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FREE Easter Bible Story Guide for Preschoolers

I absolutely love Easter, not only as a holiday, but because most of my favorite candies are out, daylight savings is always nearby, and my kids love to hunt for things. It's wonderful! When my older son was 2, I was often the teacher for his room at church, which is how I learned that… Continue reading FREE Easter Bible Story Guide for Preschoolers

Instead of “Application”, Respond

Despite having taught many Bible lesson with a concrete "application", I no longer think we should teach kids to apply the Bible. But if we don't do that, what do we do instead? First, we remember that Christian faith is not an 'it' to be lived out, but rather a relationship to be deepened.  So it… Continue reading Instead of “Application”, Respond

It’s time to stop teaching kids to ‘apply’ the Bible

I began serving in my church's children's ministry when I was 16. I was a 2nd grade girls small group leader, as well as a Large Group teacher.  My first lesson I ever taught was about patience, and I ate an orange without peeling it as an example of how impatience can spoil something good.… Continue reading It’s time to stop teaching kids to ‘apply’ the Bible