How do we make cross-cultural connections and show that the message of the Bible is just as relevant for us today, as for those people who lived over 4000 years ago? It is possible to teach in such a way that our listeners can identify with, and care about, characters in the Bible. When we bring these people to life, we will help our group to … [Read more...] about Connecting Our Generation with Bible Culture
What are our teens getting into these days? How can we keep up-to-date with their culture? Young people are under enormous pressure from their peers to fit in and follow the hot trends promoted in media. Movies TV Music Games Apps Trends come and go, but we can stay aware of kids’ culture. The good folk at ChildrensMinistry.com … [Read more...] about What is Trending with Preteens Today?
If you feel your ministry needs to be revitalised and more productive, this is for you! Whether writing a sermon, planning a Sunday School lesson, organising a youth talk or preparing a small group Bible study − focused prayer during preparation is the key. The devil will let a man prepare a sermon if that will keep him from preparing himself. … [Read more...] about Pray before presenting
Is the Bible true? Why should I trust it? We can trust the Bible because it is not merely a book of philosophy, history and beautiful literature. It is God’s personal message to us. The Bible is God’s thoughts, written down by men who lived close to God. This is divine inspiration. “Inspiration” means “breathing in”. The words of the Bible … [Read more...] about 2 Reasons To Believe The Bible: Its Harmony and Accurate History
How can we teach young people that our actions have consequences? This original and relevant game helps you explore with kids the everyday choices they have to make. Most good or bad things we do involve our hands. So the Helping or Hurting Hands printable game is very apt. After the team have chosen a hand card, a scenario on the back is … [Read more...] about Helping Kids Make Right Choices
How can "weakness" reveal strength? Respected marketer and communicator Seth Godin wrote in one of his blogs under the title "Demonstrating Strength": Apologize Defer to others Avoid shortcuts Tell the truth Offer kindness Seek alliances Volunteer to take the short straw Choose the long-term, sacrificing the short Demonstrate … [Read more...] about How to Be a Strong Christian Worker