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  1. Being Wise Regarding a Child’s Profession of Faith

    Being Wise Regarding a Child’s Profession of Faith

    I wholeheartedly believe that God is able to bring about true repentance and belief in young children. Pastor Dennis Gundersen believes this, too. But he also wants to caution us and point out some important realities, especially regarding children growing up in Christian homes:

    How common will it be to hear a profession [of faith] from a child who is being reared in a Christian home, especially in a home where biblical instruction and exemplary godly faith is presented to him frequently, perhaps even daily, God giving your family grace! Should we then actually be surprised to hear him say that he believes the things his parents believe?...

    In such a family climate, can it then be considered a remarkable ... More

  2. Welcoming Children to Find Hope this Summer

    Welcoming Children to Find Hope this Summer

    Children are hungry to be welcomed again. This provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to invite them to learn about the One who eagerly welcomes children into His glorious and eternal Kingdom. One way to welcome children to this gospel hope is by hosting a Backyard Bible Club. Just think, your own backyard, no matter how big or small, can serve as a place to welcome children in Jesus’ name and teach them about His marvelous love, power, goodness, mercy, and redeeming work. ... More

  3. Showing the greatness of God so that children may come to worship Him

    Showing the greatness of God so that children may come to worship Him

    God displays His power so that man might see His greatness. When we truly see the greatness of God, our response should be worship. That is what the newly revised God Always Wins curriculum for VBS and Backyard Bible Club is all about—showing the greatness of God so that children may come to worship Him. ... More

  4. A Prayer of Praise for the Triumph of Christ

    A Prayer of Praise for the Triumph of Christ

    As you celebrate Easter this year, may this prayer be encouraging in shaping your personal prayers of praise and in serving you in opportunities you might have to pray with your family and others. ... More

  5. Why Did Jesus Die?—Teaching Helps for Parents

    Why Did Jesus Die?—Teaching Helps for Parents

    Good Friday remembrance will be soon upon us. Parents, this provides you with an excellent opportunity to really dig in to the meaning of Jesus’ death on the cross. Here are a few questions you could ask as discussion starters: ... More

  6. The Gospel Story for Young Children

    The Gospel Story for Young Children

    There is very bad news for all people. We have all turned away from God and cannot fix our sinful hearts. Sin and sorrow, sickness and death, problems and pain have entered God’s good creation. ... More

  7. A Simple Resource and a Great Conversation

    A Simple Resource and a Great Conversation

    Are you using resources like the My Church Notebook as a tool for the comprehensive  discipleship of your children? Do you use discipleship resources like this for all they’re worth? Are you actively looking for opportunities to seize upon even one short, simple question or statement from your child in order to “spark a great conversation”?... More

  8. Living the Word in Order to Teach the Word

    Living the Word in Order to Teach the Word

    When teaching children the Bible, it's often tempting to look for resources that are “easy-to-use” and require very little preparation time for parents or classroom teachers. But even when using the best Bible resources available in terms of Bible content and teaching methodology, there is an essential preparation component that is often glossed over or minimized. What is it? ... More

  9. Teaching Children the Riches of the Old Testament

    Teaching Children the Riches of the Old Testament

    I was recently talking with a mother who is daily reading to her children from More Than a Story—Old Testament. She commented on how much her children were enjoying the resource, but even more so how much it is feeding her own soul. For one thing, the Old Testament reminds us that there is “nothing new under the sun” in terms of experiencing life in a fallen world. ... More

  10. The Greatest Treasure--a new gospel outreach tool

    The Greatest Treasure--a new gospel outreach tool

    Imagine going on a journey to discover a beautiful, dazzling, amazing treasure—a treasure like no other. It is a treasure so great, valuable, and exciting that it is beyond your wildest imagination. Upon reaching the treasure, you find that it gives you more joy and happiness than you could have ever dreamed possible! Is there really such a treasure? ... More