it out of the park" and set them up to win. And we've actually included more than 99 thoughts-just call it a freebie from your friends!

If you're the point person in your youth ministry or organization, this book will equip you for leading others, building a healthy team, and developing into a stronger leader. And if you're a part of the team, this book will give you tools for helping your team reach the next level of success and impact.

Chapters in the book include:
  • Your inner life
  • Courage of a leader
  • Building a team
  • Time management
  • Communicating and connecting
  • And more!

Good leaders are always looking for ways to become better leaders. They attend seminars, workshops, and conferences. Their bookshelves are filled with words written by successful leaders.


Put simply, they're hungry.


Get the inside scoop on leadership with 99 Thoughts on Leading Well and its healthy blend of practical training and insights on personal growth for leaders in youth ministry. Drawing on his years of experience as a staff pastor, Reza Zadeh delivers a mix of challenging, inspiring, and thought-provoking ideas to help you become a more effective leader.

All Together Now Vol 1 - Fall 13 Sunday School Lessons When You Have Kids of All Ages In One Room

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All Together Now Sunday School is a best-selling Sunday school series by Lois Keffer. You'll find All Together Now Sunday school lessons available in four volumes--one for each season of the year starting with fall. Through these kids' Sunday school lessons, your children's ministry will experience life-changing adventures for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. Imagine the impact these 13 interactive Sunday school lessons will have on the children of your church.

Through All Together Now Sunday School, you'll discover interactive Sunday school lessons filled with creative ideas for mixed-age classes ages 4 to 12. All Together Now Sunday school lessons work great for small churches, larger churches with multi-age classes, midweek programming, and anytime you want to teach meaningful Bible lessons to children of different ages in the same class. With these kid's bible lessons you will be ready no matter who shows up.

All Together Now Volume 1: Fall brings the book of Exodus to life in a way that engages children of all ages--even when they're all in the same room. These 13 interactive lessons will teach them unforgettable lessons such as God always helps us, God lights up our lives and saves us, and many more!

The All Together Series offers four volumes:
  • All Together Now Volume 1: Fall (9780764478031)
  • All Together Now Volume 2: Winter (9780764482311)
  • All Together Now Volume 3: Spring (9780764482342)
  • All Together Now Volume 4: Summer (9780764482373)
  • All Together Now Vol 2 - Winter: 13 Sunday School Lessons When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Room

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    Think your kids have heard all the stories about Jesus...his birth, his early ministry of healing and teaching, and his dynamic miracles? Think again! Walk with Jesus like never before with the brilliant lessons in All Together Now, Volume 2.

    Whether the children in your combined class are age 4, 12, or anything in between, these 13 interactive lessons for Winter will help kids experience the wonder and adventure of the Bible. They'll grow closer to Jesus as they learn amazing lessons such as:
    Jesus' love can change anyone.
    Jesus breaks down walls between people.
    Those who seek God will find him.
    ...and many more.

    With step-by-step instructions, it's easy to lead your children on an exciting journey with Jesus. They'll love him more than ever!

    The All Together Series offers four volumes:
    - All Together Now Volume 1: Fall(9780764478031)
    -All Together Now Volume 2: Winter(9780764482311)
    - All Together Now Volume 3: Spring(9780764482342)
    - All Together Now Volume 4: Summer(9780764482373)

    All Together Now Vol 3 - Spring: 13 Sunday School Lessons When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Room

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    Take your kids of all ages on a personal journey with Jesus! They ll be fascinated by these remarkable lessons on Jesus' last week on earth, his resurrection and ascension, and his followers' miraculous adventures in Acts. Kids will grow closer to God and learn invaluable truths with All Together Now, Volume 3.

    Whether the children in your combined class are age 4, 12, or anything in between, these 13 interactive lessons for Spring will help kids experience the wonder and adventure of the Bible. They'll learn unforgettable lessons such as:

    No matter what happens, God's timing is perfect.
    Praying can help us stand strong.
    Jesus shows us the right path.
    ...and many more.

    With step-by-step instructions, it s easy to lead your children on a journey through the Gospel of John and Acts. Their lives will never be the same!

    All Together Now Vol 4 - Summer 13 Sunday School Lessons When You Have Kids of All Ages In One Room

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    All Together Now Sunday School is a best-selling Sunday school series by Lois Keffer. You'll find All Together Now Sunday school lessons available in four volumes--one for each season of the year starting with fall. Through these kids' Sunday school lessons, your children's ministry will experience life-changing adventures for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. Imagine the impact these 13 interactive Sunday school lessons will have on the children of your church.

    Through All Together Now Sunday School, you'll discover interactive Sunday school lessons filled with creative ideas for mixed-age classes ages 4 to 12. All Together Now Sunday school lessons work great for small churches, larger churches with multi-age classes, midweek programming, and anytime you want to teach meaningful Bible lessons to children of different ages in the same class. With these kid's bible lessons you will be ready no matter who shows up.

    All Together Now Volume 4: Summer offers 13 interactive lessons that give your kids up-close-and-personal experiences to learn more about their Creator. These lessons will help kids really understand just who God is, what he does, and why he should matter in their lives.

    The All Together Series offers four volumes:

  • All Together Now Volume 1: Fall (9780764478031)
  • All Together Now Volume 2: Winter (9780764482311)
  • All Together Now Volume 3: Spring (9780764482342)
  • All Together Now Volume 4: Summer (9780764482373)
  • All-In-One Sunday School Volume 1: When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Classroom

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    The perfect programming resource for churches to teach meaningful Bible lessons to kids of all ages in one weekly class!

    All-in-One is a best-selling Sunday school lesson series that children love--and you will, too! Each volume offers 13 fun Bible lessons that help kids grow closer to Jesus. Just gather a few common, inexpensive items, photocopy the handouts, and you're ready to teach creative Bible lessons your kids will love! These lessons are specially designed for children's ministries with mixed-age classes for ages 4 through 12. Teachers and volunteers will love that these Sunday school lessons offer easy-prep and lasting impact!

    Each Sunday school lesson comes complete with:

    - Active-learning experiences: Catch kids' interest and teaches them lessons they'll remember
    - Interactive Bible stories: Helps even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture
    - Life applications: Encourages children to use what they've learned
    - Take-home handouts: Make it easy for children to share what they've learned with their family
    - And more: Tips to help you better understand kids

    BONUS: When you use All-in-One Sunday School: Volume 1, you'll also discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team, learn what to expect from different age groups, and be able to give young children the extra attention they crave, while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn.

    The All-in-One Sunday School Series offers four volumes, one for each season of the year beginning with fall:

    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 1: Fall (9780764449444)
    - All-in-One Sunday School Volume 2: Winter (9780764449451)
    - All-in-One Sunday School Volume 3: Spring (9780764449468)
    - All-in-One Sunday School Volume 4: Summer(9780764449475)

    All-In-One Sunday School Volume 2: When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Classroom

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    Discover 13 fun, Bible-based programs full of creative ideas for classes with kids ages 4 to 12. You'll save time and money--just gather a few common, inexpensive items, photocopy the handouts, and you're ready to teach creative Bible lessons your kids will love.

    Each Sunday school lesson comes complete with:

    - Active-learning experiences: Catch kids' interest and teaches them lessons they'll remember
    - Interactive Bible stories: Helps even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture
    - Life applications: Encourages children to use what they've learned
    - Take-home handouts: Make it easy for children to share what they've learned with their family
    - And more: Tips to help you better understand kids

    BONUS: You'll also discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team...learn what to expect from different age groups...and be able to give young children the extra attention they crave while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn.

    Use All-in-One Sunday School: Volume 2 any time you want to teach meaningful Bible lessons to kids of different ages--in the same class. You'll be ready no matter who shows up!

    The All-in-One Sunday School Series offers four volumes, one for each season of the year beginning with fall:

    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 1: Fall (9780764449444)
    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 2: Winter (9780764449451)
    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 3: Spring
    (9780764449468)
    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 4: Summer
    (9780764449475)

    All-In-One Sunday School Volume 3: When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Classroom

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    Discover 13 fun, Bible-based programs full of creative ideas for classes with kids ages 4 to 12. You'll save time and money--just gather a few common, inexpensive items, photocopy the handouts, and you're ready to teach creative Bible lessons your kids will love.

    Each Sunday school lesson comes complete with:

    - Active-learning experiences: Catch kids' interest and teaches them lessons they'll remember
    - Interactive Bible stories: Helps even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture
    - Life applications: Encourages children to use what they've learned
    - Take-home handouts: Make it easy for children to share what they've learned with their family
    - And more: Tips to help you better understand kids

    BONUS: You'll also discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team...learn what to expect from different age groups...and be able to give young children the extra attention they crave while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn.

    The All-in-One Sunday School Series: Volume 3 offers four volumes, one for each season of the year beginning with fall:

    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 1: Fall(9780764449444)
    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 2: Winter (9780764449451)
    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 3: Spring (9780764449468)
    -All-in-One Sunday School Volume 4: Summer
    (9780764449475)

    All-In-One Sunday School Volume 4: When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Classroom

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    The perfect programming resource for churches to teach meaningful Bible lessons to kids of all ages in one weekly class!

    All-in-One is a best-selling Sunday school lesson series that children love--and you will, too! Each volume offers 13 fun Bible lessons that help kids grow closer to Jesus. All-in-One Sunday school lessons are packed with original and creative ideas specially designed for children's ministries with mixed-age classes for ages 4 through 12. Teachers and volunteers love that these Sunday school lessons offer easy-prep and lasting impact.

    All-in-One Sunday School Volume 4 contains lessons that are seasonally tied to Summer. Each Sunday school lesson comes complete with:

  • Active-learning experiences: Catch kids' interest and teaches them lessons they'll remember
  • Interactive Bible stories: Helps even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture
  • Life applications: Encourages children to use what they've learned
  • Take-home handouts: Make it easy for children to share what they've learned with their family
  • And more: Tips to help you better understand kids
  • BONUS: You'll also discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team...learn what to expect from different age groups...and be able to give young children the extra attention they crave while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn.

    The All-in-One Sunday School Series offers four volumes, one for each season of the year beginning with fall:

  • All-in-One Sunday School Volume 1: Fall (9780764449444)
  • All-in-One Sunday School Volume 2: Winter (9780764449451)
  • All-in-One Sunday School Volume 3: Spring (9780764449468)
  • All-in-One Sunday School Volume 4: Summer (9780764449475)
  • Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church

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    Based on the National Study of Youth and Religion--the same invaluable data as its predecessor, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers--Kenda Creasy Dean's compelling new book, Almost Christian, investigates why American teenagers are at once so positive about Christianity and at the same time so apathetic about genuine religious practice.

    In Soul Searching, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton found that American teenagers have embraced a "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism"--a hodgepodge of banal, self-serving, feel-good beliefs that bears little resemblance to traditional Christianity. But far from faulting teens, Dean places the blame for this theological watering down squarely on the churches themselves. Instead of proclaiming a God who calls believers to lives of love, service and sacrifice, churches offer instead a bargain religion, easy to use, easy to forget, offering little and demanding less. But what is to be done? In order to produce ardent young Christians, Dean argues, churches must rediscover their sense of mission and model an understanding of being Christian as not something you do for yourself, but something that calls you to share God's love, in word and deed, with others. Dean found that the most committed young Christians shared four important traits: they could tell a personal and powerful story about God; they belonged to a significant faith community; they exhibited a sense of vocation; and they possessed a profound sense of hope. Based on these findings, Dean proposes an approach to Christian education that places the idea of mission at its core and offers a wealth of concrete suggestions for inspiring teens to live more authentically engaged Christian lives.

    Persuasively and accessibly written, Almost Christian is a wake up call no one concerned about the future of Christianity in America can afford to ignore.

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    Amazing Science Devotions for Children's Ministry

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    Science lessons used to reveal the wonders of God. Use everyday observations like popping corn and rainbows to connect kids with God's wonderful world. These lessons can be used anywhere -- children's sermons, Sunday school, midweek programs, clubs -- to give kids' faith a boost and help them learn about God!

    Bible Black Belts: Scripture with a Kick

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    Recent surveys reveal that few adults have a proficient knowledge of the Bible. This curriculum helps familiarize children with the Bible, giving them a solid biblical foundation for a lifetime of faith.

    • Offers up to nine months of material, ideal for using during a school year
    • Each month features a different color belt that focuses on one main passage of Scripture:
      • how to use the Bible and the Torah
      • Explore more of the Old Testament and how to find Scripture
      • New Testament books
      • The Ten Commandments
      • The Lord's Prayer
      • The 23rd Psalm
      • The Beatitudes
      • The Parables
    • Includes "Words of Celebration" (Psalms), "Words of Comfort," "Words of Wisdom" (Proverbs), and "Words of Jesus" throughout the curriculum
    • Every passage of Scripture features its own unique activity including games, reflection, movement, and rhythm
    • Ideal for use as part of a regular Sunday school class, Wednesday evening, choir, spring break, or summer program
    • For ages 5-12
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    Bible Puzzles for a Year

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    Designed for older elementary children (ages 9-11) with basic reading and/or Bible skills, this resource contains reproducible pages of puzzles, hidden messages to decode, word searches, and crosswords. These activities help teach Bibles verses, Bible skills, and Bible messages. It can also be used as arrival activities for Sunday school and other church classroom settings. Also included are bonus puzzles designed especially for Lent, Easter, Advent, and Christmas.
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    Building a Heart of Faith: Talking about God and Jesus with Kids

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    Brain research tells us that a child who has never known love, cannot love. Likewise, faith cannot be taught, it has to be "caught." In order for a child to have faith, he or she must see that faith modeled. Modeling faith includes both words and actions. Children must hear faith stories and see how faith impacts their lives. Children must see faith in action.

    This book by Marjorie Suchocki provides teachers and parents with the appropriate words to talk about God and about Jesus in language that the children (and adults) can easily understand:
    - God is the Creator.
    - God is with us in good times and bad times.
    - God's presence is spiritual and we see God though the effects that God has on the world.
    - God transforms us and because of this transformation, we can be agents of transformation in others.
    - God wants us to be in relationship and we do this through prayer.
    - Through the Bible we discover who God is and how God wants us to live.
    - We see God through Jesus.

    Read a review of this product.

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    Building Your Volunteer Team: A 30-Day Change Project for Youth Ministry

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    Do you find yourself again and again wondering what it would take to get some new volunteers onboard for your ministry? And yet does it seem that you are never able to focus your energy on recruitment? Maybe you find yourself saying things like: "It's just easier for me to do it myself." At one level, of course, this is true. Almost always, it is easier to "do it ourselves." We avoid the hassle of having to coordinate and communicate. We avoid having to follow up with people who drop the ball. Youth leaders Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman have heard dozens of reasons why leaders choose not to build a solid volunteer team. But faithful ministry is not a do-it-yourself project. It's more than just recruiting--it involves changing the culture of your ministry so that volunteers want to become involved.That's why they have developed this 30-day change approach. In these pages you will find the step-by-step support you need to actually make one of the most important changes you want to see in your ministry. DeVries and Stratman are so commited to the ideas that they offer the following guarantee: If you work this 30-day process for one to two hours a day, six days a week, for 30 days, and it does not create significant change in your ministry, Ministry Architects will gladly refund the cost of this book and offer a credit of $20 toward any downloadable resource in their online store at ymarchitects.com. You have so little to risk and everything to gain. It's time to put together that team you've been longing for!
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    Character by God's Design: Volume 1: 13 Lessons on Diligence, Faithfulness and Gratitude

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    This lesson book and companion DVD contains 13 Sunday school lessons for kids of all ages in one room. Recommended for ages 4-12.

    Equip kids with the character qualities they need to each become the person God created them to be.

    Character by God's Design: Volume 1 is full of exciting, hands-on Bible lessons that explore the three character qualities of diligence, faithfulness, and gratitude. Kids will explore each character quality in memorable lessons that are rooted in Scripture and reinforce God's foundational plan for a fruitful Christian life.

    Character by God's Design: Volume 1 introduces kids of all ages to:
    - Diligence--Focusing on the work God has given me
    - Faithfulness--Staying true to God and his purpose for me
    - Gratitude--Expressing thanks no matter how I feel

    This lesson book is volume 1 of 4 total volumes:
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 2(9781470742171)
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 3(9781470744809)
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 4(9781470744816)

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    Character by God's Design: Volume 2 13 Lessons on Respect, Stewardship and Perseverance

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    This lesson book and companion DVD contains 13 Sunday school lessons for kids of all ages in one room. Recommended for ages 4-12.

    Equip kids with the character qualities they need to each become the person God created them to be.

    Character by God's Design: Volume 2 is full of exciting, hands-on Bible lessons that explore the three character qualities of diligence, faithfulness, and gratitude. Kids will explore each character quality in memorable lessons that are rooted in Scripture and reinforce God's foundational plan for a fruitful Christian life.

    Character by God's Design: Volume 2 introduces kids of all ages to:
    - Trust--Firm and confident belief
    - Honesty--Telling the truth
    - Obedience--Doing what I'm told to do

    This lesson book is volume 2 of 4 total volumes:
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 1 (9781470742140)
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 3(9781470744809)
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 4 (9781470744816)

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    Children's Ministry Volunteer Handbook: Equipping You to Serve

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    Equipping Children's Ministry Volunteers

    Whether you are part of your church's children's ministry, or thinking about serving in children's ministry, the Children's Ministry Volunteer Handbook is for you!

    Too often, people view children's ministry as a place to drop off the kids so the adults can listen to the sermon, uninterrupted. They fail to see the power and potential of children's ministry.

    In Matthew 19:13-14, Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." While we may see the naivete of children as a detriment, Jesus sees it as a strength--there is beauty in the simplicity of the gospel. Investing in children's ministry is a worthwhile and crucial part of the church.

    This practical handbook features insights from six authors, all experts in the field of children's ministry, with over 100 years of combined experience. They will help guide you through the challenges and joys of children's ministry--and how it is vital to the Kingdom of God.

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    Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher

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    25 kid-tested lessons in drawing and painting--perfect for children ages 5 to 10

    Encourage and empower kids to make art! The 25 art lessons in this book present step-by-step drawing instructions paired with a range of painting techniques and styles for endless creative exploration. Designed by an elementary art teacher, each creative exploration offers tips on using the best art materials (that won't break the bank), shares art-making techniques that add variety and ease to the projects, and provides insights on engaging kids in the process. The lessons include:
    - Beginner projects. Discover easy ways to get started making art. Through flexible instructions, you'll create big and bold paintings.
    - Art lessons inspired by the masters. With projects based on celebrated painters like Van Gogh and Monet to contemporary artists like James Rizzi and Jackson Pollock, you'll explore a range of painting techniques and styles.
    - Paintings inspired by nature. Draw and paint familiar and imagined landscapes and animals as a fun way to engage with art.

    More than just a simple how-to draw and paint book, Draw, Paint, Sparkle is an invitation for kids to unleash their creativity through color and paint.

    Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry

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    Teens face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? How do you help? What if you make things worse?
    This rapid-response handbook gives you and your youth group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends.
    You will be prepared to respond with 12 chapters focused on twelve emergencies that the teens you care for may encounter
    Topics include:
    Grief
    Depression
    Suicide
    Addictions
    Divorce
    Abuse
    Crisis Pregnancy
    Academic Problems
    Family Conflict
    Stress and Anxiety
    Destructive Behavior
    Gender Identity and Sexual Choices

    Each chapter includes:
    Real Life Narrative - Learn from someone who has been there
    Care and Counseling Tips - Practical ideas to personally reach out in love
    Tips for your entire youth group - Great ways your group can offer support
    What to say and what not to say - Positive encouragement to help the hurting and advice on what not to say
    You'll also find Scripture connections, guidelines for referring your friend to a professional counselor, additional resources, and ways your group can stand by your friend in need.

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    Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs

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    A guide to children's ministry that serves families with special needs

    Jesus set a high standard when He said "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." The call is not limited to children who will sit quietly at His feet and listen, who color between the lines, who raise their hands and wait to be called upon, and who work at grade level. Children's ministries are responsible to be ready to bring children with disabilities to Jesus' feet too. Every Child Welcome is the guide for leaders and volunteers to assist in purposeful planning and skill development for a ministry inclusive of children with unique needs.

    Experienced children's ministry leaders, and parents of special-needs children themselves, the authors are superbly equipped to offer a thoughtful, thorough approach to creating a positive environment for children--one where all children will be able to digest the important concepts being taught. For leaders and volunteers, Every Child Welcome will provide the knowledge and tools to

    - create a welcoming environment before kids arrive
    - help children learn more effectively by connecting new information to what they already know
    - reinforce the main idea of a lesson, building background knowledge and reviewing important concepts
    - supplement instruction with hands-on activities to increase attention and participation
    - reinforce and wrap up an activity effectively

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    Faithful Celebrations: Making Time for God in Autumn

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    Many of our experiences in life happen when several generations are together--at church, at home, in our communities. Holidays and family events are times for celebration, learning, rituals, food, and fun. For each edition of Faithful Celebrations, you will discover plenty of activities to learn more about the season, holiday, or special day for church settings, at home, camp, or anywhere in between. This abundance of ideas allows you to create meaningful celebrations within a faith context throughout the year. Each event to be celebrated includes key ideas, a cluster of activities to experience the key ideas, materials needed, full instructions for implementation, background history and information, music, art, recipes, and prayer resources to use in a small, intimate or large multi-generational group. Making Time for God in Autumn includes Back to School, Labor Day, St. Francis International Day of Peace, Halloween, All Saints, and Thanksgiving.
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    Giant Book of Bible Fingerplays for Preschoolers

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    The little ones in your ministry will love every one of the 101 Bible fingerplays in The Giant Book of Bible Fingerplays for Preschoolers by Amy Houts. The book covers the New and Old Testaments with Bible topics such as The Good Samaritan, Jesus' Great Acts of Love, The Prodigal Son, Baby Moses, Joseph's Coat, and many, many more. Through these active and engaging preschool Bible lessons, you can help make God's Word stick in children's minds and hearts.

    Includes:
    - More than 100 engaging, fun fingerplays to reach ages 2-5
    - Exciting New and Old Testament Bible passages that introduce kids to the amazing people and events in the Bible
    - Easy-to-use instructions and simple words and motions preschoolers can do.

    What better way for young children to learn about the Bible? Imagine storytime with listening, speaking, and action. These Sunday school lessons are whole lot of fun!

    Godbearing Life: The Art of the Soul

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    In The Godbearing Life, the authors offer a lively spiritual primer and practical guide for those who pastor young people. Dean and Foster rechart a course for youth ministry through the classical spiritual disciplines of the church. The book identifies families, congregations, and mentor relationships as the "holy ground" where young people are most likely to say "Yes!" to God.
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    High School Talksheets Psalms and Proverbs-Updated!: 50 Creative Discussions for High School Youth Groups (Updated)

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    Teenagers learn more by conversing among themselves than by somebody talking at them. These updated TalkSheets--based on the wisdom of Kings David and Solomon--cover topics of perennial relevance and high interest to today�s teens.
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    High School Talksheets-Updated!: 50 Creative Discussions for High School Youth Groups (Updated)

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    These easy-to-use, photocopyable questions can get high school-aged youth talking about the real world. "TalkSheets" now are radically updated to stimulate high schools students toward in-depth discussions on real issues from drinking to social justice.
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    High School Talksheets: Epic Old Testament Stories: 52 Ready-To-Use Discussions

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    In just four short years, high school students develop friendships and habits that affect them for the rest of their lives. They need to be inspired through strong role models who embody Christian values. Where better to look for these influences than in the godly heroes of the Bible? The Talksheets series returns with another year of thought-provoking stories from the Old Testament to discuss with your youth group or bible studies. David Lynn shares discussion topics and questions written specifically with high school students in mind, promoting meaningful and thought-provoking conversations. The stories in these pages highlight pure moral principles and practices for teenagers to learn about and emulate. Each of the 52 epic bible stories is easy to use and fit to your lesson plan, including hints and tips to facilitate conversation. These lessons also include optional activities, giving teenagers to actively participate and have fun while they learn.

    Hot Seat: In the Moment Discussions, Games and Activities to Get Your Teenagers Talking

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    Jesus-Centered Life: The Life You Didn't Think Possible, with the Jesus You Never Knew

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    The Jesus-Centered Life: The Life You Didn't Think Was Possible, With the Jesus You Never Knew
    Rick Lawrence

    You know Jesus, think he's a nice guy, and you never forget his birthday.

    But the truth is...you want more than that. You're bored. Exhausted. Tired of the grind.

    You're done with hearing about Jesus in sermons. Reading about Jesus in devotions. You want to encounter Jesus--and know him for who he really is. You want to experience Jesus' love, not just admire him. To become a follower, not just a fan.

    The Jesus-Centered Life...
    - Invites you into wonder as you explore the magnetic force of the real Jesus
    - Frees you from a "trying harder to get better" lifestyle, so you can follow Jesus instead
    - Walks you through one-of-a-kind practices that lead you into actual encounters with Jesus

    Packed with easy, natural, everyday life practices that transform how you see Jesus, The Jesus-Centered Life is the perfect companion to Group's new Jesus-Centered Bible.

    Written by Rick Lawrence, the driving force behind the Jesus-Centered Bible, this book helps you chart a clear, fulfilling path straight to the Jesus who loves you.

    The Jesus-Centered Life is the perfect antidote for a ho-hum connection to Jesus--a fresh invitation for you to make Jesus the center of your life.

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    Junior High and Middle School Talksheets Psalms and Proverbs-Updated!: 50 Creative Discussions for Junior High Youth Groups (Updated)

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    These updated discussion starters based on the wisdom books of the Old Testament can stand alone or lead into a full-blown Bible study with help from the leaders� accompanying instructions. Includes Bible references, Internet resources, and other suggested further activities.
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    Junior High and Middle School Talksheets-Updated!: 50 Creative Discussions for Junior High Youth Groups (Updated)

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    Get Your Students Talking About the Bible And God. And themselves, their beliefs, their questions, their lives. About the things that matter to them.Do it conveniently and effectively with Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated!, part of the best-selling discussion-starting TalkSheets series from Youth Specialties, now updated for new-millennium students. Here are 50 creative discussions that focus on relevant, real-life topics: Media Influences--TV, Music, AdvertisingSubstance Abuse & Peer PressureParentsSelf-Image & Physical AppearanceJesusFriendshipsPrayer & WorshipTrusting God & Dealing with Doubt. . . and 40 more subjects of perennial interest to teenagers.TalkSheets are one-page reproducible handouts with provocative questions in a compelling design that will get churched and unchurched kids alike talking and thinking about the Bible--and how its principles affect their daily lives.Use TalkSheets to launch your own lesson--or use them as stand-alone Bible studies. Each TalkSheet comes with detailed information and suggestions for discussion leaders: Bible references galore, Internet resources, further group exploration, and activities to pursue during and after the meeting.Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated! is the perfect discussion-starting resource for youth meetings, small groups and cell groups, Sunday school, and camps and retreats.More than a quarter million copies sold in this series!

    Kids Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit

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    The Kids' Travel Guide series takes children from kindergarten through 5th grade on life-impacting explorations that engage them with activities, stories, prayer, and much more. Each of the seven themed Kids' Travel Guides includes 13 imaginative, interactive Bible lessons. Lead your Sunday school or midweek program on a travel adventure packed with fun activities, creative options, and take-home pages that kids tuck into their very own travel journals.

    Lead your children's church, Sunday school or midweek program on a 13-week Scripture-based exploration of the Fruit of the Spirit in Kids' Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit. Children will learn about expressing God's love to others through caring actions and healthy attitude, with the help of God's Spirit. This travel expedition incorporates prayer, teaching activities, illustrative stories, and time for personal application.

    Additional Features include:

  • Tour Guide Tips: Ideas teachers can use to adapt the lesson for different ages.
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  • Fun Facts: Jokes and interesting tidbits related to the lesson.
  • Reproducible Handouts: Games, and journal "souvenirs".
  • Kids' Travel Guide Series includes:
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Beatitudes (9781470704230)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Lord's Prayer (9780764425240)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments (9780764422249)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Parables (9780764470134)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 23rd Psalm (9780764440052)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit (9780764423901)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Armor of God (9780764426957)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Beatitudes

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    The Kids' Travel Guide Series takes children from kindergarten through 5th grade on life-impacting explorations that engage them with activities, stories, prayer, and much more. Each of the seven themed Kids' Travel Guides includes 13 imaginative, interactive Bible lessons. Lead your Sunday school or midweek program on a travel adventure packed with fun activities, creative options, and take-home pages that kids tuck into their very own travel journals.

    Jesus left no doubt that being a Christian can be hard, but because of God's promises each of us can experience his blessings. In the 13 Sunday school lessons in Kid's Travel Guide to the Beatitudes kids discover a wealth of wisdom about how to live a life full of blessings--even when things get tough. And they'll learn firsthand about all the wonderful ways God shows his love in their lives, no matter the circumstances.

    Additional Features include:

  • Tour Guide Tips: Ideas teachers can use to adapt the lesson for different ages.
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  • Reproducible Handouts: Games, and journal "souvenirs".
  • Kids' Travel Guide Series includes:
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Beatitudes (9781470704230)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Lord's Prayer (9780764425240)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments (9780764422249)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Parables (9780764470134)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 23rd Psalm (9780764440052)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit (9780764423901)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Armor of God (9780764426957)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Lord's Prayer

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    The Kids' Travel Guide series takes children from kindergarten through 5th grade on life-impacting explorations that engage them with activities, stories, prayer, and much more. Each of the seven themed Kids' Travel Guides includes 13 imaginative, interactive Bible lessons. Lead your Sunday school or midweek program on a travel adventure packed with fun activities, creative options, and take-home pages that kids tuck into their very own travel journals.

    Kids' Travel Guide to the Lord's Prayer takes kids on journeys filled with stories, activities, ideas, and fun as they travel through the power of prayer. In 13 lessons, you'll use Jesus' guide to prayer to show children how God relates to them, and how they can relate to God!

    Additional Features include:

  • Tour Guide Tips: Ideas teachers can use to adapt the lesson for different ages.
  • Items to Pack: Supplies and props for the journey.
  • Scenic Routes: to give you more creative options for kids.
  • Fun Facts: Jokes and interesting tidbits related to the lesson.
  • Reproducible Handouts: Games, and journal "souvenirs".
  • Kids' Travel Guide Series includes:
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Beatitudes (9781470704230)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Lord's Prayer (9780764425240)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments (9780764422249)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Parables (9780764470134)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 23rd Psalm (9780764440052)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit (9780764423901)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Armor of God (9780764426957)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Ten Commandments: Thirteen Lessons on Right and Wrong

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    The Kids' Travel Guide series takes children from kindergarten through 5th grade on life-impacting explorations that engage them with activities, stories, prayer, and much more. Each of the seven themed Kids' Travel Guides includes 13 imaginative, interactive Bible lessons. Lead your Sunday school or midweek program on a travel adventure packed with fun activities, creative options, and take-home pages that kids tuck into their very own travel journals.

    Kids' Travel Guide to the Ten Commandments contains 13 lessons on right and wrong for children. Take your explorers on an exciting journey filled with stories, fun, prayer and adventure. Along the way, they'll learn that God gives us laws because he loves us. The last lesson shows children how all the Ten Commandments lead them to the cross, and helps explain salvation to young minds.

    Additional Features include:

  • Tour Guide Tips: Ideas teachers can use to adapt the lesson for different ages.
  • Items to Pack: Supplies and props for the journey.
  • Scenic Routes: to give you more creative options for kids.
  • Fun Facts: Jokes and interesting tidbits related to the lesson.
  • Reproducible Handouts: Games, and journal "souvenirs".
  • Kids' Travel Guide Series includes:
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Beatitudes (9781470704230)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Lord's Prayer (9780764425240)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments (9780764422249)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Parables (9780764470134)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 23rd Psalm (9780764440052)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit (9780764423901)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Armor of God (9780764426957)
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    Learning to Study the Bible Leader Guide

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    Learning to Study the Bible guides your tween students through eight weeks of Bible discovery. They'll explore the wonders of biblical geography and archaeology. They'll compare and contrast biblical genres. They'll learn the history of biblical interpretation, and discover that they are Bible interpreters too! Students will become familiar with Bible dictionaries, commentaries, concordances, maps, and more. Best of all, they'll practice sharing their Bible knowledge with others each week.

    Session Outline and Learning Goals:

    1. Who? Author and Audience
    2. Spark curiosity about the authors and original audiences of the Bible
    3. Introduce and use Bible dictionaries and commentaries
    4. Sharpen deductive reasoning skills in biblical interpretation
    5. What? Genre
    6. Introduce and explore biblical genres
    7. Learn to use Bible commentaries and apps to identify possible genres of texts
    8. Explore the significance of genre for biblical interpretation
    9. When? Context
    10. Investigate the connection between context and meaning
    11. Spark curiosity about biblical and modern cultural contexts
    12. Use Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and handbooks to research biblical context
    13. Where? Geography
    14. Spark curiosity about the biblical landscape
    15. Prompt reflection on the relationship between land and daily life
    16. Use biblical maps and archaeological research to explore biblical geography
    17. Why? Interpretation
    18. Create awareness of interpretive lenses and layers
    19. Spark curiosity about our own and others' interpretive lenses
    20. Use a concordance and various translations to compare meanings
    21. How? Read Closely
    22. Cultivate appreciation for the way our ancestors preserved the biblical text
    23. Practice reading carefully and paying attention
    24. Discover the four meanings of Scripture and practice interpreting them
    25. How? Reread
    26. Create awareness of our own role in making meaning
    27. Prompt reflection on the nature of Scripture as the "living word of God"
    28. Practice the ancient tradition of divine reading
    29. How? Read Together
    30. Create awareness of the diversity of voices within the canon
    31. Inspire students to enter into the centuries-long biblical conversation
    32. Practice reading the Bible inter-canonically

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    Learning to Study the Bible Student Journal

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    The Learning to Study the Bible Student Journal explains the basics of biblical criticism in a fun, age-appropriate way, and allows tweens to practice their Bible study skills through individual activities and reflection. They'll explore the wonders of biblical geography and archaeology. They'll compare and contrast biblical genres. They'll learn the history of biblical interpretation, and discover that they are Bible interpreters too! The journal can be used in a group or family setting, or individually.

    Session Outline and Learning Goals:

    1. Who? Author and Audience
    2. Spark curiosity about the authors and original audiences of the Bible
    3. Introduce and use Bible dictionaries and commentaries
    4. Sharpen deductive reasoning skills in biblical interpretation
    5. What? Genre
    6. Introduce and explore biblical genres
    7. Learn to use Bible commentaries and apps to identify possible genres of texts
    8. Explore the significance of genre for biblical interpretation
    9. When? Context
    10. Investigate the connection between context and meaning
    11. Spark curiosity about biblical and modern cultural contexts
    12. Use Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and handbooks to research biblical context
    13. Where? Geography
    14. Spark curiosity about the biblical landscape
    15. Prompt reflection on the relationship between land and daily life
    16. Use biblical maps and archaeological research to explore biblical geography
    17. Why? Interpretation
    18. Create awareness of interpretive lenses and layers
    19. Spark curiosity about our own and others' interpretive lenses
    20. Use a concordance and various translations to compare meanings
    21. How? Read Closely
    22. Cultivate appreciation for the way our ancestors preserved the biblical text
    23. Practice reading carefully and paying attention
    24. Discover the four meanings of Scripture and practice interpreting them
    25. How? Reread
    26. Create awareness of our own role in making meaning
    27. Prompt reflection on the nature of Scripture as the "living word of God"
    28. Practice the ancient tradition of divine reading
    29. How? Read Together
    30. Create awareness of the diversity of voices within the canon
    31. Inspire students to enter into the centuries-long biblical conversation
    32. Practice reading the Bible inter-canonically
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    Makerific Wows!: 54 Surprising Bible Crafts (for Ages 3-7)

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    Lots of kids love crafts--and everyone loves toys and games! Supplement your Bible lessons with these Bible-related 3-D crafts pulled from the popular Dig In Sunday school curriculum. Your 3- to 7-year olds will love making these functional toys and fun projects that focus on the life of Jesus.

    Here are just a few of the 54 clever ideas included in this book:

    - a healing care package to learn that Jesus heals us
    - teddy bears to show that Jesus-followers care for others
    - a piggy bank to remind kids of the prodigal son and that Jesus loves us no matter what
    - a bandage ball to demonstrate that Jesus understands suffering

    These crafts use simple supplies you can find at your local Walmart...or in your supply closet...or even in your trash! The Scripture and topical indexes make it easy to find a craft that goes with your Bible lesson.

    Even your non-artistic kids will have a blast making these fun crafts--and then taking them home to put them to use! No more crafts left behind in the classroom or discarded on the floor of the car. No more 2-dimensional art for parents to clutter their fridge. Get kids making things they'll want to keep!

    This book includes reproducible pages.

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    Makerific Wows!: 54 Surprising Bible Crafts (for Ages 8-12)

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    Lots of kids love crafts--and everyone loves toys and games! Supplement your Bible lessons with these Bible-related 3-D crafts pulled from the popular Dig In Sunday school curriculum. Your 8- to 12-year olds will love making these functional toys and fun projects that focus on the life of Jesus.

    Here are just a few of the 54 clever craft ideas included in this book:

    - a balloon-powered car that teaches about Jesus' power
    - a change jar to remind kids that Jesus changes us
    - a Velcro catch game that reminds kids that Jesus sticks with us
    - a bird feeder reminding kids of Jesus' care for them
    - a maze kids can roll a ball through, reminding them that Jesus shows us the right way

    These crafts use simple supplies you can find at your local Walmart...or in your supply closet...or even in your trash! The Scripture and topical indexes make it easy to find a craft that goes with your Bible lesson.

    Even your non-artistic kids will have a blast making these fun crafts--and then taking them home to put them to use! No more crafts left behind in the classroom or discarded on the floor of the car. No more 2-dimensional art for parents to clutter their fridge. Get kids making things they'll want to keep!

    This book includes reproducible pages.

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    Middle School Talksheets: Epic Old Testament Stories: 52 Ready-To-Use Discussions

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    Middle school students are exposed to a lot of outside influences they don't necessarily understand. It's important to establish moral guidelines and role models early on, so they can grow with a strong understanding of Christian values. Where better to look for these role models than in the godly heroes of the Bible? The Talksheets series returns with another year of thought-provoking stories from the Old Testament to discuss with your youth group or bible studies. David Lynn shares discussion topics and questions written specifically with middle school students in mind, promoting meaningful and thought-provoking conversations. The stories in these pages highlight pure moral principles and practices for teenagers to learn about and emulate. Each of the 52 epic bible stories is easy to use and fit to your lesson plan, including hints and tips to facilitate conversation. These lessons also include optional activities, giving teenagers the opportunity to actively participate and have fun while they learn.

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    Moments of Wonder: 52 New Engaging Children's Moments

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    Moments of Wonder is the 2nd resource to follow WOW Time. It is a resource full of more children's messages with a "Wow Factor." Moments of Wonder includes 52 MORE theme-based Children's Messages that will connect with every child. The resource is provided in a format that offers messages that are different, fun and totally do-able.

    Each section will be broken out into six parts to help make preparation simple and easy.
    1. Title of the Children's Moment - something eye-catching and appealing
    2. Theme - the main idea or core value being explored
    3. Scripture - this would be anything from a full Bible story to an appropriate Bible verse
    4. Prepare - materials and any prep-work is covered here
    5. Sermon - this is step-by-step guide through the Children's Sermon
    6. Closing - the prayer, either responsive, active, unison or sung. This would tie back to the original message.

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    More High School Talksheets, Epic Old Testament Stories: 52 Ready-To-Use Discussions

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    In just four short years, high school students develop friendships and habits that affect them for the rest of their lives. They need to be inspired through strong role models who embody Christian values. Where better to look for these influences than in the godly heroes of the Bible?

    The High School Talksheets series returns with a second year of thought-provoking stories from the Old Testament to discuss with your youth group or bible studies. David Lynn shares discussion topics and questions written specifically with high school students in mind, promoting meaningful and thought-provoking conversations. The stories in these pages highlight pure moral principles and practices for teenagers to learn about and emulate.

    Each of the new 52 epic bible stories is easy to use and fit to your lesson plan, including hints and tips to facilitate conversation. These lessons also include optional activities, giving teenagers the inspiration and motivation they need to actively participate and have fun while they learn.

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    More Middle School Talksheets on the New Testament, Ages 11-14: 52 Ready-To-Use Discussions

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    Every blockbuster movie with an epic story that you've seen has come back with a sequel. Think of "Star Wars" or "Lord of the Rings." Why should a TalkSheets book be any different? With the epic stories found in the New Testament, we couldn't cover it all in one edition of TalkSheets...so we're back with more! More High School TalkSheets on the New Testament, Epic Bible Stories brings another year's worth of compelling and thought provoking weekly discussion starters to your high school youth group, leading to meaningful conversations among the teenagers in your group. Not only that, they're easy for you to use: You'll find helpful hints and optional activities that help facilitate great conversations. With the reproducible TalkSheets in this book, you'll help your high school students look closer at some of the epic stories of the New Testament, like: - Jesus eats dinner with a bunch of sinners - Peter demonstrates evangelism - Jesus preaches for six hours - Peter makes a jail break - Jesus tells a story of the rich man and Lazarus - And many more!

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    More Middle School Talksheets, Epic Old Testament Stories: 52 Ready-To-Use Discussions

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    Middle school students are exposed to a lot of outside influences they don't necessarily understand. It's important to establish moral guidelines and role models early on, so they can grow with a strong understanding of Christian values. Where better to look for these role models than in the godly heroes of the Bible?

    The Middle School Talksheets series returns with a second year of thought-provoking stories from the Old Testament to discuss with your youth group or bible studies. David Lynn shares discussion topics and questions written specifically with middle school students in mind, promoting meaningful and thought-provoking conversations. The stories in these pages highlight pure moral principles and practices for teenagers to learn about and emulate.

    Each of the new 52 epic bible stories is easy to use and fit to your lesson plan, including hints and tips to facilitate conversation. These lessons also include optional activities, giving teenagers the inspiration and motivation they need to actively participate and have fun while they learn.

    More Than Cookies & Punch: 50+ Bible Story Snacks and Lessons

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    This book helps turn snack time into teaching time with simple, easty-to-make recipes, Bible stories and discussion questions. Ideal for Sunday school, home school or as a guide for family devotional time, kids will have fun learning about the Bible and will look forward to next week's snacktivity! WP Stock Number E1501
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    Now that You're a Youth Leader: Thriving in the Early Years of Youth Ministry

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    Now that You're a Youth Leader will give you all the basics you need to know to be successful in youth ministry. You'll find practical answers to questions like how do I lead a small group? How do I plan a retreat? What are the common big mistakes I need to be careful to avoid? And how do I do all this without burning out?

    Author Jeremy Steele remembers exactly what it felt like being new to youth ministry. In this book he answers real questions posed by beginning youth ministers and addresses all the nuts-and-bolts of everything from counseling a teen to preparing a budget.

    You can feel confident that you, the volunteers, and the staff who read this book will have most of the answers to the common beginner questions in youth ministry.