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  1. Developing a Vision Orientation of Ministry to Children and Youth
    Developing a Vision Orientation of Ministry to Children and Youth

    Jill Nelson

    Having a long-term, biblical vision is crucial for discipling children and youth. Begin clarifying the goals for the chi... More
  2. The Theological and Philosophical Foundations of Truth78 Teaching Resources
    The Theological and Philosophical Foundations of Truth78 Teaching Resources

    Jill Nelson

    Discover how to give your children a theological education that is grounded in both the breadth and depth of Scripture, ... More
  3. Tools for Using Truth78 Curriculum: Infants and Toddlers
    Tools for Using Truth78 Curriculum: Infants and Toddlers

    Jill Nelson

    Learn about the important elements of an infant nursery and toddler Sunday school class including our vision and philoso... More
  4. Tools for Using Truth78 Curriculum: Preschool
    Tools for Using Truth78 Curriculum: Preschool

    Jill Nelson

    Learn about the important elements of a preschool Sunday school class including basic classroom structure, how to teach ... More
  5. Tools for Using Truth78 Curriculum: Elementary
    Tools for Using Truth78 Curriculum: Elementary

    Jill Nelson

    Learn about the important elements of an elementary Sunday school class including the role of the Bible in the classroom... More
  6. Leading Your Classroom Team
    Leading Your Classroom Team

    Jill Nelson

    Team leaders are responsible for fostering a God-honoring, Christ-treasuring, and Spirit-dependent atmosphere while keep... More
  7. Preparing and Teaching a Lesson
    Preparing and Teaching a Lesson

    Jill Nelson

    Good teaching comes from a mind that has been instructed by the Word of God and a heart that has embraced His Word, evid... More
  8. Leading Small Group Application
    Leading Small Group Application

    Jill Nelson

    Learn about the role of a small group leader in elementary classrooms and discover valuable insights and practical tips ... More
  9. Leading Children in Worship
    Leading Children in Worship

    Jill Nelson

    Worship time in the classroom is so much more than simply singing songs, filling time, and getting the wiggles out. Lear... More
  10. Tools for Using Truth78 Curriculum: Backyard Bible Club/Vacation Bible School
    Tools for Using Truth78 Curriculum: Backyard Bible Club/Vacation Bible School

    Jill Nelson

    Learn about the differences between Backyard Bible Clubs and Vacation Bible Schools and gain practical advice on how to ... More
  11. Recruiting, Equipping, and Retaining Volunteers
    Recruiting, Equipping, and Retaining Volunteers

    Jill Nelson

    Get help with one of the most difficult jobs for children's and youth ministry leaders; recruiting spiritually mature an... More
  12. Adapting Truth78 Curriculum to Your Specific Needs
    Adapting Truth78 Curriculum to Your Specific Needs

    Jill Nelson

    Whether you are teaching in a multi-age classroom, Christian school, or homeschool setting, Truth78 curriculum can easil... More
  13. Teaching Children the Fear of the Lord
    Teaching Children the Fear of the Lord

    Sally Michael

    This seminar includes a survey of the Scriptures to better understand the fear of the Lord and what you can do to encour... More
  14. Holiness Is for Hard Times: How the Holiness of Christ Sustains Children and Youth Workers Over the Long Haul
    Holiness Is for Hard Times: How the Holiness of Christ Sustains Children and Youth Workers Over the Long Haul

    Kempton Turner

    How did God sustain His servant, Isaiah, in the midst of one of the hardest and darkest times in history? What did God d... More
  15. Great Expectations: Embracing a Massive, Christ-Exalting Vision for the Young People that You Serve
    Great Expectations: Embracing a Massive, Christ-Exalting Vision for the Young People that You Serve

    Kempton Turner

    What radical, risky things are you expecting Almighty God to do in and through the young people you serve? The Living Go... More
  16. Praying Steadfastly: A Call to Parents
    Praying Steadfastly: A Call to Parents

    Kathi Westlund

    Family life is the perfect training ground for prayer. As God appoints the delights and difficulties of family life, so ... More
  17. Preparing Children for Marriage
    Preparing Children for Marriage

    Josh Mulvihill

    Culture has contaminated our view of marriage by making it a self-serving, romance-intoxicated, Christ-neglecting thing.... More
  18. Preparing Youth for Marriage
    Preparing Youth for Marriage

    Josh Mulvihill

    What is your church doing to equip parents to train their young people on the topics of dating and marriage? Too often, ... More
  19. Leading Students to Feast on God's Word
    Leading Students to Feast on God's Word

    Jon Nowlin

    Oh, that we as parents and youth leaders—along with the students we shepherd—would delight in the law of the Lord an... More
  20. By Design: Youth Ministry in the Local Church
    By Design: Youth Ministry in the Local Church

    Jon Nowlin

    Is there a biblical foundation for doing youth ministry in the local church? How has God designed the church and the hom... More
  21. God and His Creation: His Holiness and Splendor Displayed in Disability
    God and His Creation: His Holiness and Splendor Displayed in Disability

    John Knight

    Sometimes when we refer to God as being holy, we think of him as being entirely other than we are in his perfection. Peo... More
  22. Training Children Toward Holiness
    Training Children Toward Holiness

    Jill Nelson

    God commands us to be holy. Yet apart from Christ's redeeming work, and the Holy Spirit's sanctifying power, this is an ... More
  23. The Realities of Ministering to Youth and Children
    The Realities of Ministering to Youth and Children

    Ian Fry

    Paul recognizes that all ministry can sometimes feel overwhelming and discouraging as he reminds the church at Corinth t... More
  24. Linking Church and Home for Discipleship
    Linking Church and Home for Discipleship

    David Michael

    One of the greatest challenges of being a church, and not simply a club, is doing the kind of shepherding mentioned in A... More
  25. Reinforcing the Vision with Events and Programs
    Reinforcing the Vision with Events and Programs

    Betty Dodge

    Can a father teach his daughter lessons in biblical womanhood at a church-sponsored High Tea? Can a weekend with Dad at ... More
  26. The Generations in the Worship Service
    The Generations in the Worship Service

    Bud Burk

    This seminar casts a vision for the importance of children and adults participating together in corporate worship. It al... More
  27. Prayer: Utter Dependence upon God in Children's Ministry
    Prayer: Utter Dependence upon God in Children's Ministry

    Bud Burk

    This seminar is intended to cultivate your thirst for a felt dependency upon God, and to express that thirst in prayer a... More
  28. Small Group Leading: Maximizing Spiritual Influence Through Relationships
    Small Group Leading: Maximizing Spiritual Influence Through Relationships

    Sally Michael

    Relationships of trust foster opportunities to be a spiritual influence on students. This seminar focuses on practical s... More
  29. Truth Drenched Youth Ministry
    Truth Drenched Youth Ministry

    Kempton Turner

    How can we breed a ministry full of students who set their hearts to study, live, and teach the Word (Ezra 7:10), treasu... More
  30. Biblical Womanhood and Church Ministry
    Biblical Womanhood and Church Ministry

    Connie Oman

    There is much fulfilling work for women in the church, while embracing a complementary role that supports men in ministr... More
  31. Wife, Mother, Disciple-Maker
    Wife, Mother, Disciple-Maker

    Sally Michael

    Our vision of motherhood will shape our attitude, our actions, our influence, and the outcome of our mothering. Christia... More
  32. Mars and Venus on the Playground: Cultivating Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
    Mars and Venus on the Playground: Cultivating Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

    Russell Moore

    Raising the next generation is difficult enough without cultural confusion about what it means to be a man or a woman. T... More
  33. Training Parents How to Discipline with the End in View
    Training Parents How to Discipline with the End in View

    Russell Moore

    This seminar discusses ways discipline communicates a decidedly counter-Christian vision of the end of all things. We ar... More
  34. Small Group Leading: Nuts and Bolts
    Small Group Leading: Nuts and Bolts

    Keith Meyer

    This seminar highlights the practical "nuts and bolts" of small group leading, including preparation, the use of workboo... More
  35. Bible Memorization
    Bible Memorization

    Kathi Westlund

    This seminar provides a biblical mandate, inspirational encouragement, and practical resources for equipping children an... More
  36. Helping Families Deal with the Unexpected
    Helping Families Deal with the Unexpected

    John Knight

    Jobs suddenly disappear. Finances evaporate. A child is born with a disability. A spouse receives a life-threatening dia... More
  37. Helping Children Develop a Biblical Worldview
    Helping Children Develop a Biblical Worldview

    Jill Nelson

    We are living in an increasingly postmodern culture that is hostile to absolute truth, especially the truth and authorit... More
  38. How to Share and Spread the Vision
    How to Share and Spread the Vision

    Ian Fry, Nina Fry

    This seminar provides practical tips and suggestions for implementing the vision. Issues such as removing blocks to the ... More
  39. The Centrality of God in the Children's Ministry Leader's Life
    The Centrality of God in the Children's Ministry Leader's Life

    Sally Michael

    This seminar explores both the effect of our influence on others and challenges us to “guard our hearts and minds” s... More
  40. Shepherding Leaders Well
    Shepherding Leaders Well

    Gil McConnell

    Would you like to be settled and satisfied in God as you encourage and equip your team of leaders? Would you like to mak... More
  41. Resources for Family Ministry
    Resources for Family Ministry

    Sally Michael

    Lots of books…so little time to read them! Finding really great resources is time consuming. This seminar highlights g... More
  42. Raising God-Centered Children in a Self-Centered Age
    Raising God-Centered Children in a Self-Centered Age

    Nina Fry

    The concept “Self” has radically changed the way that children learn and teachers teach. This seminar traces the ide... More
  43. Raising Girls to Be Godly Women in a Confused and Conflicted Culture
    Raising Girls to Be Godly Women in a Confused and Conflicted Culture

    Nina Fry

    We need to equip children and youth to respond to a worldview that breaks down distinctions between the sexes, resulting... More
  44. Raising Boys to Be Godly Men in a Confused and Conflicted Culture
    Raising Boys to Be Godly Men in a Confused and Conflicted Culture

    Ian Fry

    We need to equip children and youth to respond to a worldview that breaks down distinctions between the sexes, resulting... More
  45. Mobilizing Men for Children's Ministry
    Mobilizing Men for Children's Ministry

    David Michael

    How can we motivate men to be involved in a ministry role that can be perceived as a ministry better suited for women? T... More
  46. God-Centered Teaching in a Child-Centered World
    God-Centered Teaching in a Child-Centered World

    Ian Fry

    The concept “Self” has radically changed the way that children learn and teachers teach. This seminar traces the ide... More
  47. Expanding the Expectations of Parents and Youth Workers
    Expanding the Expectations of Parents and Youth Workers

    Kempton Turner

    What radical, Christ-exalting things are you expecting Jesus to do in and through the young people you serve? The Bible ... More
  48. Beyond Classroom Management
    Beyond Classroom Management

    Connie Oman

    Attentive, well-behaved children sound like a teacher’s dream. But could this goal fall short of achieving something m... More
  49. Beyond Access: God's Delight in Disabilities
    Beyond Access: God's Delight in Disabilities

    John Knight

    This seminar explores specific references to disability in the Old and New Testaments that reveal God’s glory and purp... More
  50. Teaching to Reach the Heart
    Teaching to Reach the Heart

    Ian Fry

    Teaching truth is the first step to building children who are strong in the Lord. We also must aim our teaching to engag... More
  51. Implementing Truth78 (CDG) Curriculum in Your Church
    Implementing Truth78 (CDG) Curriculum in Your Church

    Ian Fry, Nina Fry

    Implementing the Truth78 (formerly Children Desiring God) curriculum in a church flows from a vision for the next genera... More
  52. Preparing the Littlest Ones to Stand on the Truth
    Preparing the Littlest Ones to Stand on the Truth

    Joyce Heinrich

    Join Joyce as she lays out a vision for praying for, blessing and teaching the littlest ones that they might stand on th... More
  53. Encouraging God-Esteem in a Culture of Self-Esteem
    Encouraging God-Esteem in a Culture of Self-Esteem

    Jill Nelson

    Our culture is saturated with the unbiblical self-esteem myth, namely: My happiness and success is dependent on making m... More
  54. Involving Students in the Learning Process
    Involving Students in the Learning Process

    Sally Michael

    Are your students active participants in the learning process or passive listeners? This seminar presents tools to make ... More
  55. Mentoring Teachers
    Mentoring Teachers

    Connie Oman

    How do you encourage new teachers and help them grow into mature teachers who effectively impart spiritual truth to chil... More
  56. Disability, Autism, and the Tender Mercy of Our God
    Disability, Autism, and the Tender Mercy of Our God

    Brenda Fischer

    Many children’s ministry teams are seeing an increase in the enrollment of children who have disabilities involving si... More
  57. The Importance of Biblical Literacy for the Next Generation
    The Importance of Biblical Literacy for the Next Generation

    Jill Nelson

    We have the tremendous responsibility and privilege as parents and teachers of giving our children a thorough knowledge ... More
  58. Preschool Lesson Preparation
    Preschool Lesson Preparation

    Connie Oman

    Teaching preschoolers is a unique privilege and challenge. Learn how to prepare and present a preschool lesson using Tru... More
  59. Preschool Teaching and Small Group Leading
    Preschool Teaching and Small Group Leading

    Connie Oman

    This seminar presents an overview of preschool ministry with biblical foundations and ideas for structuring the Sunday s... More
  60. Teaching Difficult Doctrines in Children's Ministry
    Teaching Difficult Doctrines in Children's Ministry

    Sally Michael

    This seminar helps teachers and ministry leaders understand the importance of teaching the “difficult doctrines&rd... More
  61. Involving Parents in the Classroom
    Involving Parents in the Classroom

    Connie Oman

    While the primary responsibility of nurturing the faith of children rests on believing parents, the church should come a... More
  62. Leading Children in God-Centered Worship
    Leading Children in God-Centered Worship

    Pam Grano

    This seminar explores the biblical foundations for worshiping “in spirit and in truth”, which involves both a child'... More
  63. Laying Foundations in the Nursery for Infants and Toddlers to Know a Holy God
    Laying Foundations in the Nursery for Infants and Toddlers to Know a Holy God

    Joyce Heinrich

    This seminar will teach you the essentials of a nursery and toddler ministry that ensures biblical truth is communicated... More
  64. Teaching the Whole Counsel of God
    Teaching the Whole Counsel of God

    Jill Nelson

    What is the "whole counsel of God" and how can we be sure to include it in our children's spiritual education? This semi... More
  65. From Genesis to Revelation: Disability and His Sure Promises of Help
    From Genesis to Revelation: Disability and His Sure Promises of Help

    John Knight

    When a child or adult with disabilities comes to your church, are you filled with excited anticipation or dread? Are you... More
  66. Intergenerational Teaching: Why and How?
    Intergenerational Teaching: Why and How?

    Sally Michael

    This seminar highlights the value of intergenerational teaching and gives some practical strategies for implementing int... More
  67. Praying for the Next Generation and Your Volunteers
    Praying for the Next Generation and Your Volunteers

    Kristin Gilbert

    This seminar discusses some of the obstacles we face that prevent us from having a fervent prayer life such as wandering... More
  68. Strategies for Engaging Children in the Worship Service
    Strategies for Engaging Children in the Worship Service

    Sally Michael

    This seminar discusses the difficulties in involving children in the worship service and propose solutions to solve thos... More
  69. "Let the Children Come to Me" in Worship
    "Let the Children Come to Me" in Worship

    David Michael

    Like every human being, children were created for worship and one of the strategies for raising a generation of worshipp... More
  70. Teaching Children and Youth to Stand Firm in a Hostile Culture
    Teaching Children and Youth to Stand Firm in a Hostile Culture

    Ron Rudd

    In this seminar, we look at our responsibility as parents and as the church in training our kids to be strong in faith a... More
  71. Opening the Box: Introduction to Truth78 (CDG) Curriculum and Sequence
    Opening the Box: Introduction to Truth78 (CDG) Curriculum and Sequence

    Holly Urbanski

    Are you puzzled by the components of the Truth78 (formerly Children Desiring God) curriculum and how all the pieces fit ... More
  72. Catechism: Out of Date or a Tried and True Teaching Tool of Eternal Truths
    Catechism: Out of Date or a Tried and True Teaching Tool of Eternal Truths

    Sally Michael

    Studying a catechism with your child will encourage you both in critical thinking, discussion and investigation of the B... More
  73. Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
    Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

    Gil McConnell

    How can you turn recruiting from a headache to joy? How can you see greater retention of current volunteers from year to... More
  74. Protecting Your Church from Predators
    Protecting Your Church from Predators

    Deepak Reju

    Have you thought about how to protect your church from sexual predators? This seminar considers ways in which you can pr... More
  75. Elementary Lesson Preparation and Presentation
    Elementary Lesson Preparation and Presentation

    Liz Stein

    Teaching children is a privilege from God. Teaching them well is dependent on heart preparation, studying the lesson bef... More
  76. Reaching the Heart: The Importance of Application
    Reaching the Heart: The Importance of Application

    Sally Michael

    How can we teach in such a way that children understand how to act on the Word of God? This seminar emphasizes practical... More
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