Five Ways to Help Complex Kids Navigate Christmas Events

Christmas is an emotionally charged time of year. Lights, presents and talk of time with family usually  make people happy, but for many this season holds a lot of triggers. Hurts can be amplified when it seems like everyone else has the ideal life, opens the most...

5 Things You Might Not Know About Preteens

Less than TWO years from now, by 2020, there will be 23M preteens in the US alone. That’s the entire population of Taiwan, the 56th largest country in the world! This age group is poised to be a major force. I’ve been researching how the church can engage with this...

Four Principles for Writing a Personal Story

Taking time to craft a personal story is as important as the time you put into preparing the Bible story. Here are four principles to keep in mind as you write and rehearse the personal story you will use to connect God’s truth to kids’ lives.

Five Questions for Storytellers to Connect with the Bible Story

Ever have a storyteller who has great storytelling skills, yet can’t seem to connect with the audience?   This happens on the TV show, The Voice. A singer can execute a technically perfect performance and have zero judges turn around for them. The judges often inform...

Oh! The Stories You’ll Tell! Dr. Seuss and Three Storytelling Tips

Dr. Seuss was a master storyteller. Children’s ministry storytellers can learn hundreds of lessons from Dr. Seuss. But that would take hours, and might make you flee! So I’ll make myself brief, and give you the top three:   “So the writer who breeds more words than he...

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