Monthly Archives: September 2016

  1. VIDEO: "Believing the Whole Counsel of God: How Our Children Can Know the Bible is True" by John Piper

    We are excited to be sharing the content from our 2016 National Conference. Check back next Wednesday to view the final plenary session (along with discussion questions and action steps) to help you better understand how to persevere in teaching the whole counsel of God to the next generation. 

    Piper: Believing the Whole Counsel of God

    What must take place in order for children to know that the Bible is true, and for them to believe the whole counsel of God? John Piper, seeking to answer that question, begins his message by defining what th ... More

  2. Practical Tips and Resources for Worship Leaders

    Practical Tips and Resources for Worship LeadersRead Part 1 of this post: A Vision for Leading Children in Worship

    Leading children in worship is different than leading adults in worship because children differ in their ability to:

    • Understand God, themselves, and their relationship to Him.
    • Understand language, ideas and how to talk about God.

    So worship leaders must lead in ways that are developmentally age appropriate. Make sure to check out the curriculum introduction because the authors often give insights into what would be age approp ... More

  3. A Vision for Leading Children in Worship

    A Vision for Leading Children in WorshipRead Part 2 of this post: Practical Tips and Resources for Worship Leaders

    Have you ever wondered why we sing in Sunday school? Is it a time-filler or a way to keep the kids occupied? Or is there purpose behind it?

    We lead children in worship, first and foremost, because God is worthy of worship.

    • I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised…—Psalm 18:3
    • Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall comm
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  4. VIDEO: "Holding Fast to the Whole Counsel of God Under Pressure to Conform" by Albert Mohler

    We are excited to be sharing the content from our 2016 National Conference. Check back each Wednesday to view a new plenary session (along with discussion questions and action steps) to help you better understand how to persevere in teaching the whole counsel of God to the next generation. 

    Holding Fast to the Whole Counsel of God Under Pressure to Conform

    In this message, Dr. Albert Mohler connects our need as parents to “hold fast to the whole counsel of God under pressure to conform,” to the experience of the Israelites as they were ... More

  5. Small Group Leading 101

    Small Group Leading 101 The first few weeks of a new Sunday school year can seem overwhelming, but I found several things that have helped me over the years to be well prepared and have a smooth running Sunday morning.

    At the Beginning of the Year

    I read the curriculum introduction and found very practical suggestions. I checked out the appendices that provided even more help. And I printed out the scope and sequence of the curriculum so that I could see where the curriculum was heading. As I prepared for my role as small group leader it was good to remember that my job was not to re-teach the lesson that the teacher teaches but to:
    1. Guide the children
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  6. VIDEO: “Declaring the Whole Counsel of God to the Next Generation” by Mark Vroegop

    Persevering in the Whole Counsel of God

    We are excited to be sharing the content from our 2016 National Conference. Check back each Wednesday to view a new plenary session (along with discussion questions and action steps) to help you better understand how to persevere in teaching the whole counsel of God to the next generation. 

    Declaring the Whole Counsel of God to the Next Generation In his message, “Declaring the Whole Counsel of God to the Next Generation,” Pastor Mark Vroegop encourages us to declare the whole counsel of God to our students and children. In t ... More

  7. Now Available: The Fighter Verses Study, Part D

    Fighter VersesDo you long to have the Word of God engraved on your soul; to be instructed, counseled, and convicted by Scripture; to have your worldview shaped by the Word, and not by the World? Memorizing the Word makes it possible to meditate on the Word, which carries the potential of shaping our thinking and our affections. The Fighter Verses Study is a devotional for families, small groups, classes and individuals. Each week’s lesson is based on a verse or short passage that will equip you to “fight the fight of faith.” A series of questions, which can be a ... More

  8. The Holy Responsibility of Parents

    The Holy Responsibility of Parents

    As parents, sometimes we think primarily of our local churchand its services, classes, and programs—as the main educator and nurturer of our children’s faith. Yes, we need the church. Our children need to see God’s people living in Gospel community with one another. They need to see and understand the benefits and responsibilities of church life: participating in corporate worship, heeding the preaching of the Word, giving, the ordinances, mission endeavors, etc. As parents we must prioritize bringing our children to the Sunday gathering and other important church ministries. But here is a very important reminder from R. C. Sproul:

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  9. VIDEO: "Exploring the Fullness of the Whole Counsel of God" by Bruce Ware

    Persevering in the Whole Counsel of God

    We are excited to begin sharing the content from our 2016 National Conference. Check back each Wednesday to view a new plenary session (along with discussion questions and action steps) to help you better understand how to persevere in teaching the whole counsel of God to the next generation. 

    Exploring the Fullness of the Whole Counsel of God

    This week I had the privilege of watching Dr. Bruce Ware’s message “Exploring the Fullness of the Whole Counsel of God” for the third time! Yes, the t ... More

  10. Some of the Best Advice I Can Give Teachers

    ID-10041317 Many of you have recently received your new curriculum for the coming year—or you will be getting it very soon. Whether this is your first time using CDG curriculum, or even if this is your 10th time, I have the same advice: Read through the entire Preface and Introduction! Yes, all of it, every single page. Why? Here are a few reasons:

    • The preface and introduction convey the “big picture” of the study. Knowing this ahead of time will give you a better perspective from which to prepare and teach the individual lessons. Each study has a particular focus and flow, which serves to build biblical concepts precept-by-precept. Think of the preface and introduction like the picture on the outside of a puzzle box, showing how the final picture should look when all the p
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