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Showing Kids What Grace Means

Katy Morgan | May 10th 2022

What is it about grace that’s so hard to grasp? I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve asked children and young people from Christian homes why Jesus died, or what difference forgiveness makes to our lives, and they’ve come back with thoughts about how you ought to behave—no grace in sight. Or I’ve asked them what grace means and they’ve triumphantly told me it’s God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense, but without being able to explain what that means in practice. “What riches?” I say. “Ummm…” they reply.... continue reading

Contradictions in the Bible

Tim Chester | May 5th 2022

“You can’t take the Bible seriously—it’s so full of contradictions!” Perhaps you have heard statements like this. Perhaps you’ve made them. Maybe you’re not sure how to respond. The apparent contradictions in the Bible appear to undermine the reliability of the Christian faith.... continue reading

How to Host a "Forever Party" to Help Kids Understand Eternity

Bethany McIlrath | May 2nd 2022

Joni Eareckson Tada’s new kid’s book The Awesome Super Fantastic Forever Party helps kids understand—and get excited about—a future for ever with Jesus. 

To help this wonderful truth stick, kids benefit from hearing the storybook and engaging with it and the concepts via games, crafts, colouring and more. Throwing a “Forever Party” for your family or a kid’s ministry is a great way to make the truth about forever-with-Jesus memorable.... continue reading

Five Points to Consider When Telling Bible Stories to Children

Tim Thornborough | April 19th 2022

When God made us, he hard-wired us to listen to, tell, repeat, create and absorb stories. It’s no surprise then, that when our creator chose to reveal himself to us, the book he gave us—the Bible—is packed full of profound, intriguing and emotionally-charged stories.... continue reading

Raising Bible-Friendly Kids

Mike Nappa | March 22nd 2022

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). An endless array of choices peeks over the shelf’s edge. Which book will Tony choose for his bedtime story tonight? Clifford the Big Red Dog? Goodnight Moon (for the hundredth time!)?... continue reading

Let the Bible Teach the Gospel to Your Kids

Carl Laferton | March 17th 2022

The gospel is simple enough for anyone to understand. It is also deep enough to spend a lifetime appreciating, and an eternity praising God for. And, when teaching the gospel to kids—whether it’s round your family’s table or in a kids Sunday school class or at holiday club or anywhere else—perhaps the best way is to let the Bible do it.... continue reading

Introducing Sunday School Lessons to Accompany our Bestselling Kids Book

Avery Powers | March 15th 2022

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross suite has a brand new addition! This collection of resources, based on the bestselling storybook, is a favorite for kids and their families—and it’s a great way of teaching children why the gospel is the best news ever.

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God’s rules vs. God’s freedom

Chris Morphew | March 3rd 2022

We usually think of freedom as the opposite of following rules—but God says that true freedom comes from letting him rule and guide us.

Which, at first, might seem kind of upside down.

But when you think about it, we already get that this is true in plenty of other parts of our lives.... continue reading

What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Chris Morphew | March 1st 2022

What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

I’m guessing many of you would answer, Check my phone. It’s an easy habit to fall into. But it’s also a terrible way to start your day.... continue reading

Teaching Kids’ Sunday School Effectively

Bethany McIlrath | February 24th 2022

As churches have reopened since the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, many are reassessing which activities to resurrect and which to drop, especially in kids’ ministry. For many, this is a time to restart afresh. Teachers and volunteers have a chance to ask “How do I teach Sunday school effectively?” instead of the usual question, “What are we doing next?”... continue reading